Service opportunities let Annual Meeting attendees give back to Atlanta. [Titled "Community Connections" in the print edition.]
Each year, ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition attendees participate in service activities aimed at giving back to the host city. This year, Annual Meeting goers will have two opportunities to say thank-you to Hotlanta. Both events benefit the nonprofit service organization Hands On Atlanta. Transportation to and from the events will be provided.
National Park Service, King Historic District
Saturday, August 3
11:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Auburn Avenue was the hub of African-American businesses, churches, social organizations, and homes in the Atlanta area in the early to mid-1900s. The birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the area is now known as the King Historic District and welcomes thousands of visitors each year.
Volunteers will tour King's birth home, see civil rights movement exhibits at the visitor center, and visit the burial place of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Possible tasks include landscaping, painting historic homes, polishing brass at the local historic fire station and other locations, and working in the Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden.
The Atlanta BeltLine
Tuesday, August 6
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive revitalization effort ever in Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. The project is providing a network of public parks, multiuse trails, and transit by reusing 22 miles of historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods.
Volunteers will learn more about the project from Atlanta BeltLine staff and help beautify a portion of the newly opened Eastside Trail. Possible tasks include assisting with the creation of art pieces, installing art pieces and statues, and clearing trails to prepare for art installation.
Can't be there?
While we'll miss seeing you in Atlanta, it doesn't mean that we can't bump into one another on the interwebs. Here are some ways to stay up to date from your desk:
Facebook: Visit and "like" www.facebook.com/asaeannual.
Flickr: Coming soon. Be the first to see photos from Atlanta by visiting www.flickr.com/groups/asae13.