Membership Newsletter
 January 15, 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
Jan 15, 2019 12:00 PM
“Disturbing Mysteries of the Night Sky”
“Disturbing Mysteries of the Night Sky”

On most clear, moonless nights, you can travel far out into the universe without ever leaving your backyard.  But as with any journey, the more you know before you go, the more you will get out of your travels.  And there are a half dozen fairly straight forward concepts that every voyager into the night sky should understand.  (But very few do!)  John King, our speaker today has made a study of conveying these ideas to non-scientist, and igniting in them a new excitement for personal exploration of the universe. 


John has been interested in today’s topic, astronomy, since early childhood.  And for the last 35 years has used his 8” diameter telescope to fuel his own curiosity, and that of his friends.  Their enthusiastic reactions have made him realize that we are all amateur astronomers to varying degrees.  But strangely, most well educated Americans don’t begin to take advantage of the extraordinary wonders showered upon them each month from the night sky. 


A lifelong resident of Atlanta, Georgia, John attended Georgia Tech, and has spent most of his career selling, installing, and supporting ERP software systems for clients in the industrial distribution market.  And, when not staring off into space, he enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts, Historic Oakland Foundation, Lake Rabun Association, St Luke’s Episcopal Church, and ΣAE fraternity.  His other interests include sailing, flying, skiing, bow hunting, travel, opera, history and English literature.



Jan 22, 2019 12:00 PM
"An Age 9 to 90 Work Ethic ... plus a few political secrets!"
Jan 29, 2019 6:00 PM
Feb 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Cyber Security
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Upcoming Events
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Jan 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
International Relations Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Jan 15, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Jan 15, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Social Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Jan 15, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Violette Restaurant
Jan 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Jan 22, 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
KCA 5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting is Jan 29th at WSB-TV
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta 5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting!
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM
At WSB TV, 1601 West Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 30309
A fun evening for our club where we will tour the studio and talk with on air talent!
Refreshments and beverages will be provided.
~RSVP Deadline Tuesday, January 22nd~
This counts as a meeting attendance and will be billed like a regular meeting for Associate members and guests.
Regular and Corp members are part of dues, Associate and Satellite members as well as guests are $10.
Bring your Friends and Colleagues!
Sign up on the Event Board or email Karen Losin –
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 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!

Melody Watson is the Director of Individual and Civic Giving for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, a nonprofit that provides life-changing after-school and summer enrichment programs to youth ages 6-18 in 10 counties across the Atlanta area. BGCMA also runs Camp Kiwanis, a year-round camp in Danielsville, GA, with support from Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. Go to


Tom Cross is the owner of LifeLine Repairs Inman Park, a retail store specializing in smartphone, tablet and computer repair. LifeLine Repairs also offers Pedicab rides for all ages on the Atlanta Beltline and in Piedmont Park. Go to

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
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!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Fred Smith
January 5
Barbara Hill
January 7
Dan Douglass
January 7
Herb McKoy
January 7
John Jordan
January 15
Doug Ray
January 16
Susan Prutzman
January 16
Gordon Maier
January 22
Robert Cunningham
January 23
Kathy Kite
January 26
Charlie Mitchell
January 27
Barbara Richardson
January 28
Drew Hathaway
January 29
John Fenton
January 29
Ray Nixon
January 30
Mike Skrynecki
January 31
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