December 2015  /  Volume 3  /  Number 7


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Enter to win

Year after year, you spend countless hours putting up lights and decorations around the outside of your house and even in your yard for all to enjoy. 

Why not share your work with us too? Take a picture of your masterpiece and enter it to win in our Let It Glow contest. To participate, visit our Holiday Photo Contest tab on our Facebook page. The winner will receive a bill credit for $75 towards their GreyStone Power bill! Who knows! That could be you!


*Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules.

Rate reduction is coming
Want to learn more about the rate reduction coming this Spring? Be sure to check out this message from Gary Miller, President/CEO of GreyStone Power.
Play it safe
Safety should always be on the forefront of our minds, especially here at Christmas time. For most, this is the busiest season of life with all of the decorating, parties, cooking, shopping, and traveling that families do. Hazards lie in each of these areas, so it is important to always pay attention and be safe. Here are just a few areas to be mindful of this season:
  • Decorations- Be sure to put heavy glass ornaments up top and away for small children. Also, pay close attention to the materials used in your holiday decor. Some items could be an irritant to eyes, skin and lungs. Don't forget to use a safe step ladder when climbing and not a chair or other furniture. Learn more decorating safety tips.
  • Parties- Whether you are hosting or attending a party, think safety. Don't drink and drive. It's not worth it. Your family needs you and so do the families of others on the road with you. Also, if you are hosting, be sure to baby proof areas that small children may be in. You may not think that small pebble and candle knick knack on the coffee table is a hazard, but it can become one quite quickly if a child swallows a pebble and gets choked or tries touching the flame. Learn more party safety tips
  • Cooking- So many accidents happen this time of the year in the kitchen. It's good practice to make sure children stay out of the kitchen during meal preparations. Hot pans and knives easily dance all over the kitchen when the cook is in a hurry to get a meal prepared. It is important to also remember to make sure the pot handles are turned in towards the stove and not hanging over so they don't get hit, causing a burn hazard. Learn more food safety tips
  • Shopping- Criminals are everywhere this time of year. Always be on alert while shopping. Make sure your purse or wallet is secure. Consolidate your purchases into one or two large bags if possible in order to best keep track of everything. It is also a good practice to walk to your car with your keys in your hand so that you can quickly access your vehicle. Be sure to check the back seat to make sure no one is hiding in the car. Learn more shopping safety tips.
  • Traveling- Whether you travel or host, think safety. The fatality rate increases this time of the year, so be sure to have a designated driver so your guests can make it home safely after a holiday party. Your cell phone is a distraction, so put it away while driving. You don't want to cause an accident and hurt yourself or others because you were texting or making a call. Learn more holiday travel tips.
Though this list is not complete, we hope that you will be inspired to "think safety" in all that you do this season. You are a valued member of GreyStone Power and we hope these tips will help you have a safe and happy holiday for many years to come. 

For additional information or more Holiday Safety Tips, visit

Yule Light Up My Life
On the lighter side
If any of you are like myself, you may see a small glimpse of yourself in this video. Watch and enjoy. We hope it will bring a smile to your face.

Company is coming!
Company is coming!

Scholarship deadline
It's hard to believe that another year is winding down. Each year, it feels like time passes by faster and faster, and before you know it, you may have a new college graduate in the family. 

While they are in school, be sure to take advantage of all of the scholarship opportunities for them. There are hundreds out there just waiting to be researched, applied for and won. But in order to win a scholarship, you have to first apply. 

As a member of GreyStone Power, you may have a student that is eligible for one of the two scholarships that we offer: the Walter Harrison or the GreyStone Power Foundation scholarship. 

Don't miss the opportunity to apply while you can. Applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship must be received by Jan. 30, 2016 in order to be considered. Winners will be announced on April 1 for the $1,000 scholarship which can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.

You will have a bit longer to prepare for the GreyStone Power Foundation Scholarship as the deadline for it does not fall until April 15, 2016. Five winners will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship.

For more information about either scholarship, or to download an application, visit

Helping you save money is a top priority to us. As a GreyStone Power member, one of the many benefits that you will receive comes in the form of a little card! Show your card when you are out and about and watch the savings add up when you receive discounts with more than 325 local businesses and hundreds more nationally. Learn more by visiting

Look who recently joined Co-op Connections!
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!

Hiram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 678-391-8744
Free gift with first purchase.

All Clinical Labs at Ricardo London
Douglasville . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-456-5777
10% off lab work or drug screen.

Douglasville . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-947-4105
Free 6-ounce homemade peach cobbler with any purchase.

Pro Power Engines, LLC
Fairburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770-658-6524
$100 off any engine picked up in Fairburn, GA. 

John Bleakley Ford
Lithia Springs . . . . . . . . . . . 770-941-9000
$250 off any vehicle purchase. Must show card at time of sale.
Just another member benefit brought to you by GreyStone Power.
*Request your Co-op Connections Card today by calling 770-370-2273.
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, Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative

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