Membership Newsletter
Nov 14, 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
Nov 14, 2017
Supporting Veterans With Their "New Normal"
Supporting Veterans With Their "New Normal"

Anthony C. Aiken, Sr. is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Tuskegee University Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He was born and attended primary and secondary schools in Charleston, South Carolina.

During his military career, he demonstrated and has been cited for outstanding service while serving in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, all culminating in over 26 years of dynamic leadership in the fields of military sciences, and technical support services to military units all around the world. Due to his selfless commitment and his innovative management initiatives, he was widely regarded as one of the Army's Premier Military Officers. His varied military assignments have provided him with vast experiences in domestic and international military issues.

Col Aiken is a Disabled Veteran and became Legally Blind in 2011.  August 2014, he attended Blind Rehab Training at the Southeaster Blind Rehab Center, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL. March 2015, Col Aiken, with the support of his wonderful wife, Brenda, formed “Visually Impaired Veterans of America, Incorporated (VIVA, Inc.).  VIVA’s mission is to assist Visually Impaired Veterans requiring funding for transportation to attend Blind Rehabilitation Training; and to purchase personal items at the hospital post exchange during their inpatient stay at the Blind Rehabilitation Center (BRC), Birmingham Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare Facility, Birmingham, Alabama. Col Aiken is a legally blind disabled veteran.

Prior to his retirement, Col Aiken served several years in assignments at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado where he was: Senior Staff Officer, Base Realignment and Closure Office (1996 - 1998); Deputy Director, Medical Readiness Operations, of the previous Central Health Service Support Area, (1994  - 1995); and most notably Commander, U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Activity - West (1992 - 1994). Throughout his career, Col Aiken has demonstrated a personal commitment to officer professional development and has served as a personal mentor for numerous Army Staff Officers and others.

In recognition of his exceptional military service and technical accomplishments the military and the U.S. Army have bestowed upon him many awards and honors.  Some of the most prestigious awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Award, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, several Army Commendation Service Awards, and others. 

Col Aiken and his wife of 35 years, Brenda Gayle Rhue, of Boston, MA, have two wonderful young adults, Alleyne Renee, Kindergarten School Teacher, and Anthony, Jr., college student in Atlanta, Georgia. Col Aiken is a Life Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated; Member, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated; Member, City of Atlanta, Veterans Commission; Member, Birmingham Veterans Administration (VA) Advisory Board; Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2881, Marietta, Georgia; and President, Veterans Ministry, Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia where the family are members.

​INVOCATION: Karen Carlisle
Nov 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Program
Nov 28, 2017
“Together Our Impact Is Greater: Leveraging Partnerships to Tackle Health Challenges”
Dec 05, 2017
“Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: Update on Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Center”
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Upcoming Events
USO Airport Greeting
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nov 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Nov 14, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Interclub - Druid Hills
Petite Viollette Restaurant
Nov 20, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Nov 21, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Nov 21, 2017
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Kiwanis Foundation Trustees Meeting
Loudermilk Center Boardroom
Nov 28, 2017
1:15 PM – 1:15 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
Congratulations to all Members with Perfect Attendance!
The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta would like to congratulate all the members who achieved or added another year to their perfect attendance records!
Perfect attendance is earned when members attend 48 or more qualifying meetings in a Kiwanis club year.  Qualifying meetings include luncheon meetings, interclubs, attendance at committee or board meetings and attendance at service projects and special events.  From October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, the following individuals earned perfect attendance for the first time, or added another year.  Congratulations!
JerryCox43 AnneSkae7
JackMcFarland43 JamesOttley5
TomAdams35 AngelaCassidy4
TonyCallaway33 Mary PatCrouch4
JimBeattie18 HeidyBrusitus3
JebHowell18 DanDouglass3
KarenLosin18 SandyWelfare3
KathyKite16 LisaWise3
FiroozIsrael14 MichaelButkus2
ChuckBruce13 FontaineHuey2
LauraMcCarty13 MarburyRainer2
MikeHalpin12 MasonStephenson2
JimDuffie11 BobWatson2
AlanElsas11 JohnHancock1
GeorgeWieder11 PatrisePerkins-Hooker1
BarbaraHill10 BillWhitaker1
Save the Date!  Kiwanis Centennial Gala is April 24, 2018 
The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta Centennial Gala will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018!  All Kiwanis Club members and their guests can get their tickets now!   CLICK HERE or go to link on Club Website at
KCA Polo Shirts - Get Yours Now!
If you don't have a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta club polo shirt, be sure to order yours today! 
Be sure to get your KCA Club Polo Shirt and wear your shirt at all of our club events such as reading to the Dean Rusk head start kids, greeting the troops at the airport with the USO, volunteering with Philanthropy in the Classroom, and more!  Cost is only $21.40 for shirt sizes Small - Extra Large. An Additional charge for shirts XXL and XXXL.  The shirts fit pretty true to size and have a good quality brushed cotton feel.  Please email with your order by Monday, November 13th and shirts should arrive in early December!
Show your Kiwanis Pride with a club polo shirt!
Updating Your New Kiwanis Atlanta Name Badge
We hope you are enjoying your new Kiwanis Club of Atlanta name badges!  If you would prefer to have your full name or nickname on your badge, or if your membership year is wrong, please contact the office so we can update your badge.
Also, we know several of you were president of another Kiwanis Club before joining the Atlanta club.  If you would like to have this  recognition on your badge, let us know the name of the club you served as 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
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 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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