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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Annual Meeting to be Held Sept. 13

Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation’s Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Perquimans County High School, in Hertford.

Teachers: Apply Early for Bright Ideas Grants and a Chance to Win

Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation is accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants to fund creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is Sept. 19, but teachers who submit their application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will have a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.

Nominees Selected for 2014 Open Directorships

The Albemarle EMC nominating committee recently met and selected the slate of nominees to run for the three seats up for re-election on the Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation Board of Directors.
The nominees selected were Tony Webb who will run for the district 2 (Chowan County) seat; L.A. Harris Jr., who will run for the district 3 (Pasquotank County) seat; and Thelma Finch, who will run for the district 4 (Perquimans County) seat. The election will be held at the Albemarle EMC Annual Meeting, Sept. 13 at Perquimans County High School.
Now that the nominating process is complete, members who desire to run for a seat have until Aug. 14 to submit a petition with at least 50 member signatures to Albemarle EMC.

Co-op Now offers Pay As You Go Metering

Albemarle EMC now offers a Pay As You Go metering program for members.

Dial 811 for Underground Power Line Location

Each month we print a statement in this newsletter reminding you to “Dial before you dig”. This is so we can mark our underground lines to prevent you from striking them. Albemarle EMC joined North Carolina 811 effective May 1. What this means is that instead of calling us two business days before you dig, you must now dial 811 or 1-800-632-4949. NC811 will answer your call, get your locate information and then transmit it to us and the other utilities in your area. We will still mark our underground lines within 48 hours, for free. This call is mandatory. It will protect the person digging or excavating from unintentionally striking a utility line and causing inconvenient outages, having to pay for repairs, and most importantly, from causing harm to themselves or someone else. Don’t forget…call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 to request that underground utilities be marked before you start digging!