February 16, 2015 

From the President...



MIC's Annual Meeting will be March 24th at 7pm at the South Cobb Community Center at 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton.   

The agenda will include an update on MIC's work in 2014, our plans for 2015 and elections to the Board of Directors.  This is an important meeting - come and meet the people who want to lead our organization and cast your ballot!


It's not too late to apply for a seat on the MIC Board.  The online application process is easy and quick; applications must be received by February 25th.  For more about Board membership, read below.


Be sure to contact me -- phone or email -- and let me know what's on your mind about Mableton.  




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MIC President

(404) 550-0475   


Positions Open on MIC Board of Directors
Apply Now for Two-year Term

The MIC Board of Directors is now seeking applications from members for seats on the MIC Board for 2-year terms beginning in March. We will have some open seats this year, and are eager to welcome new Board members with new ideas and perspectives.  Applications are due February 25th, so act now! Click here to submit a nomination.


MIC's Mission

The MIC Board works to carry out MIC's mission of promoting activities, enhancing communication, and facilitating initiatives that will benefit the welfare of the community and its spirit.  MIC's focus is people, community services, and economic development. 


What does the Board Do?

Board members are not compensated financially for their MIC service; we are all volunteers.  The Board is responsible for overseeing MIC operations, finances, determining MIC positions on zoning cases, appointing MIC officers, modifying bylaws, and listening to the community as we formulate MIC policies and projects.


Apply for the Board Online

Candidates must submit applications online by February 25th.  Click here to access the application or to learn more about the process. Click here to read the bios of MIC's current Board members.  MIC Board members are your neighbors - please apply now so you can join them!


What does it take to be a MIC Board member?  


A passion for Mableton, a willingness to learn even more about our community, an interest in working with people, and the time to commit to monthly Board meetings, committee meetings and projects. Each MIC Board member is expected to chair a committee or lead a project of his or her choosing. The rewards are many - new friends and connections in the community, a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that you are making our world just a little bit better. MIC Board members must also be MIC members living in 30126 and at least 18 years old.




Contact Cherri Belew, MIC Board member and Nominating Committee Chair.


Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Boys & Girls Club
Saturday, February 21st at 10am

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new playground at the A.W.

"Tony" Matthews Boys & Girls Club, funded by Kiwanis International in conjunction with their 100th Anniversary and convention in Atlanta later this spring.  The event is at 10am on Saturday, February 21st at the Club, which is located at 785 Fontaine Road in Mableton.


Playground construction will be completed in April. The Boys & Girls Club has provided after-school and summer programming for Mableton children for decades. This playground will give kids more options for healthy, outdoor activity at a time when too many of us, regardless of age, are far too sedentary. Let's celebrate this great event and thank Kiwanis here in Cobb County and elsewhere for their generosity.


Mableton Day Vendor Booths Available
May 16th from 8am to 4pm

Mableton Day is coming soon and the organizers are urging local South Cobb businesses to apply now for a vendor booth.  The event is limited to 85 booths and they are going fast!  Arts and crafts vendors are also strongly encouraged to be a part of this great event.


Mableton Day is presented by the Mableton Day Coalition, comprised of the Amateur Advocate Association, MIC and the South Cobb Arts Alliance. In 2014, about 3,000 people attended the event, which begins with the Mableton 5K at 8am.  The variety of activities brings out folks of all ages and interests, so it's a great time to introduce a new product or service, update your image in the community or just advertise!  


The Mableton Day Coalition is proud to announce that three local food vendors will return in 2015 - Chic Fil-A, Mexico Lindo and Siracusa's Pizza.  We appreciate their support and sponsorship. 


Want to know more?  Want to get involved?  Contact the Mableton Day team via email


Mableton 5K Registration Open Now
May 16th at 8am 

Register now for the Mableton Day 5K and make sure you have the chance to run or walk in the best event here in Mableton! Registration is limited and when the race is full -- it's full!


The Mableton 5K marks the start of Mableton Day, a community celebration in its 10th year.  Following the 5K at 9am is the Mableton Jr. Fun Run.  The one-mile length is great for kids and adults looking for a shorter distance event.  All entries before May 8th will receive a t-shirt, so register now and secure yours!


Click here for more information about the 5K and Fun Run and read the FAQs.  


South Cobb Marketing and Branding
Take the Online Survey

Cobb County is looking for your opinion!  As part of the work to "brand" and then market South Cobb, residents and non-residents are being asked to complete an online survey about the area.  The purpose of the survey is to help build the appropriate message and image for the area. 


Nearly 600 respondents will be needed to get an accurate sample of our population. These responses will help create a strong brand to attract and retain residents, businesses and visitors to South Cobb. Take the survey online and be a part of this project. Thank you in advance for your participation!


Fun with the Arts at the Mable House 
Registration Now Open

Things are hopping at the Mable House Arts Center!  And don't forget... the classes are

Mable House Arts Center not just for the kids in the family. There are even new dance programs! Look through the course offerings, and you are bound to find something just for YOU! Registration has already begun and registration is also open for Spring Break Camps for kids.


If you want to register online and know your pin number and log-in id, click here to register using the EZ-Reg feature.  To see a full listing of the classes for Spring 2015, click here.

Spring Sports Registration Open in Cobb Parks
Adults and Children

It may still be cold outside, but now is the time to register for sports and activities for the spring season. Cobb Parks' youth league programs are administered by volunteer organizations, so dates and times of registrations will vary. Click here to visit the Cobb Parks Youth Athletics page, and then click the button for the sport your child is interested in. Options include: baseballsoftballsoccertracktennis, and BMX. Many registration deadlines are fast approaching - don't be left out!


Adult spring softball registration begins this month. In-person registration takes place February 17 and 19. Click here to download a softball registration packet. See the adult athletics web page for a listing of all programs. 

One Million Dollars in Scholarships for South Cobb High School
College Bound Seniors

In the period of one week, South Cobb High School students have received over $1

million in college scholarships from the Posse Foundation and Emory University!  


The Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Out of more than 1,400 applicants from around the Atlanta Metro Area, only 61 students were selected, including the seven from Cobb County. In January, Consuelo Pereria-Lazo, Myles Parker and Myles Johnson made up three of the seven students selected as winners from Cobb County.  That same week, Larry Phillips Jr. and Edlyn Seraphin were accepted into Emory University with full scholarships as well.  


Way to go South Cobb High School!


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