Our Eastern District office, located in Lumpkin County, has relocated. The physical address for the new facility is 150 Highway 52 West, and is located at the intersection of Highway 52 and Highway 9 in Dahlonega.
At Amicalola EMC, members are more than just consumers, they own the company. As a member-owner of a not-for-profit electric cooperative, members are assigned any monies collected in excess of operating costs. When financial conditions permit, the board authorizes a refund of these monies.
This year, the board will allocate a $1.9 million refund for members who had electric service during the year 2001. Individual refunds are based upon the amount of electricity purchased during the specified year. If you were a member in 2001, and still have an active account, look for a credit on your September electric bill. Other refunds will be sent by check.
For more information, please contact the Member Services department at 706-253-5200 or your local Amicalola EMC office.
Amicalola EMC’s Bright Ideas teacher grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers who take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative classroom learning experience for students. Since the program began in 2010, a total of $387,664.42 has been awarded to fund 593 classroom projects. The program is offered to Georgia certified teachers at elementary, middle, high schools and private schools within the Amicalola EMC service area.
Beginning August 1 – Applications accepted
August 30 – Early bird deadline
September 6 – Final deadline to apply
Grants will be funded up to a maximum of $1000 each. Teachers who submit their application by the early-bird deadline of August 30 will be entered into a random drawing for one of several gift cards. Program details are available at www.amicalolaemc.com, My Community, Bright Ideas.
The Bright Ideas teacher grant program is part of Amicalola EMC’s ongoing commitment to education. Funding for the program is in accordance with Georgia’s unclaimed property laws O.C.G.A. §44-12-236. Amicalola EMC is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves more than 49,000 locations in ten north Georgia counties. Amicalola EMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The 2019 Nominating Committee met on July 2, 2019, and prepared a list of nominations for election of three directors at the Annual Meeting to be held on October 5, 2019.
Nominated for directors to be elected by a vote of the members at the Annual Meeting are James Bryan, representing Post #4 (Pickens County & Gordon County); Kathy Burt representing Post #7 (Dawson County & Forsyth County); William Leon Davis, representing Post #9 (Lumpkin County).
Other nominations may be made by Nomination by Petition of 15 or more members. A Nomination by Petition must be made within 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting. For more information, you may call the headquarters office in Jasper, (706) 253-5200.
Our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. As we celebrate our nation’s freedom, Amicalola EMC thanks the courageous men and women who are dedicated to preserving it.
A Nominating Committee was appointed by the Board of Directors of Amicalola EMC at its June meeting to make nominations for directors whose terms expire at the Annual Meeting to be held October 5, 2019. This Nominating Committee made up of Steve Garrison (representing Bartow/Cherokee Counties); Doug Blackstock (representing Dawson/Forsyth Counties); Grady Evans (representing Gordon/Pickens Counties); Edward E. Tucker (representing Lumpkin County); and Freddie Vick, (representing Fannin/Gilmer/Murray Counties) shall meet at the headquarters office in Jasper on July 2, 2019.
August 1 – Begin accepting applications (online only).
August 30 – Early bird deadline.
September 6 – Final deadline to apply.
All grants to be awarded in October.
When used correctly, ceiling fans can help lower summer cooling costs and make the air seem cooler than it actually is. During the summer, the fan blades need to spin counterclockwise to push the air downward. Moving the air around is no different from folding a piece of paper and fanning your face, so remember to only run the fan when someone is around to enjoy the breeze. Left on and unattended, ceiling fans are just spinning up your electric bill. Flipping the switch or pulling the chain to turn off the ceiling fan when you are leaving the room is a cool summer energy tip.
If you were awarded a 2019 Amicalola EMC scholarship earlier this year, it’s time to claim your money. Please visit www.amicalolaemc.com, My Community, Scholarships. Click on the link on the left side of page “2019 Scholarship Award Form” and complete the online form. You will need the mailing address of the college. You may also enter the name of a contact person, but that is optional. We must have this information by August 1. Your scholarship will be mailed during the first week of September. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need more information.
• Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your cooling costs will be.
• Use ceiling fans wisely; living room and kitchen during the day; bedrooms at night.
• Close window coverings, like curtains and blinds, during the day to block sunlight.
• Use caulk and weather stripping to seal air leaks around doors and windows.
• Remember to avoid using the oven when you can. Cooking on the stove, using the microwave and grilling outside will help you avoid heating up your kitchen.
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