Membership Newsletter
Aug 20, 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 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Smart Policing: The Public/Private Partnership That Protects Atlanta
Smart Policing:  The Public/Private Partnership That Protects Atlanta

Dave Wilkinson is one of America’s leading law enforcement professionals.  Before joining the Atlanta Police Foundation, he served for 22 years with the United States Secret Service in a variety of senior operational and managerial positions, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protection under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Investigations, and Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service’s Georgia Division.

He was awarded the Secret Service Distinguished Service Award from President Bush for his leadership, supervision of agents and decisive actions on 9-11, when the nation was under multiple terrorist attacks.

Dave was named President & CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation (APF) in 2005.  Working with three successive Atlanta mayors and Chiefs of Police, Dave created the Foundation’s unique public/private partnership designed to make Atlanta the safest large city in the nation.

The Foundation is an independent non-profit, funded by business, philanthropic and civic leaders in Atlanta.  The public/private partnership has allowed APF to bring the long-term focus and fiscal discipline of the private sector to law enforcement challenges of a major urban market.

As one of the most respected thought leaders in the law enforcement community nationally, Dave has led the Atlanta Police Foundation to be an indispensable strategic planning and research partner to the Mayor of Atlanta, the Chief of Police and the Atlanta Police Department’s Command Staff.  The Foundation creates innovative training protocols, researches and funds state-of-the-art technology for law enforcement, and develops long-term approaches that address perennial public safety issues, such as repeat offenders, police visibility, police collaboration with the courts, probation and corrections system, and youth crime.

APF created the nationally-renowned At-Promise initiative, which addresses youth crime by building strong bonds between police officers and young people and diverting troubled youth toward a pathway to productive lives. In the program’s first two years of operation, it has reduced recidivism of its nearly 400 enrollees to four percent, from a national average of nearly 70 percent.

Earlier this year, the FBI honored the Atlanta Police Foundation’s At-Promise initiative with its coveted Director’s Award, for significant advances in crime reduction and community engagement.

Dave is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University. He lives in Brooks, Georgia, with his wife, Renee, and his two sons, Jacob and Jonathan.

INVOCATION: Elizabeth Fullerton
Sep 03, 2019 12:00 PM
Making Maths Fun For Everyone
Sep 10, 2019 12:00 PM
The State of Public Safety in the City of Atlanta
Sep 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Perspective on Georgia’s Legislative Climate 2020
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Upcoming Events
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
Philanthropy in the Classroom
Drew Charter Elementary School
Aug 30, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Sep 03, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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
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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
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 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

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!
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