President's Symbol Gardenia
November 2020
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
November 11th-Veterans Day Tribute
Online video available on both Dunwoody and Sandy Springs Facebook pages
Sponsored by: Civic Engagement and Outreach

Thursday, Nov 12 - 1 to 3pm
Golden Olympics at
Dunwoody Nature Center
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness
Lunch at Village Pizza 11:30am
Thursday, Nov 19 - 10am
Zoom General Meeting
Environment is Host CSP

Tuesday, Dec 1
Holiday Gift Bulb Sale
Last day to order gift bulbs
Sponsored by: Ways and Means
Dunwoody Woman’s Club and Flower Power
announce a
Holiday Gift Bulb Sale

The holiday bulb kits are ready to order. Choose from an assortment of six beautiful Amaryllis bulbs and lovely Paperwhites. Each kit contains bulb, soil disc, and pot in a vintage burlap bag complete with a decorative gift tag. The bulbs will bloom in 4-8 weeks.

These make perfect gifts for the holidays or to add blooms to your own home during the winter months ahead. Many of us are traveling less this holiday season and avoiding busy malls due to the pandemic. This is a safe and convenient way to bring holiday cheer to family and friends.

The deadline for ordering is December 1, 2020 and the bulbs will be shipped when the orders are received.

If you are purchasing bulbs for yourself or as a gift and want them to bloom during the holidays, place your order before November 16.

If you are purchasing bulbs as a holiday gift and want them to arrive
in December, order your bulbs after November 16. 

Click here for ordering tips.

Click on the link below to order your holiday gift bulbs.
Thank you for your support! Kay Moe and Kathy Hanna 
Contact Kay Moe with any questions.

Ways and Means
Maria Barnhart
We are well on our way to having funds to support a number of our charitable projects. As of October 27, 2020, we have received $19576 in donations, race proceeds and sponsorships. Thanks to everyone who participated in our fund raising efforts.

DWC 2020 Home Tour Virtual 5Run/Walk and Stroll - October 11-17
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Virtual Run happen! Cora Keenan was a leader in this project and deserves our thanks and appreciation. Special thanks goes to Susan Crawford, Beverly Clark, Diane Norris and Faye Cashwell.
Please support our generous sponsors by going to:
Scroll down to the list of sponsor, click on the logo for their website.
Congratulations on the top finishers of the Virtual 5K - 1st Place: Yvonne Leeb ($1,000 gift certificate Lauderhills). 2nd Place: Teresa Dove ($100 Visa Gift Card. 3rd Place:
Nathan Johansen ($30 Gift Card to First Watch).
DWC Members or their families in the top 16 finishers: #5 Shelly Shearer, #6 Gracyn Shearer (Kathy Hanna's daughter and granddaughter), #8 Chris Cox, #11` Su Ellis, #12 Donna Fullilove, #13 Betti Hankey, #15 Diane Norris, #16 Jessica Callaham (Diane's daughter).

A Message from your Membership Chair:
Dues for 2021 are due in January
Dues are considered delinquent as of February 1st
Active: $70, Associate: $85, Sustaining: $95

These dues amounts reflect the recent By-law changes approved by the membership on Sept. 9. 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.

If you are requesting a change of membership status, please send your request to: or to Pam at her address above.

Please note that Joyce Niemann has a new address: 5303 Littlebrooke Court, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
Arts and Culture
Jo Ann Kostkan
December Arts and Culture Event
Holiday Gift Card Drive to be used for the students’ Holiday Store at Moving in the Spirit. Founded in 1986, Moving in the Spirit is a nationally recognized creative youth development program that uses the discipline of dance to help children develop the social, emotional, and cognitive skills they need to thrive. Throughout the year, students earn points for commitment and good behavior. Points are then converted to Moving in the Spirit “dollars” to purchase holiday gifts for family and friends. This year will be a gift card only event due to Covid-19.

Three types of gift cards are requested: 
           Target - $10 or $20
           Walmart - $10 or $20
           Visa Gift Card - $25

Please email or call me, and I pick up the cards at your home. The deadline is Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Alternatively, you may write a check made out to Moving in the Spirit and designate it for the Holiday Store. I will pick up checks as well.

Dunwoody Woman’s Club has been a proud supporter of this group since 1989, and we have a longstanding relationship with them. Your donation will make the holidays bright for these children. Go to to learn more about this group.

Other Art Events in the Area

1.     Dunwoody Nature Center and the Dunwoody Fine Art Association have partnered together to launch the Dunwoody Nature Artist Market on Etsy. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will be donated to the Dunwoody Nature Center. Go to:

2.    Spruill Gallery is featuring Fall into the Holidays artist market through December 23.

3.    Dunwoody Art Festival is hosting the Artful Elf Sale, a virtual event beginning November 21 and running through December 24. It will combine the artisans from all six of its fun festivals that were canceled this year due to Covid-19. The website to participate is
Last month, Arts and Cultured donated 18 “Decorate Your Own Pumpkin” kits to Adult Daycare of Dunwoody. Participants thoroughly enjoyed creating a Halloween decoration to take home with them. Many thanks to all who donated supplies and helped deliver them!
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton
Linda Mote
Upcoming Programs
Wednesday, November 11th, Veterans Day Tribute – Dunwoody and Sandy Springs will air a tribute at 10:00 am on their Facebook and Instagram pages. The digital tributes will remain available throughout the day. Click on either link below to see the digital tribute.

Wednesday, December 9th, 1:00 PM – Decorating for Christmas for Kids, Dunwoody United Methodist Church – Partnering with I Care Atlanta, the Dunwoody Police Department will host a Christmas celebration for deserving children and their families on December 10th. This year’s event will be a drive thru along the side of the church. Families will stay in their cars and drive by and stop and receive gifts and food from the volunteers. You can donate an unwrapped toy or volunteer to help decorate five Christmas trees on the 9th that will be staged under the portico. Please let us know if you can help. This is always a fun event.
Donna Knowlton
Linda Mote

Saturday, December 19th, 12:00 PM – Wreaths Across America Program, Old Roswell Cemetery. It is not too early to sponsor a wreath. 
Remember the Fallen...HONOR those who Serve...TEACH our children the value of Freedom. You can check out RoswellHistoricalSociety/WreathsAcrossAmerica for more information. They have a page set up for you to order wreaths online. The wreaths are $15 each. If you would like to participate in the wreath laying service on December 19th, please send us an email.
Donna Knowlton
Linda Mote
Education and Libraries
Dottie D'Angelo
Your County Library: Please continue to review your county library web site. Most county libraries are offering free Zoom book discussions.

Dekalb County Schools have not announced a date for returning to in-person learning. Hightower Elementary School has been contacted and we are waiting for them to let us know the best way we can help their students and staff.
Book Recommendation suggestions: Have you read a great book recently?  I would like to start listing a book recommendation each month in the newsletter during “Covid-19 time”. Send an email to with the title and author. It will be shared in the newsletter.

November Book Suggestion: "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins
Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
November 19th General Meeting will be a Zoom Meeting, with Environment as the host CSP. Our speaker will be Michael Cowan, Dunwoody Nature Center's Director who will bring us up to date on how DNC is progressing and their future plans.

On December 7th at 1:00 we will be making" bird feeder wreaths" for you to place in your yard or at one of the local parks. Karen Turner has offered her garage where we can work with our masks on and with some space between us. Please sign up early and JoAnn will give us the supply list:
JoAnn Kostkan,

Adopt-A-Bench: The project to install long lasting benches in all 9 of Dunwoody's Park is still ongoing. Seven were just placed in our parks. They make a wonderful family gift. Contact Meredy at for more info.
Bees: Please take the pledge at, to help our pollinators by planting natives and not using pesticides. We have a purchased a sign which will be installed at the Spalding Garden Club Butterfly Garden.
Audubon: Birds are here, keep your feeders filled, add suet feeders in cold weather. Leave seed heads on plants for wildlife.
Dunwoody Nature Center: If you have an interest in any of their programs contact:. or call 770-394-3322. Another Scout Trail is being completed as we write this, sponsored by DWC.
Dunwoody & Sandy Springs Parks are open for walking, from dawn to dusk. Do 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 until November 21st.
Pebble Tossers: They have helped us with our very successful Virtual Fun Run.
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 and they have a Chamblee drop off location.
Tips: Please plant trees, fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs. 
Don't forget to order your Holiday Bulbs with our Flower Power fund raiser.
Health and Wellness
Karen Turner
Deborah Gault
2020 Golden Olympics – November 12. 1pm to 3pm
Dunwoody Nature Center - 5343 Roberts Dr, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Golden Olympics is a fund raiser to benefit Special Olympics.
There will be plenty of room to social distance as we will be on the screened porch. Contests include Hula Hoop, Jacks, Bean Bag Toss, Soap Bubble Blowing and more.
Come and try to win the trophy from Jo Ann!!
Lunch will be at Village Pizza at 11:30am
Please contact Karen for reservations.
Alzheimer’s Focus
We provided an informative e-blast on "10 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s", particularly of interest to care givers. We will have a Zoom presentation in January with a speaker from the Atlanta Alzheimer's Organization. Other forms of dementia and the current status of treatments will be discussed.
Breast Cancer Month
Marilyn Pink of Turning Point was an informative speaker at a special Zoom meeting. We are planning to have her as a featured speaker at a General Meeting in the future.
Bra Ha Ha Contest
NW District challenged clubs to design a bra that showed their creativity and humor for Breast Cancer Awareness month. A fun event, although we did not win. Winners tied for first place - Marietta Woman’s Club & LaFayette Woman’s Club. We had 4 members enter the contest. To encourage Breast Cancer awareness, Debra Love displayed her entry at Bannister Farms.
Meal Bridge
With donations over $600, we were able to send 65 lunches to Northside Hospital staff. Lunches were delivered to Oncology, COVID unit and General Medicine.
Please continue to collect blankets and stuffed animals for children having surgery with Operation Smile. We need toiletries, scarves and socks for Lutheran Towers.
Please bring donations to the Golden Olympics Event on November 9th
Health & Wellness
Blankets and stuffed animals for Operation Smile
Toiletries, scarves and socks for Lutheran Towers
Please bring donations to Golden Olympics Event on November 9th

Ella F. White Memorial Fund and Lipscomb Society
Jo Ann Kostkan

As the end of 2020 nears, I invite you to donate to two areas that are at the heart of our very own GFWC Georgia: The Ella F. White Endowment Fund and the Lipscomb Society. As you may recall from last year’s unforgettable visit from Ella and Mary Ann Lipscomb, the Ella F. White fund ensures that the GFWC Georgia state office is well equipped and funded. The Lipscomb Society helps preserve the historic Mary Ann Lipscomb cottage at Tallulah Falls School which serves as our State Headquarters.

Donor levels for Lipscomb are $9, $90, $900 and reflect its address of 900 School Road. Any amount is welcome for Ella F. White donations. Donations should be sent to:
GFWC Georgia, PO Box 39, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573. Please let me know if you make a donation.
GFWC Clubwoman
Judy Bertrand
Suffrage at 100: Get Out the Vote
At the June 1920 Biennial Convention, two months before the 19th Amendment was ratified, President Ione Cowles reminded the clubwomen of their “grave new responsibilities” that would accompany the right to vote. As women looked toward the future, they took their new civic responsibilities seriously, and recognized the need to participate and educate themselves and others about their nation’s democratic process.

President Cowles professed that “it is not enough simply to acquire the right to vote. There upon hangs the necessity for the intelligent and consistent use of this vehicle of expression of the people of a free country.” That year, GFWC’s American Citizenship Department embraced the new slogan “Every Club a Training Ground for Citizenship.” GFWC embarked on a mission to ensure that women fully participated in their rights as citizens by ensuring that they were educated about their new civic duty.

During the 1920 presidential election, Americans were unsure what to expect of the country's newest voting bloc. Despite predictions for record turnout, only 49% of those who were eligible cast their votes. The disappointing turnout spurred the League of Women Voters to organize the first female-focused Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign. GFWC quickly joined in the efforts, forming election-day programs and “how to get out the vote” guides for clubs.

While GFWC’s dedication to citizenship has never wavered, historical circumstances have shaped our programs and motivations. In 1952, International Past President Sara Whitehurst helped to introduce a GOTV program through a new Americanism Campaign. Whitehurst penned that “as the world watches, especially the Communists, to see if apathy dominates the people of the United States, a vote of all eligible voters … would be as effective as military and civilian defense measures in case of an attack.” 

In 1995, GFWC continued its legacy by launching the Women’s Vote ‘96 campaign in response to previously low women’s voting numbers and to “ensure that women’s voices are translated into votes the following November.” Whatever the motivation, GFWC still strives to ensure that women’s voices are counted, heard, and acted upon. 
Terry Kemp
17 Reasons Women Make Great Leaders
(9 Reasons this month, 8 in December)
Women may not always realize how poised for success they are in leadership roles, but their potential and abilities are undeniable. Business News Daily asked female leaders to share their thoughts on women in power. Here are 9 of the 17 reasons women make great leaders. 8 more will be in December Newsletter.

 We value work-life balance.
“Women are great leaders because we are able to balance professional and personal leadership skills. It’s easier to approach a women leader with a personal request, or a sensitive question. I care about my team and their well-being, which includes their performance at work and their work-life balance. I also find women more proactive in becoming mentors, and sometimes it’s already such an open and communicative relationship that the transition to mentor is easy.” – Amy Killoran, creative manager, I Love Travel
We are empathetic.
“Most women are naturally empathetic and value relationships. This enables them to have a strong understanding of what drives and motivates people, and how to acknowledge different people for their performance.” – Anna Crowe, CEO and founder, Crowe PR
We make great listeners.
“Women make great leaders because we take the time to listen instead of reacting right away. We appreciate people and their viewpoints. Whether they are right or wrong, we hear them out and then make our decision. We tend to give people chances that no others do.” – Jo Hausman, career and leadership coach and author, “Go For It! A Woman’s Guide to Perserverance” (Best Seller Publishing, 2016)
We are nurturing.
“One of the key aspects of leadership is the ability to help your team members develop their own skills and strengths. Women are naturally nurturing, which in the best scenarios can translate to helping those around you succeed.” – Marilyn Heywood Paige, vice president of marketing, FiG Advertising
We focus on teamwork.
“The women [I’ve worked with] consistently demonstrate passion, enthusiasm and an immense capacity to serve and be served by others. I’ve observed women make bold and wise decisions as leaders while relying on others to be part of their team. The environment is less authoritarian and more cooperative and family-like, but with solid leadership.” – Katharine M. Nohr, principal, Nohr Sports Risk Management
We’re good at multitasking.
“Women make great leaders as we are natural multitaskers. The ability to decisively and quickly respond to simultaneous and different tasks or problems at a time is a critical component to successful leadership.” – Carolann Tutera, president, SottoPelle
We’re motivated by challenges.
“We are creative problem solvers motivated by obstacles. The desire to overcome a challenge fuels us to get things accomplished. Leaders don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.” – Jackie Zlatanovski, founder, Flik Flops
We’re strong communicators.
“Communication is said to be among a woman’s strongest skill — and female leaders know how to use it! Whether communicating with employers, co-workers, or partners, an open communication stream allows for clarity in executing roles and responsibilities. Female business leaders are able to communicate regularly, clearly and openly.” – Tina Bacon-DeFrece, president, Big Frog
We dream big.
“Women make great leaders because they have an innate ability to dream big, challenge assumptions and inspire teams — and they know how to translate big ideas into concrete action and results.” – Angela Dejene, executive vice president, Crosswind Media & Public Relations
Carolyn Anderson
Stage Door Players
Sharon Clark
Come see me at Crema! 

Dunwoody City leaders created The Picnic Table Project to expand outdoor seating and to do it in a stylish way.
Picnic Table by Stage Door Players:
Special thanks to Elma Orr, local artist, member of the Fine Arts Association and Debbie Fuse, Managing Director, Stage Door Players