Membership Newsletter
September 26, 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
Sep 26, 2017
State of the Healthcare Sector and WellStar's Impact in Fulton County
State of the Healthcare Sector and WellStar's Impact in Fulton County

Leo Reichert joined WellStar Health System in January 2011, and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In that role, Mr. Reichert provides advice and counsel to the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for managing the legal function for the System and its affiliates. In addition, Mr. Reichert supervises WellStar’s Government Relations efforts.

Prior to joining WellStar, Leo was a partner on the Healthcare Team at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs in Atlanta, Georgia, where he represented hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters, including commercial litigation, medical staff privilege disputes and certificate of need litigation. His experience also included representing health care providers in civil and criminal health care fraud investigations, qui tam (whistleblower) cases, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and in the development and implementation of compliance programs.

Prior to joining Parker Hudson, Leo served in the Department of Justice as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division in the Northern District of Georgia.
Leo is a graduate of Georgetown University and Emory University School of Law.

INTRODUCTION:  Marbury Rainer
INVOCATION: Mary Pat Crouch
Oct 03, 2017
A Centennial Celebration Year!
Oct 10, 2017
Washington Update
Oct 17, 2017
"Compassionate Leadership in America's Most Ethnically Diverse Square Mile"
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Upcoming Events
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Sep 22, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Oct 03, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Oct 03, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
2017 Kids Cultural Challenge
Oct 07, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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
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
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 will visit Atlanta area schools this fall to lead program activities, which take about an hour.  The volunteers will:


  • 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

It’s lots of fun! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kitty Vogt ( to sign up. (After you have signed up, you will be contacted by the organizers and asked to select a specific date and location that works for you.  Several options will be available in late September and early October.)  A volunteer training session will be held immediately following the Kiwanis luncheon on September 12 and will last just one hour.


Please note that background checks are required for all volunteers.

Get Your Photo Taken for the Kiwanis Club Directory
SMILE!  Need to add or update your photo in the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta directory?  Julius Lee will be taking photos before and after all the luncheon meetings on September 12, 19 and 26th!  So put on your best smile and make sure your gorgeous mug is on view for all the members to see!
Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge
Event:  Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge

Date:  Saturday, October 7, 2017

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 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta has been associated with the BGCMA in an annual fall event.  The 25 clubs 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!
SAVE THE DATE!  Kiwanis Centennial Gala is April 24, 2018
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 New Office Information
Hello Kiwanians!
The office has moved!!!
Please make a note of our new mailing address, effective immediately:
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
PO Box 14104
Atlanta, GA  30324
The September billing cycle will go out soon!   If you have automatic bank drafts set up, please be sure to change the address in your online banking!
Our email will remain the same:
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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