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Col Lee Ellis (Ret), USAF May 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Memorial Day Program - Courageous Accountability: The Battle For Honor
Memorial Day Program - Courageous Accountability: The Battle For Honor

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Lee Ellis is President and founder of Leading with Honor®, a leadership and team development consulting and coaching company, and FreedomStar Media®, a publishing company that provides leadership resources and training.  He focuses on organizational integrity, operational effectiveness and personal accountability for enterprise, government and not-for-profit leaders.  For more than 20 years, he has served as an executive coach and a corporate consultant in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, leadership, human performance development, and succession planning. His approach to maximizing leadership performance has been implemented by Fortune 500 clients, senior executives and C-Level leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, energy, IT, automotive, military, and not-for-profit sectors.

A prolific writer, blogger and thought leader, Ellis has authored or co-authored 6 books, is a nationally-recognized speaker, has been interviewed on all the major networks and served as a speaker in various industry sectors throughout the world.

Ellis holds a B.A. from UGA,  M.S. Troy University, and a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. Lee supervised, educated, and trained officers for the last 17 years of his Air Force career. He served as the Vice Commandant of the Squadron Officer School, the Air Force’s leadership school for captains. He completed his Air Force career as Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force ROTC at the University of Georgia.

Ellis began his career in the Air Force. During the Vietnam War, his aircraft was shot down over enemy territory and he was held as a POW in various prisons in the Hanoi area for more than five years. As a military officer, his experiences as a POW piqued his interest in leadership performance in difficult situations, leading to further research and academic pursuit in the area of measuring and optimizing human performance and leadership effectiveness. After repatriation he returned to flying duties with increasing positions of leadership. Rising to the rank of colonel before retirement, Ellis’ assignments included duty as a pilot, flight instructor, staff officer, chief of flight standardization and evaluation, flying squadron commander, and supervisor in higher education. He was awarded two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Prisoner of War Medal for his service in Vietnam. In addition, he was awarded four Air Force Commendation Medals and four Meritorious Service Medals for performance excellence. Lee is also a 2014 inductee into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame and the 2015 DAR Medal of Honor Recipient for a lifetime of patriotic service as a military officer and spokesman for leading with honor.

Ellis and his wife Mary have four grown children and six grandchildren and reside Atlanta.

INTRODUCTION: Tom Gay
INVOCATION: Cara Schroeder
Virtual Club Meeting Jun 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Networking and Social Meeting for Kiwanis Club Members

Dear Fellow Kiwanians!

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In response to the recent recommendation of ‘Social Distancing’  due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the KCA Board of directors have cancelled all in person meetings through June 30th.  We will continue to follow the guidance from the State of Georgia and the CDC, and will keep you updated should there be any changes for Kiwanis Club of Atlanta.  

The decision to cancel our upcoming meetings was not easy, however our KCA member’s health and safety are paramount during these challenging times.  Thank you for understanding as we do our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

We will continue to keep you updated over the next few weeks

INVOCATION: Emily Acker

Alicia Philipp, Pres, Community Foundation Atlanta Jun 09, 2020 12:00 PM
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ALICIA PHILIPP is president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, a philanthropic anchor institution dedicated to strengthening the Atlanta region. In 2020 she celebrates her 43rd year with the Foundation, which in its history has given away more than $1.7 billion to nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta region, throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

She leads a team of experts that strengthen the 23-county Atlanta region by inspiring philanthropy to increase the vitality of our region and the well-being of all residents. The Foundation grants out more than $110 million annually to thousands of nonprofit organizations.

Philipp has served on the board of the Council on Foundations, the Southeastern Council of Foundations, Independent Sector and the National Center on Family Philanthropy. Accolades are too many to mention, though this year she was honored by the YWCA as the “Woman of Achievement” and by Atlanta magazine’s Atlanta 500 as its superlative.

Philipp received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and an MBA from Georgia State University. She lives in Decatur and has two adult children and one grandson, all of whom live in Europe. Philipp has announced that she plans to retire in 2020 and the Board of the Community Foundation will choose a successor.

INTRODUCTION: Mary Pat Crouch
INVOCATION: Kathy Colbenson
Virtual Club Meeting Jun 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Networking and Social Meeting for Kiwanis Club Members

Dear Fellow Kiwanians!

This will be a virtual Zoom Networking Meeting.

In response to the recent recommendation of ‘Social Distancing’  due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the KCA Board of directors have cancelled all in person meetings through June 30th.  We will continue to follow the guidance from the State of Georgia and the CDC, and will keep you updated should there be any changes for Kiwanis Club of Atlanta.  

The decision to cancel our upcoming meetings was not easy, however our KCA member’s health and safety are paramount during these challenging times.  Thank you for understanding as we do our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

We will continue to keep you updated over the next few weeks

INVOCATION: Melissa Ehrhardt

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Rear Adm. Wendi Carpenter, (Retired), US Navy Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Independence Day Program
Independence Day Program
Rear Admiral Carpenter is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topic of leadership in crisis and particularly enjoys participating in programs designed to positively motivate and influence the youth of the Nation.  Following retirement from the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Carpenter became the 10th and first woman president of the State of New York Maritime College, successfully guiding the college through the rigorous 10 year reaccreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the 5 year USCG certification process.  She also set new benchmarks in graduation rates and in fund raising for the college, and began the strategic effort, which eventually led to the funding of a new training ship. She is most proud of the support and relief provided to surrounding communities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Wendi B. Carpenter is a retired United States Navy flag officer, retiring in 2011 after a distinguished 34 year career with significant operational experience and key roles in organizational transformation, technology development, and innovation that spanned the U.S. Navy, joint and coalition arenas.
 
Rear Admiral Carpenter was a pioneer of women in Naval Aviation (designated in July 1979), and was the first woman aviator to be promoted to flag rank in the U.S. Navy.   In many other career assignments, she also‚Äč was a leading pioneer, including several key assignments to United States Second Fleet (as an expert in air warfare command and control and as Deputy Commander).  In her final assignment as the Commander of the Navy’s Warfare Development Command, she was the Navy’s lead in the development and integration of unmanned systems from seabed to space and launching innovative new information systems and cyber warfare concepts, which impact decision making and operational employment of resources.
 
Rear Admiral Carpenter is the recipient of numerous civilian and military leadership awards, including the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Lifetime Community Service Award.   She was recently inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Class 2019.    Rear Admiral Carpenter holds a BS degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Salve Regina University, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, with a Strategic Studies concentration.   She has also completed numerous executive programs at Babson College, the University of North Carolina Business School and the NATO School in Germany.
 
Rear Admiral Carpenter is the founder of Gold Star Strategies, LLC and operates as an international business consultant with a focus on leadership development and executive functions.  She serves as a member of numerous advisory and nonprofit boards, including the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Atlanta Federal Home Loan Bank and the Board of the Navy League’s Atlanta Council.  She is also the Executive Director of the Captain Richard Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust with the mission devoted to strengthening the U.S. Maritime Industry and providing scholarships to students pursuing a career in the industry.  
 
INTRODUCTION:  Blake Young
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Carolyn Curry, Author Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
100 Years on the 19th Amendment
INTRODUCTION: Tom Gay
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