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The Bulletin

August 13, 2019


August is Membership and New Club Development Month

8/14 Darlene Drew: CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC
8/21 Linda Davidson: Alzheimer's Association
8/28 4th Wed: No Meeting
9/4 No Meeting - Happy Labor Day

Our Rotary Family

8/3 Justin Alford
8/19 Bonnie Hardage


Rotary Online



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


President Tony Shaffer
President-Elect Jared Sobelson
Treasurer Michael E O'Nan
Secretary Cara O'Grady
Foundation Bonnie Hardage
Membership Benjamin Ragin
Fellowship Director Bob Cunningham

Upcoming Club Events
Save the Date: Socials, service projects and other Club events

Hover your mouse pointer over these items to see links to information about events.

Wednesday, August 14: 11:00 a.m. -- Board Meeting -- Noon -- Regularly Scheduled Club meeting with speaker Darlene Drew

Saturday, August 17: Rotary Leadership Institute - highly recommended

Wednesday, August 21: Noon - Regularly Scheduled Club meeting with speaker Linda Davidson

Thursday, August 22: 5:30 - 7:30 - N. Atlanta Club hosts a welcome social for our 2019-20 GRSP student, Sebastián. Please rsvp to Tony

Saturday, August 24: Hot Pursuit Glow Run benefiting Brookhaven Police Department's Shop With a Badge program. If you don't feel like running a 5k that evening, consider staffing the BRC Tent and getting the word out about Rotary in Brookhaven!

Saturday, August 24: Vibrant Club Workshop -- breakout sessions on Membership, Public Image and Foundation

This Wednesday's speaker
​Darlene Drew: Owner & CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC.

Darlene Drew is the Owner & CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC.

She is a Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Executive Coach with the John Maxwell Team.Darlene helps businesses, companies, organizations, groups and one on one clients by providing leadership training, personal development training, professional development training, communication training, mentoring, group and one on one coaching as well as Keynote Speaking.I love “building up people.”With enthusiasm, I joined the John Maxwell Team in December 2017.It was a perfect fit for me because of the core values and mutual passion for helping people.In my leadership roles in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, I created training curriculums for staff and required my direct reports from the highest level to the entry level to read John Maxwell books amongst a series of ongoing investments in staff development. It has long been my purpose to build up people through speaking and training.

She has been a public servant through her employment in law enforcement for over 32 years.She served as Warden/Chief Executive Officer of three different Federal prisons over an eleven year period.To date, she is the first and only female to serve as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta since its inception in 1902. She began the assignment as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta in 2012 through 2017, exceeding the average two year time frame.Darlene began her first career in an entry level position as a Correctional Officer.She held a host of positions between Correctional Officer up to the appointment of Senior Executive Service.

She served as Adjunct Professor at Lewis University and taught Ethics, Integrity, & Social Responsibility. She was appointed to the rank of Senior Executive Service in May 2008.She was the recipient of the prestigious Attorney General Award presented to her by the Honorable Attorney General Janet Reno and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. She was also presented the distinguished Susan M. Hunter Award by the Association of Women Executives in Corrections.

She earned her Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University in Criminal Justice and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Governor State University. She was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Women and Power Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.She is a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education alumni (HKS EE alumni).

Opportunity to support GA Cares

Dear Tony,

Georgia Cares is inviting you to the 2019 Mastering the Art Gala. We are celebrating a decade of service, ensuring all victims of child sex trafficking receive quality care in the state of Georgia! This event is our largest annual fundraiser and will feature live entertainment, a seated dinner, program, and silent auction. We will be celebrating Georgia Cares’ impact across the state and the resilience of the youth we serve. The youths’ voice will be featured through an artwork display – giving them the opportunity to express their journey of healing through art. All funds raised will go to support and expand Georgia Cares’ victim services.

Please see the attached e-invitation. For more details and to register, visit our website at: https://donate.gacares.org/event/mastering-the-art-celebrating-10-years-of-service Also, please feel free to share with the members of the Rotary as well!

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at the Gala!

Heather Stockdale