Membership Newsletter
Sep 24, 2019

Kids Cultural Challenge with Boys and Girls Clubs
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta first annual  meeting in 1919
Camp Kiwanis in Danielsville, GA
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 24, 2019 12:00 PM
The Secret Sauce
The Secret Sauce

Mark Toro’s passion lies in creating smarter built environments and healthier, happier places. He believes a thoughtfully designed place fosters a higher quality of life for its users, and as a new grandfather, he hopes his vision will result in a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. Whether through his relentless advocating for expanded transit and walkability, lending his expertise to rebuild one of Atlanta’s most impoverished neighborhoods or developing award-winning mixed-use communities, Mark is constantly reimagining “place” by focusing on the street level energy and human experience.  With the recent repositioning of Atlantic Station, development of Alpharetta’s $1 billion Avalon project and redevelopment of Colony Square, Mark continues to fearlessly lead the NAP Atlanta team through uncharted waters, where together they are developing a new generation of experience-driven commercial real estate.

Ever engaged in helping to shape the future of metro Atlanta, Mark currently chairs Midtown Alliance’s Board of Directors and serves on the Boards of Woodruff Arts Center and City of Refuge, where he chairs the $25 million “Shining the Light” capital campaign.  An outspoken transit advocate, Mark was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The ATL by Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor.  The newly formed authority will govern expansion of public transportation throughout the Atlanta region.

Mark has been named one of “55 Most Influential Atlantans” by Atlanta Magazine, recognized as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, presented with the Henry H. Robinson Award by Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, honored by the Hispanic American Business Leadership Association as Entrepreneur of the Year and named Citizen of the Year by Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.   

Before cofounding North American Properties’ Atlanta office in 1996, Mark served in several leadership positions with Faison and Cousins Properties. He has acquired, developed or redeveloped more than 70 projects totaling almost 30 million square feet.

Mark attended Rutgers University, where he met his wife, Nancy. The Toros have two daughters and three grandchildren.

INTRODUCTION:  Norris Broyles
INVOCATION:  Heidy Brusitus
Oct 01, 2019 12:00 PM
2019-20 President Sandy Welfare
Oct 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Flying Special Missions: From Explosives to Ebola
Oct 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
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Upcoming Events
AMIS - 2019 Student Reception
Georgia Tech
Sep 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Interclub - Northside
Second - Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Sep 26, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Philanthropy in the Classroom
Centennial Academy Charter School
Sep 27, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Intraclub - Atlanta Satellite Breakfast
Landmark Diner
Oct 01, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Oct 01, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Loudermilk Conference Center
Oct 08, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
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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
Next week's lunch will be in Ann Cramer Room
Hello Kiwanians!
Next Tuesday, our Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon will be upstairs in the Ann Cramer room!  This is a smaller room, so be sure to arrive early.  Once we reach capacity, all others, as well as late arrivals, will be directed to the overflow room down the hall, which has been piped in for audio.  You can reach the Ann Cramer room by the back stairs, or take the elevator to the 2nd floor, turn right and join your Kiwanis friends for a fabulous lunch and program
Thanks for your flexibility as we work with the Loudermilk Center for a win-win partnership!
Parking Changes Have Increased for the Loudermilk Parking Garage
Parking Cost Increase:  Beginning October 1, Parking will increase for both those with parking cards and those that do daily tickets.  Parking Cards will cost $38 per quarter and parking tickets will be $4 per luncheon visit.
Get Involved with AMIS Welcome Reception and Friendship Program

AMIS’ 42st Annual International Students and Scholars Welcome Reception – Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Spelman College Sister’s Chapel, 2-4 pm. 

Join us in welcoming new international students studying at schools around Atlanta and let them know about AMIS opportunities like the Amigo Friendship Program.  There will be a special musical performance by the Morehouse College Glee Club followed by a catered reception.  Learn more at: or email Irene Wong at

Philanthropy in the Classroom Volunteers Needed!

Plans are moving forward for Philanthropy in the Classroom 2019. This is a partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter.  Volunteers read to classes of elementary-school students, share their experiences about what philanthropy is and why it matters, and facilitate an art project which is displayed at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon (November 7, 2019).

National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day 2019 is Thursday, November 7th and the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta is proud to be the Philanthropy in the Classroom Presenting Sponsor!  
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!
We Need YOU to be a part of the "Lunch Bunch"!
Our club is looking for folks who are willing to become part of the "Lunch Bunch" team!  Team members will help the lunch meetings operate smoothly by working the a/v board and sounds system in the back, ensuring that any a/v the speakers use are properly set up, and working the microphones during the Q&A sessions!
While no technical experience is necessary, volunteers should feel comfortable and confident adjusting sound levels and setting up the computer for power point and video presentations.  And the benefit is a dedicated comfy seat at the a/v table during lunch!  wink
Please contact Karen at to sign up!
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