Membership Newsletter
June 28, 2022

Cookout for the Kids at Hillside
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 28, 2022 11:45 AM
Ensuring Opportunity Exists For Everyone During and Post Pandemic
Ensuring Opportunity Exists For Everyone During and Post Pandemic

THIS IS A KCA HYBRID MEETING.  Our Speaker will be joining us IN PERSON!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSONRegistration closes on June 24th at Noon.


To View on Zoom:  Click Here.


Keith T. Parker is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG). One of the largest retail and nonprofit organizations in the southeast, GNG spans a 45-county territory, operating 67 stores, 52 attended donation centers and 13 career centers. GNG employs over 3,000 team members, each of whom play a direct or supporting role in the organization’s donated goods retail operations and its free-to-the-public career services. Annually, GNG serves more than 7 million shoppers. Through the revenue generated in its stores, the organization trains and connects tens of thousands of North Georgians to employment annually - establishing GNG as the #1 Goodwill in the nation (among its 158 affiliates) for connecting people to jobs. Parker took the helm at GNG in October 2017. Prior to transitioning into his leadership role at GNG, Parker has served as CEO of the largest transit systems in several cities, including San Antonio, Charlotte and most recently, Atlanta.

Parker’s five-years of leadership at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) won widespread acclaim. He helped transform one of the most beleaguered transit agencies in the nation - with huge budget deficits and major public image issues - to a fiscally sound, award winning organization. Parker’s leadership established MARTA as an important player in Georgia’s economic development efforts, helping to attract/retain major employers.

Throughout his career, Parker has received numerous awards and accolades as a transformational leader and transportation visionary. He’s won multiple CEO awards in multiple states.  And his commitment to one of his alma maters, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has been notable. He also has a long history of service to nonprofit, charitable, and corporate boards.

Parker and his wife are natives of Virginia and have 3 children. Parker holds an MBA from the University of Richmond, as well as a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a BA in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. Parker is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

Jul 05, 2022
Happy Independence Day!
Jul 12, 2022 11:45 AM
Atlanta Ballet
Jul 19, 2022 11:45 AM
The Cox Automotive Story
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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
Hybrid Meetings Have Begun! We currently have spaces for up to 40 members - email the office for more information or register in the events section on our website at! You can still attend via Zoom!
Venue Map
Breakfast Satellite Location
When we resume in person meetings:
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
Jun 28 - Keith Parker - Register In Person
2nd Floor, Loudermilk Conference Center
Jun 28, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
KCA Public Relations Committee Meeting
2nd Floor, Loudermilk Center
Jun 28, 2022
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Jul 09, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Jul 12 - Tom West - Register In Person
2nd Floor, Loudermilk Center
Jul 12, 2022
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
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KI Convention in Indy Wrap Up!
By Thornton Kennedy, Vice President
The two big takeaway from the convention last week in Indianapolis was “together again.” President-Elect Karen (KC), Vice President Thornton and our Executive Director Karen (K-Lo) had an awesome time meeting fellow Kiwanians from around the world and learning how to strengthen your club. 
Bert West, Rocky Mountain District, will be president and Katrina Baranko, Georgia District (!), will be President-elect.  These are succession positions from prior years. The delegates elected Le Kuan Yong, Malaysia District, Vice President and elected trustees Steven Ingram, Indiana District; Gary Jander, California/Nevada/Hawaii Distric and Jackie Sue McFarlin, Pacific Northwest District. A lot of amendments were passed, but mainly they were housekeeping items.
All in all, it was a successful convention, and your represents are energized to strength our club! 
KCA Summer Relaxed Dress Code
It's summer and that means our club's relaxed dress code policy is in effect Memorial Day through September!  Sorry, this doesn't mean cut offs and flip flops, but for men, polo shirts (the club polo shirt is even better) with slacks is great and women can easily identify with Resort Casual wear.  We hope you will come to a meeting in person soon and enjoy a comfortable relaxed atmosphere at the Loudermilk Center!
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.
Automatic In Person Attendance Registration Available!
Are you attending the KCA weekly meetings in person all the time and want to skip the registration process?  Just email Karen at and have your name added to the automatic attendance list.  Easy Peasy.  All we ask is that you let us know when you ARE NOT going to be there so we don't have extra food ordered.  Add your name to the list today and we will see you on Tuesday, Jan 4th!
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