left side – front row: N A Rotaractor Gilbert Vazquez, NA Rotary vol Gary Bush and Rotarian Kathy Monacelli and FODAC Pres & Stone Mtn. PP Chris Brand; left side – back row: Tucker President Ed Warner, FODAC staff Lloyd Ames; right side: Emory Druid Hills Rotarians Pravun Kakadiya and Pres Ravi Singh, and NA Rotarian Joan McGowan shown here with one of the many trailer loads full of donations for FODAC
FODAC President and Stone Mountain Rotary PP Chris Brand, Dunwoody Rotarians Jennie Stipick, PE Rick Wood and Tracey Carothers, and North Atlanta Rotary PP Ralph Sims
Brookhaven Rotarians Tony Schafer, Pres Tom Prior, PP Karen Kropp, Mister Schafer, and Patrick Lewis
Volunteers enjoyed a pre-event breakfast hosted by North Atlanta Rotary
North Atlanta Rotary
coordinated a community-wide collection day in July - with support from all of the clubs in the DeKalb Rotary Council and the North Atlanta Rotaract Club. The event benefitted FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children) and it was a
smashing success! The value of all items collected is estimated at over $250,000, plus a generous $200 donation for repairs. Our North Atlanta Event Coordinator, Past President Ralph Sims, is to be congratulated for pulling together all the moving parts creating this opportunity for such a wonderful and successful community service.
This success would not
have been accomplished without the help and support of Rotarians from seven additional Rotary Clubs - Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Emory Druid Hills, Tucker, Decatur, Stone Mountain and South DeKalb - and the North Atlanta Rotaract Club. Many thanks to the 46 Rotary and Rotaract volunteers for persevering through the heat and humidity of the day to
be a part of the biggest one-day collection for FODAC. Thanks to our team
members we had the right equipment - a mix of SUVs, Trucks, Trailers and even a
Box Truck! Thanks also to two very
hard working FODAC staff members who supported us during the day.