Manager’s Message – October 2022

Posted: September 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month.

When I say Halifax EMC celebrates Co-op Month, it really means we are celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.

Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but the larger mission of the co-op is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share.

Similar to how our wires run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions–– because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor.

Halifax EMC works to help our community thrive through initiatives led by our employees and local board that’s comprised of neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them.

We’re proud to support local youth through our Youth Tour and scholarship programs. With your help, we offer Operation Roundup to provide financial assistance to our community’s non-profit organizations. We also distribute grants to teachers for classroom projects through the Bright Ideas Education Grant program.

The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together towards a common goal—mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community in which they live and serve. They coach little league teams, serve as 4-H and scout leaders, and represent the cooperative in community-minded service organizations.

Above all, as a co-op we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. If you haven’t already, I encourage you take a moment and download our app, HEMC Mobile. Through the app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. And we’re of course here to help, so give us a call if you have questions about your energy bills.

Halifax EMC is continuously examining ways to operate more efficiently while continuing to provide the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the members we serve.

Finally, as we celebrate Co-op Month, don’t forget that we are celebrating you. Join us Tuesday, October 4, for Member Appreciation Day at the Enfield Operations Center located on Highway 481 in Enfield or at the Macon office. Register at either location and receive your goody bag as well as a hot dog, chips and a drink!