Today, June 21, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m., we are installing upgrades to our automated telephone system. This will last approximately four hours. During this time all calls (automated billing, outage, etc.) will be routed to our Member Service representatives. We will not be able to take credit card payments over the phone, due to compliance with the payment card industry. During this brief time (only) members will need to either use a different payment method or call back in a few hours once the installation is complete.
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 6, 2018. This Nominating Committee made up of Lillie Puckett (representing Bartow/Cherokee Counties); Lee Lowman (representing Dawson/Forsyth Counties); Grady Evans (representing Gordon/Pickens Counties); Doug Caldwell (representing Lumpkin County); and Jerry Weaver, (representing Fannin/Gilmer/Murray Counties) shall meet at the headquarters office in Jasper on June 26, 2018.
Beginning Friday morning, June 1, 2018, the front entrance to the headquarters administration building in Jasper will be temporarily relocated. The new entrance will still be on the front of the main building, but to the far left hand side. Signs will mark the new temporary entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to complete the construction updates on our headquarters building.
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There’s so many good things happening in the communities served by Amicalola EMC. It is truly amazing to see all the non-profits that work so hard to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate in our local communities. The Operation RoundUp board met in April and awarded $17, 252 in grants to the following community nonprofits. It’s important to note that only qualifying individuals are able to receive support from these agencies:
Action Ministries, to help qualifying families pay rent/mortgage payments.
Angels on Horseback, a donation toward a tractor to maintain pastures, arena, barn and fencing.
Burnt Mountain Center, a grant to help pay for tickets to a science museum
CARES, Inc., help offset fuel costs for refrigerated box truck
Cherokee Outdoor YMCA, help provide summer camp for kids
ConnectAbility, help purchase a high-performance wheelchair
Gilmer County Library, purchase and install audio and video equipment in story time area
Good Shepherd Recovery House, help with food costs
Heartlite Hospice, assist patients with rent or mortgage payments
Hill City Elementary, Heritage Day supplies
Mountain Wisdom, Inc., help support two summer campers
Muscular Dystrophy Association, help fund Camp Walk-n-Roll for 5 summer campers
MUST Ministries, Inc. assist families with rent
North GA. Community Action, Inc., help expand the Community Paramedic Program
South Enotah Child Advocacy Center, help fund staff training and materials
St. Vincent de Paul Society, assist with housing costs, medical needs and food
Sunshine on a Ranney Day, assist with modification of bathroom and bedroom for 4 year old handicapped child.
In addition, qualifying individuals received a donation directly from Operation RoundUp for food, clothing, shelter, education, medical costs and specialty needs.
In spring and summer months, set your ceiling fans to turn counter-clockwise. This will create a cool breeze. Remember: ceiling fans cool people; not rooms. Turn them off when you leave the room. For more energy saving information, visit energystar.gov.
Our Northern District office in Ellijay will be closing at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to system upgrades. This office will resume regular business hours on Thursday, March 22, 2018.