Wednesday, January 21, 2015

February 9th Meeting










The Athens GOP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 9th at 6:00pm.  We are proud to announce that our guest speaker will be Georgia's Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols. Commissioner Echols will give a presentation on the future of energy in Georgia.

Following Commissioner Echols' presentation we will hear from Craig Briscoe, the executive director of Georgians for Solar Freedom.  Mr. Briscoe will will give a presentation on his organization.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, February 9th!

Meeting Details:

Where: 
Country Inn & Suites
236 Old Epps Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606 (Click Here for Map)

When:
Monday, February 9th at 6:00pm (View / Share Facebook Event)

















Presentation #1
Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner
Tim Echols was elected to the Commission in the general election of November 2010 after spending 15 years in the non-profit sector. Echols founded "TeenPact" and grew the mock legislative youth program to 38 states in his tenure. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
Tim's campaign focused on consumer protection, clean energy, and accountability. He travels the state speaking to students, civic groups and businesses about the importance of the PSC's responsibilities especially providing accountability to those the agency regulates.
Commissioner Echols has been outspoken about Georgia's nuclear waste--still sitting on both sites. He supports a Heritage Foundation plan that would privatize the reprocessing and disposal of commercial nuclear "material." Believing if the space program can be privatized, then certainly nuclear waste disposition can too.
Tim has three degrees from the University of Georgia and still makes his home in the Athens area with his wife Windy and their seven children.  (More Information)








Presentation #2
Criag Briscoe, Executive Director of Georgians for Solar Freedom 
Georgians for Solar Freedom (G4SF) is a grassroots movement of likeminded individuals that understand the value of generating more solar energy in our state. Unlike some advocates, we push for more solar energy based on core conservative principles in order to accomplish key conservative priorities. G4SF wants more solar options because it is the right thing to do politically and economically for our state and our country. (More Information)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Live-Tweeting Tonight's Meeting



Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Athens GOP Meeting - Monday, January 12th at 6:00pm


Happy New Year! After a well attended Christmas Party we are looking forward to holding our first meeting of 2015! This Monday the Athens GOP will host Mike Beatty, President and CEO of the Great Promise Partnership, Inc. The Great Promise Partnership is a A public-private partnership designed to empower and equip at-risk students to complete high school while gaining real-world job skills and experience, creating a path to success. Mr. Beatty will hold a presentation on this organization and the work they are doing in communities across Georgia. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.


Vision:
Georgia communities will come together to take responsibility for their at-risk youth to realize a path to success through educational attainment and workforce readiness.

Mission:
Great Promise Partnership: A public-private partnership designed to empower and equip at-risk students to complete high school while gaining real-world job skills and experience, creating a path to success.

GPpartnership.org

ATHENS GOP MEETING DETAILS

WHEN:
Monday, January 12th at 6:00pm

WHERE:
Country Inn & Suites
236 Old Epps Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30605 (Click Here For Map)

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Before the presentation we will have a guest visit by Lt. Col. Eric Cleveland with the Cedar Shoals JROTC. Lt. Col. Cleveland will put on a picture presentation of the very successful trip the CSHS JROTC took to France for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

OnlineAthens: D-Day Visit to Normandy makes lasting impression on Cedar Shoals High School JROTC unit.

This was a great honor for the Cedar Shoals cadets to represent Georgia at this historic event and we would like to thank Lt. Col. Eric Cleveland and everyone who worked to make the trip happen!
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