Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | July 2021

84th cgemc annual meeting

Please make plans to join us for Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation's (CGEMC) Annual Meeting of Members on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The meeting will be conducted in a "drive-through" format.

To allow more time for the flow of traffic, registration will open no later than 8 a.m. Members will enter the CGEMC campus via Co-op Way (between Highway 36 and Brownlee Road) and remain in their vehicles for the duration of the meeting. Employees will direct traffic to the registration area. There will be portable toilets and sanitizing stations available on-site.

Cooperative information will be broadcast over a designated radio station in advance of the business meeting. Food and CGEMC buckets will be distributed to members in their vehicles. In lieu of door prizes, attending members will receive a bill credit for the qualifying account registered.

The business meeting will be broadcast at 10 a.m. over members' car radios. Upon conclusion of the meeting, we will draw from the pool of all registered members for one grand prize and post the winner on our social media channels.


Registration Opens No Later Than 8:00 AM

To allow more time for the flow of traffic, registration will open no later than 8:00 a.m. Members will enter the CGEMC campus through the Coop Way entrance (between Hwy. 36 and Brownlee Road) and remain in their vehicle for the entirety of the meeting.

10:00 AM - Business Session

The business meeting will be broadcast at 10 a.m. over members' car radios. Upon conclusion of the meeting, we will draw from the pool of all registered members for one grand prize and post the winner on our social media channels.


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: 84th Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting of Members of the Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation will be held on the grounds of the Central Georgia EMC Annex, 1083 South Mulberry Street, Jackson, in Butts County, Georgia, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, to take action on the reports of officers, directors, and committees and 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 4, 2021.

Nominations by Petition – In connection with the election of directors, two petitions have been received to nominate persons for directors to serve three-year terms each, beginning August 4, 2021.

- This 18th day of June 2021.

D.A. Robinson III, Secretary

About the butts county nominees*

Rod Mangham lives in Butts County with his wife, Hope, and children, Madison and Mason. He is the son of Rudy and Maureen Mangham. Mr. Mangham is a lifelong member of Towaliga Baptist Church and serves on the Board of Deacons. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a bachelor's degree in landscape management. He is a longtime Business Development Manager for Yellowstone Landscape with a working knowledge of operations management and sales. Since joining the CGEMC Board, Mr. Mangham has completed four of the five required Director Education courses to become a Cooperative Credentialed Director.

Ken Rivers lives in Butts County with his wife, Monique, and children, AD and Alyssa. He is a graduate of Piedmont Academy High School and the Ron Thomas School of Insurance. Mr. Rivers owns and operates R&M Insurance in Locust Grove. He has served on numerous boards, including the Locust Grove Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Board. He served as chairman of the Butts County Board of Commissioners and now serves as the District 1 Commissioner for Butts County. He also serves as a member of the Three Rivers Regional Commission, the Chairman of the Finance Audit and Administration Committee and Association of County Commissioners of Georgia’s Defined Contribution Retirement Board.

DeGee Roberts is an inspirational leader who has a passion for helping others. She currently works as a Human Resources Specialist for the Social Security Administration, where she’s respected as a credible voice in decision-making, strategic planning, and analyzing. Mrs. Roberts resides in Butts County with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Jye and Jaden. She is a graduate of Jackson High School, and she holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in human resource management. When not hard at work, Mrs. Roberts can be found cheering her son on at his basketball games.

*background information provided by nominees

CGEMC Happenings

New employees

We have several new faces at CGEMC! McClain Allgood, Seth McGouirk, and Isaiah Reeder have joined our Distribution team. Michelle Buck and Ashlin McCray are now a part of our Customer Service team. Reed Smith joined us as a Field Service Technician. We are excited to welcome them!

Top to Bottom: McClain Allgood, Michelle Buck, Ashlin McCray, Seth McGouirk, Isaiah Reeder, and Reed Smith.

Gaining ground on safety

Safety training is a critical component of linework. Each year, our crew members complete pole-top rescue training for certification. Training dummies are positioned at the top of the pole to represent a colleague in distress. Each crew member must climb the pole, secure the rescue dummy, and lower them to the ground, as quickly and safely as possible.

broadband update

Have you pre-registered?

Exciting news from Connect, powered by Central Georgia EMC! Our fiber network is expanding faster than ever in Monroe County, and our first customers will be connected before Thanksgiving.

CGEMC members within the zone served by our Forsyth substation and circuit will have access to gigabit-speed internet and HD-quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service by late fall. Our inaugural opening zone covers the communities of Juliette Commons, Forsyth Landing, Adamsville Park, Chriswood and Bellewood, among others.

If you haven’t already pre-registered, visit ConexonConnect.com/centralgeorgiaemc to get on the list.

Don’t get locked into a contract with another provider – fiber internet is worth the wait.

Lightning-fast internet from Connect, powered by Central Georgia EMC, means:

  • No contracts to sign. We’re so confident that you’ll love the service, we don’t need them!
  • Free installation during construction. If you sign up while crews are in the area, we won’t charge you for installation.
  • Consistent, affordable pricing with no hidden fees or temporary “promo” pricing. Just $49.95/month for 100 Mbps up and down and $79.95/month for 1,000 Mbps up and down*

*We recommend adding our $4.95/month Managed Wifi service, which includes your in-home equipment for convenience.

At Central Georgia EMC, we look for meaningful ways to give back to our community.

In June, CGEMC and Fuel Georgia hosted a joint Community Blood Drive, in partnership with The American Red Cross. Employees and community members donated a combined 25 units of blood, and we had one power red donor.

Also in June, members of the Central Georgia EMC leadership class (LEAD 2) provided a day of service to Indian Springs State Park. It was a great "Co-Opportunity!"

CheckOut by paygo

Introducing Checkout by PayGo, an easy, convenient way to pay your electric bill while you run your errands!

Pay your bill where you shop, with over 50,000 retail locations nationwide. Here's how it works:

  1. Click on the button below to obtain your unique barcode.
  2. Take it with you where you shop.
  3. Make a cash payment at the cash register. Your payment is instantly applied to your CGEMC bill.

If you have questions about Checkout by PayGo, contact us, and a customer representative will be glad to assist you. 770-775-7857.

plug into solar!

Cooperative Solar block sales are on the rise! The longer days of spring provide longer production hours, and our solar field additions offer increased reliability. Cooperative Solar allows you to reap the benefits of clean energy by adding affordable and renewable solar power to your monthly energy mix. Even renters can participate!

Cooperative Solar is available in 1-kilowatt (kW) blocks at an affordable $19 per month, per block. Best of all, you will receive a credit on your monthly bill for kilowatt-hours (kWh) generated by your solar energy block(s). Request your blocks today!

Call 770-775-7857 or 1-800-222-4877 to learn more about adding solar energy to your monthly energy mix.

CGEMC Power Theft Hotline

Energy theft costs CGEMC and its members lost revenue and is potentially life-threatening for the offender. CGEMC has created an anonymous tip hotline to combat the theft of utilities. If someone suspects tampering, they can call 678-774-6008 to leave a secure message.

In June, the Central Georgia EMC Foundation awarded $10,656 in grants to charitable organizations in our territory.

Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations in our service territory are invited to submit an application to the Central Georgia EMC 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!

Qualifying organizations are invited to submit an application to the Operation Round Up Foundation. The Foundation Board will review grant requests and administer the funds, based on the merit of each grant application and available funds.

July co-op connections deals

There Is Something Fun for Everyone through Co-op Connections*!

A to Z Golf - New clients receive 50% off their first lesson with Dale Seaton, PGA. 108 Crystal Lake Boulevard, Hampton. 770-477-2099

Painting with a Twist - 10% off reserved seat and retail, Code: ENERGY10; 20% off a group of 10, Code: ENERGY20. 1867 Jonesboro Rd. Suite 2, McDonough.

Pin Strikes - $15 off child's birthday party. 4318 Sheraton Drive, Macon. 770-302-0726

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

Old Mill Market Company - Free cup of coffee with purchase of pan of four cinnamon rolls. 94 E. Adams St., Suite 4, Forsyth. 478-993-1678

We’re excited to provide you with this exclusive, free membership that has countless benefits. You can access Co-op Connections directly from the CGEMC website at www.cgemc.com.

*Deals are subject to change.

Are you a local business who would like to be included in Co-op Connections? Click the link below. It is simple and free!

ENERGY savings TIPs

Energy tip

During the summer months, run large appliances that emit heat (like clothes dryers and dishwashers) during the evening when it’s cooler. This will minimize indoor heat during the day when outdoor temperatures are highest.


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