July 24, 2017 Edition
Join us for our weekly meeting!
Wednesdays from Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Lunch is served.
Capital City Club in Brookhaven
53 West Brookhaven Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30319
(404) 233-2121 www.capitalcityclub.org
Volunteer Opportunity: July 27

Help the great folks at the USO to greet our nation's returning heroes!

Shift 1 (9:00 - 12:00) 
Shift 2 (11:00 - 2:00)                         - Shift 3 (1:00 - 4:00)

Wow!! $172,500!!

This year's Service Above Self golf tournament was the best one yet and Alana Shepherd, co-founder of Shepherd Center, visited our Club's July 19 meeting to receive our contribution to the SHARE Military Initiative!   Congratulations to the entire Brookhaven Rotary team for making such a great impact!
Brookhaven Rotary enjoyed a great day with FODAC!

Thanks to Tom Prior, Karen Kropp, Patrick Lewis, Tony Shaffer (and his son Antonio!) for working with North Atlanta Rotary to deliver 2 hospital beds, 2 scooters, 3 wheelchairs, several walkers, and other items of medical equipment!
Upcoming Meeting Schedule


The Rotary Club of Brookhaven will be meeting the first three Wednesdays of the month as of July 1, 2017. 

Please make a note of the following meeting dates:

July 2017

July 26 - NO MEETING
August 2017

August 2 (Board meeting 11:00)
August 9   
August 16 
August 23 - NO MEETING
August 30 - NO MEETING
September 2017

September 6 (Board meeting 11:00)
September 13  
September 20 
September 27 - NO MEETING
Meeting Notes: August 2, 2017

Alicia Michael 
Past District 6900 Governor

Alicia Michael is the former owner of an automotive collision repair company in Georgia.  After serving as the managing director of her company for two years, she became a partner in 2000.  She went on to become the sole owner and CEO in 2002 and remained until the sale of her business in January, 2016.

After spending several years focusing on her business, Alicia began looking for a way to serve her community and was introduced to Rotary.  She joined the Rotary Club of Carrollton Dawnbreakers in March 2005.    Alicia was honored to receive the District 6900 Sheffield Leadership Award in 2008-2009 for District President of the Year in Category II club size. 

She is a member of the Paul Harris Fellow Society and The Rotary Foundation Bequest Society.  Alicia served District 6900 as an Assistant Governor from 2010-2013 and as the Rotary District 6900 Governor in 2014 - 2015, working with 69 Rotary clubs and over 4,300 Rotarians throughout the state of Georgia.    Other non-profit and community involvement includes service on a number of local boards,  Executive Director of Carroll County's Certified Literate Community Program, LIFT (Literacy Is for Today and Tomorrow, Inc.) from 2012 to 2015. She also served on the Advisory Board for the 2014 100 Black Men of Atlanta Football Classic and on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Tipoff Club (presenter of the NCAA Basketball Naismith Trophy). 

Alicia was named the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year in 2010 and the Women's Business Alliance Woman of the Year in 2014.
Alicia assumed the role of President and CEO with Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, Inc.  in July, 2016. She is now focused on the business of making a difference by creating and maintaining sustainable partnerships through global outreach and messaging.
Meeting Notes: August 9, 2017

David Tatum, Chief Public Policy Officer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

David is the Chief Public Policy Officer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the United States.  He is responsible for all legislative and many regulatory activities for this nationally recognized children's hospital system.  Mr. Tatum represents the Children's system before Congress and the Georgia General Assembly, as well as federal,state and local agencies, including the Department of Community Health (Medicaid), the Department of Public Health and CMS, among others.  JAMES Magazine inducted him into the Lobbyist Hall of Fame in 2014.

From 1984 to 1996, Mr. Tatum was the Assistant Vice President of Government Relations and Health Facilities Development for Magellan Health Services/Charter Medical Corporation in Atlanta.  He directed all legislative and regulatory activities for a 120 hospital publicly traded company, assisting in becoming the nation's largest provider of behavioral health care.  He handled issues related to provision of care and managed care, as well as direct public sector business development.  He was responsible for state and federal efforts involving Medicare, Medicaid, CHAMPUS, and Certificate of Need.

Mr. Tatum attended West Georgia College and the University of Georgia. He was a championship intercollegiate debater at West Georgia and was selected for Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of the University of Georgia.    He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association. He chairs the Board of Georgia Health News, an Internet based nonprofit health care publication. He served on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Georgia from 2007 through 2009, on the Board of Voices for Georgia's Children from 2004 through 2014, and the Board of SAFEKIDS of Georgia in 2014.  He also served on the Health Strategies Council of Georgia from 1992 through 2002, under the administration of two Governors. In March of 2013, Governor Deal appointed him to a special Georgia Hospital Medicaid Financing Program Advisory Committee.

An avid motorcyclist for 47 years, Mr. Tatum does mix business with pleasure.  He has successfully blunted efforts for over 18 years to repeal Georgia's all-rider motorcycle helmet law.  He has also promoted legislation that has raised the mandatory age for child car safety seat use through the age of seven in Georgia, as well as increased penalties for not having a child in that age range in a car seat.

Learn more about Children's Healthcare of Atlanta!

District 6900 Newsletter

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