Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Kris Mullis, Sr. Pastor, FBC, Avondale Est Nov 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Program
Thanksgiving Program

Dr. Kris Mullis ​became  Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Avondale Estates, on Sunday, July 13, 2014.   Dr. Mullis and his wife, Shana have five children. He has served as Pastor of three churches and most recently served as Chaplain at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta. Endorsed for chaplaincy missions by the North American Missions Board, Kris also served as Chaplain in the US Army.


Dr. Mullis is a graduate of the Baptist College of Florida and received a Masters degree from Troy University in Alabama. He earned his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisiana.


Kris states, “My personal motto is to go and glorify God by making and maturing disciples among nations. The fulfillment of this motto involves evangelism and discipleship, locally and globally. My passions include preaching, pastoral ministry, leadership, and administration.”


INVOCATION:  Kathy Bremer
Judith Monroe MD, Pres & CEO, CDC Foundation Nov 28, 2017
“Together Our Impact Is Greater: Leveraging Partnerships to Tackle Health Challenges”
“Together Our Impact Is Greater: Leveraging Partnerships to Tackle Health Challenges”

Judith Monroe’s professional focus has centered on the intersection of primary care and public health. Her career has taken her from private medical practice to academia, hospital administration and public health protection. In Feb, 2016, she was named Pres and CEO of the CDC Foundation, whose mission to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between CDC and philanthropic and private sector organizations and individuals to build public health programs that make our world healthier and safer.

Prior to joining the CDC Foundation, Monroe was a CDC deputy director and served as director of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS).  Under her leadership, OSTLTS launched the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII) and developed and expanded the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). PHAP began with 10 associates per year and grew to nearly 350 associates serving 44 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia at state, tribal, local, territorial, federal, and non-governmental public health organizations.

Before joining CDC, she served as the state health commissioner for Indiana and was president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) where she conceptualized and launched the first ASTHO President’s Challenge, for state health officials to focus attention on a critical national health issue.

Monroe began her clinical career as a member of the National Health Service Corps at the Morgan County Medical Center in rural Tennessee, confronting the ill health that poverty-stricken and remote populations face. As a clinician educator, she joined the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at Indiana University and led the department’s work in rural communities. She then joined St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in a dual administrative role as director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and the Primary Care Center.

Monroe has served on many national advisory committees and boards, such as the Public Health Accreditation Board, Global Health Leadership Council, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Leadership Forum, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health, and the National Advisory Committee for the Indiana Univ Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. Among her numerous awards, she received the Womenetics POW! Award, which recognizes excellence in leadership, the ASTHO National Excellence in Public Health Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Service Medal from then Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

Monroe received her M.D. from the Univ of Maryland and B.S. from Eastern Kentucky Univ. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Univ of Cincinnati, a rural faculty development fellowship at East Tennessee State Univ, and a fellowship in obstetrics through the Univ of Wisconsin. She also participated in the Harvard, Kennedy School of Government, State Health Leadership Initiative and received an Honorary Doctorate from Purdue.

INTRODUCTION: Mike Skrynecki
​INVOCATION: Jennie Blake
Dr. Walter J. Curran, Executive Director Dec 05, 2017
“Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: Update on Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Center”
“Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University:  Update on Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Center”

Walter J. Curran, Jr, MD, FACR, is Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Professor and Chairman of Emory’s Department of Radiation Oncology. He is a board certified radiation oncologist and specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer or brain and spine tumors.  Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center and has over 250 active clinical trials.  Before joining Emory, he was professor and chairman of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) in Philadelphia and clinical director of Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center.

Curran is considered an international expert in the management of patients with locally advanced lung cancer and malignant brain tumors. He has led several landmark clinical and translational trials in both areas and is responsible for defining a universally adopted staging system for patients with malignant glioma. He currently serves as a group chairman and a principal investigator of NRG Oncology, the largest of the 5 NCI-funded clinical trials network groups.

The first radiation oncologist to serve as director of an NCI-designated cancer center, Curran is a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, is a fellow and gold medal recipient in the American College of Radiology, and has been awarded honorary memberships in the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology. He has received numerous honors and is listed in Atlanta Magazine's “Top Doctors for Radiation Oncology.”

Curran graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, and received his MD degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in the Department of Radiation Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and his internship in internal medicine at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia.


INTRODUCTION:  Angela Cassidy

William De Baets, Consul General, Belgium Dec 12, 2017 12:00 PM
“Belgium: Old Transatlantic friend at the heart of a challenged European Union”
“Belgium: Old Transatlantic friend at the heart of a challenged European Union”

William De Baets, Ir., has served as the Consulate General of Belgium, Atlanta, from April 2016 to present.  Since entering diplomatic service in 2000 and prior to his appointment in Atlanta, he was a Counselor at the Embassy of Belgium to the USA in Washington, DC, the Director of the Crisis Centre MFA & B-FAST Secretariat, Brussels, and the Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of Belgium to Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, the Embassy of Belgium to Venezuela, Caracas, and the Embassy of Belgium to Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan.

Before his diplomatic career, De Baets served in the Belgian Navy with a career that culminated as the Deputy Director ICT for the Belgian Navy General Staff.

De Baets received as Masters in Information Technology and Bachelors in Management/Foreign Affairs.  He received advanced training at the Belgian Royal Military Academy, Marine nationale  francaise and the Royal Dutch Navy.


INVOCATION: Michael Butkus
Annual Holiday Luncheon Dec 19, 2017
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta!

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Presentation of 2017 Grant Awards by President Elect James Ottley, Chair, Grants Committee

INTRODUCTION:  Sam Friedman, Chair, Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!


NO MEETING TODAY! Jan 02, 2018
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!