Discounted Admission to Summer Waves for OREMC Members on Sunday, June 2

It is time to slide into summer, and Summer Waves Water Park on Jekyll Island is offering Okefenoke REMC consumer-members a discounted admission rate on Sunday, June 2. OREMC members will need to present 1) their most recent billing statement and 2) identification that matches the name on the OREMC account to be eligible for the $15 admission plus tax (that’s $7 off regular general admission). Additionally, Summer Waves will also offer a season pass discount to members on June 2—this is a one-day only offer. After entering the water [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:07:25-04:00May 16, 2019 2:07 pm|Tags: , , , , |

Scholarship and Youth Tour Winners Announced

Okefenoke REMC celebrated its annual Youth Awards Banquet, awarding 10 scholarships and selecting four delegates for the annual Youth Tour Leadership Experience in Washington, D.C. This is the 26th year OREMC has awarded scholarships to students residing in one of the eight counties it serves—Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne counties in Georgia, and Baker and Nassau counties in Florida. Ten scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded to students accepted to a college or technical school and based on their autobiographical sketch, academic achievement, extra-curricular and community service activities, [...]

By |2019-04-18T09:43:35-04:00April 18, 2019 9:43 am|Tags: , , , , , , |

OREMC Gives to Baker County Education Foundation

Supporting education and fostering community development are among the seven cooperative principles Okefenoke REMC was built upon 80 years ago. OREMC’s recent $2,000 donation to the Baker County Education Foundation demonstrates that mission in action as the cooperative continues to serve the rural residents of northeast Florida and southeast OREMC Board President Wayne Combs presents a $2,000 donation to Superintendent Sherri Raulerson, Baker County School District, and Robin Mobley, executive director, Baker County Education Foundation. Georgia. “Donations such as this are made possible to qualifying organizations using funds [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:19:55-04:00March 25, 2019 3:19 pm|Tags: , , , , , , |

OREMC Coloring Contest for Kids 12 and Under

Okefenoke REMC is celebrating its 80th birthday in 2019 and is inviting its youngest members to join in the fun with a coloring contest. Given OREMC’s service territory is defined by swamps, marshes and wetlands, the coloring contest entry form features a swamp backdrop with Willie WiredHand® riding on a back of an alligator taking in the sights. Willie is the national mascot of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Associations member co-ops, including OREMC. “As we brainstormed ways to celebrate our communities and our service to them, the Member Services [...]

By |2019-04-08T11:23:32-04:00March 19, 2019 3:13 pm|Tags: , , , , , |

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Appreciative of OREMC Donation

The Okefenoke REMC Board of Directors made a $1,500 donation to the Okefenokee Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at their February board meeting. Accepting the check on behalf of FCA was Toby Crews, area director. OREMC Board of Directors present Okefenokee Area FCA with a $1,500 donation. Pictured l-r: Steve Rawl Sr., first vice president; Wayne Combs, president; Craig Morgan; Cristi Koncz; Jimmy Woodard; Bobby Sports, second vice president; Toby Crews, area director, Okefenokee FCA; Clyde Mizell; Jamie Giddens; Tavis Page, OREMC operations manager and FCA board member; [...]

By |2019-03-05T12:17:21-04:00March 5, 2019 12:17 pm|Tags: , , , , , |

A Familiar Face Bids Adieu: Brenda Rowell Retiring

Un poco de todo. It means “a bit of everything” and best describes Brenda Rowell’s work history that spans five decades, including 13+ years here at Okefenoke REMC.  A St. Marys, Georgia, native, Brenda, senior customer service representative in OREMC’s Kingsland office, is a familiar face around Camden County with her easy smile and cheery “hello.” But at age 69, she has decided it is time to retire so she can do other things. Brenda’s work life began at Wright-Evans Hardware Store after she married her husband and they had [...]

By |2019-02-28T08:25:34-04:00February 27, 2019 10:49 am|Tags: , , , |

OREMC Gives to Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind

Helping to further the “vision for a brighter tomorrow” for the visually impaired, Okefenoke REMC has donated $2,000 to the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind in Waycross. “We are very appreciative and thankful for OREMC’s donation,” says Mike Williams, camp director. “All of the money goes to the campers and because of donations like this, how we survive. The funds offset the cost of food, supplies and transportation.” Williams explains they provide transportation to and from camp for many of their campers from North Georgia. Macon Academy for the [...]

By |2019-02-07T14:22:08-04:00February 7, 2019 2:22 pm|Tags: , , , , , , |

OREMC Makes Donation to Coastal Pines Electrical Lineworker Program

Okefenoke REMC recently donated $2,500 and a bucket truck to Coastal Pines Technical College’s Electrical Lineworker program. The funds, as well as the vehicle, are intended to help provide students the necessary tools to support their training and successful completion of the program. “Education in the community is one of our cooperative core principles,” notes Travis Page, manager, OREMC Distribution Services, “so this donation not only helps the students, but us as well. By investing in our students who live and work in the communities we serve, helps develop and [...]

By |2019-02-01T14:41:16-04:00February 1, 2019 2:41 pm|Tags: , , , , , |

Pam Harper: Beginning a New Chapter

Ringing in 2019 Pam Harper, plant accountant at Okefenoke REMC, is closing the book on her OREMC career on Jan. 31 after 44 years of service, and stepping confidently into the next chapter of her life—retirement. “The only thing I haven’t done is climb a pole,” Pam chuckled as she reflected on her OREMC experiences. Her story began in 1974 when she first came to OREMC as part of the Vocational Office Training program at Brantley County High School. Back then she, along with Ronnie Crews, used to feed the [...]

By |2019-01-29T08:46:07-04:00January 28, 2019 4:22 pm|Tags: , , , , , |

OREMC Makes Donation to Kingdom Care, Inc.

Concern for the community, one of the seven cooperative principles, is a shared mission of Kingdom Care, Inc. and Okefenoke REMC, and the basis for OREMC’s recent donation of $1,000 to Kingdom Care using unclaimed capital credits. “Kingdom Care is a perfect example of how OREMC can give back and make a difference in the lives of our members and the communities we serve,” notes Dewayne Johns, OREMC member service representative. “Being of service is what cooperatives are about, and we applaud our board of directors’ commitment to supporting the [...]

By |2019-01-21T09:55:10-04:00January 17, 2019 3:45 pm|Tags: , , , , |