Membership Newsletter
 November 13, 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
Nov 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Veterans Day Program - "To Honor, Educate and Commemorate"
Veterans Day Program - "To Honor, Educate and Commemorate"

Tom Jackson has served as executive director of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission since 2015.  His appointment came with his position as Heritage Communications Executive within the chancellor’s office at the University System of Georgia, a position from which he retired at the end of 2017. 


Prior to joining the central University System office, Tom spent 27 years in the senior administration of UGA, the last nine of those years as Vice President for Public Affairs.  He was responsible for institutional public relations strategies and served as UGA’s institutional spokesperson.  His national leadership in the field includes service on the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Council on Strategic Communications.


Tom previously was a news reporter for WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, serving eight years as Athens Bureau Chief.  He was a correspondent for the Atlanta Constitution; and served as general manager, news director and program director of radio stations in Athens and LaGrange, where he received the state Associated Press Pacemaker Award three times.


Tom has been elected to four terms representing North Georgia in the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, the denomination's worldwide governing body.  He is an active lay member of Athens First United Methodist Church, for which he has served as a delegate to the North Georgia Annual Conference for more than 30 years. 


Despite these accomplishments, he might best be recognized as the “Voice of the Redcoats” – since 1974 he has been stadium public address announcer for the University of Georgia Redcoat Band.


Tom holds an associate's degree in history from Oxford College of Emory University, and three UGA degrees:  a bachelor's in history, a master's in public administration, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration.  He and his wife, Sherry, live in Oconee County and have two grown sons and five grandchildren.


INVOCATION: Fontaine Huey
Nov 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving Program
Nov 27, 2018 12:00 PM
Mercedes-Benz Stadium: One Year In and the Year Ahead
Dec 04, 2018 12:00 PM
Pres/CEO, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, "Top Gun"
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Upcoming Events
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Georgia Aquarium
Nov 08, 2018
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nov 10, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Interclub - Marietta
Marietta Conference Center
Nov 15, 2018
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Violette Restaurant
Nov 19, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Nov 20, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Kiwanis Foundation Trustees Annual Meeting
Loudermilk Center Boardroom
Nov 27, 2018
1:15 PM – 1:15 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
Legion of Honor
LEGION OF HONOR 2018 - In 1945, Joe Shaw, a past president of our club, created the Legion of Honor program, which is now International in scope and recognizes individuals who have been part of Kiwanis for at least 25 years.
Congratulations to the following individuals who have achieved another year of Legion of Honor:   *Symbolizes those that are new or who have added 5 more years to their membership.
63 Years
F. Burt Vardeman
55 Years
*Joel Cowan
*Harry Lamon
45 - 49 Years
Jim Beattie
Lyons Joel
Sam Friedman
John Rittelmeyer
40 - 44 Years
Jerry Cox
Jack McFarland
Tom Gay
Irv Schoenberg
Tom Adams
Reynolds Couch
Julius Lee
Hank Powell
Hugh Peterson                                                Bob Bodimer
35 - 39 Years
Jack Cross
Lew Hansen
Herb McKoy
Frank Bell
Joe Gardner
Jean Mori
Mark Smith
*Tony Callaway
*Tim Kercheval
*Bill Nefsky
*Ben Shapiro
*Dick Stumm
30 - 34 Years
John Busby
John Ottley
Doug Cobb
Mary Lou Austin
Charlie Boyd
Firooz Israel
Marilu McCarty
*Paul Anderson
*Ronni French
*Kit Kammer
*Melvin Pittman
25 - 29 Years
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp
George Kalafut
Jackie Montag
Ray Nixon
Blake Young
Kathy Solley
Marbury Rainer
*Yvonne Conway
Congratulations to all Members with Perfect Attendance!
The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta would like to congratulate all the members who achieved or added another year to their perfect attendance records!
Perfect attendance is earned when members attend 48 or more qualifying meetings in a Kiwanis club year.  Qualifying meetings include luncheon meetings, interclubs, attendance at committee or board meetings and attendance at service projects and special events.  Below is our list of members with perfect attendance.  Those in bold face earned perfect attendance for the first time, or added another year this past year.  Congratulations!
TomAdams36 JamesOttley6
SusanAnderson3 JohnOttley2
JimBeattie18 DougPayne1
NancyBedford21 GenePearce3
FrankBell4 PatrisePerkins-Hooker2
ChuckBruce14 HankPowell22
HeidyBrusitus5 ErniePrickett13
MichaelButkus3 SusanPrutzman13
TonyCallaway34 MarburyRainer3
AngelaCassidy5 RonRussell2
JerryCox43 IrvSchoenberg32
Mary PatCrouch4 JimSchulz7
DanDouglass4 DunningSilliman5
JimDuffie12 AnneSkae8
AlanElsas12 MikeSkrynecki3
HankFellows1 PhilSmith11
JohnFenton2 SamSnider2
TomGay4 MasonStephenson3
DanGerding2 MikeSzalkowski12
MikeHalpin13 DickTeters1
JohnHancock2 GloriaTippin8
BarbaraHill10 BurtVardeman44
JebHowell19 RussWagner1
FontaineHuey3 BobWatson2
FiroozIsrael15 SandyWelfare4
Mary   James10 CarolWesley5
KathyKite17 BillWhitaker2
JuliusLee15 GeorgeWieder12
KarenLosin19 BobWiggins12
RodgersLunsford2 LisaWise4
PaulMarston6 JimWylie4
TomMason1 BlakeYoung11
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!
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
Nancy Bedford
November 1
Tracy Crump
November 3
Sadie Dennard
November 4
Irv Schoenberg
November 5
John King
November 5
Phil Bolton
November 5
Paul Anderson
November 6
Nina von Waegelin
November 8
Jeff Schoenberg
November 9
Brian Cunningham
November 10
Thornton Kennedy
November 11
Courtney Crooks
November 13
Tony Callaway
November 16
Karen Losin
November 18
Kit Kammer
November 21
Kym Estis
November 21
Theresa Prestwood
November 23
Fontaine Huey
November 26
Frank Bell
November 26
Charlie Boyd
November 28
David Haddow
November 28
Rick Detlefs
November 29
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