Membership Newsletter
Jan 19, 2021

Cookout for the Kids at Hillside
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 19, 2021 11:45 AM
The Second Pandemic: Mental health in the time of Covid-19
The Second Pandemic: Mental health in the time of Covid-19

This is a Virtual Club Meeting.   CLICK HERE to Register!

Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH is the Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer at Skyland Trail, a nationally acclaimed private, non-profit residential and day treatment facility for adolescents and adults with mental illnesses in Atlanta, Georgia.  In this role, Kotwicki oversees all the clinical, educational, quality, and research activities within the organization.

Kotwicki trained as a Department of Energy Fellow, and was a Medical Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  He had post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School, the Boston University School of Medicine, and Emory University, where he earned a Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management.  He remains an adjunct associate professor at the Emory University School of Medicine. 

Over his career, Kotwicki has presented over 250 invited lectures, symposia, and seminars to tens of thousands of attendees.  He regularly appears on television, radio and in newspaper articles discussing issues related to mental health and integrated medical care.

Kotwicki is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and served as President of the Board of Directors of Positive Impact, the Southeast’s premiere HIV mental health program, for three years.  Kotwicki is a Trustee of the Lovett School, and he is Past President of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. He was elected a member of the American College of Psychiatrists in 2020.

Throughout his career, Kotwicki has received numerous distinctions, including Emory University’s most prestigious Dean’s “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Mental Health America and Eli Lily’s “Heroes in the Fight” Clinical Team Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.  Kotwicki received the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University’s “Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award” in 2017, and was named Georgia’s “Psychiatrist of the Year” in 2020.

Jan 26, 2021 11:45 AM
The Corporation as a Member of the Community - Steps to Building a Company with Purpose
Feb 02, 2021 11:45 AM
No One Left Behind: Women’s Resilience and COVID-19
Feb 09, 2021 11:45 AM
"Between Martin and Maynard: Atlanta, Civil Rights, and the Power Of Economic Inclusion"
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Club Information
Learn. Serve. Connect.
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States of America
(404) 521-1443
We are currently meeting via Zoom during the pandemic - email the office for more information and register on our website at!
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
Upcoming Events
Kiwanis Foundation Investment Committee Meeting
Jan 19, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Kiwanis Foundation Trustees Quarterly Meeting
Jan 26, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Feb 02, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
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Welcome to Flight 2021!
Good Morning and welcome to Flight 2021.
We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Positive Attitude and Gratitude are secured and locked in the upright position.
All self-destruct devices; pity, anger, selfishness and resentment should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be stowed away.
Should you lose your positive Attitude under pressure during this flight, reach up and pull down a positive thought. Positive thoughts will automatically be activated by Hope. Once your Hope is activated, you can assist other passengers who have no hope.
There will BE NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight.
Our Captain has cleared us for take-off. Destination – GREATNESS!
Wishing you a New Year filled with new HOPE, new JOY and new BEGINNINGS!
Past KCA  Zoom! Virtual Club Meetings for You to Watch!
We have had great speakers during our Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Zoom meetings!  If you couldn't participate, we have saved all of them to Dropbox, but the most recent ones are available through the live link of the speaker name listed below!  Click more to see the list of the most recent speakers and send an email to to let us know which meetings you would like to have. laugh  Remember, you can always check out past speakers by viewing the past bulletins archived on our web site.
KCA Office is Looking for a New Home!
The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta needs to find a new office next spring!  Our sublease is up in April, so we need to find a new office space.  If you, or someone you know, has about 150 - 200 sf of office space that we can use or get for a great price smiley please let us know.  We need to make arrangements in the next few months to coordinate our move.  Email Karen at
KCA Tuesday Zoom Meetings now feature Social Breakout Rooms!
Have you missed your Kiwanis friends at our regular Tuesday meetings?   If so, you can join them on our Zoom Virtual Meetings, each Tuesday at 11:45 am - Just bring your own sack lunch!
Let's Get Social with KCA Social Media
Welcome to Jennifer Pearson, our newest member and Social Media Guru!  Jennifer, along with our Public Relations team chaired by Thornton Kennedy wants you to connect, friend and like the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta on all of our social media!
KCA Communications and Bulletins - We Want to Talk to You!
Are you having trouble receiving the KCA Bulletins and other email communications?  It appears that computer systems/servers who use Symantec are having trouble getting communications from our ClubRunner system delivered to their inboxes.  While we work on this issue with ClubRunner, I have an email list serve set up through Outlook to send the bulletins out each week to those who need it.  And if you are  having trouble receiving your quarterly bills, I can send them to you through QuickBooks.  Just email me at and I will add you to the list!
Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Fred Smith
January 5
Desirae August
January 6
Barbara Hill
January 7
Dan Douglass
January 7
Herb McKoy
January 7
Raphael Holloway
January 7
John Jordan
January 15
Doug Ray
January 16
Susan Prutzman
January 16
Anastatia Sapp
January 24
Kathy Kite
January 26
Charlie Mitchell
January 27
Drew Hathaway
January 29
Ray Nixon
January 30
Mike Skrynecki
January 31
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Celebrating 103 Years of Service to Atlanta