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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.




Dave Jollay 





 Dave Shallenberger,

guest of Jim Jarboe


Matt Jollay,

 guest and son of

Dave Jollay


Marg Moon,

 guest and wife of Bill Moon


Denise Thomas,

 guest of Kathryn Johnson


Jennifer Whitaker,

 guest of Betty Willis


Dan West,

guest of David Hughes



At A Glance
June 24, 2011:
Changing of the Guard
July 1, 2011:
Stephanie Van Parys, Director, Oakhurst Community Garden 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


June Birthdays!

June 2
Jon Manns

June 4
Bill Breen

June 10
Greg Adams

June 10
Richard Puckett

June 13
Bobby Atwater

June 13
Ray Willoch

June 14
Melissa Forgey

June 14
Jack Gerlach

June 14
Gue Hudson

June 16
Dan Coursey

June 17
Bob McMahan

June 17
B.J. Sumner

June 21
Bob Bachman

June 22
Candler Broom

June 22
Don Hooten

June 24
David Ewing

June 26
Todd Speed
June 17, 2011 Meeting


John Drake

Pattillo Industrial Real Estate

 President's Corner
CJ 06-17-11
President C.J. made announcements
and called the meeting to order.


President C. J. acknowledged the work of Vee Nelson and her committee in developing the Club's Long-Range Plan (2011-2014).  President C. J. said that the Board of Directors had approved the plan and asked the membership to approve also.  Member approval was unanimous.

John Bennett announced that statements for the fiscal year, ending June 30, 2011, would be sent out to members the week of June 20.  These are not additional bills.


Dr. James Wagner

 Intro 06-17-11

Betty Willis introduced our speaker, Dr. Jim Wagner, who has been President of Emory University since 2003.


Dr. Wagner discussed three aspects of Emory:


Who are we?  Emory is a community of 13,000 students (7,000 of these are undergraduates) and 23,000 employees (including Emory Healthcare).  Almost 80 percent of employees live in DeKalb County.  "We are your neighbors," he said.  While only 20 percent of the current student population is from Georgia, approximately 40 percent of all Emory alumni/ae live in Georgia.


What do we do?  Emory provides education, research and scholarship, and healthcare.  Emory is inquiry driven with a diversity of perspective.  It is ethically engaged and fosters a culture of service to the community.  "Emory continues to explore the hows and whys of life," he said.


Why does Emory matter?  Dr. Wagner said that Emory is part of the Atlanta region's "brain gain" due to its educational impact throughout the state.  The community benefits from the cultural opportunities provided by the Carlos Museum, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Theater Emory, and the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library (MARBL).  In addition, Emory continues to engage the community through the Center for Lifelong Learning.


Emory also matters through its economic impact, Dr. Wagner said. Emory is the fourth largest private employer in the metro area.  Through direct employment and its ripple effect, Emory provides $5 billion annually and 50,000 jobs.  Twenty-five percent of all physicians in Georgia were either educated or trained at Emory, and Emory has provided $64 million in charity health care.


"We relish being a part of this community and are proud to be your neighbor," he said.  "We hope you are also proud of us."


Speaker, Dr. James Wagner

Speaker 06-17-11  

Lessons Learned:  Reflections of a University President by William G. Bowen was donated to the DeKalb County Public Library system in honor of our speaker.

The meeting was adjourned.


Reporter - Susan Cobleigh

Photographer - Mark Hastings 




Around the Room ... 


Invocation 06-17-11

Dave Jollay leads the invocation. 

 Honor 06-17-11

President C.J. presents the book to Library in Dr. Wagner's honor. 

Around 06-17-11
Jim Jarboe welcomes Dr. Wagner.




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