Membership Newsletter
Mar 16, 2021

Cookout for the Kids at Hillside
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Mar 16, 2021 11:45 AM
The Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day
The Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

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

James Flannery's mother grew up in an Irish-speaking family in West Clare and her father was a revered seanachiesean nós singer and traditional musician. Jim’s father was raised on the banks of the River Shannon near the legendary 6th century monastic community of Clonmacnoise. A deeply committed nationalist, his father fought in the Irish War of Independence. As a singer, he was steeped in the republican ballad tradition that inspired Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Jim traces his lifelong interest in Irish culture and the arts generally to the influence of his parents.

A producer, stage director, singer, scholar and teacher, Jim has an international reputation as a specialist in the dramatic work of the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats. His book, W.B. Yeats and the Idea of a Theatre: The Early Abbey Theatre in Theory and Practice, is considered the definitive study of Yeats’s aesthetic of and practical work in the theater. As a director, his imaginative stagings of the challenging plays of Yeats have won critical acclaim. From 1989 to 1993 he was the ED of a Yeats International Theatre Festival at the world-famous Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland.

Jim has also achieved distinction as a singer and one of the foremost interpreters of the beautiful art songs of Thomas Moore. His book/recording, Dear Harp of My Country: The Irish Melodies of Thomas Moore, accompanied by the distinguished harper Janet Harbison, is a combined critical and artistic examination of this seminal figure in the history of Irish literature and music. Bill Whelan, the composer of Riverdance, described Jim’s contribution as a singer:

Blessed with a beautiful tenor voice and a remarkable feeling for the subtleties of poetic
language, James Flannery also has the gift of knowing how to reach into what the Irish call uaigneas en chroi – the secret places of the heart.

Winship Professor Emeritus of the Arts and Humanities at Emory, Jim came to Atlanta in 1982 to found the theater program at Emory. In 1989 he founded the W.B. Yeats Foundation, which has produced a regular series of lectures, concerts, poetry readings, symposiums and exhibitions designed to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Irish culture. His film of A Southern Celtic Christmas Concert won the 2012 Southeastern Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Entertainment and has been featured as a Holiday special on PBS stations across the country for 8 years.

Among his many honors, Jim is the recipient of a Georgia Governor’s Award in the Humanities for his promotion of the contributions of Ireland to the distinctive culture of the American South. He has a particular commitment to promoting peace and reconciliation among the different communities of Ireland through the arts, in recognition of which the University of Ulster granted him an honorary doctorate. The citation noted that “the quality that informs all of Jim’s academic, creative and performance work is that he translates ideas into action and thereby shows how thrilling an idea can be when it is realized physically.”

In 2020 he received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award of the Government of Ireland for his lifetime achievement as an artist and scholar as well as his efforts as a producer fostering a deeper appreciation of Irish literature, culture and song both in Ireland and the US.

Mar 23, 2021 11:45 AM
Buckhead: Who, What and Where Are We?
Mar 30, 2021 11:45 AM
Easter - Passover Program
Apr 06, 2021 11:45 AM
US - China Relations
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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
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
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Mar 13, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 06, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Apr 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Attend the GA District Mid Winter Conference --- Free and Virtual!
You are invited to join the GA District of Kiwanis at the annual Mid-Winter Training Conference on March 13 for a morning of fun and educational workshops, fellowship, service, and networking!  This is a great source for you and your club to gain the tools you need to succeed, learn about new programs, and further serve your community.

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.
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 Tuesday Zoom Meetings 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 lunch!
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