Membership Newsletter
February 28, 2017

Kids Cultural Challenge with Boys and Girls Clubs
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 28, 2017
"112 Years of Successful Partnerships"
"112 Years of Successful Partnerships"


Milton J. Little, Jr. became the first African-American president of United Way of Greater Atlanta, the second-largest in the national system, in July 2007. Previously, he served as president of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. He joins a strong legacy of fundraising and collaborative leaders who bring together supportive partners in the for-profit, nonprofit, philanthropic and government sectors to identify challenges facing individuals and families and offer solutions. He has helped raise more than half a billion dollars for local community needs and priorities during his career.


In 2010, under Little’s leadership, nearly 17,000 Georgia families received $20.5 million in emergency financial assistance through the Georgia Fresh Start initiative, led by United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Human Services. The funds were provided by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide relief on past due mortgage, rent and/or utilities expenses during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.  He has been at the forefront of shaping the role of United Way in responding to economic and natural disasters, from bringing together community leaders when a tornado struck downtown Atlanta to overseeing United Way’s efforts to stabilize North Georgia victims of record flooding in 2009.

With vast networks of community partners and volunteers, Little developed and is making strides in a strategic plan that connects the region around the achievement of six community goals — the benchmarks of a thriving community. They include: 1. Children enter school ready to learn and graduate prepared for careers. 2. People have access to primary health care. 3. Homeless people are housed within one year. 4. Babies are born healthy. 5. Families are self-sufficient. 6. Young people avoid risky behaviors.

Before joining United Way, he served as chief operating officer and interim president and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights and social service community-based movement. He also had a career in corporate philanthropy at AT&T and Lucent Technologies and served as vice president for Field Operations at MDRC, a non-partisan education and social policy research organization.  A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Little graduated magna cum laude from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in sociology. He earned an M.A. degree in urban sociology and social policy from Columbia University.

Little is on numerous boards and foundations, including chair for the Center for Assessment and Policy Development, chair of the Southern Education Foundation, and as vice chair of the board of directors for Ways to Work. He is a member of the Atlanta Mayoral Board of Service, the Commerce Club Operating Board, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, and more.

Little’s leadership has earned him numerous accolades such as the recipient of the prestigious Centurion Award by Travelers Aid, is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International, and in 2006, was recognized by The White House with the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships Award. He is also featured as a 2017 Most Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend Magazine, a 2016 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Magazine’s 55 Most Powerful, “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta” publication and more.

Little is a native New Yorker and is married to Traci Gibson Little. He has two sons, Milton and Taylor, and three grandchildren, Joi, Miles, and Langston.

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Upcoming Events
Interclub - Northside
First Presbyterian Church
Feb 24, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Division One Governor's Rally
Mar 02, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Mar 07, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Mar 07, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Mar 07, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Mar 14, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Club Information
Learn. Serve. Connect.
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA  30303
United States
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Breakfast Satellite Location
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 am
Landmark Diner
3652 Roswell Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA  30352
Club Officers
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Division One Governor's Rally is March 2nd!
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE!  Be sure to sign up for the Division One Governor's Rally on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 pm at Hillside.  The Rally welcomes Governor Carol Wisdom and is a time when our division one clubs share the good news about their clubs - service projects, membership and more!
Cost is only $35 and includes dinner, beer/wine and a special program by the children from Hillside.  RSVP to by February 22nd.  Click here to see the flier for more information!
Member Networking - Have a Spotlight Shine on You!
Do you want to let the members of our club know more about you and your business?  Do you want to network and cultivate more business contacts?  If you answered yes, then you need to sign up to do a "Member Spotlight" at one of our club meetings!
Spotlights are done every 2nd and 4th Tuesday luncheon meeting (and the occasional 5th) each month.  You have two minutes to showcase your business and tell the other members how you can benefit them!  To get on the schedule, just email Karen at
Time for Nominations for Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Board of Directors!
If you have a desire to serve on the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Board of Directors, now is the time to submit your name for consideration!  All qualified members who express an interest to serve will be on a list for potential nomination.  Members will complete their nomination forms at the meetings on March 7 and 14, and those persons receiving at least 10 nominations will have their name submitted on the ballot for election at our club's annual election on April 4, 2017.
To qualify as a board of director, you must be a member in good standing (current on dues and have made a contribution or pledge to the Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta) and have served in a prior leadership position with the club as a chair or vice chair of a committee.
If you would like to submit your name, please send your request to Ernie Prickett, chair of nominations and leadership development committee, by March 3, 2017.
Member Spotlights
Just in case you missed the last couple Member Spotlights at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon meeting, we have listed the last few below.  The next time you need someone with their expertise, please, "Do Business with a Kiwanian!"
"Do Business" with these Kiwanians!
Phillip Rogers is a founding employee and senior vice president of Capital Markets with Atlantic Capital Bank, a publicly traded, multi-state community bank offering superior financing solutions and treasury services to mid-market and emerging growth companies.  He can be reached at
Clay Prickett is an engineering design & manufacturing consultant for the consumer goods industry, helping corporations and individuals alike bring their ideas for new products to market. He can be reached at 404-326-0229 or
Dan Israel is owner of Reptile Storytelling, which does customer experience work, helping smart companies discover more about their customers across the online and offline worlds, and turning the analysis into an actionable roadmap. Contact him at
Get Your Photo Taken for the Kiwanis Club Directory
SMILE!  Need to add or update your photo in the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta directory?  Julius Lee will be taking photos before and after all the luncheon meetings in February!  So put on your best smile and your gorgeous mug will be on view for all the members to see!
Donate to the Foundation through Amazon SMILE!
Do you shop at Amazon?  Then SMILE smiley and go to Amazon Smile for your next purchase and help our club's Foundation!
AMAZON SMILE - Shop at the Amazon Smile website and .5% of your purchases can be donated to the Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta!  Just go to CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING and let your fingers do the donating!
KCA Polo Shirts - Get Yours Now!
If you don't have a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta club polo shirt, be sure to order yours today! 
Be sure to get your KCA Club Polo Shirt and wear your shirt at all of our club events such as reading to the Dean Rusk head start kids, greeting the troops at the airport with the USO, volunteering with Philanthropy in the Classroom, and more!  Cost is only $21.40 for shirt sizes Small - Extra Large. An Additional charge for shirts XXL and XXXL.  The shirts fit pretty true to size and have a good quality brushed cotton feel.  Please email with your order by Monday, October 24th and shirts should be in before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Show your Kiwanis Pride with a club polo shirt!
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Car Decals
Don't get the BOOT!  Be sure your car has a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta car decal properly displayed on your vehicle.
The security company contracted by Lanier Parking will be booting all cars that are parked in the reserved parking places and that do not have a valid decal on their car identifying them as attending the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon.  So if you arrive prior to 11:45 am on Tuesday, please make sure you have a parking decal on your car.  You can get a decal from Karen at the luncheon meeting, and then place it on the right back window (passenger side) from inside your car.  They are static cling, so easy to put on and take off!
2016-17 Committee Interest Forms
Have you filled out your 2016-17 Committee Interest Form?
Don't forget to fill out your Committee Interest Form for next year to choose the committees on which you would like to serve!
You can download one from the homepage of our website or contact the office at
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