February 2022
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Flower of the Month
Tuesday, Feb 8 - 10 to Noon
Valentine Workshop
Dunwoody Nature Center-Clubhouse
Sponsored by: Arts & Culture
Civic Engagement & Outreach

Thursday, Feb 17- 10:00
General Meeting
North Shallowford Annex
4470 N. Shallowford Rd
Installation of Officers

Thursday, February 24 - 10:30
Morgan Falls Recycling Center
470 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs
Sponsored by: Environment
Tuesday, Mar 1 - 1:00
Book Club via Zoom
Sponsored by: Education & Libraries

Wednesday, Mar 2 - 1:00 -3:00
Arts Planning Session
1195 Dunbrooke Lane, Dunwoody
Sponsored by: Arts & Culture

Thursday, Mar 3 - 1:00
Health & Wellness Planning Session
Vintage Pizza
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness

Thursday, Mar 10 - 1:00 to 3:00
Golden Olympics
Dunwoody Nature Center-Porch
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness
Membership Dues for 2022 are due in January
Active: $70, Associate: $85, Sustaining: $95

Remember, your dues are tax deductible since the Dunwoody Woman’s Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and members receive no substantial benefits other than the newsletter in exchange for their dues. Please use this notice and a copy of your check for tax purposes.

Dues checks payable to Dunwoody Woman’s Club should be mailed to: Pam King, 1944 Winchelsea Court West, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Dues are considered delinquent as of February 1st
If you are requesting a change of membership status, please send your request to: pking9188@gmail.com or to Pam at her address above.
Pam King - pking9188@gmail.com

February Member Spotlight
Terry Kemp

Terry joined the Dunwoody Woman’s Club in 2016. She became familiar with the Club through her involvement with the Spruill Center for the Arts. She liked the opportunity to build new friendships, and have fun along the way through meetings, fundraising, field trips and giving back to the community.
She has served as Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Co-Chairman of the Health and Wellness CSP, member of the Leadership Committee, and upcoming Recording Secretary.
Terry was born and raised in Indianapolis. She attended Miami University in Ohio. She began her career at Arthur Andersen & Company, where she met her husband, Alan. She continued her career as a technology consulting professional with Deloitte and Capgemini, where she retired after 23 years.
She and her husband married in 1981, and settled in Cincinnati. Alan was transferred to Atlanta, and they made their home in Dunwoody. They have a son, David, who lives with his wife Lisa in Columbus, Ohio. They have two children: Ariana, 9, and Michael, 7.
Terry is very involved in the Spruill Center for the Arts Guild, having served in numerous leadership positions. She has also taken up golf since her retirement in 2016—very successfully. She was the 2020 winner of the Laurel Springs Golf Club Tournament, earning the President’s Cup.
Scouts are an important part of her family’s life. Her son was an Eagle Scout, and currently serves as a Cub Scout leader. And, her husband continues to volunteer with the organization.
Arts and Culture
Jo Ann Kostkan jokostkan@gmail.com
Kim Reuning kimreuning@hotmail.com

Valentine Day Cardmaking with Civic Engagement
Arts and Civic Engagement will hold a Valentine cardmaking workshop in the clubhouse at Dunwoody Nature Center from 10-noon on Tuesday, February 8. Arts will make cards for area assisted living homes, and Civic will make them for Street Grace. We have leftover supplies from last year, but we can always use Valentine stickers and red sharpies or pens. Please let Jo Ann or Donna know if you will attend at jokostkan@gmail.com or dfknowlton@comcast.net.

Arts and Culture Planning Meeting on March 2
On Wednesday, March 2 from 1-3 pm, Arts and Culture will host a planning meeting at the home of Lee Giesecke at 1195 Dunbrooke Lane, Dunwoody, 30338. All members are invited to give input to help determine programs/activities for the upcoming year. Please RSVP to Joan Smith at jsmith30215@gmail.com or call her at 404-217-6370 as refreshments and a door prize await you!
Upcoming Community Art Events:
  •  Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center – Clay Walker will perform his country hits in the Byers Theatre on Friday, February 25 at 8 pm. Buy tickets at citysprings.com
  • Stage Door Theatre – “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy, runs through February 20. “Valentine’s Day Cabaret” will take place on February 14. Visit stagedoortheatrega.org for more information.
  • Sandy Springs presents “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” at Perimeter Pointe at 1155 Mount Vernon Highway. Runs now through February 28 and is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Visit the set where characters and the iconic house come to life! Tickets can be purchased online at downtonexhibition.com.
  • Spruill Center for the Arts presents the 13th Annual Student and Instructor Jewelry Market from 11 am to 5 pm on February 6.
  • Spruill Gallery presents “Homecoming,” a painting exhibit featuring new works from Ilona Cutts. Runs through February 19. Also, on Saturday, February 12, The heART Market will take place from 12-4pm. Shop a specially curated group of Spruill Center artists for Valentine’s gifts. You can also shop online at spruillgallery.myshopify.com.
  • Dunwoody Nature Center presents “Paint Like Bob Ross” on February 12 and 26. Complete an oil painting with a Bob Ross certified instructor. Supplies are included in the cost. Register at Dunwoody Nature Center-Paint.
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton dfknowlton@comcast.net

February Dates to Remember
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month – 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the United States admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with.
  • National Burn Awareness Week – February 6-12th – The theme for 2022 is “Burning Issues in the Kitchen” where a common risk of injury exists from scald burns, improperly used appliances, and distracted cooking. 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking. Preventing a burn injury is always better than the pain and trauma of medical treatment afterwards.

Upcoming Programs:
  • Tuesday, February 8, 10-12 pm, in the Clubhouse at Dunwoody Nature Center – Civic Engagement will join the Arts Program for a workshop creating Valentines for assisted living centers in the community and Street Grace, an organization committed to a future where children are free from sexual exploitation. All supplies will be provided. Please let Jo Ann Kostkan or Donna Knowlton know if you can attend. This is always a fun project!
Education and Libraries
Linda Mote lmmote@mindspring.com
Library Lover's Month
Did you know that February is Library Lovers' Month? It is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve. If you’re in the Dunwoody or Sandy Springs library, please thank the Staff. We will be taking boxes of candy as a thank you from the club for their efforts during COVID.

National School Counseling Month is Feb. 7-11. Counselors are licensed educators who address students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development needs by implementing and executing a counseling program aiming for student success. They can work in elementary, middle, or high schools or in district supervisory roles.
In particular, school counselors can benefit students of color and low-income students. Research links high student-to-counselor ratios in low-income schools with better outcomes, including improved attendance, fewer disciplinary incidents, and higher graduation rates. We are going to try to get a thank you note and small gift to all 22 of the counselors in the Dunwoody Schools.

Book Club
Our book for the March 1 book discussion will be The Return by Nickolas Sparks. A Navy doctor injured in Afghanistan moves back to New Bern, North Carolina where he has inherited a dilapidated cabin from his grandfather. He tends to his grandfather’s beloved beehives and meets two people that change his life forever. A journey of love and forgiveness. This book takes you to Atlanta, Helen GA and Decatur in the various twists and turns of the plot which adds interest for Georgia residents. This is a recommendation from Maria.
Kathy Hanna kak1941@aol.com
Nancy Baldwin nbaldwin@bellsouth.net & Gang
Feb 24th, meet at 10:30 at Morgan Falls Recycling Center, for an outdoor walking tour of the facility. We will drive to Morgan Falls Rd individually, and should COVID or weather stop the in person tour, we will have a Zoom Meeting.

Thank you to those who attended our Jan. 27 Zoom call with Joe Labriola from PAWS and all those who donated to animal shelters on Betty White's birthday, Please let Kathy know if you made a donation.
Dunwoody Garden Club's luncheon has been moved to April 26. If you want to attend send Kathy a check for $30 made out to DGC. 

On-going Events
  • Adopt-A-Bench: Meredy has bench applications. The public uses these benches in our parks and what a nice long term legacy.
  • Audubon: Continue to fill your bird feeders, when it's cold add suet feeders. Look for bird watcher tours in the DNC newsletter.
  • Dunwoody Nature Center: Registration is open for summer camp. Registration will be open for DNC members and the community on Feb. 15, they are offering safe outdoor yoga and tai chi classes. Please check out the Center for any information and to register for classes or events at dunwoodynature.org or call 770-394-3322. DNC will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022.
  • Master Gardeners: Brook Run has started their 2nd Saturdays Programs. Feb 12 is Gardening 101 at 11:00
  • Pebble Tossers: Can always use our support. With a membership you can share their news.
  • Recycling: Please let us know the number and value of items you recycled. Continue to do curb side recycling in DeKalb County; and if you can't do that get your items to either Morgan Falls or Roswell Recycling or any other site like CHARM for hard to recycle items.
  • Tips: Now is the time to make your plans for spring gardens and landscaping. Please plant neighbor trees and native plants.  If you do plant trees please let Kathy know.
Health and Wellness
Terry Kemp tdkemp81@gmail.com
Deborah Gault dcgault@comcast.net
Thursday, March 3, at 1:00 pm please join us for a Planning Meeting at Vintage Pizza. Welcome the New Year with New Activities! Going into the new year there are great opportunities for You (!) to be part of the planning and execution of Health and Wellness initiatives.  We are looking for ideas on the subjects and sessions you would like the Health and Wellness committee to sponsor, and we are looking for ladies to contribute their skills to assist the committee. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Deborah Gault so we may plan seating at Vintage Pizza. Lunch is “on-your-own” with a terrific variety of salads, pasta, and pizza. We welcome your input! Please plan to attend. 
February is National Health and Wellness Initiatives Month
  • Go Red! Day is February 4. Wear red to bring attention to women’s cardiovascular health. The link below has information to assess your risk of stroke or heart attack and provides tips to minimize this risk over a lifetime.
  • Know-your-risk
  • National Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
Up Coming Events
  • Thursday, March 10, 1-3 pm Golden Olympics at Dunwoody Nature Center Porch. Have lunch before the events with us at Vintage Pizza starting at 11:30. Please RSVP to Deborah Gault at dcgault@comcast.net if you plan to attend lunch and/or participate in the Golden Olympics. This is a fun event benefiting the Special Olympics. There is a $5 entry fee plus the “sponsorships” you raise from your friends and family. We have lots of fun! Please plan to attend and show-off your game skills like putting, playing jacks, bubblegum blowing, hula-hooping, etc. friends/sponsors.  
  •  Saturday, April 16, GFWC Georgia Day of Service. GFWC supports and sponsors Ronald McDonald houses in communities. Our members are asked to save pop tabs and also donate Kroger gift cards to help supply these “homes away from home” as children receiving treatment at Children’s Health Care and their families are nurtured and cared for during treatments. More information to follow.
Collecting: pill bottles without labels; blankets any size; dog or cat toys; animal treats, paper towels, food and monetary donations. Please bring to General Meeting.

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 pbandj989781@att.net

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

GFWC members are strong advocates for youth and empowering the next generation of
leaders. Whether providing scholarships for college, sponsoring after-school programs
or donating clothes and books, clubwomen play a large and important role in improving
the lives of young people. Ensuring healthy relationships among teens is another way 
members can help. Support youth and the Domestic Violence Awareness and Preventionby participating in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February.
Before becoming adults, one in three U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or 
emotional abuse in a relationship. Loveisrespect, an organization dedicated to helping
young people prevent and end abusive relationships, is celebrating its fifteenth 
anniversary this year and offers several resources that you can use to promote Teen 
Dating Violence Awareness Month.  

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Let’s use this month to start a conversation 
about healthy, happy relationships. Visit loveisrespect.org to find several resources
to help young people prevent and end abusive relationships. On February 14, raise 
awareness by participating in Wear Orange Day, and share photos wearing orange using
the hashtags #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek2022.
Dottie D'Angelo dottieatlanta@gmail.com

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Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris

A Thank You Message from TFS

 𝐈𝐂𝐘𝐌𝐈 – 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡'𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒?
  • In this case, we'd like to say thank you once again to our amazing Fiscal Year 2021 donors, whose names are listed in the most recent issue of 𝑂𝑛 𝐶𝑎𝑚𝑝𝑢𝑠. GFWC Dunwoody is on this list.
  • With the support of these generous individuals, companies and organizations, TFS can continue to offer scholarships to more than 70% of its students.

𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔 for partnering with us to fulfill our mission "𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑏𝑦 𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑒-𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡."
School Happenings

  • The wintery conditions at Tallulah Falls School delivered chilly fun for the boarding students with the school's collection of sleds, saucers and toboggans
  • DWC will be sending our five students a Valentine card and a small gift.
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
Ida B. Wells

Heads up, ladies, if you collect Barbie® dolls! 

Mattel has just issued the Ida B. Wells collector’s edition doll to its Inspiring Women Series 2022. Mattel’s Ida B. Wells Barbie doll pays tribute to an incredible American heroine “who changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.” Ida was a crusader, abolitionist, investigative journalist, educator, an early leader in the civil rights movement, and a club woman…a woman after our own hearts.

Born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Ida and her family were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. At age 16, when yellow fever took her parents and infant brother, Ida and some of her siblings moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where she found work as a teacher, attended college during summer sessions, and gained public acclaim documenting the horrors of lynchings for the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight newspaper. Facing threats of violence for her reporting, Ida once again moved. This time to Chicago where she met and married Ferdinand Barnett, had a family, became editor of her husband’s newspaper, and continued “her work writing, speaking, and organizing for civil rights and the women’s movement for the rest of her life.” 

In Chicago, Ida became active in the national Woman’s club movement. “In 1893, she organized The Women’s Era Club, a first-of-its-kind civic club for African American women.” The club, later renamed the Ida B. Wells Club in her honor, advocated for better housing and political enfranchisement as a way to lift up Black women in their communities. Ida is also considered a founding member of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP). Frederick Douglass once praised Ida’s work: You have done your people and mine service…What a revelation of existing conditions your writing has been for me.” 

Ida died of kidney disease in 1931, at the age of 68 in her beloved Chicago, a year after she made a bid for the Illinois state senate. Awards, museums, and monuments now bear Ida’s name, US postage stamps were issued with her image, her life documented on PBS and in a one-woman play. And, two years ago, Ida “was posthumously honored with a Pulitzer Prize special citation ‘[f]or her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynchings.’”

Ida left us with an impressive legacy of social and political heroism. She is a woman to be revered and her life reminds us all that no matter what potential challenges we face, God and our own inner strength will see us through.
Carolyn Anderson carolyn506@gmail.com
Kay Moe kgp12@att.net
50 Years of Service in our Community 1971-2021