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In This Issue
Guests & Visitors
Officers of the Club
President's Corner
Speaker's Corner
'Round the Room'
The Four-Way Test


In everything that we think, say or do:  


Is it the TRUTH?


Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it build






Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?





Member Notes 


December First Thursday Social Coming Up December 1.  Details coming soon! 


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On Our Website

Upcoming Speakers 

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Get Social
with Us


Book Of
The Week



Walt Bryde 


Recent Guests



Visiting Rotarians


Rob Price, Brookhaven Club


Decatur Rotary Club Officers 

Jason Conn

Eric Norwood

Past President:
C.J. Becker
David Hughes

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Bedros Sharian III


District Governor:

Margie Kersey


 2    Linda Harris
 3    Scotty Candler
 4    Gloria Kusmik
 6    Marv Fralish
 8    Jay Durham
10   Bob Wilson
12   Ginny Byrd Porter
13   Jim Baskett
25   Bedros Sharian
28   Robert Brown
November 18 Meeting Recap




Happy Thanksgiving - we have no meeting this Friday, November 25.  Remember, you can find information about our weekly speakers by clicking on the link in the left-hand column under "On Our Website."


The December First Thursday Social is coming up December 1 and it promises to be fun.  Watch for the Special Alert with details.


Jim Jarboe and Ginny Byrd-Porter are seeking participation in our Literacy Project "On the Same Page."  Let one of them know if you are able to help.


The Nominating Committee for next year's officers consists of C.J. Becker, Mark Hastings, Bryan Downs, Vee Nelson, and John Bennett.  They will meet to propose a President Elect and a President Elect Elect.  Please let one of them know if you have someone you want to nominate.  We will vote on their recommendation in November.



Brock Peyer 

Bulletin Committee Chair


 President's Corner

President Jason  

President Jason wears a nifty crown made for him by C.J. Becker during The Phantom Tollbooth event at Little Shop of Stories where attendees debated the importance of words vs. letters   

Meeting Recap   

November 18

Speaker: Nadja Schmidt


Rotary speaker
Nadja Schmidt

Invocation - Walt Bryde

Guests - Rob Price from the Brookhaven Club.

New Members - We brought two new members into the club.  We gave a Rotary welcome to Brian Adams, who grew up in St. Louis, attended college in Florida and is a financial planning professional here in Atlanta.  The second welcome went to Chad Greer, an attorney with Wilson, Morton & Downs who grew up in Rome, GA, attended Berry College, and the Sanford School of Law in Birmingham, AL.

From the Speaker - Pete Pfeiffer introduced our speaker, Nadja Schmidt.  Nadja is a Rotary Future Vision Scholar.  She is attending Emory University Law School pursuing her LLM Degree.  Her areas of interest are international law and international business transactions.

Nadja shared pictures of her village, her family and her life growing up in Germany.  After high school, Nadja pursued five years of legal education at the University of Heidelberg.  She passed the German Bar in July, 2011 and in August came to Emory University.

Nadja said only one percent of Emory's accepted law school applicants are international students.  She is one of 26 international students in the LLM program at the School of Law.  When Nadja returns to Germany, she will have two more years of clerkship to complete her legal studies.  Nadja represents the Rotary Future Vision Scholars well. 

Lunch with Rotary speaker
Pete Pfeiffer enjoys lunch with Nadja Schmidt 
Introducing a new member
Earl Tveit introduces new member Brian Adams
Introducing a new member
Bryan Downs welcomes new member Chad Greer
Members mingle
Members mingle after the program
After the luncheon
We're not sure you can leave today without paying your new Rotary bill Brian - welcome to the Club!




Park Renewal Day 2011
Park Renewal Day 2011
Park Renewal Day was a big success - thanks to all Rotarians who participated!

Reporter: Brock Peyer

Photographers: Mark Hastings, Jon Manns and Mark Burnette



The Rotary Bulletin Committee
Decatur Rotary Club
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