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In This Issue
Officers of the Club
President'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

Officers of the Decatur Rotary Club:


Jason Conn

Eric Norwood

Past President:
C.J. Becker
David Hughes

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Bedros Sharian III

District Governor:
Margie Kersey




James Brewer-Calvert





July 8, 2011 Meeting

As we enter the 2011-2012 Rotary Year, the bulletin committee looks forward to providing you with the weekly bulletin.  We will include the list of upcoming speakers in the bulletin going forward.  


Brock Peyer

On behalf of the Decatur Rotary Bulletin Committee

 Upcoming Programs:


July 15th:  David Faulds, Emory University Rare Books Collection


July 22nd: Michael Oki, Atlanta Silverbacks


Michael Oki, president of the Atlanta Silverbacks, is a native of Sacramento, Calif., who first came to Atlanta to attend Emory University. He played on Emory's varsity soccer team for four years, serving as team captain his senior year. After graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Emory's Goizueta Business School, Oki accepted a job from Atlanta Silverbacks chairman Boris Jerkunica. In his initial role with the Silverbacks, he worked on the planning and development of the private soccer facility now known as Atlanta Silverbacks Park. Upon completion of the first phase of construction, Oki became Director of the $18 million complex, a role in which he operated both the facility and the Silverbacks soccer games held there. In 2008, Oki became President of the Atlanta Silverbacks, an organization that today includes two facilities, a men's professional soccer team, a women's amateur team, a men's reserves team, and year-round recreational leagues.


July 29th:  Rotary District Governor Margie Kersey


 President's Corner

July 8 Conn

President Jason Conn called the meeting to order.

Save the date - Fundraiser for Decatur Rotary Foundation Oct 15, 2011 featuring a roast of Decatur Rotarian John Adams, Jr.
Ginny Byrd-Porter announced the 'First Thursday' event on Thursday, August 4th 5:30PM -7:00 PM.  Members are encouraged to bring a prospective member. 
The Decatur Rotary Board meeting will be held on July 15th at 11:15 PM.  This can serve as an easy attendance makeup!
Please welcome our District Governor, Margie Kersey on July 29th, 2011

 GA Secretary of State, Brian Kemp

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Secretary Kemp focused his talk on efficiencies at the Secretary of State's office and specifically addressed:
1)  How do you add value to our Agricultural Products.
2)  Workforce development - this ties back to education, we need to address getting people motivated to work.
3) Streamlining government
4) He is the Chief Election Office for state of Georgia. 
In such role, he addressed how we can make electinos more efficient while simplifying the
election code.
5)  Georgia is one of the first states to provide electronic ballotts to our service men and women serving abroad and has focused on cutting down on voter fraud.


Around the Room.....


July 8 2011 


Robert and Kirby hobnob with Secretary of State, Brian Kemp.



Sara and Robert Discussing how much they enjoy Rotary!

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Brock Peyer, Committee Chair
Photographers:  Mark Burnette and Mark Hastings
The Rotary Bulletin Committee
Decatur Rotary Club
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