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.
The Okefenoke REMC Foundation is pleased to announce grants totaling more than $37,800 were awarded to 11 organizations in the second quarter of 2023. The next grant submission deadline Friday, July 7, 2023. Applications and information are available online at oremc.com/foundation.
Eighteen million, four hundred eight thousand, two hundred twenty minutes; three hundred six thousand, eight hundred and three hours; or twelve thousand, seven hundred eighty-three days—no matter how you count it, it adds up to 35 years. For General Manager John Middleton, Operations Manager Travis Page, Warehouseman Rob Taylor and Manager of Human Resources and Safety David Smith, they each have their own story tell about the past 35 years serving Okefenoke REMC.
Okefenoke REMC recently held its 30th annual Youth Awards Banquet at The Barn at Cottonwood Ranch in Callahan, Florida, to announce its 2023 OREMC Scholarship winners and the two students selected as delegates for the OREMC Youth Tour.
Promoting childhood literacy across the Okefenoke REMC service area is the motivation behind OREMC’s $8,000 donation to Ferst Readers supporting chapters in Brantley, Camden, Charlton and Glynn counties in Georgia, and Baker and Nassau counties in Florida.
It was Sonya Cooley’s dream to work at Okefenoke REMC. She grew up with the “REA” as her mom, Esther Woods, worked at OREMC’s Hilliard, Florida, office for 28 years before retiring as an operations clerk in 2022. It wasn’t until November of 2023 that an opportunity presented itself and Cooley came on board as OREMC’s newest member services representative.