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State Presidents Message Ashley Koby Annual Meeting – November 10 Charter Members Recognized Margaret Cagle, Faye Gray, June Hemby, Eugenie Rogers Four.

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1 State Presidents Message Ashley Koby Annual Meeting – November 10 Charter Members Recognized Margaret Cagle, Faye Gray, June Hemby, Eugenie Rogers Four 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 June Hemby of the H L Thomas chapter is a charter member. She was Waycross Charter President in Eugenie Rogers of the Tifton Chapter has been a member of that chapter since Jackie Whitehead, also of Tifton, was not able to attend. She began in Waycross prior to moving to Tifton. Wow! I can hardly believe this year is almost over. The Annual Meeting in Macon this past weekend was awesome! We had a total attendance of 340 to celebrate our Fiftieth Anniversary. We would have had many, many more but we had one state board member, ten chapter presidents, and fourteen delegates on storm duty in the NE. In addition, we had delegates who could not attend because they had to hold down the fort for those who were away. A special thanks to all of our employees who helped with this massive effort. And thanks to everyone who took care of things back home. We had nineteen past state presidents in attendance and its always good to be around this group of established leaders. Their dedication and loyalty made the organization what it is today. Its not too long before Ill be an official member of the PSP Club. They sort of let me hang out with them this year. They even let me in the group picture! I look forward to supporting Josh Stallings next year as he leads our efforts. Josh is a very honorable, dedicated and TALL leader. Thanks to Paul Bowers and all of the executives and managers who attended the meeting and continue to support our efforts. Thanks to this years state board with whom it has been an honor to serve. Most of all, thanks to each of YOU. This is your organization and I have been honored to represent you during our celebration of Lighting Up Lives for Fifty Years. Best wishes for a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

2 Executive Support Greatly Appreciated State President Ashley Koby and the State Board thanked executives who took time from their busy schedules to attend the business meeting on Saturday morning. Those attending: Paul Bowers – President & CEO Ronnie Labrato – EVP, CFO and Treasurer Anthony Wilson – EVP, Customer Service & Operations Mike Anderson – SVP Charitable Giving Tom Bishop – SVP General Counsel Walter Dukes – SVP Metro Regions John Pemberton, SVP Power Generation Moanica Caston – Diversity & Inclusion Vice President Lenn Chandler – Northeast Region Vice President Mike Clanton – Land Vice President Truitt Eavenson – East Region Vice President Cathy Hill – Coastal Region Vice President Gerald Johnson – Customer Service Vice President Anne Kaiser – Northwest Region Vice President Jacki Lowe – West Region Vice President Terri Lupo – South Region Vice President Greg Roberts – Pricing & Planning Vice President Ron Shipman – Environmental Affairs Vice President Thomas Wicker – Central Region Vice President James Wynn – Corporate Service Vice President Many 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 Company Executives congratulated chapters on their successful year.

3 Mamie K. Taylor Service Award Winners The 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! AlbanySidney Johnson AmericusStaci Prickett AthensJayson Summers AugustaBrenda Wolfe BainbridgeBill Powell BrunswickAnnabelle Beasley Carrollton April Hale CartersvilleVickie Adcock ClaytonRyan Walls ColumbusVerlon Quessenberry ConyersGail Ward Customer Care CenterFarrah Brewster DublinCharlie Scarbrough EffinghamAmy Anderson Forest ParkTerry Bloodworth GainesvilleAllison Zafft General OfficeDebbie Blackwell GwinnettTony Chow H L ThomasJon Balkcom Heart of GA/MaconKarla Worthy Hinesville/JesupRebecca Cason Jefferson StreetAnnetta Fugate KingslandRegina Adkins Metro SouthTosha Morell Metro WestCherrise Benham Milledgeville/Plant BranchJan Womack North Fulton AreaJennifer Simon Northwest MountainJimmy Thompson Plant BowenDrew Blankenship Plant HammondRachel Scogin Plant SchererKrystal Reeves Plant VogtleCecilia Dykes Plant WansleyGeorge Walker Plant YatesDempsey Long RomeBob Clark SavannahRyan Poole Savannah GenerationAngela Noles South Cobb Kay Farner StatesboroGail Johnson Tallulah FallsBarry Brookshire ThomsonCarla Cole TiftonMike Thomas ValdostaTiffany Thomas VidaliaPat Taylor WaynesboroDiedra Sims Relay For Life Awards Presented By Executive Vice President Anthony Wilson This year we had 42 teams, 1120 participants, and raised $215,414 First Place Plant Bowen $23,000 Second Place Customer Care $22,115 Third Place Plant Scherer $18,589 Fourth Place Gwinnett $10,520 Fifth Place Savannah $8782

4 CARES Awards Presented State First Vice President Josh Stallings recognized the top three chapters with the largest increase in service hours reported over the previous year. The winners were: First Place - $300 - Cartersville Second Place - $200 – Plant Hatch Third Place - $100 – Plant Hammond Two Chapters – Forest Park and Metro South were recognized for having posted over 5000 hours! CARES goal for this year is 70,000 As of October 31, we had posted 65,448 Remember to post hours through the end of the year. Help us meet our goal! Membership Awards State Second Vice President Krista Pierce recognized the top three chapters with the largest increase in membership since last year. She also recognized the largest chapters. Largest Chapters Customer Care Center363 General Office265 Metro South191 Forest Park155 Gwinnett154 Increase in Membership First Place – Plant Hammond Second Place – Gainesville Third Place – Plant Scherer Total Number of Paid Members Oct

5 Awards This year our teams at 13 locations raised $76,056 First Place Plant Hammond $23,522 Second Place Plant Wansley $14,819 Third Place Plant Bowen $11,100 Host Chapters were General Office, Heart of Georgia/Macon, Milledgeville/Plant Branch, Thomson Milledgeville/Plant Branch Delegates Central Region Vice President Thomas Wicker issued the official welcome. Delegates from the Heart of GA/Macon Host Chapter Some of the General Office Hosts

6 2013 State Board 2013 Theme PresidentJoshStallings 1 st Vice PresidentKristaPierce 2 nd Vice PresidentCherylDavis Recording SecretaryMaryNorris Corresponding SecretaryAllisonDickson TreasurerSherriKing Assistant TreasurerEdieScales Chapter Relationship IGerardoMorales Chapter Relationship IIShaneAmmons Chapter Relationship IIIRachelBailey Chapter Relationship IVToddMcCawley Educational Loan FundJohnCornelius Electric KidsDaundraFletcher Family HouseChrisDAndrea Leadership DevelopmentAshleyKoby MarketingAmyAnderson OperationsLisaStone Special EventsLeahBurch Special ProjectsBoBraswell ParliamentarianZannHayes State CoordinatorPeggyGrubb (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 DAndrea, Shane Ammons Past State President Jason Manley, Division Manager of Mississippi Power, installed the 2013 State Officers Past State Presidents Gloria Mize and Peggy Grubb assisted with the installation using a movie theme for 2013.Here State 2 nd V.P. Cheryl Davis is dressed up as a talent scout (looking for members!)

7 State Presidents In Attendance For Fiftieth Anniversary Seated (left to right): Mary Ann Beckham, Lucy Harris, Ashley Koby, Delores Lindsey, Margaret Cagle, Carolyn Wynens Standing (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 Mobley 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 Past State Presidents Friday Night (left to right) Mary Ann Beckham Peggy Grubb Margaret Cagle (left to right) Angela Gillis Peggy Grubb Margaret Logan On Friday night, the past state presidents got together for dinner on their own. A great time was had by all. The State Board took an opportunity to thank Robert Purcell of the H L Thomas Chapter for his work at the Family House. Robert and Wanda Purcell

8 Rome Chapter Raises $3677 for Shrine Clubs Transportation Program The 6 TH 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. Plant Vogtle Chapter Supports United Way With Fundraising More Scenes From Annual Meeting

9 Clayton Chapter 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 Jordan Milledgeville/Plant Branch The 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 8 th graders. Pictured left to right are Alicia Meadows, Jan Womack, CGP officers, Susan Usry, Principal and Fanicia Harris, Assistant Principal. 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 Northwest Mountain Chapter Members of the Northwest Mountain Chapter spent two weekends volunteering at the Annual Apple Festival in Ellijay. The attendance this year was around 60,000. The chapter distributed 4,000 CFLs along with Energy Efficiency literature. Tallulah Falls Chapter Supports North Georgia Hydros Annual Barbecue Members of the Tallulah Falls Chapter volunteered 191 hours working on preparation and the actual event on October 20. Members conducted games, assembled goodie bags, cooked and handled clean-up for the annual event. Below are the comments from the plant manager: South Cobb Chapter Donates $2500 To Educational Loan Fund The new South Cobb Chapter and their sponsor Tony Tramonte, Plant McDonough Manager, secured a $2500 donation to the Educational Loan Fund from site rental for a movie. In lieu of rental, Mr. Tramonte requested a donation to ELF. Thanks to him and the chapter for thinking of our charity.

10 General Office – Chili Cook-Off For the October meeting, the General Office Chapter held the First Annual Chili Cook-Off at Corporate Headquarters on October 24. It was a beautiful, crisp fall day, and over 130 employees enjoyed the event held outside in the pavilion. There were twelve entries. Judges for the event were: Mike Anderson, Sr. Vice President, Charitable Giving Moanica Caston, Diversity & Inclusion Vice President Mike Clanton, Land Vice President The admission ticket entitled you to a varsity hotdog, tasting of as many chilies as you liked, chips, cookie, and drink. All proceeds will be donated to the Lighthouse Retreat which provides summer beach outings for children with cancer and their families. Past State President Angela Gillis (Ms. Red Hot Chili Pepper) served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Mike Clanton judges Peoples Choice Award was won by John Frost – shown with Angela Third Place Winner Zac Williams Second Place Jennifer Horton First Place Jennifer Swann-Moody with Angela Plant Bowens CAN Hunger Drive Plant Bowen kicked off their CAN Hunger Drive on Oct. 31. The drive will last through Nov. 16. On the first day, they collected $700 in cash along with a large box of canned food. Tari Whiteman as The CAN As 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! North Fulton Area Chapter

11 28 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 Powers support and donations. Gwinnett Chapter Collects 2194 Pounds of Food as they work to CAN Hunger Plant Hatch Chapter Supports the Shriners Hospital for Children Tonia Williams of the Plant Hatch Chapter presents a check for $2500 from the chapters matching funds to Potentate Mike Stanley for the Shriners Hospital for Children. Milledgeville/Plant Branch Chapter Supports Plant Branch for the Renew Our Rivers Project Members of the Milledgeville/Plant Branch Chapter joined Plant Branch employees for the Renew Our Rivers project on October 17. The chapter purchased and provided T-shirts for all participants and the local Ambassadors chapter cooked lunch. The group also had participation from middle school students of John Milledge Academy. There were 125 volunteers. Heart of GA/Macon Collected 2821 Lbs. for CAN Hunger The Heart of Ga/Macon Chapter coordinated a friendly competition among departments which will benefit the local food bank by collecting 2821 pounds of canned food (some shown below).

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