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In This Issue
Officers of the Club
President's Corner
Meeting Recap
Your Reporters
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 



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Upcoming Speakers 

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Decatur Rotary Club Officers 

Jason Conn

Kirby Thompson

Past President:
C.J. Becker
David Hughes

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Bedros Sharian III


District Governor:

Margie Kersey


  1  Amy Nash
  6  Tom Adams
 14 Sara Fountain
Phyllis Edwards
 16 Betty Willis
 20 Earl Tveit
April 20 & 27 Meeting Recaps





The May First Thursday Social was a smashing success.  See the photo collage below for a visual re-cap of the fun!


Congratulations to Robert Brown who was named "Most Respected CEO for 2012" by Georgia Trend magazine.  Robert was honored for "achievements in architecture and non-profit work."  


Club members will be receiving a letter about the upcoming fundraising event on June 16.  Rotarians can help by purchasing tickets, selling tickets, promoting the event, providing gifts/services for the silent auction/door prizes, selling sponsorships (the committee will provide you with a draft letter and forms to use as tools).




Harl Pike & the Rotary Bulletin team



 President's Corner

Maybe next year President Jason can eat while President Elect Kirby works!

Meeting Recap 

      May 4  Speaker Peter Michelson Presents the Grants



Guests - Andrew Bell, son of Charlie Bell; Nathan Hilkert, pastor of Lutheran Church of the Messiah, guest of Harl Pike; Herb McCoy, guest of the Club. 

Banners - Pete Pfeiffer presented banners from New Market Club in Aukland, New Zealand and Sunrise Club, Christ Church, New Zealand. 

New Members - Mark Hastings introduced Joshua Villines who has a background in Christian ministry and training of interrogators.  Mark Whatley introduced Jeff Alexander, owner of Alexander's Jewelry who has a background in scuba diving.

From the Speaker - Peter Michelson, chair of the Community Grants Committee presented the eight groups who received foundation grants for their work in our community.  The common thread linking the work of these groups was youth at risk  and literacy.  The committee reviewed 16 applications and awarded grants to the following eight: 

  • Global Village School for its ESL work with refugee girls.
  • Our House, Inc. which provides child care for pre-schoolers in homeless families.
  • DeKalb County Drug Court Foundation and its literacy project.
  • Friends of Refugees and its Mommy and Me Literacy Project.
  • Decatur Cooperative Ministries for its Pillar to Post program.
  • Decatur Education Foundation and its Project Bookshelf.
  • Decatur Library Foundation and its Project REAP
  • DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and its Sexual Assault Teen Therapy Program.



Pete Pfeiffer checks out New Zealand Rotary Clubs
Peter Michelson presents the grants
Our House, Inc. is one of the eight recipients
Remember this guy? Bob Castellani accepts the check
on behalf of Drug Court Foundation
Global Village School uses funds for ESL

Congratulations to all of the grant recipients

He did it - no he did it - no Rotary did it!
Many thanks to James, Peter & the entire Community Grants Committee   
First Thursday Social at
Harbour Bar and Fishhouse
Rotary First Thursday Social in May 

Reporter: Harl Pike

Photographers: Mark Hastings, Jon Manns and Mark Burnette



The Rotary Bulletin Committee
Decatur Rotary Club
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