Membership Newsletter
May 16, 2017

Kids Cultural Challenge with Boys and Girls Clubs
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
May 23, 2017
Kiwanis and the U.S. Army: Shared Values of Education, Leadership and Service
Brian Mason Hamilton, Lieutenant Colonel(Retired USAR) has over 23 years of commissioned service.  He currently is the Recruiting Operations Officer for Army ROTC at the Georgia Military College, Mercer University,Georgia College & State University.
Hamilton began his military career as a Rifle Platoon Leader, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th ID, in Ft. Lewis, WA and completed his active duty services  as Psychological Operations Development Officer, Individual Training Department, USAJFKSWCS, Ft. Bragg, NC.  He was the Chief, Tactical Planning TM, 353 CA Command, 208 Drum Road, Staten Island, NY prior to his retirement.
Hamilton received numerous medals and badgtes including the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters,the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.  In addition  to multiple military school courses, Hamilton received his BBA from North Georgia College in Dahlonega and his MA from Webster University in St. Louis.
Second Lieutenant Scott Willis is the Gold Bar Recruiter for Georgia Tech’s Army ROTC department. Willis became a graduate from Georgia Tech earlier this May, where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering and minor in Mandarin. After his time as Gold Bar Recruiter he will go to Fort Rucker, Alabama to attend Aviation Basic Officer Leaders Course and Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training. He graduated from the Basic Parachutist Course in the summer of 2013 and from the Sabalauski Air Assault School in the summer of 2015. Lieutenant Willis has been decorated with the National Defense Service Medal.
INTRODUCTION:  Bill Whitaker
May 30, 2017
Booth Western Art Museum
Jun 06, 2017
Thoughts from the Supreme Court
Jun 13, 2017
Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty
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Upcoming Events
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Apr 27, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
May 02, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
May 02, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
May 02, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
May 09, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
May 13, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 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
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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
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Officers and Directors
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Officers & Directors
At our recent annual election, the following members were elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors: 
Michael Butkus, Karen Carlisle, Jackie Montag, Marbury Rainer and Dennis Withers.
Also Congrats to the incoming officers:
President Blake Young
President-Elect James Ottley
Past President Mike Halpin
Vice President Sandy Welfare
Treasurer Patrise Perkins-Hooker
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Office is on the Move!
The Robert Woodruff Volunteer Center (aka "United Way Building") has been sold and the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta office is looking for a new location!  This is only affecting the office, NOT the luncheon meeting location.  We will continue to have our weekly luncheons every Tuesday, Noon, at the Loudermilk Center Ballroom with parking in the adjacent deck. The United Way is moving into the Loudermilk Center offices (the ARC is moving out soon) and they will continue to own and operate the Loudermilk Center and the parking deck.
So where will the club offices go?  That is what we are currently trying to figure out!  We are researching several options from a small office space similar to what we have now, as well as a shared office location with a storage facility for the office records and archives.  Of course, if you happen to have some office space in downtown, midtown or Buckhead area of Atlanta, and would like to donate it for the office to use, we would love to hear from you!  But also email me if you know of open space in your building which is at a reasonable rate, and is in a good location and convenient for our weekly meetings.  Our target transition is this August, but we must relocate by November.
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!
Allen Harris focuses his law practice exclusively on issues relating to family law and divorce, including the division of complex assets, alimony, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.  He can be reached at 404.239.0026, or
Kevin Isakson is a Principal with Isakson Living the developer and manager of Park Springs and Peachtree Hills Place, a corporate member of our club.  Kevin’s responsibilities include site selection, acquisition and zoning as well as overseeing the Marketing and Sales of their communities.
Phillip Rogers is a founding employee and senior vice president of Capital Markets with Atlantic Capital Bank, a publicly traded, multi-state community bank offering superior financing solutions and treasury services to mid-market and emerging growth companies.  He can be reached at
Clay Prickett is an engineering design & manufacturing consultant for the consumer goods industry, helping corporations and individuals alike bring their ideas for new products to market. He can be reached at 404-326-0229 or
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!
Donate to the Foundation through Amazon SMILE!
Do you shop at Amazon?  Then SMILE smiley and go to Amazon Smile for your next purchase and help our club's Foundation!
AMAZON SMILE - Shop at the Amazon Smile website and .5% of your purchases can be donated to the Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta!  Just go to CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING and let your fingers do the donating!
2016-17 Committee Interest Forms
Have you filled out your 2016-17 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 one from the homepage of our website or contact the office at
Happy Birthday!
Member Birthdays
Mary Pat Crouch
May 1
Joe Ferst
May 3
Marc Morris
May 4
Heidy Brusitus
May 5
Douglas Cobb
May 6
Bill Whitaker
May 7
Patrise Perkins-Hooker
May 8
Tom Thrash
May 8
Anne Gahongayire
May 11
Elizabeth Fullerton
May 11
Webley Webster
May 11
Carlye Dooley
May 17
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp
May 17
Russ Wagner
May 24
Alan Poole
May 27
Kathy Solley
May 28
April Cline
May 29
Mason Stephenson
May 29
Sarah Lattimer
May 31
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