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In This Issue
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?


Theme 2009-2010


Remember: All First Thursday Events and Board Meetings will count as a meeting make-up.


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Guests & Visitors

Todd Speed gave the invocation.

Our Guests included:
John Miller, grandson and guest of Warren Davidson 

Our Visitors included: 

Speakers At-a-Glance
July 30: 
District Gov
. Casey Farmer
Aug 6: TBA
Officers of the Decatur Rotary Club:
President - C.J. Becker

President-Elect -Jason Conn

Past President - Bryan Downs
Secretary - Betty Spiker

Treasurer - John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms - Doug Torbush
District Governor - Casey Farmer

July 3: Warren Davidson
July 4: Robert astellani
July 4: Robert Soens
July 5: Betty Spiker  
July 8: Linton Broome
July 10: Walt Drake   
July 16: Ted O'Callaghan
July 17: Joe Kusmik    
            Barbara Tedrow
July 19: John Kline
July 21: John Bennett
July 27: James Thibadeau 
            James Topple
July 30: Mark Whatley

July 28, 2010
I would to encourage everyone to attend next weeks meeting (the 30th). District Governor Casey Farmer will be our speaker and it is sure to be a great and informative meeting.
Elliott Augustine & Andrea Greengard

 President's Corner

 President C.J. Becker called the meeting to order.



District Governor Casey Farmer will be speaking next week and attending our Board meeting at 11:15 am.

Bill Bream will be made an Honorary Member next week.
Coming up Thursday, August 5 is our First Thursday Rotary Social.  Information about location and time coming soon.  In the meantime, mark your calendar now and plan to come enjoy these monthly meet and greets.  
Don Mueller: 
 Autism & The Marcus Autism Center
Linda Morris introduced the speaker, Don Mueller.
Don Muelleris the President of The Marcus Autism Center. He speech focused on autism and how The Marcus Autism Center helps those and their families affected by autism. 
The center was started in 1991 by Bernie Marcus to help an employee with their autistic child. It is a non-profit that relies on community and corporate support. 
The Marcus Autism Center works with kids up to the age of 21 years. Autism is an inability to communicate. 1 out of every 98 children born in Georgia will have autism. Early diagnosis is the key to autism.  It is a very unknown disease. We are not certain what causes autism, but in 10 to 15 percent of all cases, the cause is a genetic issue. 
Approximately 4,000 kids per year are treated at the Marcus Autism Center. There is a year long wait to be seen at The Marcus Autism Center. At The Marcus Autism Center, they teach eating habits, communication, and attempt to prepare the child for transition into adulthood. 
The Marcus Center formed a partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2008. Autism is not a covered medical benefit in Georgia. However, 22 States have Autism as a covered benefit. 
The book, The American Presidents, was donated to the DeKalb Public Library on behalf of Past President Bryan Downs.
The book, The Everyday Advocate, Standing Up for Your Child with Autism, was donated on behalf of our speaker Don Mueller.
The meeting was then adjourned.

Reported by Jon Manns

                      'Round the Room...

President Cynthia J. "C.J." Becker and Jon Manns, Chair of
 the Photography Committee
            Linda Morris and the speaker, Don Mueller talk before the meeting

                 President C.J. presents our speaker, Don Mueller,  with the
                                book given to the DeKalb County Library

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