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The Bulletin

April 1, 2019

Club Calendar

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

4/3 Ed McBrayer: Executive Director of the Path Foundation
4/10 Brent Morris, Peachtree Benefit Group/Healthcare, health marketplace, and policy update
4/17 Chris Chelette, VP-Planning, Design & Construction for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's
4/24 4th Wed.: No Meeting Scheduled

Our Rotary Family

4/6 Cara O'Grady
4/17 Karen Kropp
4/29 Gary Yandura


4/7 Rod Price (46)

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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
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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 Ben Ragin

April 3 - Ed McBrayer

Ed became an avid cyclist while working for Martin Marietta in Denver and volunteered with the Greenway Foundation to help lay out the Platte River Greenway Trail through Englewood Colorado. Years later, after returning to Atlanta, he found no bike trails, bike lanes, or other safe places to ride.

In 1991, he and a few bike-riding friends founded the PATH Foundation, a non-profit agency dedicated to building safe and enjoyable places for walking and biking. Under Ed’s leadership, PATH has built over 260 miles of greenway trails throughout the region. In addition, PATH has also inspired many more miles of trails to be built in communities across the nation.

In 1991 Atlanta had no bike lanes, no trails, and very few places to walk or ride safely. By 2025 Atlanta will be the most trail-connected city in the U.S.

Service Above Self Kickoff Party -- SATURDAY NIGHT!!

Be sure to join us this Saturday night for the Service Above Self Kickoff Party/Charter Night at the Chastain Park American Legion Post!!!

April 10 - Brent Morris

Brent Morris has more than twenty-five years of commercial insurance experience with companies such as GE Capital/Employers Reinsurance, American International Group, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Humana, and Peachtree Benefit Group. He specializes in group medical insurance and employee benefit packages.As Vice President of Business Development for CBIZ Employee Benefits, his role includes consulting and broker services to commercial clients.He helps build insurance programs that replicate fortune 500 company benefits for clients with 20+ employees.

Mr. Morris is a graduate of Dunwoody High School and Georgia State University’s school of Risk Management & Insurance.

He is the past Chair of the Chamblee Business Association, a director and founding member of the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, past Chair of the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Secretary. He is the past Chairman of the North East Georgia Soap Box Derby Association, is on the Entrepreneurship Program Advisory Board for the Interactive College of Technology, and past President of the Chamblee Kiwanis Club.

He currently resides in Johns Creek with his fiancé Kathy.In addition to serving in a variety of volunteer positions, Mr. Morris spends his free time with his nieces & nephews and is an avid marksman, hunter and angler.

April 17 - Chris Chelette

Chris Chelette is Vice President, Planning Design & Construction at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Chris is accountable for facilities planning, design, development, and construction at existing and future facilities within the Children’s system. Additionally, Chris oversees the master facility plan and facility-related issues that support the strategic plan, ensures that space and facility needs of the organization are met, and manages the real estate portfolio.

For over 19 years, Chris has centered his career on healthcare and life science construction. He has provided project management and executive oversight on projects across the country in both the non-profit and for-profit healthcare sectors. Specifically in Georgia, Chris has been involved with several of the large hospital systems in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah.

Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Chris and his wife, Tonya, live in Alpharetta, Georgia, with their two sons, Brayden and Mason.