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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. 
Link to the most recent District 6900 Newsletter:
District Newsletter

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

Guests & Visitors

Todd Speed 
gave the invocation.


Jeremy Warner
introduced the visiting Rotarians.  


Our Guests included:

Kevin Wyatt, guest of

Jim Crabb


Drew Books, guest of Scotty Candler and Walt Drake


Our Visiting Rotarians:

Assistant District Governor Suzanne Sykes,
Stone Mountain 
20011-2012 Assistant District Governor,
Durl Jensen,
Stone Mountain
Bill  Witcher,
Stone Mountain and his guest Chris Witcher
At A Glance
March 4, 2011:
Club Meeting Cancelled. Please attend the DeKalb Rotary Council Breakfast.  
March 11, 2011:
James B. Langford, Executive Director of the Georgia Meth Project.


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


March 2:
Bill Jackson 
March 6:
Terri Candler

March 14:
Rhonda Davidson

March 17:
Lyn Menne

March 17:
Henry Wall

March 23:
Fred Turner

March 26:
Bryan Downs
March 2, 2011



Our First Thursday Social is tomorrow night (March 3rd) from 5:30-7:00 pm at Wahoo Grill, 1042 W. College Avenue.  BYOW (bring your own wallet) for drinks and enjoy free appetizers from Wahoo.


REMINDER:  Our regular weekly meeting for Friday, March 4 has been canceled in order for our Club members to attend the 2011 Joint Council Breakfast - "A Celebration of the Eight DeKalb Rotary Clubs and Their Service."


The Breakfast Meeting will be held Friday, March 4 from 7 - 9 a.m. at the Capital City Club, Atlanta (Brookhaven), Georgia. Please let Jason Conn know if you plan to attend.


The featured speaker is Dr. Steve Cochi, Senior Advisor, Global Immunization at CDC. 


Hope to see you there. 


John Drake, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate


 President's Corner
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Judge Dan Coursey, Past President, called the
meeting to order in President C.J.'s absence.

Bill Harshmann encouraged Club members to register for the District Conference "On to Callaway" being held on April 28, 2011 - May 1, 2011. Bill guarantees that there will be fun, food and beverages. 


Past President Dan Coursey reminded Club members that there will not be a lunch meeting on Friday, March 4th so that members can attend the DeKalb Rotary Council Breakfast from 7:00am-9:00am at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven.  Please let Jason Conn know if you plan an attending the breakfast.



Javier C. Goizueta


Linda Morris Morris 022511introduced our speaker,

Javier C. Golizueta, a Vice President with The Coca-Cola Company, and President of the global McDonald's Division.


Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Goizueta spent 20 years with Procter & Gamble. He is trilingual in Spanish, English and Portuguese and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University.


Mr. Goizueta stated that one of the most important issues for the Coca Cola Company is their role in water stewardship. Coca Cola operates in 206+ countries world-wide and to maintain the business on a global scale, they must have a sustainable business model that uses resources appropriately.  The company's goal is to be water neutral by 2020 - this includes recycling the water used in the manufacturing process as well as replenishing the water back to the community.  By the end of 2010 31% of water used was returned to the community and all plants will have wastewater treatment facilities by the end of 2011.


Mr. Goizueta stated that as President of the global McDonald's Division for the Coca Cola Company, he oversees part of the company that connects Coca Cola to McDonald's.  He added that the business with McDonald's started with a handshake agreement and to this day there is no written contract between the companies.  The business is very large with McDonald's serving over 62,000,000 consumers a day in 32,000 outlets world-wide.  He emphasized that part of the reason the relationship has lasted 56 years without a contract is because the corporate models are similar and they take a similar approach to their franchisees and their customers.


In closing, Mr. Goizueta commented on the important role education plays and how the future of our society depends on an eduction and well-educated people.


Mr. Goizueta took questions about the Coca Cola secret formula, how he got his job with Coca Cola and the company's processes for retuning water to the aquifer, particularly in developing countries. 



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   Speaker Photo:  Javier C. Goizueta



On behalf of the Speaker, the book, Tough Calls from the 
Corner Office: Top Business Leaders Reveal Their Career-Defining Moments, by Harlan Steinbaum, was donated to the DeKalb County Library System.


The meeting was adjourned.
Reported by Peggy Merriss
Photography by Mark Burnette 


'Round the Room...

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David Ewing speaks with Javier Goizueta and Linda Morris.


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Joe Kusmik, Brian Downs
and Jim Topple

discuss an interesting article. 






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