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1 State Presidents Message Ashley Koby Mamie K. Taylor in January 1982 Mamie K. Taylor, Leader, Organizer, Legend This is the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the founder of Women/Citizens of Georgia Power. Mamie Kennedy Taylor died on October 23, She was 82. The photo at right was taken in January of that year when she was still consulting with the state coordinator. Mary Elizabeth Smith was coordinator at the time of MKTs death. Mamie K. started her career as a penny counter in an ice company owned by Georgia Railway and Electric Co. She served as local manager, home service supervisor, division home service supervisor and administrative assistant to the president of Georgia Power during her 44-year career. Atlanta chose her as Woman of the Year in 1945, and she was named president of Pilot Club International for She served as president of the YWCA, the Georgia Federation of Womens Clubs and the Georgia Federation of Business and Professional Womens Clubs. Ms. Taylor served as chairman of the Governors Commission on the Status of Women under Governor Carl E. Sanders. In the commissions first year, three major pieces of legislation were passed: The Uniform Simultaneous Death Act, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, and a bill making the commission a permanent body. She served as the very first chairman of the Georgia March of Dimes. Despite suffering polio, which left her with a slight walking disability, she was active and outspoken in her opinions and dreams. She always wanted to make things better – especially for women. She would certainly be pleased at the continued success of the organization she founded in 1962! I find it difficult to believe that we are fast approaching our annual meeting and the completion of a very successful year Lighting Up Lives. Its the time of year when all of the chapters have completed selecting the charities in their area to receive the donations from the Chapter Matching Funds Program. This program makes it possible for each chapter to earn up to $5000 during the year and have that amount matched by the Foundation in 1 or 2 donations to local 501-C-3 charities. This doubles the impact we have on our local communities. We are fortunate to work for a company that is A Citizen Wherever We Serve and funds this program to enhance the value of our organization. Since the program began, our chapters have worked hard to raise funds and meet the maximum available. Heres a recap on what youve done: 2007 – 191, – 195, – 212, , – 231, – 233,000 Through this program alone youve made $1,289,100 in donations to local charities. Thats just one of the great things you do year after year. Its still tough out there financially for a lot of people and YOUR hard work helps ease the burden for many. Keep up the good work and know how much what you do matters!

2 She joins those mentioned last month: Dates & Notes Northwest Mountain Chapters Halloween Hayride to benefit Susan G. Komen is Oct. 27. Annual Meeting is Nov.10 in Macon Nominations for State Officers The State Nominating Committee will place the following nominees before the voting delegates at the upcoming annual meeting. These officers will serve for 2013 for Citizens of Georgia Power; Educational Loan Fund, Inc.; Electric Kids, Inc.; and Georgia Power Family House, Inc. PresidentJosh Stallings 1 st Vice PresidentKrista Pierce 2 nd Vice PresidentCheryl Davis Recording SecretaryMary Norris Corresponding Sec.Allison Dickson TreasurerSherri King Assistant TreasurerEdie Scales Thanks to the State Nominating Committee: Past State President and Chair Gloria Mize and the following chapter presidents: Michael Olajubutu of Columbus; Alicia Meadows of Milledgeville/Plant Branch; Jeff Gilbert of Rome; Parker Land of Thomson. Lighting Up Lives Awards Four times during the year, we will recognize chapters chosen by the State Board for doing a GREAT job with projects, fundraising, membership drives, inputting information into CHARITY and CARES, and exemplifying what it means to be A Citizen Wherever We Serve. Nominations come from local management, state board members, and information submitted for the monthly Energizer. We are announcing the fourth quarter winners early in order for them to be recognized at Annual meeting. Chosen by the State Board for the fourth quarter and receiving $500 each are: Athens Augusta Conyers Gwinnett Congratulations! Kia Raffle – Top Chapters for Sales Thanks again to everyone for their hard work on the recent Kia Raffle for Electric Kids. The drawing was held on September 6 in the Energy Exchange Luncheon at 241 Ralph McGill. Shown above is Sr. Vice President Kenneth Coleman who drew the winning ticket. He was assisted with the drawing by Past State President Zann Hayes. The raffle earned $51,806 for the charity. Wed like to recognize the top chapters for sales: Forest Park$2,590 General Office 2,560 Bainbridge 2,275 NW Mountain 2,220 Savannah Gen. 2,045 Jefferson St. 2,020 Plant Scherer 1,995 Again, thanks to everyone! Charter Member We have identified charter members of the organization who are still active in our chapters today. Last month we missed a member who began in Waycross and has been in Tifton since. Shes been a member for fifty years! Congratulations to… Jackie Whitehead Margaret Cagle Faye Gray June Hemby Eugenie Rogers

3 2 nd Annual Kylan Warren Memorial Golf Tournament By the North Fulton Area Chapter Assisted by Gainesville Chapter The $12,766 in proceeds from the tournament will be divided between the Grady Foundation and the Georgia Power Family House. Thanks to the 163 golfers who participated in this great event. Kylan Warren Stacey Compton, distribution support rep, Cameron Hardin, distribution engineer, and Cal Holloway, support rep sr., represented the Athens Chapter at the American Heart Association Heart Walk in Athens on September 20. The chapter promoted energy efficiency by distributing CFL light bulbs and literature on Georgia Powers Energy Efficiency programs. Athens Chapter On September 19 the Athens Chapter completed their United Way Day of Caring projects with the assembling of much needed storage shelving for the Family Counseling Services agency. The group assembled eight five-shelf units and moved them to the locations where they were needed. Pictured from left to right: Karl Langenbach, Cameron Hardin, Cal Holloway, Martin Kimsey, Nathan Bartlett, Shane Goodman and Brooks Glisson. Kylans father sponsored a team. Mitchell Kings team Johnny Andrews team Plant Hammond Supports Buddy Walk for Autism in honor of Jenna, Diane Woodalls Granddaughter. Diane is an active chapter member.

4 On September 22, eleven Augusta Chapter members and family cleaned up ten large bags of trash and several large objects on their adopted mile in front of the Evans Headquarters. The Augusta Chapter does quarterly clean ups in support of Keep Columbia County Beautifuls Adopt a Road program. Pictured from left to right are Jack Hixon, Jeff Butterworth, Michelle Ferguson, Morgan Ferguson, Mackenzie Ferguson, and Tony Ferguson. Also participating but not pictured were David Duncan, Jack Dogan, Michael Richardson, Brett Richardson, and Dawson Richardson. Augusta Chapter Keep Columbia Beautiful …and Golden Harvest Food Bank The Augusta Chapter collected 152 pounds of food and $40 which equals 439 meals to help feed folks in need in the local community. Carrie Jones with Golden Harvest Food Bank (left) receives check and food from Pam Burnett, project Chair. The Columbus Chapter hosted a Tennis Fun Play Day on Saturday, September 15 at the Whisperwood Tennis Community to raise money for the American Heart Association. This event was also held to recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. There were 23 children and 10 adults that took place in this fun-filled event. Also, two professional tennis instructors assisted by providing lessons and organizing games. The event was a huge success raising $904 for the AHA. Special thanks to David Griffin, project champion, for organizing and facilitating the event. Columbus Chapter Supports Heart Association Patrick Elame, professional tennis instructor (left); David Griffin (right Heart of GA/Macon at the Heart Walk Members of the Heart of GA/Macon chapter participated in the Heart Walk on September 17. The team raised $900.

5 Tallulah Falls Honors Their Charter Member and Celebrates 50 Years There are fourteen local chapters that are charter chapters of our organization. Tallulah Falls is one of those. They took the opportunity at their September 25 meeting to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary with a delicious Italian dinner provided by members. In addition, they took this opportunity to surprise charter member Faye Gray with recognition for her fifty years of membership. Mrs. Grays children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were also invited to join in the recognition program at the end of the meeting. State Board Member Cheryl Davis, who serves as the chapter relationship chair for the group with Tallulah Falls, and State Coordinator Peggy Grubb attended. The tables were decorated with special Lighting Up Lives décor! Peggy Grubb presents a special gift to Faye. Chapter President Sherry Dollar presents a service plaque from the chapter. The Gray Family Clayton Chapter Hosts Membership Family Dinner The Clayton Chapter hosted a membership family dinner meeting on Monday night, September 24, at the Creek Bank. There were 53 in attendance. State Board member John Cornelius attended. The food and fellowship were great! H L Thomas Serves Dinner to Cancer Patients and Caregivers On Wednesday night, September 26, members of the H L Thomas Chapter served dinner to 60 cancer patients and caregivers staying at the Hope Lodge. The chapter does this three to four times each year.

6 Forest Park Chapter - CAN Hunger The Forest Park Chapter collected and donated 2700 lbs of canned and dry-good food to the Clayton County Food Pantry for their annual CAN Hunger Drive. The Heart of GA/Macon Chapter invited all employees to a treat of free homemade ice cream and desserts to say thank you for a great year. They also signed up 7 new members at the September 26 event. Heart of GA/Macon Serves Up Ice Cream and Desserts The Carrollton Chapter raised $3,064 for The American Heart Association. April Hale served as the team captain. Several Chapters Support Atlantas Heart Walk on September 22 Two volunteers from Metro West Chapter joined with the Carrollton Chapter for the Annual Heart Walk. The Jefferson Street Chapter had a pancake breakfast and other normal fundraising activities for the Heart Walk team. They had a new project selling support hearts for $1 each. They did a challenge between the different managers and their groups to see who could sell the most. They raised $425 from the sale of the hearts. They actually used the trail of hearts and incorporated posters on heart healthy facts to help educate employees throughout the location. You can also see their Lets CAN Hunger collection barrel in one photo. In total, the team donated $860 to the Heart Association.

7 Spotlight on Gwinnett Chapters October Activities Gwinnett Chapter participated in the 6 th Annual Georgia Race for Autism & Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6 th. This event was part of the 13 th Annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service which included over 400 community project involving 75,000 volunteers throughout Gwinnett County. The chapter had a dozen volunteers working on four shifts throughout the day from 6 am until 4 pm at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. The volunteers assisted with setting up the course, working water stations, breaking down the stations, helping with the festival activities, and cleaning up at the conclusion of the event. Mary Ann Manley Electric Kids Golf Tournament The Gwinnett Chapter held its Annual Mary Ann Manley Electric Kids Golf Tournament on October 3 rd. Over 30 teams participated in the tournament at Lake Lanier Island Legacy Golf Course. The Gwinnett Chapter raised nearly $7,500 with the tournament registration, raffle items and silent auction gifts. All proceeds from this tournament will assist the Electric Kids charity. Debra Hayes chaired this event with support from 15 volunteers that helped organize and manage this tournament. The chapter is also busy in October with their CAN Hunger Drive!

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