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Proposed Government Regulations Are Challenging to Members' Electric Bills

REYNOLDS/PERRY/WARNER ROBINS/COLUMBUS-Proposed government regulations are expected to be extremely challenging for Flint Energies member bills, according to Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray.

“Since 2008, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has generated at least nine new regulations which attempt to reduce coal-fired generation for power plants,” said Ray. “Just two of those regulations have already cost Flint members $105 million.”

“These regulations essentially prevent construction of future coal generation plants,” he said. “The new ‘Clean Power Plan’ which has been proposed gives Georgia no credit for already reducing emissions since 2005, sets targets for renewable energy and efficiency which will cost more than they save, calls for more natural gas generation but no more gas pipelines to get the gas into Georgia….and effectively destroys affordable energy for our members.”

Flint Energies Engages in Emergency Preparedness in October

REYNOLDS/PERRY/WARNER ROBINS/COLUMBUS-Flint Energies undertakes constant effort in emergency preparedness throughout the year, but several events in October have sharpened the skills of the cooperative’s employees, according to Sr Vice President Jimmy Autry.

“Each year, we plan a tabletop exercise where employees come to a meeting room expecting to see a disaster that needs a response,” said Autry. “It’s part of the inside joke is to call the tabletop event “Hurricane Jimmy” since I invent the challenge for our team.”

This year, employees gathered to respond to the multiplying disaster of tropical force storm winds, flooding rains and a security breach into the Warner Robins Service Center location. As the event unfolds, a disaster team of employees that is assigned leadership on the spot evaluates the needs and calls upon resources to respond.

Robins Federal Employees Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union employees recently participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, held at North Peach Park in Byron, GA on Saturday, October 18.

Robins Federal Credit Union was an official sponsor of the race, which is held annually to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 157,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.9 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Community Shreds and Recycles Over 9 Tons of Sensitive Documents

Warner Robins, GA — Central Georgia residents recently shredded 19,000 pounds, or 9.5 tons, of documents containing sensitive material at Robins Federal Credit Union’s popular Shred Day events.

Three Shred Day events were held at Robins Federal Credit Union’s Perry Parkway branch in Perry, Watson Boulevard branch in Warner Robins, and Log Cabin Road branch in Macon.

Shred Day is a semiannual event with a dual purpose - to protect the Middle Georgia community from identity theft and to protect the environment. Members of the community are invited to shred personal information, including financial records, receipts and prescriptions. All shredded documents are then recycled.

Robins Federal Credit Union Recognizes Employees

Warner Robins, GA —Robins Federal Credit Union recently recognized forty-eight employees for their years of service during their Annual Service Awards Banquet. The banquet is held each year to recognize their staff who have reached a 5 year milestone.

This year, eleven employees were recognized for five years of service, twenty-four for ten years of service, nine for fifteen years of service, two for twenty-five years of service, and three for thirty years of service. Finally special recognition was given to Michael Chancellor, Systems Analyst, as he was recognized for thirty-five years of service. Each employee was personally thanked for their commitment to the credit union.

Robins Federal Credit Union to Sponsor Legacy of Lights

Warner Robins, GA – Robins Federal Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Legacy of Lights by contributing $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity. The event will be held from November 29th through December 31st at Chick-fil-A in Kathleen.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 157,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.9 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Flint Energies Mourns Loss of Board Chairman

Flint Energies Mourns Loss of Board Chairman

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies reports, with great sadness, the passing of William L. Brown, Chairman of the Board of Flint Energies. Brown passed away on Thursday, September 18th. Brown joined Flint Energies in 1986 when he was appointed to the Co-op Board to represent Area III, Post 1 – Macon, Dooly and Sumter counties. He was a farmer by trade and owner and operator of William Brown Farms of Montezuma. He had been farming since 1965. During his tenure with Flint Energies, he served as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Spending countless hours championing rural electrification in Middle Georgia, Brown will be greatly missed at the Cooperative and in the counties he represented.