OREMC’s annual FFA Wiring Contest practice session, in conjunction with Brantley County High School, was held in early January ahead of the regional competition. Open to high school students in grades nine through 12, the wiring competition is an Agricultural electrification Career Development Event sponsored jointly by the Georgia FFA Association and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation representing the state’s 41 electric membership cooperatives.
As 2023 winds down, the OREMC Foundation is celebrating the 112 grants it has awarded over the past two years totaling over $400,000. The next OREMC Foundation grant application deadline is Friday, January 5, 2024. Applications are available, and can be downloaded, at oremc.com/foundation.
During this season of thanks and giving, OREMC is beyond thrilled to announce the 32nd Annual Golf Tournament—presented by Oglethorpe Power/Georgia Transmission Corporation/Georgia System Operations—held on October 14 has been the biggest yet, resulting in a $25,000 to the Southeast Cancer Unit, Inc. These funds will directly benefit cancer patients undergoing treatment in Brantley, Pierce and Ware counties with medical and travel expenses related to their care.
For the second year in a row, OREMC participated in the Glynn County Teacher Externship program, hosting five Glynn County educators over two days, immersing them in the day-to-day operations and getting to know the people behind the power. From a ride in a bucket, feeling the weight of the lineworker’s utility belt, being briefed on the “big screen” in the Control Center and seeing a demonstration of a self-healing electric system of the future, the educators quickly realized there was more to electricity than simply flipping a switch.
Rounding out OREMC’s fundraising efforts associated with its 32nd Annual Golf Tournament is a quilt raffle. Combined, the proceeds from the tournament and the quilt raffle will be donated to the Southeast Cancer Unit, Inc. Tickets are $5 each and on sale through November 2.
As depicted in the word cloud, these are just some of the programs the OREMC Foundation has awarded grants to in just the past year. Some will tear your heart out, while others want to make you jump for joy, but all of the programs that have been supported by the 90+ grants totaling more than $300,000 since the OREMC Foundation was launched two years ago, underscore the idea that “it takes a village.”
Make plans to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting on September 9. It is the backbone of our cooperative form of business— the annual meeting of members. This is your opportunity to meet and mingle with your elected Board of Directors, the leadership team and employees, as well as learn about OREMC programs, initiatives and business updates.