Speaker Date Topic
Captain Jake Stewart, Co-Founder Seminar XXI Jul 23, 2019 12:00 PM
MIT’s SEMINAR XXI: Politics, Perspectives, Paradigms Educating the Future Leadership of the Nation
MIT’s SEMINAR XXI:  Politics, Perspectives, Paradigms Educating the Future Leadership of the Nation

Captain Jake Stewart graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in physics and was commissioned in the Navy in April 1962.  He served in executive and command positions in Atlantic and Pacific Fleet destroyers and commanded the destroyer USS Stribling (DD-867).

In operational tours at sea, Stewart participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the US response to the North Korean seizure of the USS Pueblo and the 1969 shoot-down of a Navy reconnaissance aircraft with the loss of 31 lives. In the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, his ship led the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) battle group into the Bay of Bengal to give military weight to President Nixon’s intention of “tilting toward Pakistan” and to influence the Indian government’s further aspirations in South Asia. Captain Stewart made two deployments to Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin.

Ashore, Stewart did graduate research at Stanford University’s High Energy Physics Lab and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). He earned a Ph.D from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in Elementary Particle Physics.  His first Pentagon tour in Navy Systems Analyses ended with a Federal Executive Fellowship to the Brookings Institution. Later, Captain Stewart was a senior staffer at the National Security Council (NSC), the White House in the Carter Administration, under Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Returning to the Pentagon, Stewart directed the Chief of Naval Operations’s “think tank,” and was the Navy’s Long Range Planner. He was temporarily assigned as special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he drafted the final five minute portion of President Reagan’s address to the nation about the Strategic Defense Initiative (“Star Wars”). His next duty assignment was in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as Assistant Under Secretary of Defense/Acquisition, for Planning and Analysis.

Upon retirement from the Navy in 1987, Stewart joined the federal government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at the Department of Energy (DOE). While at DOE, he conducted significant managerial reviews for several DOE secretaries: The Future of the DOE National Laboratory System; DOE/EPA Post-Manhattan Atomic Bomb Clean Up; and the issue of the permanent disposal of high level radio active waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

In 1985 Stewart co-founded Seminar XXI, an experimental educational program for future US leadership in the national security community. In September 2019, Seminar XXI will convene its 34th academic class. Represented in the class of 2019-2020, are Fellows from all military services, the intelligence community, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Departments of State, Homeland Security, Energy, USAID, the national laboratories, and non-governmental organizations (e.g., Mercy Corps, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross).

5th Tuesday Social and Networking Meeting Jul 30, 2019 6:00 PM
Monday Night Garage, Westside Beltline, 233 Lee St SW

5th Tuesday Networking and Social Meeting

Monday Night Garage

933 Lee Street SW, Atlanta, 30310

Enjoy a fun evening for our club with brewery tour, beer and light apps.


BONUS!!  For the first 25 people that RSVP (you must arrive by 5:45 pm):

Arboretum Walking Tour of the Westside Beltline from 6 - 6:30 pm

Where comfortable walking shoes!


This counts as a meeting attendance.

Regula/Corp members are Free, Assoc/Satellite/Emeritus/Honorary members and guests are $15.

Bring your Friends and Colleagues!


Sign up on the Event Board or email Karen Losin – kiwanisclubatlanta@gmail.com

U.S. Senator David Perdue Aug 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Making Washington More Results-Oriented
Making Washington More Results-Oriented

David Perdue is the original outsider. When first elected in 2014, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He grew up in Middle Georgia, the son of two public school teachers, and paid his way through Georgia Tech by working factory and warehouse jobs. One of David’s first jobs was at a Head Start program helping kids learn how to read. He has over 40 years of business experience, leading the Reebok athletic brand and Dollar General stores, where he created thousands of jobs and helped working families make it from payday to payday. While at Dollar General, David continued his work on literacy serving as Chairman of the National Commission on Literacy and Workforce Development.

Prior to his decisive election in 2014, David had never held public office before. David and his wife Bonnie met in first grade and have been married for over 40 years. They have two sons and three grandsons. They were inspired to get involved in the political process for the first time to help change the direction of our country for their kids and grandkids. In 2016, David was an early supporter of President Donald J. Trump and Chairman of Trump’s Georgia Campaign. He continues to be one of the President's closest allies in the U.S. Senate. 

As an outsider, David is a champion for term-limits, free-market economic principles, and strengthening our military. His role on the powerful Senate Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees puts him at the intersection of dealing with our national debt and global security crisis. In a relatively short period of time, David has demonstrated that he has a proven record of getting results for Georgia and he is working alongside President Trump to help lead the greatest economic turnaround in U.S. history.



INVOCATION: Steve Hayden
Phil Sutton, VP, Kubota Manufacturing Aug 13, 2019 12:00 PM
We Are Kubota
We Are Kubota
Phil Sutton is the Vice President of Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Georgia and Kubota Industrial Equipment Corporation in Jefferson, Georgia.  Phil has been with Kubota for 15 years and in his current capacity, he is responsible for Accounting, General Affairs, Human Resources, and Information Technology.  He also heads up the Legal Department, Government and Community Relations and the Foreign Trade Zone.  In 2016, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Phil to the Board of Directors for the Technical College System of Georgia and recently the governor also appointed him to serve on the Workforce Development Board for the State of Georgia.
Phil is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in various capacities in his 20 year career, including Law Enforcement Operations & Training, Criminal Investigations, Antiterrorism, and Public Affairs.   
Phil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Science in Public Administration Troy University.  Phil is also a graduate of the 187th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
INVOCATION:  David Childers
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Aug 20, 2019 2:13 PM
City of Atlanta
INVOCATION: Patrick Hill
Dave Wilkinson, Atlanta Police Foundation Aug 27, 2019 12:00 PM
INVOCATION: Elizabeth Fullerton
Erika Shields, Chief, Atlanta Police Dept. Sep 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Lt. Gov Geoff Duncan, State of Georgia Sep 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Officer and Director Installation Oct 01, 2019 12:00 PM
2019-20 President Sandy Welfare
Randy Davis, Phoenix Air Oct 08, 2019 12:00 PM
INTRODUCTION:  Jill Thornton