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The Bulletin

September 25, 2018

Club Calendar

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/26 No Meeting Scheduled
10/3 BJay Pak: US Dept of Justice (Mtg host: Tony Shaffer)
10/10 Club Assembly - Brookhaven Rotary Foundation (Mtg host: Gary Yandura)
10/17 Mr. Ray Kotwicki, Chief Medical Officer with Skyland Trail (Mtg host: Steve Smoak)

Our Rotary Family

9/1 Bryan Katz


9/11 Karen Kropp (36)
9/19 Alfred Alli (122)
9/28 Cara O'Grady (5)

Rotary Online



Wednesdays, 12:15 pm
Capital City Country Club- Guest/Vis
53 West Brookhaven Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Northlake May 9, 1989
Active Membership: 35 FacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagramYouTube

PO Box 29203
Atlanta, GA 30359

President Jon Roxland
President-Elect TONY Shaffer
Treasurer Michael O'Nan
Secretary Karen Kropp
Foundation Chair Bonnie Hardage
Membership Chair Benjamin Ragin

October 3 - BJay Pak

BJay Pak is the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.He was nominated by President Trump on July 21, 2017 and was confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 2017.From 2002 to 2008, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the office that he now leads.Previously, he was in private practice representing clients in high stakes civil litigation and in criminal investigations.BJay also served as a State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly from January 2011 to January 2017, where he was a Deputy Majority Whip, and Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Non-civil committee. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, and is also a CPA.He and his wife, Sandra, have 3 beautiful daughters and live in Lilburn.

October 10 - Club Assembly

We'll learn more about the Brookhaven Rotary Foundation and discuss our Club's future fundraising efforts at this week's meeting!

October 17 - Dr. Ray Kotwicki

Dr. Ray Kotwicki is the Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer at Skyland Trail, a nationally acclaimed private, non-profit residential and day treatment facility for adults with mental illnesses in Atlanta, Georgia.In this role, Kotwicki oversees all the clinical, educational, quality, and research activities within the organization.

Kotwicki trained as a Department of Energy Fellow, and was a Medical Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.He had post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School, the Boston University School of Medicine, and Emory University, where he earned a Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management.He remains on the adjunctive faculty at both the Emory University School of Medicine as well as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Over his career, Kotwicki has presented over 200 invited lectures, symposia, and seminars to thousands of attendees.He regularly appears on television, radio and in newspaper articles discussing issues related to mental health and integrated medical care.

Kotwicki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is President of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians’ Association.Kotwicki was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and served as President of the Board of Directors of Positive Impact, the Southeast’s premiere HIV mental health program for three years, and is a Board member of the Lovett School.He is a member of Class XI of the Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy.

Throughout his career, Kotwicki has received numerous distinctions, including Emory University’s most prestigious Dean’s “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Mental Health America and Eli Lily’s “Heroes in the Fight” Clinical Team Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.Kotwicki received the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University’s “Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award” in 2017.