Membership Newsletter
May 21, 2024

Cookout for the Kids at Hillside
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
May 21, 2024 11:45 AM
Collegiate Recovery: Saving, Sustaining and Enhancing Student Lives
Collegiate Recovery: Saving, Sustaining and Enhancing Student Lives


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Blake Schneider serves as the Director of the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) at Kennesaw State University.

Schneider received his Master’s in Communication Studies from the University of Alabama with an emphasis in group leadership, strategic intervention and social work. Serving in the Director position he has developed key partnerships, road mapped the immediate future of the Center and is in the process of creating a shared vision CYAAR moving forward.  As a former professor of public speaking, Schneider presents at local, state and national conferences, summits and workshops.

He currently assists in a consulting capacity for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE), providing technical assistance to start up Collegiate Recovery Programs. He serves on a variety of boards and committees including the Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery Advisory Board, the Kennesaw State University Mental Health Initiative Committee, the Tennessee Tech Advisory Board and the Kennesaw State University Beta Theta Pi Advisory Board. From the Summer of 2017 to the Summer of 2020 Schneider served as the Southeastern Representative for the ARHE. In this position, he took measures to help with the startup of collegiate recovery efforts in the Southeastern region while working to enhance collaboration and cohesion among Universities in the Southeast.

His goals include advancing the Center’s impact on addiction and recovery locally and amongst the field, making Collegiate Recovery accessible and open to all students that seek support, minimizing risk for students through innovative alcohol and other drug education prevention measures and ensuring the Center’s continued contributions to the field of recovery science research.

In his free time, Schneider likes to spend time with his dogs, discovering new music, traveling, exercising, meditating, and working with mentees from a 12-step fellowship.

INTRODUCTION:  Karen Carlisle
May 28, 2024 11:45 AM
James Oglethorpe, Founder of Georgia
Jun 04, 2024 11:45 AM
“The Intersection of Private and Commercial Premium Travel – A first in the aviation industry”
Jun 11, 2024 11:45 AM
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Club Information
Learn. Serve. Connect.
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States of America
(404) 521-1443
We can't wait to see you in person! Register in the events section on our website at! You can still attend via Zoom!
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Upcoming Events
Camp Kiwanis Volunteer and Play Day
Camp Kiwanis
May 18, 2024
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
May 21 - Blake Schneider - In Person Registration
Loudermilk Conference Center
May 21, 2024
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
May 28 - Michael Thurmond - In Person Registration
Loudermilk Conference Center
May 28, 2024
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
June 4 - George Mattson - In Person Registration
Loudermilk Conference Center
Jun 04, 2024
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
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KCA Member Social at SCAD
Twenty lucky Kiwanis members will be treated to a tour of SCAD followed by lunch in their FORTY event space with beautiful views of the city!  Because of the limited # that can attend, guests will only be accepted after all members have had a chance to register by June 4!  Arrive by 9:45 am – Tour will leave at 10 am sharp!  Cost $10 per member for donation to SCAD
Because this is limited to 20 Members.  Reservations only to by June 4th.
2024 KCA Club Election Results
Our annual club election results are in!  Congratulations to the 2024-25 KCA Officers and Directors, led by President Designate Kathy Colbenson.
Past KCA Club Meetings for You to Watch!
We have had great speakers during our Kiwanis Club of Atlanta meetings!  If you couldn't participate either in person or by Zoom, you are able to access the past four months through the live link of the speaker name listed below!  Remember, you can always check out past speakers by viewing the past bulletins archived on our web site.
Automatic In Person Attendance Registration Available!
Are you attending the KCA weekly meetings in person all the time and want to skip the registration process?  Just email Karen at and have your name added to the automatic attendance list.  Easy Peasy.  All we ask is that you let us know when you ARE NOT going to be there so we don't have extra food ordered.  Add your name to the list today and we will see you on Tuesday, Jan 4th!
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