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A Word About Randolph Electric From CEO Dale Lambert November 2020
A Word About Randolph Electric From CEO Dale Lambert
November 2020

Dear Members,

November is traditionally the month of “Thanksgiving.” Many times, we — and I am certainly guilty — get so caught in the day-to-day activities of life we neglect to be thankful. On a personal note, I certainly have been blessed. I’m thankful for my Lord, my family and my church. I am also thankful to have the opportunity to work for you each and every day.

We have an awesome employee team who is dedicated to providing you with safe and exceptional service, whether it’s a sunny day or a stormy night. I am so thankful for their commitment and for the great job they do. They’re the best in my book.

I appreciate the guidance and wisdom provided by your Board of Directors. They set high expectations for Randolph EMC and push us to be the best electric cooperative we can be. They provide strategic direction as we plan for the future so we can continue meeting, and striving to exceed, the expectations you have for us.

Another special group I would like to recognize is the People Helping People (PHP) Board of Directors, which includes Debra Vernon (Chair), Uretha Smith (Vice Chair), Christina Haynes (Secretary) Doris Brady, Cindy Key, Gary Loy and Phillip McNeill. These folks have a heart of service and do a fantastic job administering donations. I am very thankful and appreciative of all their efforts in guiding the People Helping People program.

During this Thanksgiving season, I would like to encourage you to participate in this very worthwhile program established by your cooperative to help fellow members in need. This not-for-profit organization oversees the funds that are collected from Randolph EMC members who elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. PHP is a tax-deductible, approved 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent communities throughout Randolph EMC’s service area. This is a very dedicated and capable group that should be commended for their willingness to serve the membership and to administer the funds for this worthy program.

During this Thanksgiving season, I would like to encourage you to participate in this very worthwhile program established by your cooperative to help fellow members in need.

Through People Helping People, your contributions directly aid individuals and families — who are members of Randolph EMC — who are going through a very difficult time. Donations have been made to families battling cancer, victims of house fires, young parents who have both lost their jobs, and many other folks facing crises in their lives.

It’s important for you to know that the PHP board scrutinizes every application and makes donations to those members who are most worthy of receiving them. It’s also important to note that donations are not intended to pay electric bills. The vision for this organization was not to be self-serving for Randolph EMC.

Since its inception in 2000, the People Helping People program has administered almost $220,000 to assist fellow members. That’s something to be proud of — your assistance is changing lives in our local communities. But there is so much more that we could do.

The easiest thing to do is not get involved. A total of 1,477 members are currently signed up. This means that only about 4.5 percent of all Randolph EMC accounts currently participate. Just think of all the lives that would be touched if all 32,500 bills we send out every month were rounded up! I encourage you to join us in making a difference in the life of a neighbor and fellow member.

We have made it very easy for you to sign up. Simply call the Asheboro or Robbins offices or fill out the form online at RandolphEMC.com/PHP. Don’t forget to sign up your businesses as well; this is not just for residential accounts.

Your average contribution is just 50 cents per month, or $6 per year, and we’ve made it very easy to track your contributions for tax purposes. Each year, on your January power bill, the amount donated each month from the previous year is totaled for you to use in preparing your tax returns.

Please take just a few moments today to sign up for the PHP program. Through your caring and sharing, the lives of fellow Randolph EMC members will be brightened.

Cooperatively Yours,

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Dale F. Lambert Chief Executive Officer

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