REMC updates

Posted on Aug 22 2018 in Harrison REMC

David Lett

Here we are, another summer is coming to an end. Students are back at school, and fall is around the corner. Here is what is going on at your co-op.

Coming Soon: New Mobile App

We have been busy working with our software provider on a mobile app. This mobile app is designed to give you fast, secure account access so you can easily manage your electric service no matter where you are. You can view your balance, pay your bill, report an outage, track your energy use, schedule alerts and reminders, and stay connected with us via Facebook. Nearly everything you can do from our “Member Services Portal” can now be handled instantly from your smart device. We will anticipate having the app available for download in October.

member and community fish fry

This year, we are having a new event — a member and community fish fry! All the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. It will be held on Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the food is sold. We will be at the office in Corydon (eat in or carryout) and Limeberry Lumber at Highlander Point in Floyds Knobs (carryout only). Lunch will consist of a fish sandwich, coleslaw, chips, cookie and a drink for $7. We look forward to seeing members as well as others in the community at this event.

Capital credits

This month, some current and former members will be receiving either a bill credit or a check in the mail. Because you are a member-owner of Harrison REMC, you own a share of the co-op’s assets. Under the cooperative business model, earnings are calculated at the end of the year. Anything left over after operating costs, loan payments and other expenses is called a margin. These margins are allocated to members each year. Over time, these margins/allocations are retired or paid back to member-owners. The total refund for 2018 is $1.25 million. The refund covers the capital credit member allocations for 1981, 1982 and part of 1983.

youth power and hope awards

Do you know any child in grades 5-8 who is making a difference in his/her community? If so, encourage him/her to apply for the Youth Power and Hope Awards sponsored by Electric Consumer. Since 2009, five winners throughout Indiana have been selected each year for this honor. Winners can live anywhere in Indiana; they do not have to live on cooperative lines. Please see the ad on page 7 for more information.
If you have any questions about any of these items or any of the products and services, just ask us. Feel free to call, stop by or email us. We are always glad to hear from you.

David Lett