September 2015  /  Volume 3  /  Number 5


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Check is in the mail
Being a member of a cooperative has many benefits. It's time to start watching the mailbox as we begin to send out a portion of the prior years' margins to you in the form of a capital credits check.

In late September or early October, we will begin disbursing $5 million in combined margins to members who received power from GreyStone during 1996 and 2014. 

GreyStone will have disbursed $79.7 million back to members after this year's return. In a not-for-profit cooperative like GreyStone, margins are returned to you rather than to the stockholders in a for-profit business.

The amount received is based on the amount you paid for electricity during specific years and how much we are able to return to members, while remaining financially healthy.

Checks will be sent out to your last known address. If you have moved, it is important to let us know your forwarding address so your capital credits check can be sent to you. If a check is not claimed after five years, the money is used through the GreyStone Power Foundation, Inc. to fund scholarships and assist members and the public through charitable nonprofit organizations.

For more information about capital credits, or to check our unclaimed credits list, visit or call 770-942-6576.

Save the date
You are invited to join us for our 79th Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our headquarters in Douglasville. That's right... 79th annual!

Through the years, we have seen many changes at our Annual Meetings. It has been held in different locations and has had different types of door prizes, including large appliances; we have even seen the leadership of our organization change and evolve over the years. 

Though it has been many years since we have had a change on our Board of Directors, this year we will see the baton passed as two long-standing members of our Board will retire after a combined 84 years of service.

Calvin Earwood, who serves District 1, which includes Paulding and Bartow counties, will retire after 38 years of service. Burnell Redding will retire after 46 years of service to District 4, which includes Carroll and Douglas counties. Both men joined the Board when GreyStone was known as Douglas County Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and will be greatly missed. The Board election is currently in progress as members are mailing in their official ballots. All official ballots must be received by the independent auditor by 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2015 in order to be counted.

The Annual Meeting is a day of family fun, which includes a free Chick-fil-A biscuit, a Health Fair, an Energy Efficiency Expo, featuring mini-EE101 seminars, inflatables and carnival games for children, snacks and exciting door prizes, including a grand prize of a 2008 Chevy Silverado C1500 truck!


Co-op Connections Card businesses will be back again this year, including Williamson Bros. BBQ. Come learn about the exclusive deals they are offering GreyStone members! Items can be purchased throughout the day at any of these booths, so don't forget your wallet! 

We are excited to have Nashville songwriter Brent Rupard joining us this year. Brent has opened for such stars as Lonestar, Kenny Loggins, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch, to name a few. Come on out and enjoy his modern country style.



8 - 10 a.m.  Chick-fil-A biscuit; energy efficiency seminars
8 - 11 a.m.  Registration (bring your recent bill with account number for ease of registration)
8 a.m. - noon  Health Fair
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.    Energy Efficiency Expo, carnival games and activities for children, booths, concessions
9:45 a.m.    Entertainment: Brent Rupard
11 a.m.       Business meeting of members, followed by door prizes 

Energy Efficiency 101

Mark your calendars now to attend the next Energy Efficiency 101 (EE101) seminar and walk away with tips and tricks to make your home more energy efficient!

EE101 is free for members and offers numerous ways to better manage a home's energy usage.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
GreyStone Power Auditorium, Douglasville

Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 6. For more information about EE101, or to register, visit us at or call 770-370-2070.  

Let the Co-op Connections Card help you this fall by saving you money in so many different ways! Show your card and receive discounts with more than 325 local businesses and hundreds more nationally. Learn more by visiting

Look who recently joined or changed their offer!
We are excited to introduce a few more businesses to the Co-op Connections Card program. Check out the deals available to you, both locally and nationally!

Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 844-260-2776
Free risk assessment for identity theft consultation ($149 value).

Douglasville . . . . . . . . . . 678-540-8193
10% off services, up to $300. Must present card at the time of appointment. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Cartersville . . . . . . . . . . .770-324-8608
Kennesaw . . . . . . . . . . . 770-324-8610
15% off regular hourly rates.

Douglasville . . . . . . . . . . 770-257-1650
One month free rent with signed three-year lease.

Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing
Winston/Mableton . . . . . . 770-942-1938
Save $20 on diagnostic fee, regularly $79, now just $59; Save $20 on seasonal tuneup, regularly $78, now just $58; $50 off any plumbing service or repair (excluding service fee).
Just another member benefit brought to you by GreyStone Power.
*Request your Co-op Connections Card today by calling 770-370-2273.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found onine at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at
Thanks for making us part of your day.  

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your account or member benefits. You can reach us at 770-942-6576 or visit




Amanda Busby
eConnect Editor, Public & Member Relations Coordinator
GreyStone Power

GreyStone Power is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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