Georgia Magazine - September 2012 - (Page 4)

September 2012 CONTENTS D E PA R T M E N T S 5 VIEWPOINT An unfulfilled dare 6 MAILBOX 7 PICTURE THIS? 8 GEORGIA NEWS 9 LIBERTY NOTES 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 14 CURRENTS Student laptop winner; Heroes Invitational; Cruising for a Cure; Costa Rican linemen visit Georgia cooperative; Georgia EMC sponsors Ag Fellows 16 GEORGIA’S ENERGY OUTLOOK Is wind power feasible in Georgia? 34A THE 2012 WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR On tour with tomorrow’s leaders 44 AROUND GEORGIA Where you can go in North and Southeast Georgia in 2 to 5 days 56 MY GEORGIA From England to Georgia 58 GEORGIA GARDENS Canton Community Victory Garden East 60 GEORGIA COOKS Memories of muscadines 66 SNAPSHOT Fun photos FROM THE EDITOR How many of us cringe when we hear someone ask for a volunteer? So often, people “volunteer” only when they’re cornered or coerced. But the verb form of the word means “to willingly undertake a service,” such as when one enters military service. To volunteer also means to donate or give away something of value—in this case, your time. Thank goodness for volunteers! There are so many wonderful Georgia volunteers, and they all deserve recognition. In this issue, we salute a handful of model volunteers (the noun form) whose dedication makes the difference. One thing they all share: a heart to serve. Discover who these adult—and youth—volunteers are in “Dedicated to duty,” page 18. Then there’s Ross Mason, of Madison, a man of many achievements whose far-reaching vision has always focused on ensuring the success of charities and other nonprofit groups. And, though he is confined to a wheelchair due to traumatic injuries from a racing bike accident in 2007, his passion is still to help other people. Mason has used his business acumen to create the nonprofit Healthcare Institute for NeuroRecovery & Innovation (HINRI). Its mission is “to advance patientcentered research and make Georgia the international leader in healthcare information technology, regenerative medicine and consumer digital health.” HINRI’s main focus is on serving military families with its partners and creating a 23,600-acre campus to care for them at Callaway Gardens and Roosevelt Warm Springs Camp Dream and hospital facilities. A huge capital campaign is in the works. Read more in “Resolved, for good,” page 26. Volunteer somewhere! Ann Orowski Editor GEORGIA MAGAZINE Vol. 68, No. 9 26 ON T H E C O VER : Georgia’s EMCs sent 105 high school delegates to the 2012 Washington Youth Tour, June 14-21, to learn about our nation’s history and government. They also heard from Anna McIntyre (front row, far right), a 2008 delegate and UGA Ag Fellow working in Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office this summer (see Currents, page 15). McIntyre spoke to the group about her Capitol Hill experiences. (Photo by Daniel Peck Studios.) F E AT U R E S 18 26 35 4 Dedicated to duty Georgia volunteers have a heart to serve. By Jackie Kennedy Resolved, for good “Be the change you want to see in the world,” Mahatma Gandhi said, and Ross Mason is living that challenge. By Barbara S. Tapp web exclusive The “g” means more is online! web exclusive Focusing on the future Click on the September 2012 cover, online at Georgia colleges promote “recession-proof” academic careers. By Margie Fishman, for this month’s bonus content: 43A—Higher education listings 55A—Georgia destinations: More on “Where you can go in 2 to 5 days” 63A—Bonus muscadine recipe 66A—More Snapshot submissions 66B—Liberty notes; Plant of the month 66C—Energy-efficiency tips 66D—September’s online trivia contest More online at Official Publication of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - September 2012

Georgia Magazine - September 2012
Picture This?
Georgia News
Liberty Notes
Calendar of Events
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Dedicated to duty
Resolved, for good
The 2012 Washington Youth Tour
Focusing on the future
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - September 2012