Membership Newsletter
October 17, 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
Oct 17, 2017
"Compassionate Leadership in America's Most Ethnically Diverse Square Mile"
Edward "Ted" Terry currently serves as the Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia, the most ethnically diverse square mile in America. Ted is the youngest Mayor in Clarkston's 135-year history. With more than 17 years of experience in public service, Ted is leading Clarkston's vision to become a more welcoming and compassionate community. 
As Mayor, Ted has supported initiatives aimed at empowering resident involvement and cross-sector collaboration, including the launch of an education task force aimed at working with the Dekalb County Board of Education to create innovative ideas and policy solutions for the Clarkston cluster of schools. Under Ted's leadership, Clarkston has become the first city in Georgia to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr for city employees, make Election Day a holiday, and decriminalize simple marijuana possession. Ted also helped enact the strictest indoor smoking ordinance in the state, a public health measure to reduce second-hand smoke related illness in Clarkston. He is currently working on innovative new models around civilian led policing, tiny house developments and micro-farming, as well as committing Clarkston to a goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050. 
In addition to his leadership as Mayor of Clarkston, Ted currently serves as the State Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, is a member of the DeKalb County Board of Health, and serves on the advisory board for the Global Village Project, a special purpose middle school for refugee girls who have experienced interruptions and gaps in their formal education. 
Earlier in his career, Ted worked as a consultant for a wide array of nonprofits, state representatives, state senators, mayors, county commissioners, school board members and a U.S. Congressman. During his time as a consultant, Ted helped raise millions of dollars for campaigns and causes with a focus on uniting individuals and businesses behind a common goal of creating a better society.
INTRODUCTION:  Susan Anderson
​INVOCATION: Karen Carlisle
Oct 24, 2017
Playing to Win
Oct 31, 2017
Porsche Experience Center - Atlanta
Nov 07, 2017
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Upcoming Events
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Oct 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Viollette Restaurant
Oct 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Oct 17, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Kiwanis Foundation Investment Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Center Boardroom
Oct 24, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Oct 26, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Nov 07, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
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
National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day 2017 is November 9th and the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta is proud to be the Philanthropy in the Classroom Presenting Sponsor!  We have 40 reserved seats for Kiwanis Atlanta members.  There is no charge for regular members, and Associate/Satellite/Emeritus/Honorary members may attend for the regular $15 luncheon charge.  Member guests may attend if seats are available for the guest charge of $35.  Please email by October 31st to put your name on the RSVP list.
National Philanthropy Day is Tuesday, November 9th, 11:30 am at the Georgia Aquarium. 
Parking is available in the Aquarium lot for $7.
Be a Volunteer for Philanthropy in the Classroom!
Philanthropy in the Classroom is a program designed to familiarize 2nd and 3rd grade students with the concept of philanthropy.  Volunteers from the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Kiwanis Club of Atlanta visit Atlanta area schools to lead program activities, which take about an hour.  The volunteers:
  • Read a children’s book about philanthropy to a class
  • Discuss the meaning of philanthropy with students
  • Provide support to students as they create drawings that express what philanthropy means to them
Our next outing for 2017 has been scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at F.L. Stanton Elementary School.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kitty Vogt ( ASAP to sign up.  Please note that background checks are required for all volunteers, and take about a week to complete.
New Name Badges for the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
To help celebrate our 100th year of service to the community, Kiwanis Club of Atlanta members will proudly wear their new Name Badges starting October 1, 2017!  All members are encouraged to take home their previous name badges as a remembrance of their years of service.  All old badges not claimed after Oct. 31, 2017 will be discarded.  If you can't attend a meeting during the month of November, and you would like to keep you name badge, please contact to make arrangements.
Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
Blake Young, 2017-18 President of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, welcomes you to our website and invites you to celebrate our club's Centennial Year!

Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, now proud to be celebrating its 100th year of serving the diverse needs of the children of Atlanta and the region.

We are first and foremost a highly respected service organization, providing many meaningful opportunities for our members to make a difference in our community.

Our weekly lunch meetings provide opportunities to learn something new about a wide range of subjects focusing on such things as local, national and international issues in business, government, education, health, technology and sports among others.

Kiwanis also provides our members the opportunity through networking to develop professional and personal relationships with fellow leaders in business, government, education, military and not-for-profit organizations.

If you are interested in becoming associated with a dynamic service organization, we would welcome you as our guest at a future meeting. Simply call the Kiwanis office at 404 521-1443, or send an email to and we will look forward to meeting you and telling you more about our Club and the opportunities it has to offer.

Blake Young

Club President, 2017-2018
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Celebrates its 100th Year!
You've heard the buzz ... Kiwanis Club of Atlanta turns 100 next year!  We will be celebrating all during our 2017-18 club year, which kicks off October 3rd.  At various meetings you will learn a bit about our club's history and the incredible service we do for the community.  And we will be raising money for our centennial project - a Garden and Pavilion for Hillside - so those extra dollars you contribute will be paying it forward for the next 100 years!
A highlight this coming year will be the Centennial Gala, April 24th, 2018 at the Atlanta History Center.  Mark your calendars now for this incredible event that you will not want to miss and watch your emails and the Atlanta Bulletin for more information during the next few months!
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!
Kelley Bowden is a Catering Sales Manager at Bold Events, a Catering and Design company located at King Plow Arts Center. Bold is a part of Fifth Group Restaurants. For more information on the company and how we can help make your next event a success, please visit Kelley can be reached at or 678-302-3213.
John Fenton, is founder/CEO of JFHealthyLiving, executive coach and Vistage Chair. He helps CEOs and leaders achieve greater success with fewer hours and improved relationships through 1-to-1 coaching, private advisory boards, seminars and workshops. If you want to think differently, make better decisions, take bold action and create meaningful results, contact John at
Elizabeth Fullerton is the Communications Specialist for the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE), public private nonprofit that promotes higher quality, better organized and more cost effective cancer care for Georgians. Among its many initiatives are the online resource, and the Cancer Survivorship Connection (  Elizabeth can be reached at or 404-273-6297.
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
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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