Membership Newsletter
 September 25, 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 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Public-Private Partnership: How the Fort Mac Redevelopment is Revitalizing Southwest Atlanta.
 Public-Private Partnership: How the Fort Mac Redevelopment is Revitalizing Southwest Atlanta.

Brian Hooker serves as Executive Director of the Fort Mac LRA, the organization leading the redevelopment of 486 acres in the underserved Southwest Atlanta community. His chief responsibility is to lead the Fort Mac LRA team and its partners to manage and facilitate nearly $1 Billion of revitalization projects featuring mixed used, affordable developments utilizing market based financing and public incentives.  Previously, Brian served as the Director of Real Estate for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and prior to that Brian served as Director of Site Selection Consulting with CBRE.  

Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves nationally on both Urban Land Institute’s Public Development and Infrastructure Product Council and as Co-Chair of the Association of Defense Communities’ LRA Directors Council. Locally he was appointed to the City of Atlanta’s IN REM review board and serves on the Southwest Atlanta Partnership Board of Directors.

Brian hails from Southwest Atlanta where he graduated from Benjamin E. Mays High, and where he now lives with his wife and family.  He is member of Cascade United Methodist Church, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.


INTRODUCTION:  Peggy Johnson
Oct 02, 2018 12:00 PM
James Ottley, President
Oct 09, 2018 12:00 PM
Skyland Trail: Paving the road to recovery from mental illnesses
Oct 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Trees Atlanta and the Future
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Upcoming Events
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Sep 27, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Philanthropy in the Classroom
Centennial Academy Elementary School
Sep 28, 2018
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Oct 02, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Oct 02, 2018
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Oct 02, 2018
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
2018 Kids Cultural Challenge
Warren Club, Boys and Girls Clubs
Oct 06, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 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
Membership Incentive Opportunity
Don't forget!  Reduced initiation fees are available until September 24, 2018 for everyone submitting an application for membership to the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta!
And our next program on Sep 18 with James Stephenson, next year's Chair of the US Chamber of Commerce is a great program to bring prospective members!  
Email the club with your guest names and show your friends what a fabulous civic club we have.  Membership information is available on our website or you can contact the office for an application form.
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!
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 Remaining Dates for this fall are:

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.  


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.

Next KCA 5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting is Oct 30th at Oakland Cemetery
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta 5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting!
Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2018 from 6 - 8 PM
At Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
A special evening for our club where we can meet some of Oakland’s residents, two of whom may bear uncanny resemblances to club members!
Wine, refreshments, and appetizers will be provided.
~RSVP Deadline Tuesday, October 23rd~
This counts as a meeting attendance and will be billed like a regular meeting for Associate members and guests.
Bring your Friends and Colleagues!
Sign up on the Event Board or email Karen Losin –
National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day 2018 is Thursday, November 8th 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 23rd to put your name on the RSVP list.  Parking is available in the Aquarium lot for $7.  
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
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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