President's Symbol Gardenia
October 2020
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Tuesday, Oct 6 - 10am
Tour of Spalding Garden Club Butterfly Garden
Corner of Jett Ferry and Dunwoody Club Drives - Meet in Orchard Park Shopping Center
Sponsored by: Environment

Thursday, Oct 8 - 10am
Zoom-Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehab Center
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness

Thursday, Oct 15 - 10am
Zoom General Meeting

Oct 11-17 - Home Tour
Virtual 5K Run, Walk or Stroll
Sponsored by: Ways and Means
Friday, Oct 16
Cape Day 2020
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness

Thursday, Oct 22 - 10am
Dunwoody Nature Center
Lecture and Walk about Bees & Pollinators
Sponsored by: Environment

Saturday, Oct 31
Flower Power Bulb Sale
Last day to order fall bulbs
Sponsored by: Ways and Means

Wednesday Nov 4th - 1pm
Bracelet making event at home of Kim Reuning
Sponsored by: Arts and Culture
Fall and Holiday Bulb Sale
Dunwoody Woman’s Club is partnering with
Flower Power
Order your Fall bulbs NOW!!

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 deadline for ordering fall bulbs is October 31, 2020. Our club will earn 50% on every sale.

 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 view the fall catalogue and order your bulbs.

You can also find details about our Flower Power Sale on the Dunwoody Woman's Club website.

Thank you for your support!
Kay Moe and Kathy Hanna 

Ways and Means
Maria Barnhart
DWC 2020 Home Tour Virtual 5KRun/Walk and Stroll – (Oct 11-17) 

Please consider registering today!

Remember that you are not required to run, walk, or stroll if you register. It is your choice how much or how little you participate!

DO NOT FORGET PRIZES: There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the competitive 5K. For walkers and strollers a chance to win: Sabika jewelry, NFA Burger gift card, flower bulbs, autographed UGA Football books, Georgia cutting board, Lauderhills gift bags, and $5 Smoothie King gift card.
Dunwoody pick-up location for the t-shirt: First Watch 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway 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. If you need someone to pick up your t-shirt, please let us know.

Member donations and sponsorships: As of September 25th we have received $17,442.97 in member donations and sponsorships. 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.
Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution. Please consider sharing this information with friends or family.

Ways and Means fundraising update - we are making good progress in establish a solid 2021 budget!
Arts and Culture
Jo Ann Kostkan
Wednesday, November 4                  1 pm               Home of Kim Reuning

Arts and Culture and Civic Engagement and Outreach are hosting a joint bracelet making event at the home of Kim Reuning. We will be making 30 stretch bead bracelets for the Safe House of the Women’s Resource Center. Each bracelet will be packaged individually with an inspirational message and signed with our club name. We will also donate organizational baskets/dividers to be used for the children’s art supplies. Please join us for this socially distanced event. Please bring a beaded jewelry item of your own to share, especially one representing a different culture. Light snacks will be served! Please RSVP to Jo Ann Kostkan at by Wednesday, October 28.

GFWC Georgia Arts Contest
All members are invited to enter - 3 photography contests, 2 writing contests in short story and poetry, and a craft competition in such areas as stitchery, knitting, quilting, crocheting, and jewelry. Entries must be postmarked by January 25, 2021. Information is in the GFWC Georgia Yearbook beginning on page 92. Please contact me if you would like more information on any of these opportunities.

Other Arts and Culture Events
1.     Spruill Gallery is hosting a new artists’ market – Fall into the Holidays. It runs through December 23. Over 100 local artists will be featured.
2.    Booth Museum of Western Art Photography Guild Annual Exhibition. It runs through November 8, 2020. This juried exhibition features the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild.
3.    Hudgens Center for the Arts is featuring the Hudgens Prize Winner, Paul Stephen Benjamin on view through November 14th. The prestigious Hudgens Prize provides Georgia artists with a $50,000 award and a solo exhibition at The Hudgens, lifting them up to national renown. Benjamin’s now nationally celebrated work explores several mediums, including audio and video installations.
Arts & Culture toured the Spruill Center courtyard makeover in September. Spruill CEO Alan Mothner talked about the winning design and the AMPLIFY mural contest to commission art on the side of the smokehouse on the Spruill Gallery grounds. The public is invited to attend the mural unveiling on October 10 at 6 pm.
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton
Dates to Remember
October 2020
Crime Prevention Month
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month – Wear Purple
October 4-10th – Fire Prevention Week – Theme for 2020 is “Serve Up Fire Safety in
the Kitchen”
October is National Domestic Violence Month. The new GFWC administration will focus on eight areas: Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Teen Dating, Campus Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, Violence Against Native American Women, Military Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking. In addition, scholarships for survivors of intimate partner violence will be offered. This is not a new project. Applications have been updated. Teen Dating Awareness will become a two-part Signature Program Challenge Project. You will hear more about these eight areas as we implement programs throughout the next two years.
We have a great idea to support Domestic Violence this October. The program is call “CUT IT OUT.” It is a program dedicated to mobilizing salon/spa professionals, and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse with materials displayed in salons helping recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to resources. I have ordered awareness materials. If you think your salon might be interested, let me know and I will get awareness materials to you. For more information visit

Dunwoody Parks and Recreation is now offering CPR classes through The American Heart Association. Sign up for one day: October 15 or November 12. The classes will be held at the N. Shallowford Annex, 4470 N. Shallowford Road. $70.00 per class and a student manual and course completion card. The course card is valid for two years. You can register at the City’s website or contact Kate Borden at or 678/382-6861.

Thursday, October 29th, 6-9pm at Brook Run Park - Fourth Annual “Trunk or Treat” event sponsored by the Dunwoody Police Department. This year they are planning a drive-thru event. Cars will drive through décor and music with treat bags at the end. Civic Engagement will again donate Halloween candy and decorations this year. If you would like to add to our donations for this event, contact me and I will pick up your items.

Tuesday, November 3rd – Election Day – Don’t forget to Vote!
Education and Libraries
Dottie D'Angelo
Hightower Elementary School:  Please consider purchasing school supplies for Hightower Elementary School before school supplies are packed away for the holiday seasons.  Dekalb county has not announced the date they will start in-person classes.
When students return to school in-person they will need lined paper, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, markers, and folders. When Dekalb County starts in-person classes we will deliver the schools supplies to the Hightower School.
Your County Library: Please continue to review your county library web site. The library has instructions for checking out books and viewing virtual author programs.
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.
October Book Suggestion:  “Beneath a Scarlett Sky” by Mark Sullivan
Kathy Hanna
Nancy Baldwin & Gang
Special Program: Tour of the Spalding Garden Club Butterfly Garden on Oct. 6 at 10:00-11:30, rain or shine. The SGC Butterfly Garden Chairmen will give a history of the garden about plants the pollinators love and talk about the challenges of a garden on the corner of Jett Ferry and Dunwoody Club Drives.
Meet in the Orchard Park shopping center and park closest to the gardens across the street. Please wear a mask and social distance while touring.
Please let Kathy know if you can attend.

OWLS (Outdoor Wiser Lifelong Studies) at the Dunwoody Nature Center is offering Adult classes on Oct 16th, two sessions each day.
Contact for details:

Oct. 22 at 10:00 - Dunwoody Nature Center. Michael Cowan, Sustainable Committee Chairman of Dunwoody and Nathan Sparks from Bee City Dunwoody will present a program on our bees and Pollinators. Lecture and a walk to the hive that we donated to the Center. Wear masks and social distance. Please let Kathy know if you will be joining us.

Adopt-A-Bench: The project to install long lasting benches in all 9 of Dunwoody's Park is still ongoing. They make a wonderful family gift.
Contact Meredy:
Bees: Please take the pledge at, to help our pollinators by planting native plants and not using pesticides.
Audubon: Hummers are here, keep your feeders filled. Leave seed heads on plants for wildlife
Dunwoody & Sandy Springs Parks are open for walking, please stay 6' apart on the trails. 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 
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. 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
Winner - Kim Reuning
"Check Your Breasts"
Winner - Debra Love
"Twirl the Girls in for a Mammogram"
Runner Up - Karen Turner
"Don't Yolk Around"
Runner Up - Linda Mote
"Don't Clown Around"

The Bra Ha Ha contest has ended. Thanks to all who participated and stretched their creativity muscles.

Now we need your help to make one of our Bras a Winner!

Go to both FaceBook pages - 1 point for like, 3 points for share. Check FB regularly for updated posts!
On NW District FB page, 2 to 3 bras will be showcased each week, the points will be added up and winner selected.
This will not only bring awareness to Breast Cancer month, but also promote our club.
Bridge Meal donations amounted to $600, so we will be able to help out a unit or whomever Northside Hospital deems most needed and deserving. Updates will follow when it is all complete and delivered. Thanks for all who honored these first responders.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
On October 8th at 10am we will have the privilege of having a Zoom speaker from Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Springs. We will learn how they serve those with breast cancer, who we might refer and how we can help. It will be a twenty minute talk with time afterwards for questions. Please let me know if you are interested The Zoom details to join in will be sent early that week.
September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. If you donated to St. Jude or Children’s Healthcare or another organization that supports children’s cancer, please let us know.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Mark your calendar! Cape Day 2020 is Friday, October 16.
We are determined to make Cape Day 2020 the best yet. Because, let’s face it, we’ve all experienced some unique challenges this year. But at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we’ve found all the inspiration we need to stay positive and stay focused on our mission to help make kids better and keep them well.
Here’s how you can take part in the fun:
  • Buy a cape or sponsor one, and encourage friends and family to do the same
  • Participate in one of our virtual Cape Day activities beginning Monday, October 12
  • Take a photo or make a video of your cape-wearing crew and share on social media with #CapeDayATL
Since it began in 2014, Cape Day has been one of our favorite ways to honor these incredibly brave kids. But now more than ever, we need your help to give these heroes the super-sized salute they deserve.
Click on "Buy a cape" for more information and to make your donation!
Please let Karen or Debra know if you participated in this event.
Buy a cape
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Halloween candy and decorations for Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Dunwoody Police Department. Contact Donna Knowlton for pickup.

Education and Libraries
School supplies for Hightower Elementary School - Lined paper, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, colored pencils, markers and folders.
Contact Dottie for pickup details.
By-laws Committee
Judy Bertrand

The revised By-laws all passed with a majority vote in Constant Contact on September 16, 2020.
GFWC Clubwoman
Judy Bertrand
Starting next week, schools and communities across the nation will join forces to promote awareness and help prevent bullying. One question to ask yourself when identifying bullying is: “Is it mean, rude, or bullying?” To meet the criteria of bullying, it has to be repeated, a difference of power, and intentional. There are a variety of websites on bullying and preventing it. Several of these websites have materials for purchase, including, and
One of the fastest growing areas of bullying is cyberbullying—bullying through social media, texting, or posting pictures. While most students are attending school remotely today, a new avenue for bullies has appeared. Students are able to write inappropriate and defamatory remarks in an open, online classroom forum. 
Here are some club project ideas to help stop bullying among children and teens:
  1. Host a teen book club reading at your local library. Provide copies of Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. The book was written for adults to help girls survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends, and other realities of adolescent years. 
  2. Host a movie night and watch “Mean Girls.” Hold a discussion about the movie. 
  3. Wear blue on October 5, 2020. This year’s theme is “Kind Vibes Only.” Let’s use the hashtag #BlueUp together.
  4. Provide bully prevention material for local schools or sponsor a bully-prevention program.
As a predominantly-female group, we could also encounter bullying-type behavior in our own Federation. Read Dr. Cheryl Dellasega’s Mean Girls Grown Up: Adult Women Who Are Still Queen Bees, Middle Bees, and Afraid-To-Bees. Dellasega contends that all women have experienced bullying at some point in their lives.
Our collect promotes “let us forget not to be kind.” Help others to remember to be kind by promoting bully-proof programs in your club and communities this October.
Terry Kemp
Motivational Quotes by Female Leaders – Part 2
Hope everyone is doing well. As a continuation to last month’s Leadership quotes from prominent women, please enjoy the quotes below.  I particularly enjoyed the quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. In some of these quotes, you will see one’s life experiences molds their perspective, such as Princess Diana.

1. "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anais Nin

2. "A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." -Eleanor Roosevelt

3. "The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them." -Ida B. Wells

4. "Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences." -J. K. Rowling

5. "Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." -Clare Boothe Luce

6. "The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

7. "People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me." -Diana, Princess of Wales

8. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." -Maya Angelou

9. "You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame." -Erica Jong

10. "Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be." -Elizabeth Gilbert

11. "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." -Brené Brown

12. "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." -Rosa Parks
Carolyn Anderson
Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris
Each year we agree to sponsor students at Tallulah Falls school. Many times we have the same students as the previous year, but this year we have a whole new list of students. There are five girls and two boys. We will be sending them cards and treats through out the year. I am planning on taking some Halloween goodies to the school for these students.

TFS has a 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫
Good food fuels learning and the new academic year brings more focus to this key ingredient for academic success.
Flik Independent School Dining is now serving three meals per day, with the majority of meals served midday on two campuses. Current service is mostly grab-and-go, due to pandemic health restrictions, according to Dining Services Director Dave Janecek.
For boarding students, breakfast and dinner often includes made-to-order items.
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
Jane Matilda Bolin

In the late 1800s, the US Supreme Court affirmed a state decision that women should be denied admission to the state bar because: “The paramount destiny and mission of women are to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the Creator. And the rules of civil society must be adapted to the general constitution of things, and cannot be based upon exceptional cases.”  

Perhaps the good men of our country’s highest court hadn’t read the Bible’s “Book of Judges,” wherein it is noted that Deborah was, indeed, an exceptional case, a prophet, and judge of Israel. Likewise, they might have been chastened by the appointment of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to our highest court in the late 20th Century. While women still face gender bias and barriers to entry in the US courts, some truly brave women have paved the way for greater access.

One such woman was Jane Matilda Bolin (1908-2007). The child of an interracial couple, Jane’s dad was a lawyer in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her mom, an immigrant from the British Isles, died when Jane was very young. Despite a distinguished family background, Jane was denied admission at Vassar because she was black. Undeterred, Jane applied and was accepted at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she graduated among the top 20 in her class. Jane then went to New Haven, Connecticut, where she became the first black woman to graduate from the prestigious Yale Law School. (Go Bulldogs! Yale’s mascot is Handsome Dan, by the way.)  

Jane initially practiced law with her dad. She was the first black woman “to join the New York City Bar Association and the first to join the New York City Law Department. She [then] became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the United States when she was sworn into the bench of the New York City Domestic Relations Court in 1939.” Mayor Fiorello La Guardia made that appointment. “For twenty years, she was the only black female judge in the country.”

Jane Bolin died at age 98. To her death, she remained an advocate for children’s rights and education. She would have been a great asset to the Dunwoody Woman’s Club had she lived here in Georgia.