Membership Newsletter
March 5, 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
Mar 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Purpose Built Schools: On the Leading Edge of Education Reform
Purpose Built Schools: On the Leading Edge of Education Reform

Greg Giornelli has worked on transformational projects at the city and neighborhood levels for more than 20 years, playing diverse leadership roles in the public and nonprofit sectors. Currently, he is leading a start-up initiative, Purpose Built Schools, to replicate the successful Drew Charter School model in other communities around the country. He previously served as President and COO of Purpose Built Communities.


Previously, Greg worked for the City of Atlanta in various capacities in the administrations of Mayor Shirley Franklin, including Chief Operating Officer, President of the Atlanta Development Authority and Chief Policy Officer.


Greg was the founding Executive Director of the East Lake Foundation (1994-2001), the lead non-profit organization that developed and continues to implement a bold, innovative and successful model of community revitalization that helps families break the cycle of poverty, from 1994-2001. In this role, he oversaw the redevelopment of the East Lake Meadows public housing project into a revitalized mixed-income community. This successful transformation included Atlanta’s first charter school, a new YMCA, a child development center, the East Lake Junior Golf Academy, and a number of health and wellness programs for neighborhood families.


Greg is also an attorney who has worked in private practice and as an Assistant District Attorney for DeKalb County, located in Metro Atlanta.


INTRODUCTION: Mason Stephenson

INVOCATION: Elizabeth Fullerton

Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM
The Changing Nature of Education
Mar 19, 2019 12:00 PM
"The Georgia Trust and the Future of Georgia”
Mar 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Oxford College's Unique Place in Emory and Metro Atlanta
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Upcoming Events
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Mar 05, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Mar 05, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Mar 05, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Mar 09, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Mar 12, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Violette Restaurant
Mar 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 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
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
March is Photo Month!
SMILE!  Need to add or update your photo in the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta directory?  Julius Lee will be taking photos before and after all the luncheon meetings during the month of March!  So put on your best smile and make sure your gorgeous mug is on view for all the members to see!
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!
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
Member Spotlights
Just in case you missed the last couple Member Spotlights at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon meeting, we have listed the last few below.  The next time you need someone with their expertise, please, "Do Business with a Kiwanian!"
"Do Business" with these Kiwanians!

Junior Achievement of Georgia (JA) welcomes Kiwanians to learn more about how we will reach 85,000 middle school students by combining JA’s  technology and curriculum, extensive Corporate partnerships, and collaborations with 14 school districts in metro Atlanta. These are key to our mission of providing financial literacy education to the next generation of Georgians in an interactive , engaging, and authentic experience for students in one of our three metro Atlanta JA Discovery Centers. We welcome you to learn more through a visit, spend a day as a volunteer, and support the JA mission. Contact Kym Estis for more information.


Melissa Ehrhardt is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House (AHHH). AHHH is a home away from home for patients and their family members that are coming to Atlanta for medical purposes. They provide affordable lodging, warm, home-cooked dinners each evening, and a welcoming staff to help ease the burden of their stress.  Located in a beautiful 1926 mansion in the Druid Hills community, AHHH has been serving guests since 1981. Opportunities to volunteer and partner are available for all ages and all size groups. For more information, please go to or email Melissa directly at

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
Dunning Silliman
March 1
Jeb Howell
March 4
Greg Sims
March 8
Francis Owings
March 9
Michael Butkus Jr.
March 9
Gareth Young
March 11
Jim Wylie
March 12
Hunter Woodworth
March 14
Ron Russell
March 14
Phillip Rogers
March 15
Stan Smith
March 15
Fran Phillips-Calhoun
March 16
John Rittelmeyer
March 16
Todd Stein
March 17
Brooks Baker
March 18
James Ottley
March 19
Angela Cassidy
March 20
Rodgers Lunsford
March 21
Haz Hazqiyal
March 23
Tiffany Collie
March 23
LB Joel
March 24
Yvonne Conway
March 27
Jim Carr
March 28
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