Membership Newsletter
 September 11, 2018

Kids Cultural Challenge with Boys and Girls Clubs
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Water for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia: Briefing for the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
Water for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia: Briefing for the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta

Brad Carver will clarify the on-going dispute between Georgia and neighboring states over water rights, an issue that landed him on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and on the History Channel "How the States Got Their Shapes."


Brad Carver is a partner with the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C., and Senior Managing Director of Government Affairs.  He also served as Special Executive Counsel to former Gov. Sonny Perdue on water issues.


He gives an insider look at where we are now and where we go from here regarding this crucial problem.  Brad went to Duke undergrad and UGA Law and MBA, is a Daily Report Dozen Under 40, Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia  Trend 40 Under 40.  He is also a U.S. Army Officer in the rank of 1st Lt. Colonel with combat deployments to both Bosnia and Iraq where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Bronze Star Medal during combat operations.


INVOCATION: Richard Maddox
Sep 18, 2018 12:00 PM
From Yancey Bros to the US Chamber
Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Public-Private Partnership: How the Fort Mac Redevelopment is Revitalizing Southwest Atlanta.
Oct 02, 2018 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Sep 04, 2018
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Sep 04, 2018
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Sep 08, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
AMIS - 2018 Student Reception
Georgia Tech
Sep 08, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Sep 11, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Philanthropy in the Classroom
Drew Charter Elementary School
Sep 14, 2018
Club Information
Learn. Serve. Connect.
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA  30303
United States
VenueMap Venue Map
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Heather Rowles
September 2
Joe Gardner
September 2
Kelley Bowden
September 3
Marbury Rainer
September 3
Ali Gant
September 6
Hillary Hardwick
September 7
Charlie Elsas
September 8
Doug Payne
September 10
Mary James
September 12
Firooz Israel
September 13
Jennie Blake
September 16
Sam Snider
September 18
Sandy Feinsmith
September 18
Bradley Martin
September 20
Leslie Myers
September 20
Anne Skae
September 22
Emily Acker
September 22
Melvin Pittman
September 23
Jack McFarland
September 27
Scott Sikes
September 27
Carol Wesley
September 28
Harry Lamon
September 29
41st Annual AMIS Reception is Sep 8!

You are invited to the 41st Annual AMIS/Kiwanis Welcome Reception, Saturday, September 8 from 2-4:00pm, in Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom located at 350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta 30332. Kiwanis Club members are needed to be ambassadors and greet our new international students and scholars. Music will be provided by the Trey Klegg Singers and Carrabba's of Kennesaw will cater the reception. Bring friends to welcome our new visitors. 


To volunteer to be an ambassador, please contact Heidy Brusitus, or Angela Cassidy,


Philanthropy in the Classroom - Volunteers needed for Fall Sessions

Philanthropy in the Classroom is a program designed to familiarize elementary school children with the concept of philanthropy.

The Dates for this fall are:

9-14:  Drew Charter

9-28:  Centennial Academy

10-26:  Stanton Elementary School


 We are very excited about expanding our program and will need around 70 volunteers to cover each class.  Once you sign up, you will receive more information.  There is a general training for all volunteers on August 28, 2018, following out Kiwanis Club luncheon.


During your session, you will:

  • Read a children’s book about philanthropy to a third-grade class
  • Discuss the meaning of philanthropy with students
  • Provide support to students as they create drawings that express what philanthropy means to them

For further information about the program, email or Stacey Sapp, stacey.sapp@acfb.orgThe link to sign up to volunteer is

Please note: A background check is required for all Kiwanis volunteers. If you are interested in participating, please check with Karen Losin to be sure your background check is current.

Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge
Event:  Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge

Date:  Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location:  Warren Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, 790 Berne St, Atlanta (near Grant Park)

Need:  25+ Club Members to serve as Judges

Contact:  Michael Butkus,, 404-713-7788


For over 65 years, the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta has partnered with the BGCMA for this annual fall event.  Clubs from across the metro area each choose a country to study for 12 months. They come to a single location each fall for the Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge to demonstrate what they have learned.  They create banners and posters, prepare food and costumes, perform song and dance routines, all based on the traditions and customs of their chosen country.  They have studied the history, traditions, form of government, geography, climate and so much more about the country.  The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta serves as the corp of judges for this event, awarding prize banners for multiple categories.

RSVP to Michael Butkus, mbutkus@mindspring.comYou must have your completed Background Screening on file before the event!
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!

Chelsea Carver is the Development Coordinator for Youth Villages Georgia. Youth Villages is a national non-profit dedicated to helping families live successfully. In Georgia, they provide residential treatment services at the Inner Harbour Campus in Douglasville and Community Based services to families in the Atlanta and surrounding areas.

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
We Need YOU to be a part of the "Lunch Bunch"!
Our club is looking for about 6 individuals who are willing to become part of the "Lunch Bunch" team!  Team members will help the lunch meetings operate smoothly by working the a/v board and sounds system in the back, ensuring that any a/v the speakers use are properly set up, and working the microphones during the Q&A sessions!
While no technical experience is necessary, volunteers should feel comfortable and confident adjusting sound levels and setting up the computer for power point and video presentations.  And the benefit is a dedicated comfy seat at the a/v table during lunch!  wink
Please contact Karen at to sign up!
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!
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