Membership Newsletter
May 7, 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
May 07, 2019 12:00 PM
LAW DAY - "The Criminal Justice System & Criminal Records in Georgia”
LAW DAY - "The Criminal Justice System & Criminal Records in Georgia”

Douglas B. Ammar, Executive Director of the Georgia Justice Project (GJP), has been an active presence with the organization since its inception in 1986. Georgia Justice Project, a legal nonprofit organization in Metro Atlanta, works to strengthen Atlanta’s communities by demonstrating a better way to represent individuals in the criminal justice system. By reducing barriers to reentry through direct legal action, policy advocacy, education and coalition building, GJP has served as a strong advocate of second chances for over 30 years. Beginning as a volunteer for the organization in 1986, then moving on as staff attorney in 1990, Doug has led GJP and its work as Executive Director since 1995.

Doug earned a Bachelor of History degree from Davidson College in 1984, following with a law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1989. Doug’s professional awards and affiliations include:  Davidson’s College’s 2016 Game Changers, Emory University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, the Milner S. Ball Working In the Public Interest Lifetime Achievement Award; the Thomas Moore Society Law Award (Atlanta);  the Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellowship; the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ Evelyn G. Ullman Innovative Leadership Award; The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Man of Empowerment and Distinction Award; Fulton County Daily Report’s Young Lawyer on the Rise Award; Omicron Delta Kappa Alumni inductee at Washington & Lee University; Emory Law School’s Public Interest Committee’s Inspiration Award; the University of Georgia’s Equal Justice Foundation’s Knox Award; the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Indigent Defense Award; Davidson College’s John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service; the Atlanta Catholic Social Services’ Award for Exemplary Service; the Davidson College Alumni Admissions Program Award; and the Georgia Indigent Defense Council’s Commitment to Excellence Award.

INTRODUCTION: Marbury Rainer
May 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Thoughts From a Tuskegee Airman
May 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Dangerous Listening: Highlander’s Story & Methodologies for Social Change
May 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Consular Corps Luncheon - "Once Upon a Spy"
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Upcoming Events
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
May 07, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
May 07, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
May 07, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
May 14, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
May 21, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Jun 04, 2019
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Pat Crouch
May 1
Joe Ferst
May 3
Marc Morris
May 4
Heidy Brusitus
May 5
Douglas Cobb
May 6
Bill Whitaker
May 7
Patrise Perkins-Hooker
May 8
Tom Thrash
May 8
Anne Gahongayire
May 11
Elizabeth Fullerton
May 11
Webley Webster
May 11
Carlye Dooley
May 17
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp
May 17
Russ Wagner
May 24
Kathy Solley
May 28
Mason Stephenson
May 29
Camp Kiwanis Volunteer and Play Day
Volunteer and Play Day!!
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10am @ Nature Center
You are invited to spend a beautiful May Day with Camp Kiwanis’ LINK Teens (Leaders In Natures Kingdom) for a Summer Camp volunteer prep day, lunch & play!

Beginning at 10:00am, you, friends, and family are invited to the Annual Camp Kiwanis Spring Cleaning. Join teen leaders, community members, and scout troops at Camp Kiwanis on Saturday, as we get Camp Kiwanis ready for our Boys & Girls Club Members from Metro Atlanta, North Central GA & Chattahoochee Valley.

After welcomes & sign-ups, we will split into teams for camp clean-up, trail maintenance, art, and other volunteer projects. The staff of Camp Kiwanis would like to thank you with a delicious lunch & s'mores around midday. Plus, as we wrap up our chores, mountain biking or a kayaking trip on the Camp Run will be available for anyone interested!
2613 Old Wildcat Bridge Rd
Danielsville, GA 30633
For more information, call Carly @ 706-795-2098
or to sign-up:
Parking Changes for the Loudermilk Parking Garage
United Way is now contracted with LAZ Parking to provide the parking services for the Loudermilk Center parking garage.  And with this comes changes to our parking system, some now and some in the future.  Please be sure to read all information thoroughly to avoid having your car towed.
Beginning immediately, parking will cost $12 just for a vehicle to enter the garage and immediately leave it.  There is no complimentary time.  So be sure you obtain a parking validation sticker when you arrive to a club meeting to ensure that you aren't charge the higher rate. 
Reserved Parking Places are only available for Kiwanis Club members who display the Kiwanis decal on their car at all times, even after the club meeting begins.  You must have this decal placed inside your back window on the passenger side. If you have a convertible, you can place it on the front window on the drivers side.  It is a static cling decal and easy to adhere.  Please get one from Karen at the luncheon meeting.  If you do not have a decal on your car, you may park in any unmarked parking space located on floors 4 through 6 of the garage.
Guests attending the luncheon meetings will need to park in unmarked parking places, and not the reserved spots.
Starting Immediately: If you do not have a decal on your car and you park in a reserved space, you will be booted and you must pay to remove the boot.  The 2nd and subsequent offenses may result in your car being towed.
Parking Cards: If you have a parking card, you will need to complete a form identifying your vehicle and license plate, and return to Karen ASAP.  There is a place on the form for a second vehicle in case you drive an alternate car at times.  This form will help LAZ identify you as a Kiwanis card parker in case there is ever any trouble with your card working and your ability to enter/exit the garage.  A Parking Form may be downloaded HERE.
Also, parking cards are being reprogrammed and will only work on Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 4 pm.  If you have a parking card and have been using it to access the garage on other days, it will no longer work.
Parking Cost Increase:  Beginning October 1, Parking will increase for both those with parking cards and those that do daily tickets.  Beginning October 1st, Parking Cards will cost $38 per quarter and parking tickets will be $4 per luncheon visit and only valid on Tuesday.
Thank you for your attention to this and ensure that your car does not get towed by placing a decal on your car immediately, or parking in the unreserved places.
Thank you.
Congratulations to our 2019-20 Officers and Directors
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Officers & Directors
At our recent annual election, the following members were elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors: 

Mary Pat Crouch, Tom Gay, Thornton Kennedy, Laura McCarty and Magen McRoberts.

Also Congrats to the incoming officers:
President Sandy Welfare
President-Elect David Moore
Past President James Ottley
Vice President Marbury Rainer
Treasurer Carley Dooley
All terms start at the beginning of our Kiwanis fiscal year on October 1, 2019.
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 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
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