March 2021
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Thursday, March 11 - 10am
Zoom Meeting -FARE
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness

Tuesday, March 16 - 10am
Zoom Planning Meeting
Sponsored by: Education and Librairies

Thursday, Mar 18 -10am
Zoom General Meeting
Details to connect will be sent by
E-Blast on Mar 17.

Tuesday, March 23 - 11am
Spruill Gallery - Pomp and Circumstance Exhibit
4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture
Thursday, March 25 -11am
Zoom Meeting - Eagle Scout Avery Maxwell
Sponsored by: Environment

Wednesday, April 7 - 11am
Assemble bags for Adult Day Care
Home of Kim Reuning
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture

Thursday, April 24
GFWC GA Day of Service
Ronald McDonald House
Sponsored by: Health and Wellness
A Message from our Past President
Dear Friends,

           I thought you all might like to see the beautiful Sabika jewelry that I received as a thank you from the membership and the Board for serving as President this past year. Both the pearl bracelet and earring set and the crystal choker and bracelet are lovely and I will think of you all when I wear them.
Thank you so much for these gifts and the gifts of support and encouragement you gave me all year.

Ways and Means
Faye Cashwell -
The club will approach Ways and Means differently this year. We will be working together as a team to make decisions on how to fundraise for the club.
Following is a list of the 2021 Ways and Means Committee
  • Suzanne Bentz, Capital Campaign
  • Kay Moe and Kathy Hanna, Flower Power
  • Cora Keenan and a Co-Chair, yet to be named, for the Virtual Run
  • Diane Norris, online auction from card party (with assist from Martha Blondheim, Tecie Thatcher, Kay Moe, and Lynn Wright).
A small committee will also be formed to look at the possibility of having our Home Tour later this year. There are several first steps we will need to accomplish. For example, can we find homes, secure insurance and have enough volunteers to work.

Arts and Culture
Jo Ann Kostkan
Kim Reuning
March is Youth Art Month for GFWC GA. We are supporting youth by collecting glue sticks for youth art projects. In March, we will have 2 collections:
1.    125 glue sticks in celebration of our 125th anniversary for Dunwoody Nature Center
2.    Spring craft supplies for Adult Day of Dunwoody drop-off flower pot craft kit project
Please collect glue sticks to be donated to Dunwoody Nature Center’s youth camps for the GFWC Georgia March project celebrating our 125th anniversary. We also are collecting craft supplies to be used for our April Adult Day of Dunwoody flower pot decorating project. We need foam and regular spring stickers, mini flowers, feathers, markers, ribbon, silk flowers to place in each pot, or any other spring craft items that are not too small or sharp that can be used to decorate the 4-inch mini flower pots.
At 11 am on Tuesday, March 23, we will meet at the Spruill Gallery to view the Pomp and Circumstance exhibit that is on view through May 8. The address is 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. This exhibition provides a platform for 6 recent Georgia College graduates to express their work and become visible in the community due to their school closures during the 2020 school year. At this event, please bring your donations of glue sticks and spring craft supplies. If you cannot make this event and would like us to pick up your donations, please contact Jo Ann Kostkan or Kim Reuning. We will gladly pick them up for you!
At 10 am on Wednesday, April 7, we will meet at Kim Reuning’s home to assemble the drop-off spring craft bags for Adult Day of Dunwoody. We will have an assembly line to create 18 bags so that each participant at Adult Day can decorate a mini 4-inch tall flower pot. We will be social distancing and wearing masks. We will then take the craft bags to the facility. Adult Day is very excited about this upcoming event. They absolutely loved our drop-off pumpkin decorating craft kits in October. It really made a difference and was well received by the residents. Contact Kim for her address.

Upcoming Art Events:
Spruill Center Atrium has the “Doves of Hope” community sculpture exhibit hanging in the entry. The DWC doves we created in January are part of the art sculpture. Please stop by and view it!
Brook Run Skate Park is showcasing murals during March by local/regional artists in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Spruill Arts Guild - Virtual Fund Raiser
March 20th 7 to 8pm

Artistic Affair is a fundraising event benefiting the Spruill Center for the Arts. This annual event is planned and hosted by the Spruill Center for the Arts Guild, a women’s organization that sponsors and supports the Spruill Center and it programs, classes, and outreach projects.

Go to website for more information and to pre-register for the Silent Auction:

Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton

Dates to Remember:

Friday, March 12 – National Girl Scout Day – Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

Sunday, March 14 – Daylight Savings TimeChange batteries in smoke alarms.

March 21 – 27 – Poison Prevention WeekBe prepared for poisoning emergencies by saving the Poison Help line in your phone today, 1-800-222-1222!
Upcoming Programs:

Thursday, March 18 – March General MeetingThe speaker will be Camila Zolfaghari, Executive Director of Street Grace. This is a faith-based organization with the mission to eradicate Commercial Exploitation of Children throughout the U.S. Georgia Cares, a nonprofit working to serve child sex trafficking victims across the State of Georgia, have announced the two organizations will merge. We have supported these two organizations with donations in the past. We will get an update on the merger and find out how we might help in the future.

Our March program will be a General Food Drive for the Community Assistance Center (8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs) and/or Malachi’s Storehouse (at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4755 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody). You can drop off your donations to CAC using the Food Pantry delivery door located on the right side of the building. Times are Monday through Thursday 9am – 3pm and Friday 9am – 11:00 am Malachi’s Storehouse drop off times are every Tuesday from 4pm – 6pm. You do not need to get out of your car. Both nonprofits can use our help. They receive an average of 1,200 visits per month and provide food to about 500 families a month. Donation suggestions: Canned fruits/vegetables/beans, canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter/jelly, pasta/rice, cereal/oatmeal/grits, cooking oil (small bottles), and macaroni and cheese. Please let us know if you donate food items so we can include you in our end of the year report. 
Education and Libraries

This month we are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America

Read Across America Poem
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you've got.
In schools and communities,
Let's gather around,
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug, Someone to read.
To involve our community, we have placed Dr. Seuss books and over 50 activity sheets in the two little libraries that we are responsible for. If you would like a way to read with your grandchildren, please go to a website that allows you to choose books and then read along with the child. There is a fee for this service.

We will be having a Zoom planning meeting for the Education and Libraries CSP on March 16 at 10am. Please join us as we plan for the coming year. One idea is to reinstate the book club. Do you have other ideas, we would love to hear them. An eblast will give you the information for the Zoom meeting.
Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
March 25 11am, Dunwoody Nature Center and via Zoom. Environment will host Avery Maxwell the only female Eagle Scout in Dunwoody. Pat Adams will interview Avery, so we can get to know this wonderful young woman, and then we will have a tour of Avery's Eagle Scout Bee Project at Dunwoody Nature Center in-person and via Zoom. Our Club sponsored 10 Eagle candidates in 2020.

Thank you to those who attended our February 25 Zoom meeting with Hero Dog Rescue. For those who might wish to see this wonderful organization's newsletter and website, go to

On-Going Community Activities
  • Brook Run Master Gardeners, 2nd Saturday programs have begun. March 13 11am-12noon at the BR Greenhouse (Zoom this month). The subject is Herb Gardening with Cyndi.
  • Brook Run Farmers Market, Saturday's 9am - 12noon.
  • Adopt-A-Bench, Our Environment team will work with you creating a lifetime memory for your loved one, grandkids or family. The 3 by 5 inch plaque attached to the new park bench will say it all. Contact Meredy @ 678-570-8929 or @ for more info. Under the umbrella of the Environment CSP 70 benches are in Dunwoody's 9 parks.
  • Bees: Please help our pollinators by planting natives and not using pesticides. Environment is sharing pollinator plant ideas with Bee Dunwoody, like adding pollinator plants to the courtyard at the Spruill Center and at local schools.
  • Dunwoody Nature Center: OWLS Adult Program is back with new classes for Spring. Each class is designed to encourage learning, health and appreciation for our natural world. Classes will be Friday morning (health and wellness) and/or afternoon (featuring local nature) beginning March 5. Please join us in a lively safe location for monthly morning Nature Lovers Book Club and newly added evening get-togethers. For details:
  • Pebble Tossers: We continue to support their work on the park and Beltline Gardens and invite you to view the dove installation at the Spruill Center.
  • Recycling: Please let us know the number and value of items you recycled. All clothing and items donated are to be reported to Kathy if given to any of our projects. (Fur Kids will take clothes at their thrift shop). Don't know what to do with odd recyclables? CHARM does, see what they will take at
Health and Wellness
Terry Kemp
Deborah Gault
We invite you to join our March 11, Thursday ZOOM Meeting at 10am. 
Our guest speaker will be Karen Harris, the founder of Food Allergy Kids Atlanta
Karen Harris is a local resource for us.
The ZOOM link will be sent out on Wednesday, March 10, prior to our meeting. We hope many of you can join this call to learn more about FARE and its mission with food allergies, while empowering people to lead safe, and productive lives. FARE is this year’s GFWC GA President’s Special Project and Deborah Gault is the DWC contact for FARE this year. 

One other Health and Wellness topic that may be of interest to you in March is American Diabetes Alert Day - March 24. This 4th Tuesday in March, is a one-day “wake-up call” informing the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test. Diabetes Risk Test

And don’t forget your donations to Lutheran Towers. Please save the following items at your home: travel size shampoo and lotions, little Kleenex, toothpaste, scarves, and socks for both men and women.   We will make arrangements to collect your donations later this year. Thank you so much!

Day of Service April 24 - Help a Ronald McDonald House in your Area!
 In April, Health and Wellness will host the Day of Service on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House, donating 125 items in honor of our 125th anniversary. In addition, Kimberly Cunningham from the Ronald McDonald House in Decatur will be our guest speaker for our April meeting. Please start collecting the following items at your home. Costco and Amazon are easy ways to buy the needed items in bulk!
 We are making arrangements for Thursday, April 8 to meet for lunch in person (hopefully outside) and drop off your donations for the Ronald McDonald House. More information to come on time and location. Won’t it be fun to visit in person with some of your DWC lady friends!

Congratulations to two ladies at our February Meeting “Red Attire” award. Our winners were Joan Grossman and Linda Mote. Each were awarded a $10 Chick-Fil-A Gift card. We are making this an annual event.  You looked marvelous!
Arts and Culture
Glue sticks for DNC
Spring craft supplies for flower pots for Adult Day Center

Health and Wellness
Donations for Lutheran Towers - travel size shampoo and lotions, small packets kleenex, toothpaste, scarves and socks for men and women.
Civic Engagement and Outreach
General Food Drive for the Community Assistance Center
8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs

Malachi’s Storehouse - Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4755 North Peachtree Road
Canned fruits/vegetables/beans, canned tuna/chicken, peanut butter/jelly, pasta/rice, cereal/oatmeal/grits, cooking oil (small bottles), and macaroni and cheese
GFWC Clubwoman
Judy Bertrand
Celebrate Women’s History Month

Join GFWC in recognizing women’s contributions to history, culture, and society from March 1-31. Women’s History Month, observed annually in March since 1987, is dedicated to reflecting on the often-overlooked contributions of women to U.S. history. From Abigail Adams to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the country.
The official recognition of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. As part of this celebration, presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest, and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa, California.
A few years later, the idea caught on within other communities, school districts, and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration, and six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
One of the many ways Women’s History Month has been celebrated since then involved a 50-year progress report issued by the White House in 2011, which detailed the status of women in the U.S. The report found that younger women were more likely than their male counterparts to hold a college degree and that the number of men and women in the labor force had nearly equalized.
Continue to follow News & Notes through March as GFWC celebrates Women’s History Month!
Lynn Wright

With each new installation of officers, DWC adjusts leadership roles. Regardless of the position, there are some general principles that define successful leaders.

·        Engage in honest, open communication.
·        Everyone’s time is precious; use it wisely.
·        Speak succinctly; don’t waste words.
·        Connect with your group members.
·        Keep a positive attitude.
·        Ask for feedback on your leadership.
·        Be open to new ideas.
·        Understand your own motivation.

It takes everyone working together to find success in the myriad activities of DWC. Leaders are only as strong as the members who support them. We are all part of our winning team!

Legislation Report
Dottie D'Angelo

Be aware of what is going on in our state government!
The state of GA House recently launched its new public website, where you can track progress throughout the season. It features a new intuitive layout with a number of tools for us to stay up-to-date on what’s going on at the Capital. Features include archived committee meetings and an easy-to-use legislative search function.
Stage Door Players
Sharon Clark
Stage Door Players announced they have added four new Board Members and are interviewing for a new Artistic Director. Grace Vandewaa was recently hired as the new Education Director. Plans for performances are being made as soon as they can officially open. They are also renting out the space to organizations. Please stay tuned for information on the Stage Door Academy, our acting camp for young adults 10-18.
Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris
Just some fun news from Tallulah Falls School
𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦
𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘴𝘬𝘪 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘢'𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘦 𝘚𝘬𝘪 𝘈𝘳𝘦𝘢

A brilliant blue sky greeted the Class of 2021 upon arrival at the Cataloochee Ski Area on Feb 10. With the favorable weather conditions, seniors spent the day on the slopes making memories with classmates. A much-anticipated annual Tallulah Falls School tradition, 34 years and counting, the ski day is at the top of the list of fun activities hosted by the school.
𝕎𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣, 𝕨𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖
A much-anticipated event took place on campus today Feb 15 with the first swimmers wading into the pool, the centerpiece for the new aquatic center. The first order of business at the natatorium is to train staff to prepare for student swimmers. PE teachers, athletic and boarding staff members were the first to dive into what promises to be a showcase facility for Tallulah Falls School.
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
I’ll Wear a Shamrock
Mary Carolyn Davies
St. Patrick’s Day is with us,
The day when all that’s seen
To right and left and everywhere
Is green, green, green!
And Irish tunes they whistle,
And Irish songs they sing,
Today each Irish lad walks out
As proud as any king.
I’ll wear a four-leaf shamrock
In my coat, the glad day through,
For my father and mother are Irish
And I am Irish too!
Mary Carolyn Davies was born in Sprague, Washington, in the late 1880s, though the dates of her birth and death are often contested. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and was the author of several collections of poetry. She died some time around 1940. Academy of American Poets
Carolyn Anderson
Kay Moe
50 Years of Service in our Community 1971-2021