January 2023
Club Connections
Dunwoody Woman's Club
Serving the community since 1971
Carnation, Flower of the Month
Thursday, Jan. 12 - 10:00 am
Dr. Donald Beringer, of Northside Orthopedic Institute
Kingswood United Methodist Church
4896 N. Peachtree Rd,
Sponsored by: Health & Wellness

Thursday, Jan 19 - 10:00 am
General Meeting
North Shallowford Annex
4470 N. Shallowford Rd
Thursday, Jan 26 - 9:15 am
Pet Puppies Tour
Lifeline Animal Shelter
Carpool, Upper Parking Lot St. Luke's
Sponsored by: Environment

Wednesday, Feb 1
Valentine Workshop
Time and place to be announced
Sponsored by: Arts & Culture and Civic Engagement
Dunwoody Woman's Club Holiday Luncheon Meeting
From left, new members Pamela Glick, Rosemary Watts, Barbara Olson and Debra Love, Maria Barnhart

From left, new member Debbie Howard and Faye Cashwell, JoAnn Kostkan, Kim Reuning, Pam King
Arts and Culture
Lee Dees Giesecke womcomc@mindspring.com
Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am, Alan Mother, CEO Spruill Center for the Arts will be the guest speaker at the General Meeting. He will give us an update of the new additions planned for the upcoming years.

February 1, Valentine Workshop, Arts and Culture will join Civic Engagement for a valentine workshop. Please see details of the event under Civic Engagement.

Upcoming events:
  • Spruill Arts Center is starting new classes. For information on registration go to spruillarts.org/classes.
  • Stage Door and Dad’s Garage team up for an improv comedy. A Night with Dad’s Comedy Show Jan 7, 7:30pm
  • Swinging Under the Stars Jan 21, 7pm - music, silent auction, live performance, dinner. Individual tickets or special bundles are available at www.stagedoortheatre.org
  • Monet The Immersive Experience Atlanta, 5660 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340. This is a 360-degree display in 20,000 sq ft light and sound display. For times and tickets go to monetexpo.com.
Civic Engagement and Outreach
Donna Knowlton dfknowlton@comcast.net
January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day    

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Dunwoody Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a community food drive and volunteer service projects. This is the third year for the “Souper Bowl of Caring” food drive. Dunwoody is pledging to collect 55,000 pounds of food for the Community Assistance Center and Malachi’s Storehouse.
  • Collection bins are available throughout Dunwoody until January 16. Bin locations and hours are listed online: www.dunwoodyga.gov/MLKday. A few locations include Spruill Center for the Arts, Breadwinner Dunwoody, SOHO Office Printing and Shipping, Malachi’s Storehouse and Dunwoody Community Assistance Center. Dunwoody Woman’s Club members donated over $400 of non-perishable food items last year. The website also provides links to volunteer registration for Dunwoody’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service on January 16. Opportunities include tree and daffodil planting at Brook Run Park, and edging, weeding, and rebuilding raised beds at the Community Garden and Orchard (next to the Skate Park). Please bring work gloves. Shovels, lumber, and other garden equipment will be provided. Registration is required for all projects.

  • New Year prep at the Spruill Center for the Arts on Chamblee Dunwoody Road is also needed. Spruill is seeking 12 volunteers to help paint a classroom, clean and organize around the sinks in various classrooms, help staple sketchbooks for the 2023 summer camp, help gesso (paint) large canvases white, and assist the marketing and education department with administrative and design tasks. Project time is 10am-2pm. Registration is required for all these projects.

  • You can also volunteer at the Dunwoody Nature Center on January 16 to help plant native trees, flowers, ferns, and grasses. Project time is 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Registration is required and available online at website listed above. 

February Valentine Workshop – Wednesday, February 1, (time and place to be announced) – Civic Engagement will team up with Arts for a Valentine workshop. Sign up at the January General Meeting.
Education and Libraries

Dekalb County Library News and Events
for January 2023

As we begin a new year, the Dekalb County Library system continues to provide resources, programs, and services for everyone in our community. Whether you are looking for your next great read, wanting to learn something new, or seeking a sense of belonging, the library is here to support you.

Choose from More Than 200 Programs in January!
With more than 200 programs for people of all ages, there is always something for you to do. Take your pick of story times, book clubs, classes, crafts, art exhibits, virtual programs, and so much more.
Click Events to browse the calendar. From there, you can search or sort by keyword, branch, age group, event type, or date. If you prefer a printed catalog, stop by your local library for a Program Guide for Children and Teens or Adults.
Kathy Hanna kak1941@aol.com
Nancy Baldwin nbaldwin@bellsouth.net & Gang
Workshops for the Birds were a great success, many thanks to JoAnn for the great partnership for the three events, 19 people now have bird baths to put out in the spring. Thanks to those who attended, a fun time for our day and night members.
Thursday, Jan. 26, Tour one of our favorite Animal Shelters, "Pet Puppies" at the Lifeline Animal Shelter in Chamblee followed by lunch at Southbound. Meet at upper parking lot of St Luke's at 9:15 am to carpool. Please bring any donations of goods or money. (No pill bottles needed).

Coming in February .....
Thursday, Feb. 23 we will have a lecture on Container Gardening by Cameron Watkins.

Ongoing Events
Adopt-A-Bench:. Meredy has bench applications, they make a wonderful 50 year long gift. The public uses these benches in our parks and what a long term legacy you can leave. Three new parks are happening in Dunwoody.
Audubon: Continue to fill your bird feeders, and bird baths when it's not freezing. Birding at DNC 8-10am $10 and free to DNC members. Contact to sign up 770-394-3322 & to check dates!
Dunwoody Nature Center: Planning a special event in 2023, the perfect facility could be the Sun Porch, the Meadow or The North Wood Pavilion, reserve early as times fill early. DWC has supported DNC for 30 years- please join us to make your donations and start the year off right. Take a look at the web site for any information and to register for classes or events at dunwoodynature.org or call 770-394-3322.
Pebble Tossers: With a membership you can share their news and support this group working with teens and younger children to learn how to share their gifts and time. 
Recycling: Please let us know the number and value of items y0u cleaned out and recycled. Recycle at, (CAC & Fur Kids on Holcomb Bridge), livethrive.org/charm. Morgan Falls or Roswell Recycling or any other site
Tips: Please consider planting trees and native plants and leave some seed heads on your plants for the birds.
Health and Wellness
Deborah Gault dcgault@comcast.net
Judy Bertrand pbandj989781@att.net
Joan Rush jrush330@aol.com
Arthritis: Why it develops and how to live with it.   

Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:00 am at Kingswood United Methodist Church, CLC Building. Dr. Donald Beringer, of Northside Orthopedic Institute, will present an expert’s view of how arthritis can be treated non-surgically, then if it progresses what additional medical intervention is available. Join us at Kingswood United Methodist Church, the CLC building on the left from the main entrance on N. Peachtree. RSVP to Deborah Gault, dcgault@comcast.net  

Kingswood United Methodist Church
4896 N. Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Coming in February, “Go Red” Heart Walk, Jointly sponsored by Health & Wellness and Environment. Please join us for a pleasant walk around beautiful Brook Run Park on a lovely late-winter morning. Wear warm clothing and enjoy spending time with members to chat, laugh, and breathe fresh air! ( more details forthcoming).
Collecting; blankets any size; dog or cat toys; animal treats, paper towels, food and monetary donations. Pill bottles are no longer needed. Bring items to the General Meetings.
GFWC Clubwoman
Judy Bertrand pbandj989781@att.net

Wishing You A Happy New Year

Dottie D'Angelo dottieatlanta@gmail.com

Wishing You A Happy New Year

Stage Door Theatre


Dad's Garage January 7, 7:30 pm

"Swinging Under The Stars"
January 21, 7:00 pm
Music, Silent Auction, Live Performances, Dinner

Tallulah Falls School
Linda Mote * Diane Norris
Wishing You A Happy New Year
Women in History
Suzanne Bentz
Maat (or Ma’at, conceived at the beginning of time)

It is said in Egyptian mythology that “Maat is both the goddess and the personification of truth, cosmic balance, and justice,” arising as the child of Ra out of the waters of Nun or chaos. Maat brought structure to the creation of the universe and instilled in man moral principles to which he would be held accountable, weaning him from what Thomas Hobbes would millennia later address as man’s basic instincts.

Maat, pronounced “May-et,”is often depicted with an ostrich feather of truth in her hair, sometimes with wings spread wide behind her back. She is said to have weighed a man’s heart at the point of death against the weight of her feather. Those who failed the test of Maat’s feather were “devoured by the goddess Ammit” and its owner cast into the underworld. If the deceased’s heart was found to be lighter than or equal to the weight of Maat’s feather, he or she could pass on in peace, having testified to a virtuous life.

Life in ancient Egypt was clearly harsh, but its citizens found a sense of security in its established rules and the community thrived if all followed Maat’s 42 rules or “negative confessions” for a virtuous life: (1) I have done no wrong. (2) I have not stollen. (8) I have not told lies. (23) I have not struck terror. (24) I have not transgressed the law. (29) I have not confounded truth. (33) I have wronged none, I have done no evil. (36) My voice was not spoken arrogantly or in anger. These confessions were individualized and resemble the Ten Commandments with a few specific to the time, like: (35) I have not waded in the water. (Perhaps a warning about crocodiles in the Nile?)

As we enter 2023, the world seems beset with crushing inflation, fuel shortages, threats of nuclear war, polarizing political discourse, entitlement, virtue signaling, woke-ism, rampant theft, mob outrage, drug overdoses, sex trafficking of innocents. The list is long and soul crushing. And the question must be asked. Are the waters of chaos rising once again? I hope not. I fervently hope that the new Webb Space Telescope can reach out to Maat at the edges of our universe, pull her back to Earth, and hold the human race accountable, especially our leaders and influencers, to the virtues we once held dear. After all, isn’t that what we all really want? To live a good life, free of oppression, and in peace.
Carolyn Anderson carolyn506@gmail.com
Kay Moe kgp12@att.net
52 Years of Service in our Community 1971-2023