June 2013
Volume 1  /  Number 5

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Fraud Alert for EMC Security
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Members beware! It has been reported that several houses have been approached by someone pretending to be an EMC Security representative offering to upgrade the customer's system only to swindle the customer into signing a five year contract with a higher monthly rate with a completely different alarm company. These salesmen travel door-to-door coming to Georgia every year to take advantage of customers. 

Be sure to contact EMC Security if you are approached by these scammers. Please know that EMC Security will never send anyone to a customer's home without their knowledge. EMC Security believes a reputable security company should take all possible precautions to help protect customers. If you have any questions or if you have been approached by a scammer, please contact EMC Security at 770-963-0305.
Looking for an upgrade?
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You have put off the home
improvements for as long as you can and you know it's time. The air conditioning unit is on its last leg and the windows are letting in more hot air than cool air coming from your vents, causing your energy bill to soar. Sound familiar?

Why wait until your house is full of company during a summer cookout before it all hits the fan! Be proactive and take advantage of the HomePlus loan, brought to you by GreyStone Power and GEMC Federal Credit Union (GEMC FCU). For a limited time, financing is available for energy efficient improvements to your existing home beginning at just 2.90% APR*!

With special low rates, just for GreyStone members, you can knock out many eligible home improvements, such as improvements to central heat pump and air conditioners, heat pump water heaters and solar water heater heating systems with electric backup. Perhaps adding insulation or replacing a window is on your list. These items must be ENERGY STAR-rated for energy savings in order to be eligible. Improvements may also be made to ductwork and other weatherization products.

Becoming a member to GEMC FCU is easy! Join now to receive a free gift and a waiver of the $10 membership fee when you show your Co-op Connections Card! If you don't have a card, call 770-370-2383. For more information about how the HomePlus loan can help you, call GEMC FCU at 770-949-3557.

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*Apr: Annual Percentage Rate. The 2.90% APR option is limited to GreyStone Power members only and will continue until available buy-down funds are depleted. GEMC FCU is federally insured by NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender.
Summer safety
During the summer, a lot of time is spent in the pool, at the lake, traveling on vacation or even cooking out with friends. There are many hazards that can happen during each of these activities. June is National Safety Month, so what better time to brush up on your safety knowledge than now!

It's important that not only you know the hazards of the summer, but that you teach your children. Make sure they know the dangers in and around the pool or lake. If your child cannot swim, enroll them in swim lessons so they can learn the basic fundamentals to build upon each year. 

Summer safety is not just for children. Parents, always know where your children are when you are pulling forward or backing up your vehicle and never leave a child unattended in a vehicle (which is illegal in many states). Even on a cool day in the 60s, temperatures can rise to well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit inside a vehicle.


YouTube has a plethora of videos that you can show your children, giving them a visual image that will help them make a better connection. 
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Baby Swimming Survival Video
Father's Day
Celebrate Dad
He cuts the grass, changes the oil in the car and is Mr. Handyman around the house. Just like our mom, we think our dad is a superhero and can do anything, because he usually does.   

This June, show your dad just how much he means to you by showering him with appreciation. Whether you cook his favorite meal or purchase a token of love, let the Co-op Connections Card (CCC) help you save money.

With, you can save on grocery items to make the perfect dinner or visit to shop online at over 1,000 stores, including Bass Pro Shop, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Best Buy, Macy's, Walmart and many more. 

With over 300 businesses participating locally, you are sure to find a deal that will make your dad smile. To learn more about deals in your area, visit online at   


Baby Jane's Home Cooking
Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-443-3063
$1 off lunch or dinner.

Candlewood Suites Atlanta West
Lithia Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 678-238-1980
10% off "best flexible rate."
*Request your Co-op Connections Card today by calling 770-370-2383.   
Energy efficiency tip of the month
Your swimming pool doesn't have to be a drain on your electric bill. Simply covering it will go a long way to reducing evaporation, which will cut back on refilling and reheating. Also consider investing in a high-efficiency or multi-speed pool pump when it's time for a replacement. They cost more but save a lot more energy than older models. Visit for more info.
--Source Cooperative Research Network 
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Amanda Busby
eConnect Editor, Public Relations & Communications Specialist
GreyStone Power