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Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | July 2019

Schedule of events

9 a.m. - Registration Opens

10 a.m. - Business Session

  • Report of Officers and Directors
  • Report of Committees
  • Election of Directors
  • Prizes, Entertainment, & Meal

We can't wait to see you there!

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation, the following information applies to voting:

  • Only members are eligible to vote. A member is one who has paid a membership fee, signed an application for service (or paid the initial invoice for electric service), and has been approved for membership.
  • Each member is entitled to only one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting of the members.
  • Any two or more people holding a joint membership are entitled to only one vote. The vote of either or all shall constitute, respectively, one joint vote provided, that if all are present, but in disagreement on such vote, each shall cast only an appropriate fractional vote.

Official Notice

To: The Members of The Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Subject: 82nd Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting of Members of The Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation will be held inside the Central Georgia EMC Annex, 1083 South Mulberry Street, Jackson, in Butts County, Georgia, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, to take action on the following matters:

  • The reports of officers, directors, and committees
  • The election of directors

Nomination by Committee

In connection with the election of directors, the committee on nominations has nominated the persons, listed below, for directors to serve three-year terms each, beginning August 7, 2019.

Nominations by Petition

In connection with the election of directors, no petitions have been received to nominate persons for directors to serve three-year terms each, beginning August 7, 2019.

This 21st day of June 2019.

D.A. Robinson, III - Secretary

Welcome to the cgemc family!

We are pleased to introduce a few new faces! From left to right, Garrett Foster, Cole Giles, Travis Matthews, and Zachary Mooney are the newest additions to our line crews.

cgemc washington youth tour delegates shine

On June 14, CGEMC Youth Tour Delegates, Hadassah Nehikhuere and Harsh Patel, embarked on an incredible journey to Washington, D.C. The kickoff began in Atlanta, with a welcome reception, guest speaker, and formal dinner. Immediately after their guests left, the team building began!

Among the more than 100 delegates from Georgia, Harsh impressed his peers and was elected by vote as a "Top Five" candidate for the national Youth Leadership Council position.

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L to R: Harsh Patel (CGEMC), Sydney Lawson (Middle Georgia EMC), Arham Shah (Altamaha EMC), Brooke Bridges (Hart EMC), and Alex Blankinship (Cobb EMC).

Photos are still rolling in from the whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C. We will be sharing those in a future edition of Central Dispatch.

Do you know someone who would make a great Washington Youth Tour delegate? Keep an eye out for more information from us this fall!

Community snapshot

June was a busy month in our 14 counties! CGEMC is always proud to serve our communities.

Attending the conference last year taught me time management skills,” said FCCLA Chapter Leader Lauren Maddox. “Also, the speakers were very inspirational, encouraging us to push through failures and keep moving forward.
As a daughter of an Air Force Veteran, I wanted to honor my father and other veterans’ legacies by assisting those who require the services of a food pantry and clothing and household items bank,” said Play Hard Elite Executive Director Tonya Lewis. “We are thankful to the CGEMC Foundation and participating members for helping us provide services to our heroes.
We are so grateful for the continued support of the CGEMC Foundation participants.” said Project Linus Chapter Coordinator Denise Varnadoe, ”This grant will help make a lot of blankets! We are always in need of volunteers. Sewing ability is not required to make a difference!

Operation Round Up

In June, a total of $14,900 was awarded by our Operation Round Up Foundation to non-profit organizations in our service territory.

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 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

Fun for all ages with Co-op Connections deals!

Ageless Adventures - First-time registrants receive 10% discount on day trips with code COOP10. 770-851-5563.

Southern Cross Guest Ranch - $10 off 2-hour trail ride; 10% discount on overnight stay of 2 or more nights. 1670 Bethany Church Road, Madison. 706-342-8027.

Woody's Jump n Play - $1 off admission for each child (up to 3 children). 1300 McDonough Place, McDonough. 770-914-2973.

Recipe of the Month

Want a $20 bill credit? Submit your favorite recipe to vjolley@cgemc.com. Include your active account number. Published recipes receive a $20 bill credit!

Nondiscrimination Statement

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation is the recipient of federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture and in accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Pursuant to Executive Order 10925, as amended on June 22, 1963, by Executive Order 1114, and Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of October 13, 1967, issued by the president, it is established policy that Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and that employment opportunities created by construction work involving federal financial assistance through RUS loans will be made equally available to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, veteran status, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristic.

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