Membership Newsletter
October 10, 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
Oct 10, 2017
Washington Update
Washington Update

Johnny Isakson is a successful businessman with 40-plus years in the real estate industry who has built a respected record of public service to Georgia and the nation.

Johnny holds the distinction of being the only Georgian ever to have been elected to the state House, state Senate, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. In addition, in 2016 he became the first Georgia Republican ever to be elected to a third term in the U.S. Senate.

Johnny is the only Republican in the Senate chairing two committees -- the Senate Ethics Committee and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  He also serves on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Johnny and his wife, Dianne, have been married since 1968. They have three children and eight grandchildren. 

‚ÄčINTRODUCTION:  Bill Whitaker
INVOCATION:  Peggy Johnson







Oct 17, 2017
"Compassionate Leadership in America's Most Ethnically Diverse Square Mile"
Oct 24, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Porsche Experience
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Upcoming Events
Philanthropy in the Classroom
Drew Charter Elementary School
Oct 06, 2017
2017 Kids Cultural Challenge
Warren Club, Boys and Girls Clubs
Oct 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Oct 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Viollette Restaurant
Oct 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Oct 17, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Kiwanis Foundation Investment Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Center Boardroom
Oct 24, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 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
Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
Blake Young, 2017-18 President of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, welcomes you to our website and invites you to celebrate our club's Centennial Year!

Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, now proud to be celebrating its 100th year of serving the diverse needs of the children of Atlanta and the region.

We are first and foremost a highly respected service organization, providing many meaningful opportunities for our members to make a difference in our community.

Our weekly lunch meetings provide opportunities to learn something new about a wide range of subjects focusing on such things as local, national and international issues in business, government, education, health, technology and sports among others.

Kiwanis also provides our members the opportunity through networking to develop professional and personal relationships with fellow leaders in business, government, education, military and not-for-profit organizations.

If you are interested in becoming associated with a dynamic service organization, we would welcome you as our guest at a future meeting. Simply call the Kiwanis office at 404 521-1443, or send an email to and we will look forward to meeting you and telling you more about our Club and the opportunities it has to offer.

Blake Young

Club President, 2017-2018
Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge
Event:  Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge

Date:  Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location:  Warren Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, 790 Berne St, Atlanta (near Grant Park)

Need:  25+ Club Members to serve as Judges

Contact:  Michael Butkus,, 404-713-7788


For over 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta has been associated with the BGCMA in an annual fall event.  The 25 clubs each choose a country to study for 12 months. They come to a single location each fall for the Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge to demonstrate what they have learned.  They create banners and posters, prepare food and costumes, perform song and dance routines, all based on the traditions and customs of their chosen country.  They have studied the history, traditions, form of government, geography, climate and so much more about the country.  The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta serves as the corp of judges for this event, awarding prize banners for multiple categories.

RSVP to Michael Butkus, mbutkus@mindspring.comYou must have your completed Background Screening on file before the event!
New Name Badges for the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
To help celebrate our 100th year of service to the community, Kiwanis Club of Atlanta members will proudly wear their new Name Badges starting October 1, 2017!  All members are encouraged to take home their previous name badges as a remembrance of their years of service.  All old badges not claimed after Oct. 31, 2017 will be discarded.  If you can't attend a meeting during the month of November, and you would like to keep you name badge, please contact to make arrangements.
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Celebrates its 100th Year!
You've heard the buzz ... Kiwanis Club of Atlanta turns 100 next year!  We will be celebrating all during our 2017-18 club year, which kicks off October 3rd.  At various meetings you will learn a bit about our club's history and the incredible service we do for the community.  And we will be raising money for our centennial project - a Garden and Pavilion for Hillside - so those extra dollars you contribute will be paying it forward for the next 100 years!
A highlight this coming year will be the Centennial Gala, April 24th, 2018 at the Atlanta History Center.  Mark your calendars now for this incredible event that you will not want to miss and watch your emails and the Atlanta Bulletin for more information during the next few months!
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!
Kelley Bowden is a Catering Sales Manager at Bold Events, a Catering and Design company located at King Plow Arts Center. Bold is a part of Fifth Group Restaurants. For more information on the company and how we can help make your next event a success, please visit Kelley can be reached at or 678-302-3213.
John Fenton, is founder/CEO of JFHealthyLiving, executive coach and Vistage Chair. He helps CEOs and leaders achieve greater success with fewer hours and improved relationships through 1-to-1 coaching, private advisory boards, seminars and workshops. If you want to think differently, make better decisions, take bold action and create meaningful results, contact John at
Elizabeth Fullerton is the Communications Specialist for the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE), public private nonprofit that promotes higher quality, better organized and more cost effective cancer care for Georgians. Among its many initiatives are the online resource, and the Cancer Survivorship Connection (  Elizabeth can be reached at or 404-273-6297.
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
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta New Office Information
Hello Kiwanians!
The office has moved!!!
Please make a note of our new mailing address, effective immediately:
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
PO Box 14104
Atlanta, GA  30324
Our email will remain the same:
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!
Happy Birthday!
Member Birthdays
Angie Levin
October 3
Ben Shapiro
October 5
James Wells
October 5
Bo Spalding
October 6
Tee Rogers
October 7
John Ottley
October 8
Myrtle Davis
October 9
Antwan Floyd
October 10
Bob Bodimer
October 10
Marilu McCarty
October 11
Peggy Johnson
October 13
Bob Minnear
October 15
George Scheer
October 18
Sal Cilella
October 19
David Moore
October 20
Don Nelms
October 22
James Shively
October 26
Gabe Banks
October 27
Jerry Cox
October 27
Mary Lou Austin
October 28
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