Membership Newsletter
April 2, 2019

Kids Cultural Challenge with Boys and Girls Clubs
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 02, 2019
AI and Ethical Algorithms: The need for ‘Deep Ethics’
AI and Ethical Algorithms: The need for ‘Deep Ethics’

Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Research Professor of Jewish Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Biological Behavior, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University.  Dr. Wolpe also serves as the first Senior Bioethicist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he helps formulate policy on bioethical issues and safeguarding research subjects. He is Senior Advisor to the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB), the premier scholarly journal in bioethics, is Editor-in-Chief of AJOB-Neuroscience, the leading journal in neuroethics, and he sits on the editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals in medicine and ethics. Dr. Wolpe is a past President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, a Fellow of the Hastings Center, and a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest medical society. 

Dr. Wolpe publishes widely in sociology, medicine, and bioethics, and has contributed to a variety of encyclopedias on bioethical issues.  Trained as a social scientist – a rare background for a ethicist -- Dr. Wolpe’s work focuses on the social, religious, ethical, and ideological impact of medicine and technology on the human condition, focusing particularly on genetics and neuroscience.  Dr Wolpe is considered one of the founders of the field of neuroethics, which examines the ethical implications of neuroscience.  He is also the founder of BEINGS, “Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit,” which brought together thought leaders from the top biotechnology producing countries of the world, representing a wide array of disciplines and approaches, to try and produce a set of internationally accepted ethical principles and policy standards for human cellular biotechnologies, such as CRISPR.  The Consensus Document is due to be completed by January, 2016.

Dr. Wolpe also writes about other emerging technologies, and his general bioethics scholarship includes areas such as death and dying, clinical medicine, alternative medicine, and bioethics in extreme environments such as space.  He is a sought after consultant on business ethics and the ethics of philanthropy (Dr. Wolpe was named one of Trust Across America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior).  He is the author of the textbook Sexuality and Gender in Society, and edited and is a key author of the end-of-life guide Behoref Hayamim: In the Winter of Life.

Dr. Wolpe sits on national and international non-profit organizational boards and working groups, and is a consultant to academic institutions and the biomedical industry.  He has twice testified to President Obama’s Commission on the Study of Bioethical Issues in Washington, DC, on ethical issues in synthetic biology and in neuroscience. A dynamic and popular speaker internationally, Dr. Wolpe has been chosen by the website Faculty Row as a “SuperProfessor” and by The Teaching Company as a "Superstar Teacher of America," and his courses are distributed internationally on audio and videotape.  He won the 2011 World Technology Network Award in Ethics, has recorded a TED Talk, and was profiled in the November, 2011 Atlantic Magazine as a “Brave Thinker of 2011.” Dr. Wolpe is a frequent contributor and commentator in both the broadcast and print media, having been featured on 60 Minutes and with a personal profile in the Science Times of the New York Times.

Apr 09, 2019 12:00 PM
“Making Friends and Influencing People at City Hall”
Apr 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Easter/Passover Program - The Power of Resets
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 PM
"The Transatlantic Relationship Beyond Brexit"
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Upcoming Events
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Mar 28, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Apr 02, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Apr 02, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Apr 02, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Apr 09, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Apr 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 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
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Annual Elections is April 2nd!
All members of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta are asked to attend our April 2 meeting and cast your vote for club officers and directors!  Those serving on our Board of Directors represent the club in all matters of club business including budget and policies.  Your vote is important and is a privilege of membership ... please vote!
To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, members must be a full, active member in good standing (current on dues, support the Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta, and have served in a leadership position on a club committee).  The following members received the required 10 nominations to be placed on the ballot and on April 2, club members will choose 5 individuals to serve a 2 year term, beginning Oct. 1, 2019 through Sep. 30, 2021.
Ed Brownlee, Mary Pat Crouch, Dan Douglass, Tom Gay, Thornton Kennedy, Richard Maddox, Laura McCarty, Magen McRoberts, Anne Skae, Carol Wesley
Also, members will vote on the following officers:
President Elect - David Moore
Vice President - Marbury Rainer
Treasurer - Carlye Dooley
Attend on April 2, 2019 and participate in the club elections!
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!
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!

21st Century Leaders is non-profit, youth leadership and talent development program for high school students in Georgia. Over the last 30 years, we have served more than 14,000 high school students from across the state of Georgia through a variety of programs. From our three summer residential institutes to our school-year leadership training events, we have a variety of opportunities to connect, transform, and inspire these high school students to reach their full potential. Contact Kate Hewitt.

Bradley Martin is a Partner and Senior Relationship Manager at Balentine, which is ranked the # 1 independent wealth management firm in the Southeast by Barron’s.  Headquartered in Atlanta with an office in Raleigh, Balentine offers financial planning and investment management devoid of products, commissions, revenue sharing, and/or other conflicts of interest.  Please contact Bradley at if you are interested in learning more.

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
2018-19  Committee Interest Forms
Have you filled out your 2018-19 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 o form here or contact the office at
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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