Membership Newsletter
May 26, 2020

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 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Memorial Day Program - Courageous Accountability: The Battle For Honor
Memorial Day Program - Courageous Accountability: The Battle For Honor

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Lee Ellis is President and founder of Leading with Honor®, a leadership and team development consulting and coaching company, and FreedomStar Media®, a publishing company that provides leadership resources and training.  He focuses on organizational integrity, operational effectiveness and personal accountability for enterprise, government and not-for-profit leaders.  For more than 20 years, he has served as an executive coach and a corporate consultant in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, leadership, human performance development, and succession planning. His approach to maximizing leadership performance has been implemented by Fortune 500 clients, senior executives and C-Level leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, energy, IT, automotive, military, and not-for-profit sectors.

A prolific writer, blogger and thought leader, Ellis has authored or co-authored 6 books, is a nationally-recognized speaker, has been interviewed on all the major networks and served as a speaker in various industry sectors throughout the world.

Ellis holds a B.A. from UGA,  M.S. Troy University, and a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. Lee supervised, educated, and trained officers for the last 17 years of his Air Force career. He served as the Vice Commandant of the Squadron Officer School, the Air Force’s leadership school for captains. He completed his Air Force career as Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force ROTC at the University of Georgia.

Ellis began his career in the Air Force. During the Vietnam War, his aircraft was shot down over enemy territory and he was held as a POW in various prisons in the Hanoi area for more than five years. As a military officer, his experiences as a POW piqued his interest in leadership performance in difficult situations, leading to further research and academic pursuit in the area of measuring and optimizing human performance and leadership effectiveness. After repatriation he returned to flying duties with increasing positions of leadership. Rising to the rank of colonel before retirement, Ellis’ assignments included duty as a pilot, flight instructor, staff officer, chief of flight standardization and evaluation, flying squadron commander, and supervisor in higher education. He was awarded two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Prisoner of War Medal for his service in Vietnam. In addition, he was awarded four Air Force Commendation Medals and four Meritorious Service Medals for performance excellence. Lee is also a 2014 inductee into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame and the 2015 DAR Medal of Honor Recipient for a lifetime of patriotic service as a military officer and spokesman for leading with honor.

Ellis and his wife Mary have four grown children and six grandchildren and reside Atlanta.

INVOCATION: Cara Schroeder
Jun 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Networking and Social Meeting for Kiwanis Club Members
Jun 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Jun 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Networking and Social Meeting for Kiwanis Club Members
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Upcoming Events
KCA Weekly Virtual Meeting-Col Lee Ellis, Ret USAF
May 26, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Interclub - Northside - CANCELLED
May 28, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Intraclub-Atlanta Satellite Breakfast - CANCELLED
Jun 02, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Virtual Club Meeting and Networking
Jun 02, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Board of Directors Meeting - Virtual Meeting
Jun 02, 2020
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
KCA Weekly Virtual Meeting - Alicia Philipp
Jun 09, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
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Club Information
Learn. Serve. Connect.
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States of America
(404) 521-1443
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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
Join us Each Tuesday for a Zoom Club Meeting
Have you missed your Kiwanis friends at our regular Tuesday meetings?   If so, you can join them on our Zoom Virtual Meetings, each Tuesday at Noon!  Just bring your own sack lunch!
Free COVID-19 Testing for Kiwanis Members
Our Kiwanis member, Elizabeth Fullerton, is now with CORE Response Atlanta and they are offering free COVID-19 testing for our club members.
Previous Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Zoom Meetings Available to Watch!
We have had some great speakers recently during our Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Zoom meetings!  If you couldn't participate, we have saved them to the cloud or Dropbox and happy to share them with you.  The  list of saved meetings is below.  If there is a hot link of the speaker name, you can click and view it through the web.  If it is through Dropbox, send an email to and let us know which meetings you would like to have.  *NOTE:  We are just figuring out this Zoom system, so some of the recordings did not all come through and others have the entire meeting, including the beginning social times.  Hang in there .. the speaker info is worth it!  laugh
Kiwanis Club Atlanta 2020-21 Secretary
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The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Thornton Kennedy was elected as the 2020-21 Secretary for the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta.
Thornton currently serves on the Board of Directors, is chair of the Public Relations Committee and has been past chair of the Membership Committee.  Congratulations!!!
Please Share With Us How and What You Are Doing

Social media is a great way to stay connected during these disconnected times. We created a Google document to update your fellow Kiwanians about what you, your companies and your organizations are doing right now.

KCA Communications and Bulletins - We Want to Talk to You!
Are you having trouble receiving the KCA Bulletins and other email communications?  It appears that computer systems/servers who use Symantec are having trouble getting communications from our ClubRunner system delivered to their inboxes.  While we work on this issue with ClubRunner, I have an email list serve set up through Outlook to send the bulletins out each week to those who need it.  And if you are  having trouble receiving your quarterly bills, I can send them to you through QuickBooks.  Just email me at and I will add you to the list!
Are You a Legacy Member?
We are wanting to identify all members of our club who are Legacy Members!  Are you?
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