Presentation on theme: "State Presidents Message Ashley Koby Lighting Up Lives – Celebrating Fifty Years of Service Jefferson Street at Officers Training Back Row: Emily Smith,"— Presentation transcript:
State Presidents Message Ashley Koby Lighting Up Lives – Celebrating Fifty Years of Service Jefferson Street at Officers Training Back Row: Emily Smith, Billie Jo Driggers Front row: Louisa Rosenberg, Cathy Den Boer, Terri Sapp Scenes from Officers Training – Page 2 We have just had our first CGP state board meeting and a very successful officers training the weekend of February 4. The board voted to increase our service hour goal to 70,000 this year and continue what we started last year with not having a membership goal number. We are however encouraging each chapter to maintain or increase membership when compared to 2011. We also voted to raffle off a 2012 Kia Sorrento with tickets being sold between June 1 and September 6 with the drawing being held at the Energy Exchange meeting on Sept 6. The raffle will benefit Electric Kids. As far as officers training, we had 154 people in attendance and shared a tremendous amount of information and ideas. Paul and Karen Bowers attended as well as Mike Anderson and Jeff Petrea, all showing their support and encouragement for the year. We ended the day with a great motivational speech by Martha Lanier, author of Pink Lemonade, who challenged us to overcome our fears, use the skills of those around us, and live our best life. Dont forget to join the Citizens of Georgia Power Group on Yammer to share upcoming events, meetings, projects, or best practices across the state. Go to Yammer.com to learn more and to sign up. You dont want to miss an upcoming Yammer with Paul. Paul Bowers has offered to host a Yammer with Paul session focused on CGP on March 15 at 1:30 p.m.. Please join in and be thinking about questions to ask.
Officers Training February 4 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Arkwright Auditorium 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA Scenes From 154 officers from 45 chapters were thanked by President & CEO Paul Bowers for leading the effort in the communities we serve. Operations Chair Bo Braswell drew for the Chapter Survey winner…Tallulah Falls! Panel Discussion by State Board Members (left to right) Shane Ammons, Zann Hayes, Cheryl Davis, Jason Manley, Rachel Bailey, and John Cornelius Secretarys Workshop led by Zann Hayes Lisa Stone Allison Dickson The Treasurers Workshop led by Sherri King and Edie Scales State President Ashley Koby The group learned a lot and as always we had… food fellowship & fun
Valdostas 2 nd annual tennis tournament is April 21 Plant Branch Charity Golf Tournament is April 23. Metro South & Forestry and Right-of-Way 4 th Annual Georgia Power Clays to benefit Electric Kids is Friday, May 11. Metro South Golf Tournament is June 8. Past State Presidents Luncheon is July 27. Gwinnetts Mary Ann Manley Electric Kids Golf tournament is October 3. Mark Your Calendar – the 50 th Anniversary Annual Meeting will be held in Macon on November 10. News & Notes Plant Bowen Gate Donations Volunteers collected donations for the March of Dimes between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. as employees entered the gates to Plant Bowen on Friday, January 27. Thanks to the generosity of the employees, the group raised $1416 to help fight birth defects! Volunteers were (left to right) kneeling Matt Chambers and Rocky King (middle row) Scott McDougald, Jason Manley, Sam Wills, Kelley Balkcom, Jon Balkcom, Region Manager Fran Forehand and (left, back) Mike Walker. Not pictured is Herman Pennamon. 26 th Bring One for the Chipper Event For Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Members of the Gwinnett Chapter were joined by two members from H L Thomas Chapter for the Bring One for the Chipper event on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Bethesda Park in Lilburn. The event had to be rescheduled from Jan. 21 due to bad weather. Clayton Chapter Hosts Luncheon Fundraiser for Recently Deceased Employee The Clayton Chapter hosted a grilled hamburger lunch on Friday, February 3, to help raise funds for the family of a recently deceased employee. Thanks as always for the great support you provide to the Georgia Power Family. Did you know that the Georgia Power Womans Club, predecessor to the Women of Georgia Power, was founded in 1924? Womans Club, Tallulah Falls, 1926 picture compliments of the Archives
Heart of Georgia/Macon Has Employee Appreciation Breakfast Jefferson Streets 4 th Annual Lunch for Lunch To Benefit Crossroads Bright and early Thursday morning, February 9, members of the Heart of Georgia Chapter arrived to cook breakfast for employees. Breakfast was served at 7:00 a.m. as a way to say thank you to the employees for their support of the chapter during 2011 and let them know some of the things planned for 2012. State Coordinator Peggy Grubb shared information about Educational Loan Fund, Electric Kids, and the Georgia Power Family House with the group. Door prizes were given away, and great food, fun and fellowship was enjoyed prior to everyone starting a SAFE workday. Many of the employees chose to join or rejoin during the breakfast. Jefferson Street set a goal to prepare 200 meals for the homeless through their annual Lunch for Lunch project. Employees donated items to help pack lunches for the homeless through donations to the Crossroads charity. Fifty-five volunteers came together during their lunch hour and assembled 730 sandwiches and 690 complete lunch Bags which also included fruit. They were delivered to Crossroads. Heres what a note of thanks said… We are truly honored that your team chose Crossroads to assist. Sorry I did not bring a larger vehicle but I had no idea there would be that many. Thank goodness you had a van!!!! Thank you sounds like such a trite thing to say so I wish I could box up the joy you are bringing to those we serve but there would not be a box large enough to contain that. Agnes Thompson mixes batter Carolyn Bryant cooks bacon Bo Parks and James Webb get the pancakes ready! Chapter President LaTonya Lawson with some of the door prizes We eat!
Athens Chapter Holds Suitcase Drive for Foster Children The Athens Chapter held a suitcases for foster children drive recently. Many times children placed in foster care do not have suitcases of their own to keep their clothes and other belongings together. Shown at left is chapter 2 nd V.P. Cal Holloway with some of the cases he delivered to DFACS on February 7. General Office and H L Thomas Support Red Cross Blood Drives at Corporate Headquarters (left to right) Jennifer Whitmire of H L Thomas and General Office and Mary Norris of General Office Members of the General Office Chapter along with a few from H L Thomas Chapter provide volunteer support for all blood drives held at 241 Ralph McGill. The most recent drive was February 8. The chapter provides the volunteers who work at the registration desk. The Metro Central Chapter of the Ambassadors partner on these blood drives by providing volunteers who work in the canteen. Red Cross Blood Drives are a State Project. Plant Yates Has Valentine Fundraiser And Membership Drive Richard Gamble won the Membership Movie Package The membership drive resulted in 92 members Richard Temple was the winner of the Valentine Basket Fundraiser. The project earned $585 Cardiac Café is an annual presentation of the American Heart Association in Macon. It is a most successful fundraiser! Heart of Georgia/Macon February 11, 2012 Macon City Auditorium The Heart of Georgia/Macon Chapter has been providing volunteers to set up, decorate, and serve as hosts for one of the largest events of the year for the Heart Association for 22 years. Tina Stewart, chapter member, has served as the chair for the event for 15 years. Eleven members decorated the City Auditorium, escorted guests to their tables and cleaned up afterwards at the Cardiac Café. This year, 1500 people attended and the event raised $100,000 for the American Heart Assn. Great job, Heart of Georgia!