Membership Newsletter
Sep 10, 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
Sep 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Perspective on Georgia’s Legislative Climate 2020
Perspective on Georgia’s Legislative Climate 2020

A former professional baseball player and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan was elected Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor in November of 2018.

Geoff graduated from Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta where he met his wife, Brooke. They both attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where Geoff was a scholarship pitcher. After a successful career at Georgia Tech, he was drafted by the Florida Marlins’ organization. Geoff spent six seasons playing baseball in the minor leagues, advancing as high as AAA before a shoulder injury forced his retirement in the early 2000s.

After retiring from baseball, Geoff and Brooke started a small marketing firm in their living room. The company experienced tremendous success which allowed them to sell the business and move on to multiple other entrepreneurial ventures. He most recently served as the CEO of a health technology startup.

Geoff’s faith inspired him to a life of leadership and prompted his upstart run for political office. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During his time in office he authored several important pieces of legislation. These include HB 749-The Cargo Theft Act, HB152-Michael’s Law and most recently SB258- the Rural Hospital Tax Credit.

Geoff and Brooke have three sons: Parker, Bayler, and Ryder. He has coached youth sports for 23 years and also leads a weekly bible study with his wife Brooke. The Duncans attend Browns Bridge Community Church, an affiliate of North Point Community Church.


INVOCATION: Dick Stephens

Sep 24, 2019 12:00 PM
The Secret Sauce
Oct 01, 2019 12:00 PM
2019-20 President Sandy Welfare
Oct 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Flying Special Missions: From Explosives to Ebola
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Upcoming Events
Philanthropy in the Classroom
F.L. Stanton Elementary School
Sep 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
GA District Service Project and Camping Trip
High Falls State Park
Sep 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Sep 14, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Violette Restaurant
Sep 16, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Sep 17, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
AMIS - 2019 Student Reception
Georgia Tech
Sep 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 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
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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
Get Involved with AMIS Welcome Reception and Friendship Program

AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students) is the French word for “friends” and symbolizes our mission, which is to promote cultural understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in the greater Atlanta area. Join us in welcoming these students to Atlanta, Georgia, and the US.  You can make a difference in the life of a future global leader while making a new friend!


AMIS’ 42st Annual International Students and Scholars Welcome Reception – Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Spelman College Sister’s Chapel, 2-4 pm. 

Join us in welcoming new international students studying at schools around Atlanta and let them know about AMIS opportunities like the Amigo Friendship Program.  There will be a special musical performance by the Morehouse College Glee Club followed by a catered reception. 

Amigo Friendship Program

AMIS’s Friendship Program matches an international student with an American volunteer in the local community for friendship and sharing of cultures.  Your support can help an international student in their adjustment to American life, culture and language, as well as introduce them to our city.  We ask you to meet at least once for a meal, event, or outing and continue your friendship over the school year as you have time and opportunity.  AMIS will provide support and group events for friendship partners.

Learn more at: or email Irene Wong at

GA District Service Camping Trip
Fellowship * Potluck * Service
September 13 - 15, 2019
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls park Drive
Jackson, GA  30233
District Service Project: State park rangers will provide service projects around the park such as picking up trash on waling trails, cleaning flower beds/planting flowers, touch-up painting on rental boats, etc.
Saturday Night Potluck Dinner and S'Mores: Join us for a ;potluck dinner a the Loop C Picnic Pavilion and S'mores afterwards around the firepit.
RSVP to Barry Gardner, 770.838.0080,
Note:  You do not have to camp to participate.  Join in the fun for the service project, dinner and S'mores!
Philanthropy in the Classroom Volunteers Needed!

Plans are moving forward for Philanthropy in the Classroom 2019. This is a partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter.  Volunteers read to classes of elementary-school students, share their experiences about what philanthropy is and why it matters, and facilitate an art project which is displayed at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon (November 7, 2019).


PIC 2019 Dates:

September 12, 2019,  F.L. Stanton Elementary School; 8:30 a.m.

September 27, 2019, Centennial Academy, 8:30 a.m.


The commitment is between 2-3 hours each time.  To sign up, go to: Click Here to Register   Kiwanis Club members must have a current background check on file with the club.  Contact to confirm you have an active background check or to get a form.

For more information, contact Laura McCarty,
Parking Changes for the Loudermilk Parking Garage
LAZ provides the parking services for the Loudermilk Center parking garage. 
Parking Cost Increase:  Beginning October 1, Parking will increase for both those with parking cards and those that do daily tickets.  Parking Cards will cost $38 per quarter and parking tickets will be $4 per luncheon visit.
Normally, parking is $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.
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.
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!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Heather Rowles
September 2
Joe Gardner
September 2
Kelley Bowden
September 3
Marbury Rainer
September 3
Hillary Hardwick
September 7
Charlie Elsas
September 8
Doug Payne
September 10
Mary James
September 12
Steven Miller
September 12
Firooz Israel
September 13
Jennie Blake
September 16
Sam Snider
September 18
Bradley Martin
September 20
Leslie Myers
September 20
Anne Skae
September 22
Emily Acker
September 22
Melvin Pittman
September 23
Wilbur Warner
September 23
Jack McFarland
September 27
Scott Sikes
September 27
Carol Wesley
September 28
Harry Lamon
September 29
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