Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | September 2019

82nd annual meeting of members

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation held its 82nd Annual Meeting of Members at the Central Georgia EMC Annex Building in Butts County, Georgia at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Mr. D. T. Hamil, Chairman of the Board, called the meeting to order. Mr. Hamil thanked the Master of Ceremony, Dr. Ed Hoard, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Zebulon. Mr. Ethan Payne, an American Idol contestant from Monroe County, sang the National Anthem.

Mr. Hamil introduced the Board of Directors. CGEMC President and CEO George Weaver recognized the elected officials in attendance and presented the Management Report.

Mr. Hamil announced registration was closed and a total of six hundred seventy-eight (678) members registered.

Mr. Terry McMichael, CPA, affirmed that Central Georgia EMC was a strong financial organization with total assets of more than $252.2 million in 2018. The corporation’s total equity was more than $86.1 million. In 2018, over $2.3 million was returned to the members in the form of capital credits. The financial position of CGEMC remains solid.

Mr. Warren E. Holder, representing Henry, Clayton, and Fayette counties; and Ms. Linda H. Jordan, representing At-Large (Post No. 1); and Mr. J. Everett Williams, representing Morgan, Putnam, Jasper, Jones, and Newton counties, each of whom was unopposed, were re-elected by acclamation for a three-year term.

The meeting was adjourned and members participated in the drawing of prizes and enjoyed a picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, potato chips, ice cream sandwiches, and soft drinks.

Thank you to all our customer-owners who joined us!


Special Prizes

  • Operation Round Up - Robot vacuum - Anita Morgan, Jackson, GA 30233
  • Youngest Person - $50 Target gift card - Lydia Norton, Griffin, GA 30223
  • Oldest Man - $50 Publix gift card - Edward L. Cole, Locust Grove, GA 30248
  • Oldest Woman - $50 Publix gift card - Lillie Mae Denson, Jenkinsburg, GA 30234
  • Couple Married Longest - $100 energy credit certificate - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stephens, Griffin, GA 30223
  • Couple Married Shortest - $100 energy credit certificate - Chase & Morgan Ward, Jackson, GA 30233

Regular Drawing

Grand prize 65-inch TV: Loretta Catchings, Monticello, GA 31064

$100 energy credit certificates:

  • Jimmie Tuggle, Griffin, GA 30223
  • Harvey Carruth, Locust Grove, GA 30248
  • William Sowell, Forsyth, GA 31029
  • William Walker, Jackson, GA 30233
  • Gerald Vogel, Griffin, GA 30223
We love our mini-members! We love to visit our community elementary, middle, and high schools! Programs range from safety, bucket truck visits, sources of energy, and even careers in energy. Request a speaker under the community care tab on our website at www.cgemc.com or call Member Engagement Coordinator Christy Chewning, 770-504-7917.

Customers Due Refunds

  • Agnew, Brittney
  • Aguilera, Juan
  • Barnette, Teirria
  • Beckford, Conrad
  • Cameron, Olivia L.
  • Carden, Austin James
  • Carden, Ivey Katelyn
  • Coffey, Craig T.
  • Davis, Anton
  • Davis, Steven C.
  • Floyd, Keith II
  • Gano, Mason
  • Gervin, Christopher
  • Harrell, Jamie Michelle
  • Kujawski, Thomas
  • Labonte, Zachary C.
  • Ledet, Ivory
  • Lu, Dylan W.
  • MA RHES Connections
  • Mitchell, Joseph C. Jr
  • Morgan, Sirtavius Pretrece
  • Royce, Aaron
  • Santana, Antonio R.
  • Tall, Aminah
  • Tilley Jacob
  • Turvey, Sherri
  • Vega, Fredy
  • Walton, Dechristien
  • Wilson, Dwaine
  • Yamasa Co. LTD

CGEMC visits farm bureau

Central Georgia EMC was in attendance at the Henry and Clayton Farm Bureau Member Appreciation Dinner on Monday, August 19, 2019. According to Christy Chewning, CGEMC Member Engagement Coordinator, the weather was the leading topic of conversation. She talked with many members about the extremely high temperatures that have caused power bills to rise this summer.

The guest speaker was a Henry County resident and host for the Farm Monitor, Ray D’Alessio. As members arrived for dinner, they viewed the latest lawn equipment from Warren Holder Equipment, Stananco, and AgPro South. Just like the Central Georgia EMC Annual meeting, the Farm Bureau meeting ended with door prizes. The final award was a John Deere lawnmower. Thank you to the Henry County Farm Bureau for inviting us!

Fun Facts: Top 10 Georgia Commodities by Value

  1. Poultry
  2. Cotton
  3. Eggs
  4. Timber
  5. Peanuts
  6. Beef
  7. Greenhouse
  8. Dairy
  9. Pecans
  10. Blueberries

Source: UGA Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development

co-op announcements

Service Charge Adjustment Effective October 1, 2019

Effective with October 1, 2019, billings, Central Georgia EMC’s monthly service charge for residential accounts will change from $28 to $31. The monthly charge for general service and commercial accounts will also increase by $3. This change is part of a continuous effort to align charges with operational and wholesale power costs.

The service charge covers portions of costs associated with account administration, power distribution, capacity, and other related expenses. Despite this adjustment, Central Georgia EMC remains one of the lowest-cost electric providers in all of Georgia.

Customer-owners may compare current residential rates online at the Georgia Public Service Commission website: www.psc.state.ga.us.

Online Residential Survey

Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative will be conducting a residential consumer survey this fall. It will be delivered via e-mail. The purpose of this survey is to collect information needed to plan for the future. Your participation is very important to us, so please consider completing the online survey if you receive a request. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your effort to participate in the survey.

Operation Round Up

In August, a total of $5,500 was awarded by our Operation Round Up 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 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

All Eyes On Savings!

Did you know with the Co-op Connections Card you can save at more than 20,000 vision providers nationwide, including national chains and local retailers?

You could be saving 10%–60% on glasses, contacts, laser surgery, exams, and designer eyewear.

  • Up to 60% off prescription eyewear, including most frames, lenses and specialty items such as tints, coatings, and UV protection.
  • Up to 30% off eye exams.
  • Participating chains include LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Visionworks, JCPenney, Sears, Target, and more.
  • Up to 40% off contact lenses through America’s Eyewear mail order service.
  • Up to 50% off eyeglasses through FramesDirect.com.
  • Up to 50% off the national average cost of LASIK surgery.

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

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!

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It's free and easy to use! Download the CGEMC Mobile App today!

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