President's Symbol Gardenia
September 2020
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Thursday, Sept 17th - 10am
Zoom General Meeting

Thursday, Sept 24th - 10am
Carpool to Blue Heron Park
Details in Environment
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture & Environment
Wednesday Oct 7 - 10am
Workshop for assembly of activity kits for Adult Day Care of Dunwoody
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture
Fall and Holiday Bulb Sale
Dunwoody Woman’s Club is partnering with
Flower Power
The Fall Bulbs Are Ready To Order!!

The fall bulb catalogue is online and ready for orders. Share the link with family and friends, the bulbs can be sent to designated addresses within the continental United States. The bulbs will begin shipping in mid-September and the deadline for ordering fall bulbs is October 31, 2020.

 Put on your gardening gloves, enjoy some beautiful fall weather and fill
 your gardens, pots, and containers with bulbs!! …. A fun way to support
 our initiatives and bring a burst of color to your yard next spring ……

Click on the link below to proceed to the Dunwoody Woman’s Club page on the Flower Power site to view the fall catalogue and order your fall bulbs.

*When ordering your bulbs, you do not need to “Sign In.” Click on the cart icon
at the top right of the page and continue to check-out.

The Holiday Gift bulbs will be available for ordering November 1, 2020.
Thank you for your support!
Kay Moe and Kathy Hanna 

Ways and Means
Maria Barnhart
DWC 2020 Home Tour Virtual 5KRun/Walk and Stroll

Registration is now open – click the link below

Mark your calendar for October 11-17, 2020 for this Virtual Event supporting the Dunwoody Woman’s Club, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

Register before 10/1 to have your shirt by the start of the race! We cannot guarantee size or availability for shirts ordered after this date. 
Dunwoody pick-up location for the t-shirt: First Watch 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 101 on Friday October 9 from 4-7 pm and Saturday October 10 from 9 am – 12 noon. Masks are required for pick up and all social distancing protocols will be followed.
Member donations: Donations are coming in and as of August 28 we have 37 members donating a total of $10,500. The deadline for making donations is October 9, 2020. Checks should be made out to Dunwoody Woman’s Club and mailed to Faye Cashwell, treasurer, or you can use the “Donate” button on the DWC website.  
Sincere appreciation if you have already made a donation. We encourage all members to consider making a donation to DWC. Share this information with family and friends so they can support an organization that is important to you. 
Arts and Culture
Jo Ann Kostkan
Wednesday, October 7                         10 am                        Home of Suzanne Bentz

Arts and Culture and Suzanne Bentz, our Oktoberfest expert, will host a workshop to create 15 activity kits for drop off at Adult Daycare of Dunwoody. The kits will include small, real pumpkins, craft decorations for each participant, and Halloween or Fall greeting cards. We are not allowed inside, so this is a way we can provide a meaningful and much appreciated activity that their staff can oversee. You can help in 2 ways:

1.     Donate pumpkin decorations, such as permanent magic markers, large googly eyes, large stickers, glue sticks, large clown feet, mini hats, foam cutouts, large feathers, curly ribbon bows with stick-on backs, and Halloween or Fall cards. Please NO SHARP OR SMALL ITEMS. Drop off items by September 30 to Suzanne’s home. Please contact her to tell her you are coming. Her email is
2.     Come in person to Suzanne’s on October 7 at 10 am to create the activity kits. We only need 3-4 people, and we will socially distance. Please let Suzanne or me know you are coming by September 30. My email is

REMINDER: All personal donations to the Arts and Culture can be reported to GFWC Georgia. Please let me know of your Arts and culture giving. If you are also viewing events online due to COVID-19, let me know as those can also be reported.

Other Arts and Culture Events

1.      Spruill Gallery is launching a new artists’ market – Fall into the Holidays. It opens  September 22 and runs through November 7.
2.     Stage Door Players offers local entertainment at
3.      Art Sandy Springs has just installed new sculptures at City Springs for its next sculpture competition. Take a stroll through and enjoy!
Hospital Art Placement Update:

Our dragonfly mural has been placed at A. G. Rhodes Atlanta at 350 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. This is a senior rehab and nursing home. What an appropriate place for it to go as this was created during the pandemic and is now going to a place that so needs it! A picture of it will be sent to us after it is hung. As Scott Feight - Director of Hospital Art told me, “This is a beautiful ending to a beautiful act of love.”
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton
Dates to Remember
September 2020
National Preparedness Month – “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make your Plan Today”
September 20-26th – Child Passenger Safety Week
September 26th – National Car Seat Check

Volunteers are needed at the Community Assistance Center’s upscale thrift store and food pantry. Visit the website for volunteer positions, description and to sign up online or call 770/552-4889. Food and clothing donations can be dropped off for both stores on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30am-1:30pm.
We are always looking for a project to support our GFWC Presidents’ Signature Project.

Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking for Sexual Purposes. Cartersville Woman’s Club is sharing a project with the North West District membership. Do you remember learning about the Underground Railroad in school? Harriet Tubman created a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid- 19th century. They were used by African American slaves to escape into free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. The original Underground Railroad was a group that acted and infiltrated.
There is another organization called “Operation Underground Railroad.” O.U.R. that was founded in 2013 and has gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery.
To be able to understand this growing tragedy of sex trafficking, and to help victims who are caught up in this crime, we need to understand how trafficking works. O.U.R. offers a free training session on identifying the signs of sex trafficking. It contains a series of videos and questions and takes about 45 minutes to sign up to get certified. If you are interested in getting certified, please go to the fight…Be aware!
Education and Libraries
Dottie D'Angelo
Hightower Elementary School: We have contacted the school and asked what DWC
can do to help the school and students. A member of the Hightower staff will contact us
as soon as they know how our help is needed.
Your County Library: Please review your county library web site. The library will have instructions for checking out books and virtual author programs.
15th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival:  This year the Decatur Book Festival will be virtual from September 4th thru October 4th. Go online to see the sessions at:
Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
Sept 24 Arts and Environmental are carpooling from St. Luke's at 10:00 to GA Audubon in Blue Heron Nature Park for an outdoor lecture and tour of Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, NE. If driving directly, program starts at 10:30. We will learn more about wildlife habitat and how we can help our birds. Lunch outside at Mirko Pasta and then tour Huff Harrington Art Gallery. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. Contact JoAnn by Sept. 17, if interested @

Emergency Announcement: If you receive seeds from China in the mail that you didn't order DO NOT PLANT THEM, they may destroy our crops and be highly invasive. Report them to GDA at 229-386-3145 or at
Adopt-A-Bench: The project is to install long lasting benches in all 9 of Dunwoody's Parks is ongoing. They make a wonderful family gift.
Contact Meredy for more info.
Bees: Please take the pledge at to help our pollinators by planting native vegetation and not using pesticides.
Audubon: Hummers are here, keep your feeders filled. Leave seed heads on plants for wildlife
Dunwoody Nature Center: Adult program OWLS (Outdoor Wiser Lifelong Studies) is on the DNC website and pre-registration is required. Call 770-394-3322 or
Dunwoody & Sandy Springs Parks are open for trail walking, please stay 6' apart on the trails.
Farmers Markets: Dunwoody Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8-12 in Brook Run Park and Sandy Springs Market is at the Sandy Springs Civic Center 8-12 noon.
Pebble Tossers: They are helping us with our Virtual Fun Run in October.
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 in this CSP. Sheltering in place is a great time to clean out closets. Don't know what to do with odd recyclables? CHARM does, see what they will take at
Tips: Please plant trees, fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs. Now is the time to prune you Mophead Hydrangeas. Don't forget to order your fall bulbs with our Flower Power fund raiser, and include your friends and neighbors in this event.
Health and Wellness
Karen Turner
Deborah Gault
Bra-Ha-Ha We have four entries. We would love to have more to choose from and to put in Dr. offices for Breast Cancer Awareness month which is in October.
Entries must be in by September 20th.
August Zoom General Meeting - We enjoyed the presentation by Helen Prokesch, Executive Director of Lekoteck of Georgia. We hope to visit in the Spring!

Bridge Meal - Northside Hospital
We have had a good response and we will continue this project through September 24th. Please send your donation to Faye. We will have meals sent to a shift of healthcare workers where encouragement is needed the most.
Stay Healthy
Sign up for the Virtual walk. Participate in Zoom or YouTube fitness classes such as yoga or enjoy are parks.
Activities, ,
Continue sewing masks and let us know how many.
Send cards to those in Assisted Living homes, thank you notes to health care workers and phone members to check on them.
Lutheran Towers still need toiletries and socks.
Stuffed animals and blankets for children to comfort them in hospitals after surgery for Operation Smile.
I will be glad to pick them up

FAREFood Allergy Research and Education

FARE is a project of GFWC GA’s State President. This will be an ongoing informational item with alerts or anything that is of interest to those with food sensitivities or with family members that have allergies.
Information on Food Allergies:

During the pandemic the FDA is allowing substitutions of hard to obtain ingredients in many foods. If you or a family member has one of these allergies or sensitivities, you should check for “temporary labels” from manufacturers that the item contains substituted ingredients. This is not a requirement from the FDA, just a recommendation. 
The top eight recognized food allergens in the US are:

Milk             Eggs
Fish             Shellfish
Peanuts      Tree nuts
Wheat          Soy

and other priority allergens include sesame, celery, lupin (a legume) buckwheat, molluscan shellfish and mustards. All of these and the top eight recognized foods cannot be substituted and the FDA requires these be listed on labels.
Please use caution if you or a loved one has food allergies. Stay healthy! 
Arts and Culture
Pumpkin decorations, such as permanent magic markers, large googly eyes, large stickers, glue sticks, large clown feet, mini hats, foam cutouts, large feathers, curly ribbon bows with stick-on backs, and Halloween or Fall cards. No small or sharp items.
Health and Wellness
Toiletries and socks for Lutheran Towers
Stuffed animals and blankets for children to comfort them-Operation Smile

DWC Dowagers

The DWC Dowagers Investment Club are still meeting every month on the first Wednesday at 1:30 via Zoom. You are welcome to visit our group. Just send an email to Debra Love at and she will send you the connection.

GFWC Clubwoman
Judy Bertrand

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Youth Suicide Prevention is one of GFWC's Resolutions because young people aged 15-24 experience alarming rates of suicide. Community organizations can make a difference.

Raise awareness of the issue. The International Association for Suicide Prevention encourages everyone to light a candle in their window at 8PM on World Suicide Prevention Day to acknowledge those we’ve lost to suicide and show support for those who have survived it or struggle with suicidal thoughts. 

Support a teen crisis line. Crisis lines are critical to suicide prevention, and those services are made possible by volunteers.
Get involved with local programs. Find out if the schools in your area have programs or services that assist with suicide prevention. If they do, ask how you can help support it! If they don’t, advocate for implementation. 

Take this day to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to show your support for youth in your community.  
Terry Kemp
Motivational Quotes by Female Leaders – Part I

With the celebration of women getting the vote this month, I thought quotes from Women in Leadership roles would be appropriate for this month’s DWC newsletter. More quotes to come in the October newsletter. Hope everyone is staying well.

1. "'Restore connection' is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead." -Arianna Huffington
2. "I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it." -Serena Williams
3. "If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader." -Dolly Parton
4. "Finally I was able to see that if I had a contribution I wanted to make, I must do it, despite what others said. That I was OK the way I was. That it was all right to be strong." -Wangari Maathai
5. "Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes." -Margaret Wheatley
6. "I just want women to always feel in control. Because we're capable, we're so capable." -Nicki Minaj
7. "The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first." -Iyanla Vanzant
8. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." -Billie Jean King
9. "My best successes came on the heels of failures." -Barbara Corcoran
10. "Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them." -Assata Shakur
11. "We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." -Marie Curie
12. "We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead." -Beyoncé
13. "A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be." -Rosalynn Carter
Carolyn Anderson

We are entering our newsletter in the state and national GFWC contests. You will notice some minor changes that adhere to the contest rules.
Please contact me if you would like a newsletter forwarded to a friend or family.
Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris
This was sent out to parents and the TFS Board

Dear TFS family, 
It was great to see so many of our students back on campus after being apart for 23 weeks. The words of senior Maggie Jackson remind us that our learning community is deeply committed to doing our part to minimize risks. 
“Not everyone has the same opportunity to come back together, and I know that I won't take it for granted. I can't express enough thanks to the administration, staff and faculty for their work in providing us with this blessing.” 
As we close out this first week, a huge thank you goes out to our students, faculty and staff for being diligent in adhering to the new protocols. We appreciate everyone's continued commitment to making in-person learning possible. 
As a reminder, our continued success is dependent upon our students limiting exposure by avoiding large gatherings and events outside our campus environment. 
Please remember to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. 
Thank you.

Warm regards, 
Larry A. Peevy
President and Head of School


We are excited to extend congratulations to Tallulah Falls School President and Head of School Larry Peevy for being named a Georgia Trend Legacy Leader. Mr. Peevy is featured in the special 35th Anniversary issue of Georgia Trend, a statewide magazine dedicated to business, politics and economic development.
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
Noor Inayat-Khan

Have you ever wondered what course of action you would take if your country were invaded or threatened by outside forces? For one young woman whose adopted country was threatened by German forces in World War II, flight was not an option. As “The Scotsman” online news site profiled her this spring, “The story of Muslim war operative and British secret agent Noor Inayat-Khan and the sacrifice she made for her country is a remarkable tale of courage and tenacity.” Noor chose fight.

Noor was born in Moscow on January 1, 1914. Noor’s father, Inayat Khan, a musician and teacher of Sufism, came from a noble Indian Muslim family. Noor’s mom, Pirani Begum, was an American from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They met while Inayat was in the states, married, and had four children. Technically, Noor, their eldest child was a princess.  

The Khan family moved a bit — from Moscow to London, then to France, and back to London after the outbreak of World War II. Noor had studied child psychology at the Sorbonne and music at the Paris Conservatory. She found her gift in writing poetry and children’s books, but put these pursuits aside “to help defeat Nazi tyranny.”

In 1940, Noor joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and was trained as a wireless operator. Despite concerns by her superiors (she was too kind and lacked guile), she eventually was sent undercover in June 1943 to Nazi-occupied France as the first female radio operator. When push came to shove those superiors conceded that Noor, despite her gentle nature, was a master of coded messages. And she was fluent in French. “Armed with a false passport and a pistol she soon became known as ‘Madeleine of the Resistance,’ working in perilous conditions behind enemy lines.”  

It was said that radio operators might last six weeks before discovery during those dark days. That fate befell Noor. Just two days before she was due to leave, she was betrayed, captured and tortured for information. Steadfast, she never gave anything away. Transferred to Dachau, Noor was executed with three other women on September 13, 1944. She was just 30 years old.

Noor’s story has been told in film, plays and books. In 1949, Noor was posthumously awarded the George Cross, the highest civilian award for bravery. In 2012, the Princess Royal unveiled a bronze bust of Noor in Gordon Square Gardens, London. She also appears on a commemorative stamp and there is movement to have her represented on the next version of the 50-pound note. Noor’s courage and tenacity are beacons of light for all of us.