Speaker Date Topic
Bill Bolling, Founder, Atlanta Community Food Bank Nov 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving Program - "Stories of Transformation and Hope"
Thanksgiving Program - "Stories of Transformation and Hope"
Bill Bolling founded the Atlanta Community Food Bank in 1979 and served as its executive director until 2015. Bill has convened and facilitated the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum since its inception in 1988. Bill currently serves as chairman and senior advisor of Food Well Alliance, a network of growers and leaders in Atlanta’s local food movement, committed to strengthening healthy food systems. Bill also serves on several boards for Atlanta based foundations and organizations.
 
INTRODUCTION: Mary Pat Crouch
INVOCATION: Marbury Rainer
Robyn Curnow, CNN Anchor Dec 03, 2019 12:00 PM
"The Power of a Good Story"
"The Power of a Good Story"

Robyn Curnow is a CNN anchor and host of CNN International's CNN Newsroom with Robyn Curnow, which airs Friday at 6pm and 7pm ET, Saturday at 2pm and 4pm ET, and Sunday at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm ET.

Curnow previously served as a CNN correspondent in Johannesburg and London. She is based at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta.

Curnow has reported extensively on U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, tracking the diplomatic and geopolitical implications for CNN’s international viewers around the world.

She has anchored CNN’s coverage of multiple terror attacks across Europe and North Africa, and continues to report on North Korea and the ongoing Syrian war. She was part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage of a 2018 airstrike on a school bus in Yemen that killed dozens of children.

When Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president in 2017, Curnow was integral to the network’s coverage of the long-ruling autocrat, which was recognized with a 2019 Royal Television Society Award in the Breaking News category.

Curnow was on air when coalition forces launched the Mosul offensive in October 2016, which contributed to News and Documentary Emmy nomination for CNN, and she reported live from Havana on the death of Fidel Castro as well as U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba in 2016.

While based in South Africa as a correspondent, Curnow led CNN's coverage of Nelson Mandela's death and reported live from his funeral. Curnow had a long association with Mandela, interviewing him a number of times during and after his presidency. Her conversation with him on his 90th birthday was the last interview he gave.

Curnow has interviewed Oscar Pistorius and was based in Pretoria during his murder trial. Her documentary on the Olympian, commissioned by Anderson Cooper 360°, also featured exclusive footage and interviews with Pistorius' inner circle.

Curnow has interviewed former U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, as well as former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Separately, she has also spoken to former First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

She has covered a wide range of stories from Africa such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the soccer World Cup, political scandals involving South African President Jacob Zuma and Boko Haram. She traveled extensively on the continent and reported from Zimbabwe on human rights abuses and corruption.

Curnow started reporting for CNN in 2001 in London, covering stories like the death of Pope John Paul II from the Vatican, the South Asian tsunami and the London bombings in 2005.

Before joining CNN, Curnow was a reporter for the BBC and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Curnow is South African and graduated with a master’s degree in International Relations from Cambridge University.

INTRODUCTION: Jill Thornton
INVOCATION: Melody Watson
Kent Alexander, Kevin Salwen Dec 10, 2019 12:00 PM
The Suspect - An Olympic Bombing ... The Man Caught in the Middle
The Suspect - An Olympic Bombing ... The Man Caught in the Middle

Kent Alexander was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia at the time of the 1996 Olympics. He spent hundreds of hours working with the FBI to find the bomber, and he ultimately wrote and hand-delivered Richard Jewell’s clearance letter.

Journalist Kevin Salwen was a longtime Wall Street Journal reporter and editor who ran the paper’s southeastern section during the Olympic Games. He is the coauthor (with his daughter, Hannah) of The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back.

INTRODUCTION: Anne Skae
INVOCATION:  Bo Spalding
Annual Holiday Luncheon Dec 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Annual Holiday Luncheon with Festive Music and Distribution of 2019 Grants
 
PRESENTATION OF GRANTS:  Gene Pearce and Sandy Welfare
INVOCATION:  James Ottley
NO MEETING TODAY Dec 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
NO MEETING TODAY Dec 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Happy New Year!
Kent Stephens Jan 07, 2020 12:00 PM
College Football Hall of Fame
INTRODUCTION: Michael Butkus
INVOCATION:
John Selden, Manager Jan 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Hartsfield Jackson International Airport
INTRODUCTION: Mary Lou Austin
INVOCATION:
Bill McGahan Jan 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Georgia Works!
INTRODUCTION:  John King
INVOCATION: 

 

STAR Student Day Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Dr. Matt Harper Mar 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Mercer University
INTRODUCTION: Tom Gay
INVOCATION: