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Central Dispatch CGEMC Newsletter | June 2019

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. —Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott's quote cleverly captures the benefits of unplugging from today’s device-driven, multi-tasking world. Keeping up with work, family and school activities, or the latest trends on social media make most of us feel compelled to constantly check our devices.

Summer is a great time for a family vacation, but it’s also a good opportunity to unplug from our devices and enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. Take a moment to slow down and enjoy some peaceful hours away from technology.

If your summer plans include a staycation, take time to recharge your relationships and be more present with those you love. Enjoy a quick drive over to Dauset Trails Nature Center, Noah’s Ark, or Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and take in the beautiful surroundings with your family and friends.

While Central Georgia EMC can’t help you recharge your relationships, we can help you save money by connecting you with our energy-saving programs and services. When you do plug back in, we are just a call or click away. —Anne Prince, NRECA

Our 2019 Washington Youth Tour student delegates, Hadassah Nehikhuere of Dutchtown High School and Harsh Patel of Jonesboro High School, are about to experience a life-changing adventure!

Their weeklong journey will begin with a statewide reception and dinner on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Atlanta. There, they will join more than 100 other delegates from EMCs across Georgia.

Before flying to Washington, D.C., they will participate in team-building activities, learn about leadership, electric cooperatives, and the history of rural electrification. Upon arriving in the nation's capital, their fast-paced, nonstop schedule will include touring the monuments, leadership lessons, meeting our nation’s representatives, and making connections that will last a lifetime.

Know a great candidate for 2020? Keep an eye on our newsletter, website, and social media announcements in late fall 2019 for application information.

2019 Georgia Lineman's Rodeo

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our rodeo team! We had a great crowd. Each of our team members performed well and two of our linemen made the top 20. Please join us next year for this free, family-friendly event. All are welcome!

Notice of 2018 Capital Credit Assignments

Central Georgia EMC (CGEMC) announces that the capital credit assignment for 2018 is 2.97 percent. In an electric cooperative structure such as CGEMC, each dollar paid in excess of the cost of providing service is an investment in CGEMC by its customer-owners.

At the end of the year, after all expenses are paid, any remaining funds are assigned to customer-owners’ accounts. CGEMC’s margins are used as capital until they can be returned through a general refund without impairing the cooperative’s financial condition.

Your capital credit assignment is calculated by multiplying your total electric bill for the year, minus the sales tax and any miscellaneous charges times the 2.97 percent. For example:

If your annual bill totaled $500 (x .0297), your assignment is $14.85.

Note: Assignments do not include Central Georgia EMC large power accounts.

Community snapshot

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

Operation Round Up

In May, a total of $18,800 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

The summer heat has arrived!

Make sure your HVAC is ready to respond. Before you make a call, check out the local Co-op Connections deals. We have a lot of deals from local heating and air companies, right here in your community!

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!

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