May 2022
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Lily of the Valley, Flower of the Month
Thursday, May 12 - 10:00
Choosing the Right Retirement Home
The Mansions of Sandy Springs
Carpool from St. Luke's 9:15
Sponsored by: Health and Wellness

Thursday, May 19
DWC Spring Luncheon
Dunwoody Country Club

Thursday, May 26 - 10:00
Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Carpool from St. Luke's 9:15
Sponsored by: Environment

Monday, July 4
Annual Dunwoody Parade
Plan to join club members in Parade
Sponsored by: Civic Engagement and Outreach
Thursday, July 21 - 10:00
Tour Demonstration Gardens at Book Run Park
Sponsored by: Environment

Thursday, July 28 - 1:00 to 3:00
Flower Arranging Class
Brook Run Barn
Sponsored by: Arts & Culture & Environment

Thursday, August 18 - 10:00
Home Tour Called Meeting
North Shallowford Annex
4470 N. Shallowford Rd

Wednesday, October 12
1o:00 to 2:00
Annual Home Tour

Dunwoody Woman's Club Luncheon
Thursday, May 19th
Dunwoody Country Club

9:00 AM Coffee
10:00 AM Meeting
11:00 AM Social Hour
11:45 AM Lunch

$33 per person

The deadline for checks is Thursday, May 12th
Checks payable to Joyce Niemann
5303 Littlebrooke Court
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Your check is your reservation
Ways and Means 
Faye Cashwell
Mark your Calendars!
2022 Home Tour
October 12
10:00am - 2:00pm
Faye Cashwell, Susan Crawford and Diane Norris are this year chairs!

Things to remember!

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 $100 or $50. Contact Faye for more information. We will have Sponsor packets available at the May Board and General Meetings.
  • We will have a called meeting on August 18, 10:00am, at the Annex. We will have a preview of homes that day and you can pick up your tickets.
  • We are excited to announce we already have 2 fabulous homes secured. We hope to have a third by the end of this month.
  • Members will be encouraged to sell 5 tickets which they can pick up at the August called meeting.


  • Arts and Culture: 2nd Place Program Citation, GFWC Moultrie Federated Guild Performing Arts Award for (Silver); GFWC Woodbine Woman’s Club Student Short Story Award Category Two and Best Overall $75 check; GFWC Dunwoody Woman’s Club Student Poetry Award Category Two and Best Overall $75 check.
  • Civic Engagement and Outreach: 2nd Place Program Citation
  • Education and Libraries: 2nd Place Program Citation, GFWC Georgia Challenge Project Award, GFWC Stone Mountain Woman’s Club Learning Disabilities Award, Distinguished Service in the Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO) at the Member Level – Linda Mote
  • Environment: 1st Place Program Citation, Katherine Gomon Tree Award 3rd Place – ($25 check)
  • Health and Wellness: 2nd Place Program Citation, GFWC/UNICEF Participant
  • Communication & Public Relations: 1st Place Citation, Creative/Outstanding Project Award, GFWC-Georgia Newsletter Award, GFWC-Georgia Garrett Newsletter Award (pewter tray)
  • Fundraising & Development: GFWC Fundraising Award
  • Leadership: District Award Citation, GFWC Dunwoody Woman’s Club Leadership Award (silver)
  • Legislation and Public Policy: District Citation Award, Carolyn Jones Legislative Award (silver)
  • Membership: 50 Year Anniversary Recognition – 1971 – 2021
  • Ella F. White: Carolyn W. Friedlander-Ella F. White Fund Award (silver), $50 or Over Contribution Citation, Individual members: Carolyn Anderson, Lee Dees Giesecke, Kathy Hanna, Bernice McGuire, Diane Norris.
  • Tallulah Falls School: Johnnye K. Hutchins Tallulah Falls School Award (silver), “Rehabbing the Steinway” Junior Conference Award (pewter tray)
  • 1734 Society: GFWC Special Projects Award
Arts and Culture
Lee Dees Giesecke

Saturday, Sunday May 7-8
10 am-6 pm
Dunwoody Arts Festival
Dunwoody Village Parkway

Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
7:00 pm
Stage Door Young Adult Academy “Into The Woods”

Sunday, May 15
2:30 pm
Stage Door Young Adult Academy “Into The Woods”

Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15
Spruill Arts Gallery presents the 14th Arts and Pottery Sale

Sunday, May 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donaldson Bannister Farm
Afternoon Tea at the Farm

Thursday, May 19- Saturday, June 25
Spruill Arts Gallery and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody present Matri-ARC
Marti-ARC highlights the work of 10 Georgia female artists

Thursday, July 28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flower Arranging Workshop at Brook Run Barn
Learn the art of floral arranging taught by members of the DWC Decorations Committee.
Please bring enough flowers for 2 (or more) arrangements, a new/old vase and a single taper candleholder.
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton
May 2022

  • Bicycle Safety Month
  • International Firefighters Day - May 4
  • National Police Week - May 15-21
  • Memorial Day – May 30
To honor our firefighters and law enforcement this month, Civic Engagement and Outreach delivered fruit baskets to Fire Station No. 1 on Spalding Drive and to the Dunwoody Police Department on Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Up coming events:
  • Monday, May 30 - The City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00 am at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial. The ceremony is open to the public. This year’s speaker will be Charlissa Culp, United States Navy. Don’t forget to wear a poppy – a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Moina Michael of Georgia is credited as the founder of the Memorial Poppy in the United States.

  • Dunwoody 4th of July Parade – We are registered for the parade to be held on Monday, July 4. The theme for this year’s parade will be “Parade of Stars” – Grand Marshal: Pam Tallmadge. DWC’s theme will be “Stars in Service – DWC.” Thanks to Kathy Hanna for this creative idea. We’ll wear red, white, and blue clothing. Don’t forget your stars whether it be on your hats, clothes, or shoes. We’re working on signage. Check your calendar to see if you’re available to participate this year either by driving your convertible or walking. We have one convertible - thank you, Carolyn Anderson.

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.

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” – Kellie Elmore
Enjoy your summer!

Education and Libraries
“Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) based in Decatur, supports the literary arts in Georgia by annually compiling books all Georgians Should Read and Books all Young Georgians Should Read. The 2022 lists have 20 books in total- 10 for each group. There is something for everyone, with works including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and graphic novels, as well as books for young children, middle schoolers, and young adults.
Each month from February to November, the GCB will feature one book from each of the two lists. The full list can be found online at”
Georgia News Jennifer Hewett.

I need help putting books in our two little libraries this summer. If you would be available to help keep the boxes filled, please let me know. I will have books that I can bring to you.

Book Club
Book club will not meet during the summer but will start up again in September. If you read a good book over the summer let me know the title and author and we could use it for one of our book club readings and discussions. I will also be looking at the book list from GCB.

Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
Friday, April 29th Arts, Health and Wellness and Environment toured Atlanta Botanical Gardens with lunch at Longleaf Restaurant in the garden. Thank you to those who joined us

May 7 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Dunwoody Nature Center, Monarchs, Margaritas and Memories.  We will celebrate the founding 30 years ago. Memorabilia from those 30 years is on display. Tickets are on sale now.
May 26 carpool from St Luke's at 9:15 for an Audubon Outing, Tour and Lecture at Blue Heron Nature begins at 10:00. We will learn about bird migration and the effect of city lights on birds. Wear comfortable shoes as we will enjoy an easy walk through the Preserve. Lunch to follow at Southern Bistro.

July 21 - 10:00 We will meet at the Demonstration Gardens in Brook Run Park to see what the Master Gardeners have accomplished since our last visit. We continue to support 3 MG groups in the area. Lunch to follow.

July 28th the Decorations Committee will host Arts and Membership at the Barn at Brook Run Park to create candle holder arrangements for you and bud vase arrangements to take to our members that are in need of some cheer. Sign up and you will be contacted for details.
City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Guide for Summer 2022 along with the Event Calendar. There is a wealth of information readily available of fun and leisure activities for the family and guests this summer. 

Parks & Rec Guide:

SPECIAL PROJECT: Dunwoody High School DECA asked for PROM dresses donations for the students to wear and keep. They received over 600. Let us know if you donated.

Ongoing events:
Adopt-A-Bench:. Contact Meredy to donate. The public uses these benches in our parks and what a long term legacy.
Audubon: Continue to fill your bird feeders, and bird baths. Look for bird watcher tours in the DNC newsletter and sign up at DNC.
Dunwoody Nature Center: DNC will spend 2022 saluting the beginnings of the Center. Please check out the Center for any information and to register for classes or events at or call 770-394-3322.
Dunwoody & Sandy Springs parks are open for walking the trails, dawn to dusk. Lost Corner Preserve programs are ongoing, look at Friends of Lost Corner for more news.
Farmers Market: Saturday from 9-12 at Brook Run Park.
Master Gardeners: Brook Run Saturdays Programs from 11:00-noon. May 14th "Flowers for All Seasons" June 11 is Summer Gardening; July 19 Composting.
Pebble Tossers: Hope you enjoyed getting to know all the great things Pebble Tossers does, they 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 cleaned out and recycled. Don't know what to do with odd recyclables? CHARM does, Continue to do curb side recycling in DeKalb County or take your items Morgan Falls or Roswell Recycling or any other site.
 Plant neighbor trees in your yard, or donate to Arbor Day Foundation for 10 seedlings. Trees Atlanta are planting thousands and can use your support. If you do plant trees please let Kathy know.
Health and Wellness
Deborah Gault
Judy Bertrand
Joan Rush
GFWC Georgia Day of Service Follow-up: MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for your donations of cash and Kroger cards. We have collected $1,182 and anticipate we will top $1200. We also collected approximately 12 lbs. of pop tabs. And, adding to the spirit of the day was our own Ronald McDonald and sidekick, aka .. Maria and her grand daughter Sloane.

May 12, 10:00 am Choosing the Right Retirement Home:  Our members have been invited to The Mansions of Sandy Springs for a continental breakfast and information on how to assess and choose senior living facilities. Our members face decisions about living options for ourselves or our loved ones. Ms. Jill Walts, Director at The Mansions of Sandy Springs, will discuss the various choices offered as Senior care: independent living, assisted, memory-care, etc. Car pools will form at 9:15 am in the parking lot of St. Luke’s. 

RSVPS are required by Friday, May 6. Send RSVPS and car pool needs to Deborah Gault, or 404-304-5234 (call or text).  Please note that St. Luke’s has requested our group take the spaces in the lower parking lot and leave the close spaces for a senior event planned at the church.

May: National Health and Wellness Initiatives
Mental Health Month
National Osteoporosis Month
National Stroke Awareness Month – Manage your blood pressure to avoid strokes. More info: 

  • Collecting: pill bottles without labels; blankets any size; dog or cat toys; animal treats, paper towels, food and monetary donations. Please bring to General Meetings. Let Kathy know if you made a donation.

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

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To quote Deepak Chopra: “When mind, body and spirit are in harmony, happiness is the natural result.” Mental illness affects nearly 20 percent of adults, 46 percent of teenagers, and 13 percent of children in the U.S. The two most common types of mental illness are anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, phobias, and general anxiety; and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Despite efforts to promote mental health awareness, studies still show a stigma associated with mental illness, largely due to stereotypes and lack of education. Although the general perception of mental illness has improved, only half of those affected receive treatment, often leading to issues such as domestic violence, major depression, and suicide.

Dottie D'Angelo

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
With the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization complete, the FY 2023 annual appropriations process is underway. Advocates for domestic violence and sexual assault education, prevention, and services programs are seeking increased funding to correspond to the increased funding levels authorized in VAWA. GFWC is joining the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) to urge Congress to fully fund VAWA and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act programs and provide sustainable funding for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) programs, including a tribal funding stream.

Stage Door Players
Sharon Clark -

Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
7:00 pm
Stage Door Young Adult Academy “Into The Woods”

Sunday, May 15
2:30 pm
Stage Door Young Adult Academy “Into The Woods”
Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris

Graduation cards were purchased and signed indicating they were from our club members. They will be placed in a Green Envelope along with cards from other clubs and given to each student on graduation day. We have one graduate who we have sponsored for several years and he will receive a gift card from DWC.
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz

Enjoy the summer!

Carolyn Anderson
Kay Moe
51 Years of Service in our Community 1971-2022