Membership Newsletter
 January 8, 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
Jan 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Remembrances of the Early Days Founding Peachtree City
Remembrances of the Early Days Founding Peachtree City

Joel Cowan was born in the Southern U.S graduating from Georgia Tech in 1958 and lives in Peachtree City, Georgia. 


His past major business interests have been in real estate development. He is the founder of Georgia's new town of Peachtree City serving as its first Mayor beginning in 1959.  He was also the chief executive of its development company through 1976. In addition, he was the developer of other major projects including Phipps Plaza, Snapfinger Woods and Palmetto Dunes.


For the last twenty years his primary interests have been international. This involves both for profit and non-profit work in the emerging economies of Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, and China. These activities focus on trade, technology transfer, and merchant banking. Education and leadership training are the focus of his non-profit activities.


He was formerly a director of World Air Holdings, Inc.; Continental Airlines (NYSE); Interstate General Company (ASE) and IRT Property Company (IRT).


He currently is Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Georgia Tech specializing on issues of the emerging world. He is a director of the EastWest Institute (New York) and the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center.


He is a trustee emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation; former trustee of The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta and former Chairman of the Community Foundation of Fayette County. He is Former Chairman of the Board of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. He was a member of Georgia’s Board of Regents for the University System.


Mr. Cowan is a Presbyterian, has three grown children and five grandchildren. He and his wife have lived in Peachtree City since 1959.


INVOCATION: Michael Butkus


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Upcoming Events
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Jan 08, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Jan 08, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Dean Rusk Reading
Dean Rusk Academy
Feb 05, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Boardroom, Loudermilk Center
Feb 05, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:30 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
KCA 5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting is Jan 29th at WSB-TV
Kiwanis Club of Atlanta 5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting!
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM
At WSB TV, 1601 West Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 30309
A fun evening for our club where we will tour the studio and talk with on air talent!
Refreshments and beverages will be provided.
~RSVP Deadline Tuesday, January 22nd~
This counts as a meeting attendance and will be billed like a regular meeting for Associate members and guests.
Regular and Corp members are part of dues, Associate and Satellite members as well as guests are $10.
Bring your Friends and Colleagues!
Sign up on the Event Board or email Karen Losin –
We Need YOU to be a part of the "Lunch Bunch"!
Our club is looking for about 6 individuals 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!
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!

Melody Watson is the Director of Individual and Civic Giving for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, a nonprofit that provides life-changing after-school and summer enrichment programs to youth ages 6-18 in 10 counties across the Atlanta area. BGCMA also runs Camp Kiwanis, a year-round camp in Danielsville, GA, with support from Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. Go to


Tom Cross is the owner of LifeLine Repairs Inman Park, a retail store specializing in smartphone, tablet and computer repair. LifeLine Repairs also offers Pedicab rides for all ages on the Atlanta Beltline and in Piedmont Park. Go to

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
2018-19  Committee Interest Forms
Have you filled out your 2018-19 Committee Interest Form?
Don't forget to fill out your Committee Interest Form for next year to choose the committees on which you would like to serve!
You can download o form here or contact the office 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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