Georgia Magazine - December 2017 - 14

NEWS FROM GEORGIA'S ELECTRIC CO-OPS COMPILED BY AMY SCHNEIDER

KEVIN JUMP

Planters EMC grant helps fund
World War I historical marker

RANDY HILL / PLANTERS EMC

From left, Georgia Vocational Agricultural
Teachers Association President Greg Waits
presents the Outstanding Cooperation Award
to Georgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) at the 2017 Summer Leadership
Conference in Savannah. Accepting on
behalf of the EMCs are Whitney Dixon and
Randy Hill of Planters EMC in Millen.

Planters EMC donated $3,000 toward a new historical marker that commemorates the sinking of the HMS Otranto. The marker was erected across from City Hall in Sylvania.

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n Oct. 6, a historical marker-
funded partly by a donation from
Planters Electric Membership
Corp. (EMC) in Millen-was dedicated during a ceremony at the War
Dead Memorial across from City Hall
in Sylvania.

About 470 soldiers and crew
died, including nearly 130 from
Georgia-the single greatest
loss of life in troop transport
during the war.
Erected by the Georgia Historical
Society, Georgia World War I Centennial Commission and the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 7116, the marker
commemorates the sinking of the
HMS Otranto, a British ship that was
carrying more than 1,025 U.S. soldiers and crewmen as part of a convoy headed to fight in Europe during
World War I. Most of the soldiers on
board had trained at Fort Screven on
Tybee Island.
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After the ship was accidentally
rammed by sister ship HMS Kashmir,
about 470 soldiers and crew died,
including nearly 130 from Georgia-the single greatest loss of life in
troop transport during the war.
Nearly a third of the soldiers from
Georgia who lost their lives on the
Otranto were from Screven and
Berrien counties.
Planters EMC was instrumental
in having the marker erected, making
a $3,000 contribution to the Georgia
World War I Centennial Commission
through the co-op's Operation Round
Up grant program, through which
members agree to round their electric bills up to the nearest dollar each
month and the extra money supports
charitable causes in the community.
In addition to installing new
markers, the Georgia World War I
Centennial Commission is seeking the
public's help in its work to document
existing memorials and to compile a
comprehensive list of all Georgians
lost in World War I. To read a story in
last month's Georgia News about this
effort, go to bit.ly/gmag1117news.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org

EMCs receive award
from vocational
teachers

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t the Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association
(GVATA) Summer Leadership
Conference July 9-12 at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott in Savannah,
GVATA President Greg Waits presented the Outstanding Cooperation
Award to Georgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs). The award
recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies and others that have
given outstanding support to agricultural education.
"The presentation of this award
is in recognition for EMCs' longstanding support of Georgia FFA and
agricultural education," said Kevin
Jump, Georgia FFA Central Region
Agricultural Education area mechanics teacher. "The industry partnership
between EMCs and FFA/Ag Ed has
continued to grow and develop into
a dynamic relationship that provides
a strong foundation of support to
Georgia's FFA members in their quest
for premier leadership, personal
growth and career success."
-Gale Cutler
GEORGIA MAGAZINE


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