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1 Ambassadors, Citizens of Georgia Power and Georgia Power active employees recently teamed up with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to work on a project at Tara Oaks Senior Living Community in Riverdale. The sponsorship of five single story, 2-bedroom attached homes gave an opportunity to make a real difference in the community and have a lasting impact on families through our service. The build was a five week effort that utilized fifty volunteers each day including the families that will purchase the homes. Shown below are pictures of the build and members of the Metro South Ambassadors that provided workers the entire five weeks. July 2012 - A Publication for Georgia Power Retirees

2 First FFA director honored as he nears 100 T. D. (Dick) Brown, Metro East Ambassador, was recently honored by Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Senate for his service in the field of agriculture education. Brown helped build the FFA Center, a six year project beginning in 1939, and was director of the facility. In 1945, he became the first state executive secretary of the Future Farmers of America, a position he held until 1960. From 1960 to 1974 he was assistant state supervisor of agricultural education for District IV. He is a member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame. Deals commendations states that Brown has played a vital role in our states agricultural industry, has been a perennial leader in the field, has long held a deep, personal commitment to those in agricultural education. The Georgia Senate also recently passed a resolution in honor of Brown, recognizing his effective, efficient, unselfish and dedicated service to the state of Georgia along with his significant organizational and leadership talents, remarkable patience and diplomacy, his keen sensitivity to the needs of the citizens of this state. Brown will turn 100 on November 11. His secret to longevity? Trying to live right, trying to live by the Bible and trying to treat everybody right, he said. His wife, Margaret, was a company employee from 1966 until 1988.

3 Batton was leader in basketball William Moe Batton was inducted as a member of the ABAC Athletics Hall of Fame on March 3 at the fifth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the Grand Lobby of ABAC Lakeside. He averaged 24 points per game at ABAC where he was a freshman starter on the state and regional championship team in 1949. The Montezuma native was captain of the 1950 ABAC team and a unanimous all-state selection. While at ABAC, Batton was also selected Most Athletic, Friendliest, and Best All-Around by the student body. He was also named Mr. Baldwin. In 1950 Coach Bruce Gressett wrote, Batton was one of the best athletes to ever play at our college. He is a clean Christian gentleman. In two seasons of basketball, I never saw him pull a dirty trick. I remember the closeness of that team, Batton said of the 1949 ABAC squad. We all got along really good. Coach Gressett was one of the best men I have ever known. He was a fantastic coach. Batton wound up working for the Georgia Power Company for 33 years before his retirement. He and his wife of 60 years, Betty Grace, have lived in Columbus for the past 30 years.

4 Gwinnett Council for Seniors honors 55 volunteers for service provided to senior clubs and nonprofit organizations throughout the county For the second year in a row, Wanna Philpot was honored at a luncheon in Gwinnett County for her service to the community. She was nominated by Steve Kimbro of Seniors Are Special through Mount Park United Methodist Church. The luncheon and presentation of a certificate took place at the Senior Award Luncheon at Bethesda Senior Center. Wanna and her husband Ed are members of the Metro East chapter, but many of you may remember Wanna as part of the State Staff for many years.

5 Jim Benton, Rome Ambassador, enjoys spending time flying his plane and shared these photos of Georgia Power facilities. Yonah Terrora Power House Tallulah Falls Dam And Hwy. 441 Tallulah Falls Power House Thanks Jim!

6 Statesboro Ambassadors volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club Statesboro Ambassadors partnered with the Statesboro Chapter of Citizens of Georgia Power to serve an afternoon meal to the children at the Statesboro Boys and Girls Club. Volunteering were CGP member Kesha Ward, Ambassadors Norman and Eddie Olliff, Robert Keel, Louis and Bettye Harper, and Ambassadors Coordinator Gail Johnson. Serving the first group of children are (left to right) Kesha Ward, Robert Keel, Eddie Olliff and Norman Olliff. Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person. C. Neil Strait


8 2012 Important Dates Aug 26-Sept 1Mackinac Island/Northern Michigan – State Trip September 14Executive Committee – Macon Sept 23-30Agawa Canyon/Mackinac Isle - Golden Isles November 16Annual State Board – Atlanta Nov 26-30Nashville Show Trip - Metro South April 23-26, 201323 rd Annual Retreat – Epworth by the Sea The Metro South Ambassadors Annual Low Country Boil was held on Thursday, May 24. Fifty members enjoyed a great meal, lots of home-made desserts and a wonderful time of food and fellowship. This was also an occasion when the veterans in the group were recognized for their service and time was dedicated for a Memorial Day observance. The group meets the second Monday of each month at the Transmission Building at the General Services Headquarters in Forest Park. The coordinator of the event was Dot Houston and her crew included Ken and Frances Bray, Dot and Emory Pearce and chief cook Harold Brooks.

9 The Rome Chapter is participating in the Adopt- A-Soldier program by collecting items to send to soldiers. They have adopted a soldier that is the Captain over 151 men in Afghanistan and he shares what he gets with them. Rome Chapter collecting items for the military



12 West Georgia Cheese & Fruit Ball 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup chopped raisins 1 cup chopped dates 1 tsp. coconut flavor Mix all ingredients and roll in chopped pecans. Refrigerate. Serve with crackers. Have you checked out YOUR recipe book on the retiree website? for instant access to all your favorite Treats from Retreat Treats from Retreat ! Southwest Georgia 7 UP Pound Cake 2 sticks oleo ½ cup Crisco 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups plain flour 1 7oz 7 UP 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring Cream oleo, sugar and Crisco together well. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg. Add flour and 7 UP, alternating beating well. Bake at 325 o for 1 hour in greased tube pan.

13 Take a Chance for Electric Kids Win a 2013 Kia Sorento LX14 The Kia Sorento is the Top Safety Pick in its class by the Institute of Highway Safety. This model features Third Row Seating, Blue Tooth Technology, IPOD/USB Connection, Audio and Cruise Control, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Wood Grain Dash and more. The color is Satin Metal. The winner has the option to upgrade to another model by paying the difference. $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Proceeds to benefit Electric Kids, Inc. 501(C)(3) Charity of Citizens of Georgia Power benefitting the children of deceased & disabled employees. Support the Citizens of Georgia Power by purchasing a ticket for a chance to win a new car!!! Drawing will be September 6, 2012 You do not have to be present to win. All taxes are responsibility of the winner. Cost of the ticket is not tax deductible as charitable contribution. The car was purchased from Kia of LaGrange

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