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In This Issue
Book Of The Week
Guests & Visitors
Speakers At-a-Glance
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 be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



Rotary Networking Resources
District 6900 has created this resource to help Rotarians in our district find employment. To find out more visit the district web site and look for Career Networking.

Decatur Rotary is now on Facebook.  Check out the page for updates and become a fan. View the Decatur Rotary Facebook Page here.

Decatur Rotary is now onl LinkedIn. Check our page for updates and to join our group. View the Decatur Rotary LinkedIn Group here. 
NEW!! Link to the most recent District 6900 Newsletter:
District Newsletter

Book Of
The Week
There was no book of the week.
Guests & Visitors

James Brewer-Calvert 
gave the invocation.


Doug Torbush 
introduced the visiting Rotarians.  


Our Guests included:

Timothy Lloyd, Minister of  United Methodist Church, guest of the Club

Jacqueline Ryan Kocker,  daughter of Bob Ryan

Mark Mapp, TRC Stevenson, guest
of Bob Ryan

Our Visiting Rotarians included:

At A Glance
February 4, 2011: 
Dr. Gina Lundberg,
The Director of the Heart Center for Women

February 11, 2011:
Dr. Mandy Joye,
Director of the Heart Center for Women



Officers of the Decatur Rotary Club:


C.J. Becker

Jason Conn

Past President:
Bryan Downs
Betty Spiker

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Doug Torbush

District Governor:
Casey Farmer


February 10:
James Brewer-Calvert 
February 13:
Frank Matthews

February 15:
Buck Buchanan

February 23:
John Shelton

February 24:
Brenda Leder

February 26:
Cynthia Becker

February 26:
Walt Bryde

February 27:
Peter Michelson

February 2, 2011

Since this is our last time editing the Rotary newsletter, as we hand it off to the capable hands of John Drake of Pattillo Construction, we would like to thank everyone who has helped us to provide the members of the Decatur Rotary Club with the Spoke 'N Wheel every Wednesday.


Everyone at WebXperts would like to thank President CJ, and all the people who served as reporters: Peggy Merris, Susan Cobleigh, Linda Morris, John Adams, Todd Speed, Jon Manns, Linton Broome,  Kyle Williams, Julia Carter & President CJ. We would also like to thank the following photographers: Mark Burnette & Mark Hastings.

Elliott Augustine & Andrea Greengard

 President's Corner
president cj
President C.J. called the meeting to order


President CJ made the following announcements:
Sara Fountain noted that information for applying for the upcoming Leadership DeKalb class was available on the tables.  Sara added that here were three open house opportunities for potential applicants to attend to get to know more about the program.

Clark Candler reminded everyone that the next social event would be on the Second Thursday, February 10th.  There will be a reception with beverages and heavy appetizers beginning at 5:30pm and a program with Chris DuPree from 6:30pm - 7:10pm.  To help cover costs, $10 per person will be added to each attendee's bill.

President CJ encouraged Club members to consider attending the District "Onto Callaway" Meeting.  President CJ pointed out that this would be a great time to socialize and have some fun with fellow Club members.
Donna Hyland: CHOA
Linda Morris introduced our speaker, Donna Hyland who serves as President and CEO of Children's Health Care of Atlanta, an organization that resulted from the merger of the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital and Egelston Hospital in 1998.  Ms. Hyland added that in addition to the two original partners, Hughes Spaulding merged in 2006 and the Marcus Autism Center merged on 2008.

Ms. Hyland added that while Children's Health Care of Atlanta served metro-Atlanta, it also served patients throughout the State of Georgia.  It is also the teaching hospital for Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine.  It has also been names one of the Fortune 100 best places to work for the past six years.

Ms. Hyland stated that pediatric cancer has an overall cure rate of 75% which is a significant increase over the 20% cure rate from the 60's. Interestingly, chemo treatment for girls is 2.5 years while it is 3.5years for boys.  Ms. Hyland attributed the increase in cure rates to the collaboration between doctors, researchers and patients who were competing against cancer together instead of competing against each other.

Ms. Hyland noted that collaboration was a key piece of improving pediatric health care and that just recently two doctors and a Georgia Tech researcher had been awarded the Eureka Award from the National Cancer institute for development a process and surgical instruments to address brain cell cancer. 


Speaker Photo: Donna Hyland


On behalf of our speaker, the book " How Your Child Heals: An Inside Look at Common Childhood Ailments" by Christopher M. Johnson was donated to the DeKalb County Library System.

The meeting was then adjourned.

Reported by Peggy Merriss

Photography by Mark Burnette

'Round the Room...

 Speaker Donna Hyland, Linda Morris, and President CJ
(from left to right)
 Walt Bryde and Julia Carter
mlk day
Another great shot of our Rotary Members hard at work while
at the MLK Day Volunteer Event earlier in the month!

The Rotary Bulletin Committee
Decatur Rotary Club
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