Washington youth tour
Tour dates: June 18 - 25, 2020
Application deadline: February 21, 2020
Interviews: March 5, 2020
It's time to apply for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour! We will be selecting two exceptional high school students from the Central Georgia EMC territory to have the experience of a lifetime—all expenses paid!
The Washington Youth Tour is a fast-paced week of adventure, including tours of all the major sites, meetings with state and national leaders, and activities to build leadership skills.
The Washington Youth Tour is open to:
- High school sophomores or juniors, who will be at least sixteen (16) years old by June 18, 2020.
- The student must live and attend school in one of our 14 serviced counties (Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Morgan, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Putnam, and Spalding counties).
Walter harrison scholarship
Application deadline: January 31, 2020
Calling all college students! Twelve $1,000 scholarships will be awarded statewide to students with exemplary academic records. The funds may be applied to educational expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college, or vocational/technical institute in Georgia. The scholarships are available to any college-level students regardless of age.
The application process is underway. For full qualifications and to download your scholarship application, visit www.cgemc.com. Completed applications are due by January 31, 2020. Don't delay!
How can I safely and efficiently use a space heater during these cold days?
Using a space heater properly can be a great way to save money. They are great for boosting the temperature of a room without overheating your entire home. Keep these tips in mind before turning the nearest unit on:
- Safety first. Purchase newer heaters that include the latest safety features.
- Select a heater of the proper size for the room you wish to heat. Do not purchase over-sized heaters. Most heaters come with a general sizing table.
- Location, location, location! Place the heater on a level surface away from foot traffic. Keep children and pets away from the heater.
While a space heater is a great tool, it's not a replacement for your HVAC system. It's great for heating a small, occupied space, but not as your primary source of heat.
CGEMC Disburses $2,541,218 in Capital Credit Checks
The Board of Directors of Central Georgia EMC announced a capital credit refund to electric consumers who received service during 2001 - 2002. Refund checks were mailed to customer-owners on December 6, 2019.
The total amount of this refund was $2,541,218.04, which represents the remaining margins for 2001 and a portion of 2002. The margins are used as capital until they can be returned through a general refund without impairing the cooperative’s financial condition. Capital credits are a benefit of your membership.
Operation Round Up
In December, a total of $21,600 was awarded by the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to non-profit organizations in our service territory.
- Crosswalk Ministries USA, Inc. - $3,000 - To purchase technology, software, and art supplies for the ARTreach Program.
- Macon Outreach at Mulberry - $2,000 - To fund their food pantry program.
- Madison-Morgan Conservancy - $2,600 - To assist with the cost of printing the Ramble Guide and informational signage for the Ramble event.
- Community Bible Fellowship Church (CEO Ministry) - $5,000 - To fund their Community Christmas program for families in need.
- Rachel's Gift - $5,000 - To fund staff training, counseling sessions, keepsake items, and follow up support for families that have experienced the loss of an infant.
- Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency - $2,000 - To purchase ribbons, plaques, trophies, medallions, and certificates for student participants of the 2020 Regional Student Competitions.
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter - $2,000 - To provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of co-payments for pharmaceutical products, treatments, insurance premiums, and co-insurance reimbursement.
Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations in our service territory are invited to submit an application to the Operation Round Up Foundation.
Through Operation Round Up, our members support local organizations with a mission to make our communities even better places to live, work, and dream big. By simply rounding up your monthly electric bill to the next dollar, you can join in! Our pennies add up to make BIG CHANGE!
Co-op Connections Card
Live your best with your Co-op Connections discount card!
Bulldog Gym - No enrollment fee for all prepaid memberships. 533 Venture Court, Monticello. 706-418-5901.
FitCo Health Club - No key fee. No sign-up fee. 833 Patrol Road, Forsyth. 478-993-2202.
New You Med Spa - 10% off packages (LHR, IPL); 5% percent off weight loss products. 1657 N Expressway, Griffin. 770-229-8626.
Are you a local business who would like to be included in Co-op Connections? Click the link below. It is simple and free!
Let the sunshine in! For additional warmth, open drapes over windows that receive sunlight during the day. Close them at night, which can reduce heat loss from a warm room up to 10%.
Looking for more ways to save? Visit energy.gov.