Membership Newsletter
Aug 13, 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
Aug 13, 2019 12:00 PM
We Are Kubota
We Are Kubota
Phil Sutton is the Vice President of Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Georgia and Kubota Industrial Equipment Corporation in Jefferson, Georgia.  Phil has been with Kubota for 15 years and in his current capacity, he is responsible for Accounting, General Affairs, Human Resources, and Information Technology.  He also heads up the Legal Department, Government and Community Relations and the Foreign Trade Zone.  In 2016, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Phil to the Board of Directors for the Technical College System of Georgia and recently the governor also appointed him to serve on the Workforce Development Board for the State of Georgia.
Phil is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in various capacities in his 20 year career, including Law Enforcement Operations & Training, Criminal Investigations, Antiterrorism, and Public Affairs.   
Phil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Science in Public Administration Troy University.  Phil is also a graduate of the 187th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
INVOCATION:  David Childers
Aug 20, 2019 12:00 PM
City of Atlanta
Aug 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Smart Policing: The Public/Private Partnership That Protects Atlanta
Sep 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Making Maths Fun For Everyone
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Upcoming Events
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Aug 10, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Aug 13, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Violette Restaurant
Aug 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Aug 20, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Aug 22, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Sep 03, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 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
VenueMap Venue Map
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
Mentor Opportunity with Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

BGCMA  is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to the nominees for the Youth of the Year.

Mentors provide support and counseling for a Youth of the Year candidate at the club level.  Candidates need assistance with public speaking, interview skills and speech writing.  Mentors will meet in large groups (Group Sessions) as well as one-on-one settings with their candidates (Mentor Session).  We are invited to apply for this unique experience to directly work with these outstanding candidates.

This is an 8 week commitment beginning August 15th.  You have two meetings (one group, one one-on-one) per week.  There will be an orientation on August 8th.

If you have interest in applying or want more information, please contact Michael Butkus at 404-713-7788 or via email at

All mentors must have a current background check on file.  Please contact Karen at to make sure yours is up to date.
Next week's lunch will be in Ann Cramer Room
Hello Kiwanians!
Next Tuesday, our Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon will be upstairs in the Ann Cramer room!  This is a smaller room, so be sure to arrive early.  Once we reach capacity, all others, as well as late arrivals, will be directed to the overflow room down the hall, which has been piped in for audio.  You can reach the Ann Cramer room by the back stairs, or take the elevator to the 2nd floor, turn right and join your Kiwanis friends for a fabulous lunch and program
Thanks for your flexibility as we work with the Loudermilk Center for a win-win partnership!
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:

August 30, 2019, Drew Charter School; 8:30 a.m.

September 12, 2019,  F.L. Stanton Elementary School; 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,
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 8, 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

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
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.
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!
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