Annual Meeting celebrates member connections Oct. 12

GreyStone Power’s Annual Meeting of Members will be held at the cooperative’s Douglasville office at 4040 Bankhead Highway on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Everyone who receives power from GreyStone is a valued member of the co-op,” said Vicki Harshbarger, department manager of Public Relations and Communications for GreyStone. “This year’s Annual Meeting theme is ‘the power of member connections,’ and we invite all GreyStone members to come celebrate that theme with us,” Harshbarger said.

Members and their families will start the day with a free Chick-fil-A® biscuit, served from 8 to 10 a.m. Registration will be in GreyStone’s auditorium from 8 to 11 a.m. Members can bring an electric bill to simplify the registration process.

GreyStone’s Energy Efficiency Expo will help members learn simple ways to save money by saving energy. Plus, this year the expo will include multiple seminars presented by Residential Energy Services Department Manager Rudy Echols at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. Several specialized businesses will be in attendance, educating members about the benefits of conservation and demonstrating valuable energy-efficient products and services.

For those looking to make energy-efficient improvements around the house, GEMC Federal Credit Union will be on-site offering low-interest loans for improvements.
The fairgrounds will be open throughout the morning with inflatables for children, games, balloon artists, face painters and more.

GreyStone’s health fair tent will promote member wellness at the Annual Meeting. Many booths will be set up with various screenings, handouts and information. Flu shots will also be offered by WellStar Douglas for $25 each. Medicare may be filed.

Members can enjoy the musical style of the Tyler Hammond Band when they perform at 9:45 a.m. Based out of Milledgeville, the group bills itself as a country band with a rock edge.
This year’s Annual Meeting will give members the chance to connect with local businesses and learn about the exclusive discounts they offer. Several business owners who provide Co-op Connections® Card (CCC) discounts will attend the meeting to share information with members. Vendors including Tupperware and Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will offer food and retail items for purchase at the event.

More than 300 local businesses offer discounts with the CCC, and GreyStone members have saved more than $1.4 million in prescription discounts using the card.

Soldiers’ Angels will also be at the event, so members can donate needed items for troops and sign Christmas cards to be sent to soldiers overseas. New men’s athletic socks including tube, crew or boot-length styles in white, black, gray or tan are needed. Also requested are bulk amounts of hot chocolate packets (not canisters). Members are also welcome to bring signed Christmas cards, and cards will be available to sign at the event.

At 11 a.m., get the inside scoop on the cooperative at the official business meeting of members. Learn about GreyStone’s future goals and the cooperative’s successful past year. Directors without opposition (uncontested) from Districts 3, 5 and 9 will be elected by voice vote. No candidates were nominated through petition by members. During the business meeting, members will also vote on proposed amendments to the cooperative’s Bylaws.

The event will conclude with exciting door-prize giveaways, and one lucky member will go home with the grand prize: a 2002 Chevy C1500 truck retired from the GreyStone fleet!
GreyStone Power serves more than 106,500 members in portions of eight counties, including Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Cobb, Carroll, Bartow, Fayette and Coweta counties. Learn more at www.greystonepower.com.

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