Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | July 2020

See you (at a distance) at annual meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a few changes to Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s Annual Meeting of Members. The 2020 Annual Meeting has been designed to bring you all the benefits of a traditional meeting, while limiting person-to-person contact in a "drive-through" format.

To allow more time for the flow of traffic, registration will open at 8 a.m. Members will enter the CGEMC campus through the Co-op Way entrance (between Highway 36 and Brownlee Road) and remain in their vehicle for the entire meeting. Employees will direct traffic to the registration area. There will be portable toilets and sanitizing stations along the route.

Music and information will be broadcast over a designated radio station in advance of the business meeting. Food and the ever popular bucket of goodies will be distributed to members in their vehicles. In lieu of door prizes, attending members will receive a bill credit for each account registered.

The business meeting will be broadcast at 10 a.m. over members’ car radios, and voting will be conducted by the sounding of horns. 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.

While the 2020 Annual Meeting format will be a first for all of us, concern for the health and safety of our members and employees is our utmost priority. We look forward to seeing you (at a distance) on August 5, 2020!

Annual meeting Schedule of events

8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

To allow more time for the flow of traffic, registration will open at 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 a.m. - Business Session

The business session will be broadcast over members' car radios and voting will be conducted by the sounding of horns.

  • Report of Officers and Directors
  • Report of Committees
  • Election of Directors

registration forms

We are looking forward to seeing you (at a distance.)

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: 83rd 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 5, 2020, to take action on the following:

  • 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 5, 2020.

  • Area of Representation: Spalding, Lamar, Pike counties
  • Nomination by Committee: D.A. Robinson, III - 732 Blanton Mill Rd, Griffin, GA 30233
  • Area of Representation - "At Large" (Post 2)
  • Nomination by Committee: Arthur White, Jr. - P.O. Box 7, Jenkinsburg, GA 30234

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 5, 2020. terms each, beginning August 5, 2020.

This 19th day of June 2020.

D.A. Robinson, III - Secretary

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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. 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 form or letter 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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Because our Cooperative Solar blocks have been in such high demand, CGEMC has expanded our solar energy portfolio to include solar fields across the state. This expansion comes with an increase in capacity, enhanced performance reliability, and no waiting list!

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!

In May, a total of $13,800 was awarded by the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to non-profit organizations in our service 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!

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