August 2022
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Gladiolus, Flower of the Month
Thursday, August 18 - 10:00
Home Tour Called Meeting
North Shallowford Annex
4470 N. Shallowford Rd

Thursday, August 25 - 10:00
A Session on Skin Care and Beauty Tips
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness
Smart Nutrition
1095 Old Roswell Rd., Suite E
Roswell, GA 30076
Tuesday, September 6 - 1:00
Book Club via Zoom
Discussion of, The Wish by Nicholas Sparks
Sponsored by: Education & Libraries

Sunday, September 11 - 11:00
Brunch-Rivermont Country Club
Sponsored by: Social Committee

Wednesday, October 12 - 10-2pm
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Home Tour
Ways and Means 
Faye Cashwell
The Home Tour Committee has been busy this summer finalizing plans for the 2022 Home Tour. It is our hope that everyone has October 12th marked on your calendar and plan to work the day of the tour.  We have three fantastic homes and need everyone to help the day of the tour. This is the only event where ALL MEMBERS are encouraged to participate.
Thursday ~ August 18th ~ promptly at 10:00 a.m.
The Annex

This is your opportunity to pick up FIVE tickets to sell. Please make every effort to sell your tickets and turn in your money at or before the September General Meeting. Sponsor envelopes with a thank you letter and tickets will be available at this meeting. If you would be willing to help deliver them with a personal thank you, it will save on postage costs.
We will be viewing the homes on tour after a brief meeting, and will be leaving around 10:30 a.m. to visit the homes. We have allowed 30 minutes for members to tour each home. As we stress in our ticket, PLEASE WEAR FLAT SHOES and be aware that shoe covers will be provided for our members. We encourage all members to carpool during the preview of the homes. Directions will be provided. We will preview the homes in this order:
  • 10:45-11:15 Cathy and Scott Tapp, 4816 Village Creek Drive, Dunwoody
  • 11:30-12:00 Mary Seffrin and Mike Baker, 8110 River Circle, Sandy Springs
  • 12:30-1:00 Claudia and Lorenzo Pitts, 200 Riverland Court, Sandy Springs
Before the Preview meeting you should receive your home assignment with a phone call or email from the head hostess of the home that you will be working. We request that you accept your assignment gladly and not make changes to another home. We are grateful to the following ladies who have agreed to be head hostesses for our homes on tour:
  • Tapp Home ~ Judy Bertrand, Beverly Clark, and Karen Turner
  • Seffrin/Baker Home ~ Lee Dees Giesecke and Joan Smith
  • Pitts Home ~ Diane Norris, Susan Crawford, and Suzanne Bentz
If you have not received notification of your assignment from one of the head hostesses listed above, please call Martha Blondheim (770-457-6670) or Jill Jordan (770-378-7298). If you have a friend that may want to work the tour, please let us know. They would certainly be invited to the preview of the homes in August.
If your spouse or male friend is willing to help with traffic control during the home tour, please respond to this email so that we can make up a schedule.
Kudos to the Sponsorship Committee for an outstanding program this year. We raised $18,800 in sponsorships. Please be aware that our sponsors are counting on us to promote the Home Tour and we appreciate all your efforts in selling your tickets. A list of all our sponsors can be found on our club website and are listed in our ticket. 
Let's Get Social!

Champagne Brunch
Rivermont Country Club
Sunday, September 11, 2022
11:00 a.m.

Please join us for a Champagne Brunch at Rivermont Country Club on Sunday, September 11 at 11:00.  The cost is $34.43 per person which includes the wonderful buffet, mimosas, tax, and service.  Husbands and guests are welcome. 

Please mail your check, by Tuesday, August 30, to:
Sheila Willibey
4791 Layfield Dr.
Dunwoody, GA, 30338
Arts and Culture
Lee Dees Giesecke
Arts and Membership Flower Workshop

On Thursday, July 28, several members met at the Barn at Brook Run Park for a flower arranging workshop. We brought flowers, candlestick holders, bud vases and our creativity and enthusiasm. Kathy Hanna demonstrated how to make flower arrangements in candlestick holders for table and holiday decorations. We also made seventeen bud vase arrangements, complete with ribbon and note card, for our members not able to attend meetings and who are recovering from illnesses and surgery.

As we were delivering the flowers, we began receiving calls and emails of appreciation and gratitude for our thoughtfulness. We truly brightened many lives!

Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton
Dunwoody 4th of July Parade
Thanks to Maria, Susan, Jan, Barbara, Carolyn and Kay who represented DWC in the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade. You looked awesome in your “patriotic cowgirl hats.” We were a small group this year, but participation was so important. A special thanks to Girl Scouts Sloane and Rebecca for carrying our DWC banner. It was a hot morning, but we had fun.
birthday box

Let’s put together a Birthday Box for Wellspring Living in honor of GFWC GA President Kim Sekulow’s birthday. As you remember, President Sekulow’s special project is Wellspring Living. Founded in 2001, Wellspring Living is a non-profit organization that provides domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk with specialized recovery services through residential and community-based programs.
So, what is a Birthday Box? It is a ready to go box that has most everything for a birthday party. We are reaching out to collect items for a Birthday Box that will be made available to a resident at Wellspring Living. If we break this up and ask members to consider contributing one item for the Birthday Box, we can share the cost.
If you can help, contact Donna Knowlton via email or phone to let her know the items you wish to contribute. Bring the item to the Called Meeting on August 18th at the Annex.  Let Donna know the amount you spend so we can keep a record for this project. Thank you for your help and support in this special President’s Project.

List of items:
  • $50 gift card to Publix, Kroger for food, (Civic Engagement will donate this item)
  • $25 gift card to Walmart, Target, or Amazon for a gift
  • Birthday card, birthday crown and sash
  • Birthday cake mix and candles
  • Birthday banner, party décor (crepe paper, tissue paper balls, fans, balloons)
  • Tablecloth, paper ware, utensils for 20. (Maybe two members can share this)

DWC Disaster Relief Fund Donation for Kentucky Flood Victims

Please keep our GFWC Kentucky family in your thoughts and prayers.
In response to this terrible disaster, DWC is joining other GFWC-GA clubs in sending gift cards. Civic Engagement & Outreach is sending a $200 Visa Gift card from our DWC Disaster Relief Fund.

Optional - If individual members want to send additional gift cards, (Visa, MC, Walmart, General Dollar, or Family Dollar), please mail to:
GFWC- Georgia
P.O. Box 39
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Education and Libraries
School Supplies for Hightower Elementary! 

 School supplies are on sale now, so it is a great time to get some good deals. We are going to help Hightower Elementary students by giving them much needed school supplies. As many of you know Hightower is a Title 1 school and comprises over 30 different nationalities. The Hightower staff, teachers, and community are well known for their ability to embrace and celebrate that diversity in all that they do.
The following are the standard school supply needs: #2 pencils, pencil holders, colored pencils, crayons, school glue and glue sticks, notebook paper, Fiskars scissors-pointed, LOW ODOR Expo Markers, ream of white copy paper, large pink erasers, centimeter/inch ruler, black & white composition books, Ziploc bags, tissue, hand soap and hand sanitizer.
If you would like to help, please bring your donations to the Home Tour Called meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 10:00 am at the Annex. 

Little Libraries
I will be in Florida with my brother for the month of August. So, help is needed to distribute books to our two Little Libraries where we provide most of the books. The locations are Georgetown Park and Dunwoody Nature Center. I have purchased tons of children’s books and we have adult books as well, they are all sorted as to which location they should go to. If you can help call Maria and she will tell you how to get the books.
We distributed over 800 books last year, so this tells you that lots of people in the community use these libraries.

Book Club 
Monday, September 6, 1:00 pm
Summer is over and it is time to again gather for book discussions. Our September book is The Wish by Nicholas Sparks, a novel about the enduring legacy of first love—and the decisions that haunt us forever. 1996 is the year that changes everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at 16 to live with an aunt she barely knows in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett,   one of the few teenagers on the island.

Look for an email blast with the information to join the discussion on ZOOM . Happy Reading!
Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
Thursday, Sept 22 at 10:00 am, we will tour the Brook Run Demo Gardens with their Master Gardener Group, who will join us for lunch.
Coming in October ....
Thursday, October 27 a day at Gibbs Gardens, details to follow.
 On-going Events:
Audubon: Continue to fill your bird feeders, and bird baths. Look for bird watcher tours in the DNC newsletter and sign up at DNC. We are hosting Audubon for the November General Meeting and a workshop for the birds in December.
Dunwoody Nature Center: Make plans now for the popular family Butterfly Festival on September 10 and 11. Join us for an adult preview party on September 9 for "Butterflies, Brews and BBQ". We will feature a picnic box and a magical walk through the butterfly tents. August brings Summer Birding, Sunset Yoga, Plein Air art class, Evenings with Exotics and more. Stay tuned for a three-part lecture series this fall with noted speakers with climate change information. Check out the Center for any information and to register for classes or events at or call 770-394-3322.
Master Gardeners: Brook Run has their 2nd Saturdays Programs from 11:00-noon. August 13th is Saving Seeds with Art Simon; Sept. 10 Blueberries and Figs.
Pebble Tossers: With a membership you can share their news and support this group working with teens and younger to leave how to share their gifts and time.
Recycling: Please let us know the number and value of items you cleaned out and recycled, CAC & Fur Kids on Holcomb Bridge. Other recycling centers in the area include; CHARM - see what they will take at, Morgan Falls or Roswell Recycling.
Saturday Farmer's Markets: Open from 9:00 am to 12 noon at Brook Run Park and Sandy Springs City Center.
Health and Wellness
Deborah Gault
Judy Bertrand
Joan Rush
Thursday, August 25, 10:00 am - We are excited to offer an interesting dual session on skin cancer, and skin care. Jenya Hampton of Smart Nutrition and Wellness, and Jaime Russo of will provide information on avoiding skin cancer and new beauty tips. Jenya Hampton has years of experience analyzing and solving nutritional issues and several DWC members have become clients. They report excellent results! Jenya will address the following seasonal topics:
1. Why the increase in skin cancer
2. How to lower your risk of skin cancer naturally 
3. Slowing down skin aging.
Jaime Russo of, was formerly a teacher. She switched to and now informs clients about healthy skin care products and new techniques for mature skin. She will discuss the following: 
  • Choosing safer personal care products to benefit your overall health and strategies to make the switch to safer products 
  • Learn how the Beautycounter brand is raising awareness regarding safer skin care, advocating for more health protective laws and leading the industry in providing safer and high performing solutions
  • You will have an opportunity to try safer skincare + body products and get help with makeup color matching. 
Please RSVP by August 18 to Deborah Gault, or 404-304-5234. We will arrange car pools to Smart Nutrition, gathering at the lower parking lot of St. Luke’s. The address to their office is: 1095 Old Roswell Rd. Suite E Roswell, GA 30076.
Any questions? Please contact me, Judy Bertrand, or Joan Rush. Hope to see you on Thursday, Aug. 25. Wear sunscreen!!
Civic Engagement and Outreach
BIRTHDAY BOX FOR WELLSPRING LIVING - contact Donna Knowlton to let her know items you will donate. Bring items to August 18 Called Meeting:
  • $50 gift card to Publix, Kroger for food, (Civic Engagement will donate this item)
  • $25 gift card to Walmart, Target, or Amazon for a gift
  • Birthday card, birthday crown and sash
  • Birthday cake mix and candles
  • Birthday banner, party décor (crepe paper, tissue paper balls, fans, balloons
  • Tablecloth, paper ware, utensils for 20. (Maybe two members can share this)
Education and Libraries
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HIGH TOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - bring donations to August 18 Called Meeting:
  • #2 pencils, pencil holders, colored pencils, crayons
  • school glue and glue sticks, notebook paper
  • Fiskars scissors-pointed, LOW ODOR Expo Markers
  • ream of white copy paper, large pink erasers
  • centimeter/inch ruler, black & white composition books
  • Ziploc bags, tissue, hand soap and hand sanitizer
ANIMAL SHELTERS - bring items to September General Meeting, let Kathy know if you made a donation:
  • pill bottles without labels
  • blankets any size
  • dog or cat toys, animal treats,
  • paper towels, food and monetary donations
Health and Wellness
LUTHERAN TOWERS HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS - Collecting items now thru December 2022:
  • Travel size toiletries (shampoos, conditioner, soap, lotions, etc. 
  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Floss, Men’s razors 
  • Gently used paperback books
  • Socks for Men and Women
  • Clean Ladies scarves, Men’s baseball caps
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Holiday ornaments
  • Costume jewelry
GFWC Clubwoman
Judy Bertrand

                                Heifer International’s Ingenuity in the Pandemic

While vaccinations have made it possible for many people in the United States to enjoy a more “normal” summer, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious component within the work being done by GFWC Affiliate Organization Heifer International. Program activities have been affected in all 21 countries where Heifer has projects. Value chains have been disrupted, costs have increased, and transportation restrictions have made it difficult for farmers. Heifer is helping ensure our project partners have the resources to adapt. Each farmer wants to provide for their families and communities; Heifer’s partners are committed to building strong systems for the “new normal.”

In the beginning of the pandemic, many countries, like Nepal, enforced strict lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19. A country-wide lockdown meant that farmers had a difficult time getting their produce to markets, causing it to rot and go to waste. In consequence, consumers no longer had access to fresh foods. To solve this problem, the Lekbesi SEW Cooperative in Nepal took quick action! The group acquired a “transport pass” to collect their produce and sell it to consumers using an agri-ambulance. Farmer Moti Sara Saru said, “When the cooperative began the ambulance service and began going from door-to-door collecting the vegetables and handing us our money, we felt as though a guardian had come to our rescue. We are very happy.” On its first day of operation, the agri-ambulance transported more than 770 pounds of vegetables! The innovative ideas from Heifer’s cooperatives are helping farmers earn an income and keeping communities well-nourished.
Stage Door Theatre
Sharon Clark

"Osage County" August 17-28.
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (nee Bouvier, 1929-1994) 

We’ve worked hard to secure three magnificent homes for the 2022 DWC Home Tour, rally sponsors to our cause, muster club members to be home tour docents, develop new outlets for publicity, and generate wording for the tour ticket and exposure in local newspapers. As we’ve tackled all this, I’ve wondered at times how Jackie Kennedy would promote this year’s tour homes. 

If you were watching TV in the 1960s, you saw our young first lady describe for American viewers the White House she meticulously helped to restore. Who cannot recall her delicate breathy voice telling us from the state dining room: “And there is the beautiful Monroe centerpiece and his flower or fruit basket and candelabra…all brought from France.” She knew every minute detail of our country’s historic home.

Jackie was born into the wealthy Long Island Bouvier family. When her parents divorced, Jackie’s mom married Standard Oil heir, Hugh Auchincloss, Jr, and Jackie gained five step siblings, but remained closest to her own sister, Lee Bouvier Radziwill. As a child, Jackie competed in equestrienne events, took ballet lessons, read voraciously, and excelled at foreign languages. Elite prep schools prepared her for studies at Vassar College, a year abroad at the University of Grenoble, a degree from George Washington University, continuing education classes at Georgetown, and challenging work as an “Inquiring Camera Girl,” reporting, and book editing. 

At a dinner party, Jackie caught the eye of then U.S. Representative John F. Kennedy, married him, and became the “third youngest first lady of the United States when her husband was inaugurated” as our 35th president. The Camelot Years of romance and tragedy took the world stage, and Jackie became an icon of poise, grace and fashion style known for pillbox hats, mantillas, and Chanel suits. 

Jackie lost two infants, became a widow upon the assassination of her husband in 1963, and emerged through it all a strong woman of faith and resolve, supported by daughter Caroline and son John Jr. They helped her face down public displeasure when she married shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, and upon his death undertake, until her death in 1994, a close relationship with industrialist and diamond merchant Maurice Tempelsman. God would spare Jackie knowing her beloved son John would die when the light aircraft he was flying crashed off Martha’s Vineyard five years later. 

While I’m not sure I’ll wear a Chanel suit, sleeveless A-line dress, or even a mantilla (the “Jackie” look) for this year’s DWC Home Tour, I will try really hard to offer ticket holders a welcoming, gracious and knowledgeable visit to the home I’ve been assigned to...a visit that would make Jackie Kennedy proud.
Carolyn Anderson
Kay Moe
51 Years of Service in our Community 1971-2022