Membership Newsletter
October 3, 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 03, 2017
A Centennial Celebration Year!
A Centennial Celebration Year!
Welcome to President James "Blake" Young Jr.

Native of Atlanta, graduated from The Westminster Schools and The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a major in history in 1965. Served in the Ga. Air National Guard, went to work for National Bank of Georgia for 16 years and then for Bank South for another 16 years ending up as EVP responsible for the Wealth Management Group. After the bank was sold to NationsBank in 1996, I worked for Harry Norman, Realtors as VP of Development in their Corporate Relocation Department. After 7 years there I went to work for the Georgia Division of the American Cancer Society (an organization I had been a volunteer for since 1973) in development until retirement.

I have been happily married to Carol Payne Young for 51 years with two sons, Blake, IV (Catherine) and Hoyt (Margaret). We have 6 grandchildren, (4 girls and 2 boys ages 3 to 10. We are blessed that they all live in Atlanta! I have served as an Elder, Trustee and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church where my family has belonged for 6 generations. I am proud to say that I was recruited to Kiwanis over 25 years ago by Virlyn Moore (father of David), a great friend and much beloved Kiwanian.

2017-18 Officers and Board of Directors:
Blake Young, President
James Ottley, President-Elect
Sandy Welfare, Vice President
Mike Halpin, Immediate Past President
Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Treasurer
David Moore, Secretary
Michael Butkus
Karen Carlisle
Jeb Howell
Fontaine Huey
Firooz Israel
John King
Jackie Montag
​Marbury Rainer
Sam Snider
Dennis Withers
INSTALLATION: Ernie Prickett
Oct 10, 2017
Washington Update
Oct 17, 2017
"Compassionate Leadership in America's Most Ethnically Diverse Square Mile"
Oct 24, 2017
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Upcoming Events
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Oct 03, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Oct 03, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
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
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
Meet Henry Heinz - Kiwanis Club of Atlanta's First President
As the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta begins it's Centennial Celebration, the Centennial Committee has created a speaker series to highlight people and activities from the club's past 100 years!  On October 3rd, we will meet Henry Heinz, the club's first president!
Who Was Henry C. Heinz?
Henry C. Heinz was a vice president and director of C&S Bank in Atlanta. He was a founder and later president of the Atlanta Boys' Club. He was also the son-in-law of Coca-Cola founder Asa Griggs Candler.
In addition, Henry C. Heinz was one of the first Kiwanians in Georgia, and the first Georgian to serve as President of Kiwanis International, in 1927-1928. Prior to serving as President, he had served three years as Treasurer of Kiwanis International, and also served as an International Vice President.
Appropriately, the first Key Club was formed during Henry C Heinz's year as International President in Sacramento, California.  Further strengthening Kiwanis' support of youth work was the publicity given to this Key Club, thus laying the groundwork for many additional clubs to be formed in the future.
Henry C. Heinz was elected Kiwanis International Foundation President in 1941 and served until his untimely passing in 1943.

The Henry C. Heinz Award was created to honor those individuals who have exhibited outstanding dedication and commitment to helping children.  A donation of $1,000 is made to the Georgia Kiwanis District Foundation, and the interest is used to help young people of Georgia in the form of scholarships and other financial support. 


Created in 2002, the award was named after Henry C. Heinz who was a successful, banker and business executive that brought to Kiwanis both leadership qualities and a vibrant personality. His natural fellowship and friendliness were supported by a steely determination to always look out for the best interests of Kiwanis.


Although intensely interested in all aspects of Kiwanis service, his personal goal was to see Kiwanis help children with limited opportunities achieve their potential.

Be a Volunteer for Philanthropy in the Classroom!
Philanthropy in the Classroom is a program designed to familiarize 2nd and 3rd grade students with the concept of philanthropy.  Volunteers from the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Kiwanis Club of Atlanta visit Atlanta area schools to lead program activities, which take about an hour.  The volunteers:
·        Read a children’s book about philanthropy to a class
·        Discuss the meaning of philanthropy with students
·        Provide support to students as they create drawings that express what philanthropy means to them
Our first outing for 2017 has been scheduled for the morning of Friday, October 6, 2017 at Drew Charter School.  Other options are being explored. 
It’s lots of fun!  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kitty Vogt ( ASAP to sign up.  Please note that background checks are required for all volunteers, and take about a week to complete.


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!
SAVE THE DATE!  Kiwanis Centennial Gala is April 24, 2018
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
The September billing cycle will go out soon!   If you have automatic bank drafts set up, please be sure to change the address in your online banking!
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!
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