May 2021
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Thursday, May 20
Spring Luncheon at
Dunwoody Country Club

Thursday, May 27 - 9:30am
Coffee and Bites and Walk
Dunwoody Nature Center.
Sponsored by: Environment and
Health & Wellness

Monday, May 31 - 10am
Memorial Day Service
Veterans Memorial-Brook Run Park
Sponsored by: Civic Engagement and

Tuesday, June 1 - 1pm
Zoom Book Club
Sponsored by: Education and

Wednesday, June 2 - 8:45am
Lavender Farm-Dahlonega
Carpool from Dunwoody Library.
Sponsored by: Arts & Culture and
Wednesday, June 9 - 1pm
Festival of Trees Workshop
At home of Kathy Hanna
Sponsored by: Education and

Thursday, June 10 - 10:15 am
Tour Lekotek
1901 Montreal Road, Suite 126
Sponsored by: Health and Wellness

Thursday, July 29 - 1 to 3pm
Flower Arranging Workshop
Barn at Book Run Park
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture

Saturday, August 28 - 12 to 2pm
Mosaic Mandala Art Project
Spruill Art Center
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture
Dunwoody Country Club
Thursday, May 20

9AM Coffee
10AM Meeting
11AM Social Hour
11:45AM Lunch
Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad
Petite lettuces, bacon, avocado, egg, grape tomatoes
Blue cheese or Ranch dressing
Almond Basket with French Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Sauce
Make Checks Payable To:
Joyce Niemann
5303 Littlebrooke Ct.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

 Please let Joyce know if you are attending the meeting but
not the luncheon so she can arrange the appropriate space

Deadline: Friday, May 14

Ways and Means
Faye Cashwell -
Mark your Calendars!
The 2021 Home Tour is a GO!
October 6, 2021
10:00am - 2:00pm
Things to remember!
Diane Norris and Susan Crawford are chairs of the Home Tour Committee.  
We need all members to help us with Sponsors, either get out and ask or better yet, signup yourself. We need sponsors at all levels; $200 (silver), $300 (gold), $500 (platinum), $1000 (diamond), $2000 (patron), plus the members-only Friends category of $50. Contact Faye, Diane or Susan for more information. We will have Sponsor packets available at the May Board and General Meetings.
We will have a called meeting on August 19, at 10:00am, at the Annex. No preview of homes that day, but you will be able to see all the homes on the day of the tour from 2-3pm. Stay tuned for details.
  • We are excited to announce we already have 2 fabulous homes secured. We hope to have a third by the end of May.
  • Members will be encouraged to sell 4-5 tickets which they can pick up at the August called meeting.
All Covid-19 safety measures will be followed. Specific precautions will be implemented based on the CDC and City of Dunwoody guidelines in place at the time of the event
Festival of Trees
Linda Mote

Our craft idea of ribbon trees for the Festival of Trees has been approved by the GFWC GA committee. So, we are moving forward. We will have a workshop on June 9 at Kathy Hanna’s home. We will start at 1:00 pm. Please bring scissors for cutting ribbons.

I hope you will join us for a fun afternoon of crafting, friendship and helping to raise funds for Wellspring Living.

Arts and Culture
Jo Ann Kostkan
Kim Reuning
Thank you to all who celebrated Cinco de Mayo at our coloring book fiesta and who donated coloring books for the children at the Safe House of the Women’s Resource Center. If you would still like to donate a coloring book, please bring it to the May 20 General Meeting.
May is National Photography Month! Please consider entering a GFWC photography contest.
Wednesday, June 2, 8:45 am- Joint Trip with Environment to Red Oak Lavender Farm and Dahlonega Art Galleries
Meet at Dunwoody Library parking lot at 8:45 am to carpool. We will tour the farm/gift shop from 10 to 11 am. Bring plastic or towels for your cars if buying plants.
  • Depart at 11:30 for lunch at Spirits Tavern located at 19 East Main Street, Dahlonega. Park for free anywhere on the Square or Main Street or public lots.
  • Tour Brad Walkers Pottery at 70 Public Square and Bleu Gallery at 90 Public Square after lunch. There are many other shops, including antique stores, at the Public Square. All shops are easily walkable to each other.
Thursday, July 29, 1-3 pm Flower Arranging Workshop at the Barn at Brook Run Park
  • Bring your own tea cup, flowers (enough for yours and one to give), and clippers
  • The Sisters will supply the greenery, and Kathy will supply the oasis/mechanics
  • Arts will supply vases for shut-in members and those in retirement communities 
  • Please RSVP to Jo Ann, Kim, or Kathy by July 22.

Saturday, August 28 - Community-wide Free Mosaic Mandala Art Project for Spruill Center. Time is 12-2 pm. Learn the joys of making mosaic while benefiting the community! A Spruill instructor will provide materials and design for 3 community mosaics to be installed at Spruill Center for the Arts. Register as soon as possible as space will fill quickly. Go to:

Upcoming Art Events
  •  Dunwoody Art Festival – 10 am to 6 pm, May 8 and 10 am to 5 pm, May 9 (rain or shine). Free admission at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road. Visit for more information.
  • City Green Live concerts and Concerts by the Springs-- Both return to Sandy Springs in May. Visit for more information.
  • Spruill Gallery Opening Reception of the Student/Faculty Juried Exhibition – June 10 from 5-8 pm at the Gallery 
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton

May 2021

Bicycle Safety Month
International Firefighters Day, May 4
National Police Week, May 9-15
Memorial Day – May 31 (City of Dunwoody Memorial Day Service)
Upcoming Programs

To honor our firefighters and police department this month, Civic Engagement and Outreach will deliver fruit baskets to Fire Station No. 1 on Spalding Drive and to the Dunwoody Police Department on Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Monday, May 31, 10:00 am – City of Dunwoody Memorial Day Service, Veterans Memorial at Brook Run Park. The City will be offering a hybrid of their usual program. There will be limited live attendance (likely seating for 100-150) and a live stream will be available. Don’t forget to wear a poppy on May 31. 

Historical Preservation - We encourage you to visit, volunteer and help preserve historic sites, monuments, and homes during the summer break. You can work with other civic groups and city and county officials to help preserve historic locations.

“It's a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…. It’s summertime!” – Kenny Chesney

Enjoy your summer!

Education and Libraries
Linda Mote

We had a nice Zoom meeting to celebrate April Poetry Month. We examined some poetry written by suffragists, literacy students, the GA state Poet Laurate, and shared some of our favorite poems.

May will be a busy month for Education and Libraries CSP. We have several projects that we will be working on.
1.     National Library Week - We are making a donation to our local library or Friends of the Library group in support of the Book Walk at Brook Run Park.

2. Celebrate Children's Book Week- We invite everyone to celebrate with us on May 3-9 at home or online. We will be donating books and bookmarks to Hightower and International Community school’s libraries.
3.  Teacher Appreciation Week- we are writing thank you notes to all of the teachers at Hightower. If you were a former teacher, please send me an email we are going to have a drawing for a couple of small gifts.
4.  June 1 at 1:00 pm - Book Club - Join us as we discuss The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. This is the story of a young girl who works to save the family plantation in South Carolina in 1739. So develops an incredible story of intrigue, hidden friendships. threats, ambition, betrayal, sacrifice and romance. Please join us even if you have not read the book. We had a few members at the May meeting but would like more.
Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
Thank you to those who visited the Spruill Center for the Arts and then attended the talk by Melanie Farr of GA Audubon. She gave us a tour through the woods including bird watching, bird calls, and native plant information. A great day in the sunshine.

May 27 at 9:30am - You are invited to the Dunwoody Nature Center's Screened Porch for a light breakfast, then a walk in the park to celebrate Mental Health Month with the Health & Wellness CSP. Our own Su Ellis will take us for a tour of all the new developments in the park and the entry gardens. Wear walking shoes and confirm with Terry, or Kathy,
June 2 at 8:45am - Carpooling to Red Oak Lavender Farm for a tour of the gardens in Dahlonega with the Arts CSP. We toured the gardens 6 years ago and the gardens have grown so much since then you need to come with us again. From there we will dine at Spirits Tavern, and then tour two galleries on the Square for Arts; Brad Walkers Pottery and The Blue Gallery. Confirm with Kathy or JoAnn

Adopt-A-Bench: Orders continue to trickle in with plenty of opportunities on scenic paths in Brook Run near the new amphitheater. Contact Meredy @ 678-570-8929 or

Upcoming/Ongoing Events
Audubon: Birds are here, keep your feeders filled, don't remove leaves yet, our insects need this cover, mulch can be layers thick so add pine straw. Leave seed heads on plants for wildlife.
Bees: Please take the pledge at, to help our pollinators by planting native plants and not using pesticides...
Brook Run Master Gardeners: 2nd Saturday programs have begun. May 8 11-12 at the Brook Run Greenhouse. The subject is fertilization & watering. Their main plant sale is April 30 through May 2 from 9-5. June is Native Plants month for any season and July is Plant Propagation. Look for local native plant sales in the newspapers. Saturdays are also the day of the Farmers Market, 9-noon in the green space of the park.
Dunwoody Nature Center: Congratulations to our nature center for winning Best of Perimeter in FIVE categories! We always knew we were the best! Imagine spending May mornings (10-11:30) practicing Tai Chi in our natural woods surrounding. These sessions are FREE, check the web site for more information. Come and see our ECO Nature Classroom, hammock garden, playground, tree house, gardens, the piano in the meadow, bee hives and observation areas, hiking trails and many fun attractions. If you are hosting an upcoming event, you can support the Center by renting one of the intimate woodland venues. You can learn more about volunteering to help with various projects and special events. Call for details 394-3322 or
Lost Corner Park: Volunteer Days are the 2nd Sat of every month, 9:00-noon, May 9th is the next time everyone will gather. Take water, gloves, and gardening tools. A great park with many adventures.
Pebble Tossers: We continue to support their work on the parks and Beltline Gardens and invite you to view the dove installation at the Spruill Center.
National Garden Week: If you would like to be a part of thanking the service organizations in our community please let me add you to our core group who take flowers, cookies and Thank You notes during the summer to various charities they care about.
Dunwoody & Sandy Springs Parks are open for walking, from dawn to dusk. Please stay 6' apart on the trails. Both have Saturday farmers markets open 9-noon, Brook Run park or Bluestone Rd.
Recycling: Please let us know the number and value of items you cleaned out and recycled. All clothing and items donated are to be reported here. This is a great time to clean out closets (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
Tips: Please plant native trees and shrubs this spring..
Health and Wellness
Terry Kemp
Deborah Gault
Diane Norris and Terry Kemp dodged last Saturday’s raindrops to drop off all of the generous donations from DWC at the Decatur Ronald McDonald House. We had over 200 donated items worth over $1,100.  In addition, Diane delivered a $350 check to the Ronald McDonald House, with an additional check coming from DWC. Thank you to everyone for making this year’s Day of Service a huge success.

Thursday, May 27, at 9:30 am - In recognition of Mental Health month, Health and Wellness and Environment CSPs invite DWC members to meet at the screened porch at the Dunwoody Nature Center for coffee and bites. At 10:00 a.m. we will start a “Walk in the Park” tour, led by our own Su Ellis. Su will take us on a walk towards Roberts Road highlighting the bee hives, the Crane Eco Classroom, the Boy Scout Trail and the Gardens at the street.  Refresh your mental health by enjoying the fresh air, beautiful scenery, and a bit of exercise with your DWC friends. We hope to see many of you out and about at Dunwoody Nature Center’s screened in porch. We need an approximate headcount for purchasing breakfast, so please RSVP to Terry Kemp at no later than May 24.
Thursday, June 10 at 10:30 am - We have been invited by Helene Prokesch, Executive Director of Lekotek, to tour their new facility in Tucker, GA on June 10 at 10:30. They are very excited to show us their new offices. We will meet at their location (1901 Montreal Road, Suite 126) at 10:15 in the parking lot and then plan for lunch after our tour.

Since December 1983, Lekotek of Georgia has provided program services to more than 7,000 families traveling from forty-two Georgia counties and three states. Lekotek serves children with a wide range of disabilities including, but not limited to, attention deficit disorders, speech delays, cognitive delays, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hearing and/or vision loss, mitochondrial disorder, other neuromuscular disorders, and spina bifida. They primarily serve children from birth to 8 years of age, with computer services also available to adolescents and young adults.
The word "Lekotek" comes from the Swedish word "lek," meaning play, and the Greek suffix "tek" meaning library. Lekotek is based on a Scandinavian model of early intervention and special education. Loosely translated, Lekotek means play library, but to the 7,000 families Lekotek has helped, it's so much more. Please RSVP to Deborah Gault at no later than June 4.
Health and Wellness
Donations for Lutheran Towers - travel size shampoo and lotions, small packets kleenex, toothpaste, scarves and socks for men and women. We will make arrangements to collect your donations for our December donation.
Lynn Wright

Multiple leaders in an organization need to have a common goal.
Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris
TFS graduation is set for Tuesday, May 16 . It will be held in the Middle School gym/auditorium. I will be taking graduation cards for the students as part of the Green Envelope project. We will be sending a gift card to our graduating sponsored student.

Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
May 2021 — Nawal El Saadawi (October 1931 - March 2021)
Nawal El Saadawi’s passing this spring in Cairo, Egypt, after a long battle with illness gained scant public notice, but to millions of women wearing the veil and enduring inequality between men and women in repressive nations, she is a true heroine.
Nawal was the second oldest of nine children. She was “circumcised” in the Islamic fashion at age six, but still her father, a government official, insisted all his children be educated. That directive she took to heart. In the course of her life, Nawal would have three husbands and two children but she refused to be married off at age 10, took charge of the family when her parents died at an early age, and graduated as a medical doctor from Cairo University. As a doctor, Nawal observed firsthand the hardships and inequalities of women, who as her traditionalist grandmother once claimed were “a blight.” Nawal’s determination to raise up women led her into government and she eventually became Director of the Ministry of Public Health. 
“In 1972, she published Woman and Sex, confronting and contextualizing various aggressions perpetrated against women’s bodies, including female circumcision. The book became a foundational text of second-wave feminism,” but that work also got Nawal summarily dismissed from her position with the Ministry. Undaunted, Nawal would soon be called upon to serve as Advisor for the Women’s Programme in Africa and the Middle East. 
Presumably threatened by Nawal’s pioneering feminism and outspokenness, President Anwar Sadat had her imprisoned. One does not criticize the government. Nor stop a woman on a mission. Behind bars, Nawal formed the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and continued to write, using a “stubby black eyebrow pencil and a small roll of toilet paper to record her thoughts.” She was released following Sadat’s assassination, came to the United States, and lectured at a number of prestigious colleges and universities. Nawal eventually returned to Egypt, continued to write, and stood among the protesters in Tahir Square. Her voice ever strong.
Nawal El Saadawi teaches us that, in this “mundus furiosus,” a voice of reason often faces difficult challenges. But if we are true to ourselves and our cause is just, we will triumph and the world, and our communities, will fare better for our work. 
Carolyn Anderson
Kay Moe
50 Years of Service in our Community 1971-2021