Presentation on theme: "State President’s Message"— Presentation transcript:
1State President’s Message Annual Meeting – November 10Ashley KobyCharter Members RecognizedWow! I can hardly believe this year is almost over. TheAnnual Meeting in Macon this past weekend was awesome!We had a total attendance of 340 to celebrate our FiftiethAnniversary. We would have had many, many more but wehad one state board member, ten chapter presidents, andfourteen delegates on storm duty in the NE. In addition, wehad delegates who could not attend because they had tohold down the fort for those who were away. A specialthanks to all of our employees who helped with this massiveeffort. And thanks to everyone who took care of things backhome.We had nineteen past state presidents in attendance and it’salways good to be around this group of established leaders.Their dedication and loyalty made the organization what itis today. It’s not too long before I’ll be an “official” memberof the PSP Club. They sort of let me hang out with them thisyear. They even let me in the group picture!I look forward to supporting Josh Stallings next year as heleads our efforts. Josh is a very honorable, dedicated andTALL leader.Thanks to Paul Bowers and all of the executives andmanagers who attended the meeting and continue to supportour efforts.Thanks to this year’s state board with whom it has been anhonor to serve. Most of all, thanks to each of YOU. This isyour organization and I have been honored to represent youduring our celebration of “Lighting Up Lives for Fifty Years.”Best wishes for a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!Margaret Cagle, Faye Gray, June Hemby, Eugenie RogersFour of the five charter members identified during the year were able to attend and be recognized. These ladies have been active members of Women/Citizens for fifty years! Congratulations!Margaret Cagle belongs to the Augusta Chapter. She was a charter member in 1962 in Rome. She served as State President in 1981/82.Faye Gray of the Tallulah Falls Chapter is a charter member of that chapter and active since 1962.June Hemby of the H L Thomas chapter is a charter member. She was Waycross Charter President in 1962.Eugenie Rogers of the Tifton Chapter has been a member of that chapter since 1962.Jackie Whitehead, also of Tifton, was not able to attend. She began in Waycross prior to moving to Tifton.
2congratulated chapters Executive Support Greatly AppreciatedCompany Executivescongratulated chapterson their successfulyear.State President Ashley Koby and the State Board thankedexecutives who took time from their busy schedules to attend the business meeting on Saturday morning. Those attending:Paul Bowers – President & CEORonnie Labrato – EVP, CFO and TreasurerAnthony Wilson – EVP, Customer Service & OperationsMike Anderson – SVP Charitable GivingTom Bishop – SVP General CounselWalter Dukes – SVP Metro RegionsJohn Pemberton, SVP Power GenerationMoanica Caston – Diversity & Inclusion Vice PresidentLenn Chandler – Northeast Region Vice PresidentMike Clanton – Land Vice PresidentTruitt Eavenson – East Region Vice PresidentCathy Hill – Coastal Region Vice PresidentGerald Johnson – Customer Service Vice PresidentAnne Kaiser – Northwest Region Vice PresidentJacki Lowe – West Region Vice PresidentTerri Lupo – South Region Vice PresidentGreg Roberts – Pricing & Planning Vice PresidentRon Shipman – Environmental Affairs Vice PresidentThomas Wicker – Central Region Vice PresidentJames Wynn – Corporate Service Vice PresidentMany plant, area and corporate managers who are chapter sponsors were also in attendance. They were recognized during the Chapter Relationship Chair reports.Ashley Koby, Karen Bowers, Paul Bowers
3This year we had 42 teams, 1120 participants, and raised Mamie K. TaylorService AwardWinnersRelay For LifeAwardsPresented ByExecutive VicePresidentAnthony WilsonThe Mamie K. Taylor Service Award is given to recognize chapter members who best exemplify the ideals of the organization. The Award is named in honor of Mamie K. Taylor who was the founder of Women of Georgia Power. Congratulations to the 2012 winners!Albany Sidney JohnsonAmericus Staci PrickettAthens Jayson SummersAugusta Brenda WolfeBainbridge Bill PowellBrunswick Annabelle BeasleyCarrollton April HaleCartersville Vickie AdcockClayton Ryan WallsColumbus Verlon QuessenberryConyers Gail WardCustomer Care Center Farrah BrewsterDublin Charlie ScarbroughEffingham Amy AndersonForest Park Terry BloodworthGainesville Allison ZafftGeneral Office Debbie BlackwellGwinnett Tony ChowH L Thomas Jon BalkcomHeart of GA/Macon Karla WorthyHinesville/Jesup Rebecca CasonJefferson Street Annetta FugateKingsland Regina AdkinsMetro South Tosha MorellMetro West Cherrise BenhamMilledgeville/Plant Branch Jan WomackNorth Fulton Area Jennifer SimonNorthwest Mountain Jimmy ThompsonPlant Bowen Drew BlankenshipPlant Hammond Rachel ScoginPlant Scherer Krystal ReevesPlant Vogtle Cecilia DykesPlant Wansley George WalkerPlant Yates Dempsey LongRome Bob ClarkSavannah Ryan PooleSavannah Generation Angela NolesSouth Cobb Kay FarnerStatesboro Gail JohnsonTallulah Falls Barry BrookshireThomson Carla ColeTifton Mike ThomasValdosta Tiffany ThomasVidalia Pat TaylorWaynesboro Diedra SimsThis year we had 42 teams, 1120 participants, and raised$215,414First PlacePlant Bowen$23,000Second PlaceCustomer Care$22,115Third PlacePlant Scherer$18,589Fourth PlaceGwinnett$10,520Fifth PlaceSavannah$8782
4CARES Awards Presented Membership Awards State First Vice President Josh Stallings recognized thetop three chapters with the largest increase in servicehours reported over the previous year. The winners were:State Second Vice President Krista Pierce recognized thetop three chapters with the largest increase in membershipsince last year. She also recognized the largest chapters.Largest ChaptersCustomer Care Center 363General Office 265Metro South 191Forest Park 155Gwinnett 154Increase in MembershipFirst Place - $300 - CartersvilleFirst Place – Plant HammondSecond Place - $200 – Plant HatchSecond Place – GainesvilleThird Place - $100 – Plant HammondThird Place –Plant SchererTwo Chapters – Forest Park and Metro Southwere recognized for having posted over 5000 hours!CARES goal for this year is 70,000As of October 31, we had posted 65,448Remember to post hours through theend of the year. Help us meet our goal!Total Number of Paid Members Oct. 313635
5Awards $76,056 Host Chapters were General Office, Some of the General Office HostsAwardsThis year our teams at 13 locations raised$76,056First PlacePlant Hammond$23,522Second PlacePlant Wansley$14,819Milledgeville/Plant BranchDelegatesThird PlacePlant Bowen$11,100Host Chapters were General Office,Heart of Georgia/Macon,Milledgeville/Plant Branch,ThomsonDelegates from theHeart of GA/Macon Host ChapterCentral Region Vice President Thomas Wickerissued the official welcome.
62013 State Board 2013 Theme President Josh Stallings (Front row, left to right) Mary Norris, Cheryl Davis, Josh Stallings, Krista Pierce, Allison Dickson(Middle) Peggy Grubb, Leah Burch, Zann Hayes, Daundra Fletcher, Amy Anderson, Lisa Stone, Edie Scales, Sherri King, Rachel Bailey (Back) Gerardo Morales, Ashley Koby, Todd McCawley, Chris D’Andrea, Shane Ammons2013 State BoardPresidentJoshStallings1st Vice PresidentKristaPierce2nd Vice PresidentCherylDavisRecording SecretaryMaryNorrisCorresponding SecretaryAllisonDicksonTreasurerSherriKingAssistant TreasurerEdieScalesChapter Relationship IGerardoMoralesChapter Relationship IIShaneAmmonsChapter Relationship IIIRachelBaileyChapter Relationship IVToddMcCawleyEducational Loan FundJohnCorneliusElectric KidsDaundraFletcherFamily HouseChrisD’AndreaLeadership DevelopmentAshleyKobyMarketingAmyAndersonOperationsLisaStoneSpecial EventsLeahBurchSpecial ProjectsBoBraswellParliamentarianZannHayesState CoordinatorPeggyGrubbPast State PresidentJason Manley,Division Manager ofMississippi Power,installed the 2013State Officers2013ThemePast State Presidents Gloria Mize and Peggy Grubbassisted with the installation using a “movie” theme forHere State 2nd V.P. Cheryl Davis is dressed up as atalent scout (looking for members!)
7State Presidents In Attendance For Fiftieth Anniversary Seated (left to right): Mary Ann Beckham, Lucy Harris, Ashley Koby, Delores Lindsey, Margaret Cagle, Carolyn WynensStanding (left to right): Suellen Waddell, Bill Maddox, Angela Gillis, Gloria Mize, Donice Wood, Jason Manley,Zann Hayes, Margaret Logan, Frances McClung, Angie Barnette, Anne Dodson, Eva Suggs,Peggy Grubb, Mamie MobleyPast State Presidents’ Friday NightOn Friday night, thepast state presidentsgot together fordinner “on their own”.A great time washad by all.Special thanks to the State Office for their hard work on a successful meeting. (left to right) Zann Hayes, Peggy Grubb, Edie Scales, Sherri King(left to right)Mary Ann BeckhamPeggy GrubbMargaret CagleThe State Board tookan opportunity tothank Robert Purcellof the H L ThomasChapter for his workat the Family House.(left to right)Angela GillisPeggy GrubbMargaret LoganRobert and Wanda Purcell
8More Scenes From Annual Meeting Rome Chapter Raises $3677 forShrine Club’s Transportation ProgramPlant Vogtle Chapter SupportsUnited Way With FundraisingThe 6TH Annual PowerSHOT Sporting Clays Tournament of the Rome Chapter to benefit the Rome Shrine Clubs Past Presidents Transportation Program was a success and raised $3677! This will help fund the gas and other expenses needed to transport needy children for medical care. Bob Clark chaired the project.Christine Johnson of the Plant Vogtle Chapter presented Sonya Hughey, units 3 & 4 Human Resources, a check for $2065 for United Way. The money was raised from a chili cook-off, selling hot dogs, sausage dogs and Chick-fil-A biscuits and sandwiches.
9Milledgeville/Plant Branch Clayton ChapterMilledgeville/Plant BranchThe Milledgeville/Plant Branch chapter presented a $500 check to Putnam County Middle School to assist them with various projects. PCMS assists with the “Get Into Energy” camps conducted by Plant Branch which are held in June for rising 8th graders. Pictured left to right are Alicia Meadows, Jan Womack, CGP officers, Susan Usry, Principal and Fanicia Harris, Assistant Principal.Ten members of the Clayton Chapter manned the Habersham Central High School concession stand for their Homecoming game on Friday October 12. Shown left to right: Sharon Goodson, Flint McCullough, Brent Edwards, Mike Van Winkle and Tommy JordanSouth Cobb Chapter Donates $2500To Educational Loan FundNorthwest Mountain ChapterThe new South Cobb Chapter and their sponsor Tony Tramonte, Plant McDonough Manager, secured a $2500 donation to the Educational Loan Fund from site rental fora movie. In lieu of rental, Mr. Tramonte requested a donation to ELF. Thanks to him and the chapter for thinking of our charity.Tallulah Falls ChapterSupports North Georgia Hydro’sAnnual BarbecueMembers of the Northwest Mountain Chapter spenttwo weekends volunteering at the Annual AppleFestival in Ellijay. The attendance this year wasaround 60,000. The chapter distributed 4,000 CFL’salong with Energy Efficiency literature.Members of the Tallulah Falls Chapter volunteered 191 hoursworking on preparation and the actual event on October 20.Members conducted games, assembled goodie bags, cookedand handled clean-up for the annual event. Below are thecomments from the plant manager:“I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the members of the Tallulah Falls Chapter, Citizens of Georgia Power, for their valuable contribution to our annual BBQ. Your participation and assistance was instrumental in making this the best event in my memory. The spirit of cooperation and genuine caring were the fuel that ignited all of our employees to participate. You are all truly “Citizens Wherever You Serve” and we are all better for your efforts. The employees of North Georgia Hydro thank you and I thank you!” Barry Brookshire, Plant Manager
10Plant Bowen’s CAN Hunger Drive General Office – Chili Cook-OffPlant Bowen’sCAN Hunger DriveFor the October meeting, the General Office Chapter held theFirst Annual Chili Cook-Off at Corporate Headquarters onOctober 24. It was a beautiful, crisp fall day, and over 130employees enjoyed the event held outside in the pavilion.There were twelve entries. Judges for the event were:Mike Anderson, Sr. Vice President, Charitable GivingMoanica Caston, Diversity & Inclusion Vice PresidentMike Clanton, Land Vice PresidentThe admission ticket entitled you to a varsity hotdog, tastingof as many chilies as you liked, chips, cookie, and drink. Allproceeds will be donated to the Lighthouse Retreat whichprovides summer beach outings for children with cancer andtheir families. Past State President Angela Gillis (Ms. RedHot Chili Pepper) served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.Plant Bowen kicked off theirCAN Hunger Drive on Oct. 31.The drive will last throughNov On the first day, theycollected $700 in cash alongwith a large box of cannedfood.TariWhitemanas“The CAN”North Fulton Area ChapterAs part of the World Hunger Month, the North Fulton Area Chapter collected over 130 lbs of food to help CAN HUNGER! Brian Kenady and William Canady delivered a barrel of supplies to the North Fulton Community Charities in Roswell and Chris D'Andrea delivered a box full of supplies to the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs. North Fulton Community Charities is a leader in North Fulton offering assistance to over 5,000 families annually. The Community Assistance Center responds to requests for emergency assistance from neighbors in need and provides assistance to individuals and families in the North Fulton area. Both charities were very pleased and thankful for the generosity shown by the North Fulton Area Chapter!Mike Clanton judgesPeople’s Choice Award waswon by John Frost – shownwith AngelaSecondPlaceJenniferHortonThird Place WinnerZac WilliamsFirst PlaceJennifer Swann-Moodywith Angela
11Gwinnett Chapter Collects 2194 Pounds of Food as they work to “CAN” HungerMilledgeville/Plant Branch ChapterSupports Plant Branch for theRenew Our Rivers Project28 volunteers from the Gwinnett Chapter worked a total of 86 hours to collect 2194 pounds of food for their donation to Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, a food co-op which serves the Lawrenceville and Dacula areas. Four events were held by the chapter, two food drives at the Kroger at River Exchange, employee food drives at the Duluth and Lawrenceville offices, and a Can Hunger service project held in conjunction with the October 16 membership meeting. The Lawrenceville Co-Op is very appreciative of Georgia Power’s support and donations.Members of the Milledgeville/Plant Branch Chapterjoined Plant Branch employees for the Renew OurRivers project on October 17. The chapter purchasedand provided T-shirts for all participants and the localAmbassadors chapter cooked lunch. The group alsohad participation from middle school students of JohnMilledge Academy. There were 125 volunteers.Plant Hatch Chapter Supports theShriners’ Hospital for ChildrenHeart of GA/Macon Collected2821 Lbs. for CAN HungerThe Heart of Ga/Macon Chapter coordinated afriendly competition among departments which willbenefit the local food bank by collecting 2821 poundsof canned food (some shown below).Tonia Williams of the Plant Hatch Chapter presents acheck for $2500 from the chapter’s matching funds toPotentate Mike Stanley for the Shriners’ Hospital forChildren.