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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.




Todd Speed




Visiting Rotarians


Mac Willett

Stone Mountain Club


 Dr. Steve Bethea

Buckhead Club 





Joe Thomas, guest of Peter Michelson





At A Glance
June 10, 2011:
Bennett Brown, III, founder in 1986 of Low Country Barbecue, Inc., a full service catering and event planning company based in Smyrna.

June 17, 2011:
Dr. James W. Wagner, President, Emory University.


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 9, 2011


John Drake

Pattillo Industrial Real Estate

 President's Corner
CJ 06-03-11
President C.J. made announcements
and called the meeting to order.



First Thursday Social will be on the Second Tuesday, June 7, at Emory Conference Center from 5:30-7:30pm.  Bring your socks for Bowling Fun.




Greg Pins 


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Peter Michelson introduced Greg Pins.
Greg has worked in the Southeast and across the US in setting up and participating in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and other home performance programs. Trained as a BPI Building Analyst, he has worked directly with contractors, auditors and homeowners and has

experience developing marketing and finance programs for a mass consumer audience.

Greg has worked with utilities, Public Utility Commissions and government bodies in the development of existing home energy efficiency policy. Greg has an extensive background in program management, consumer marketing and business management consulting.  Greg has had leadership and advisement roles at WellHome, a Masco Company, Home Depot, Ryder and Ernst & Young Consulting.

Greg Pins is the Southeast Regional Director for CLEAResult, a national company focused on consulting and managing Energy Efficiency programs.  Greg's responsibilities include managing and developing business in the Southeast.

Greg graduated from Florida State University for his undergrad degree and the University of Texas for his MBA.  Greg's hobbies include softball, guitar, and soccer dad.
Gregs' expertise lies in the area of promoting energy efficiency.  Recently, the DecaturWise program was initiated in Decatur in order to promote energy efficiency and take advantage of Federal dollars available through the recent Reinvestment Act.

Electrical use is expected to increase by 27% by 2030.  53% of our electrical energy comes from coal and 24% from nuclear.  Of the total energy expended in the United States, 36% is related to buildings with 65% of all electrical energy being expended by buildings.  Residential homes account for 37% of all the energy expended in the United States.

Georgia Power and other providers are interested in energy efficiency in order to delay expensive additions to the power grid that are necessitated by peak usage times.  Georgia Power will provide up to $2200 in rebates if a home can prove significant savings from a retrofit and DecaturWise will add an additional $1000 rebate if there is at least a 15% improvement.  DecaturWise has been online for five weeks thus far; eight projects are already in processs and another twenty are in the works.

Energy efficiency at home can be greatly impacted by a whole home assessment.  The investment in a comprehensive energy audit of a home's systems can result in dramatic savings over time.  Typical projects include work on improving the building envelope, improving efficiencies of the HVAC system, and insulation improvements. How to begin?  Go to the DecaturWise website for information on certified contractors who can provide residential energy audits at a reasonable cost.



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   Speaker Photo: Greg Pins


The book, Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun:  22 Super-Charged Projects for Kids, was presented to the DeKalb Library Foundation in honor of our Speaker.

The meeting was adjourned.

Reported by Todd Speed
Photography by Mark Burnette


Around the Room... 


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Book presented to our Speaker by President C.J.
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Members visit and greet our Speaker.



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