In The Connection this month, we invite the community to join us at Santa at South Slope on December 15 or 16 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the South Slope Community Center. Our Sweets for Soldiers program is in full gear. If you have a friend or family member serving, please share their address with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 319-626-2211. We would love to send them South Slope holiday cheer along with our appreciation! In the Cooking Corner, Amy Kubik Hasley shares her Cookie Dough Truffles - perfect for the holidays! We extend our congratulations to Ron Forest who is the December ASPIRE-ing Person. We also spotlight the community of Watkins.
- Join the South Slope Bowl Challenge by visiting southslopebowlchallenge.com! It is an awesome way to follow your favorite team and a great way to win special prizes!
- Telephone users, please read the attached notice regarding the new Service Catalog.
In the November edition of The Connection we get ready for Sweets for Soldiers and our Holiday Food Drive. We also thank our staff for their involvement with the Especially for You Breast Cancer Race. Congratulations to our South Slope ASPIRE-ing Person Shelley Massell. In our Celebrating our Community section, we highlight Solon.
In the October edition of The Connection, we celebrate National Cooperative Month! Visit our Facebook page or email email@example.com and share why you love your coop for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
We would like to congratulate TTT HB and the North Liberty Optimists on the grants they received through our INS matching grant program. In the Cooking Corner, we share a great recipe for French Dip. A big congratulations to Jamie Bontrager who was awarded our second ever ASPIRE-ing Person! Finally, in our community spotlight, we look at the many things that make Tiffin a great community!
In the September issue of The Connection, we share an NFL RedZone special, information on the 2014 phone book, and give a friendly reminder about our online bill pay. In the Cooking Corner, we feature Amy Kubik Hasley's recipe for Hot Chicken Dip; it is sure to be a crowd favorite this football season! Gary Veenstra is named our first ever South Slope ASPIRE-ing Person, congrats! We also celebrate the community of Oxford in our Community Spotlight.
In the August 2014 edition of The Connection you will find a great summary of the Cooperative Member Annual Meeting that took place on June 11. In the Community Spotlight, you will learn more about the town of Swisher. In the Cooking Corner, Amy Kubik-Hasley has submitted another great recipe, Asian Turkey Burgers. To stay up on all the latest South Slope news, be sure to connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and at my.southslope.com.
In the July newsletter, we highlight our latest South Slope Cares endeavor, Careers on Wheels. In the Community Spotlight we share some exciting stats on North Liberty and the upcoming Blues & BBQ event on July 12. In the Cooking Corner, we are getting ready for the 4th of July with an American Flag fruit pizza. Rounding out the newsletter we share some information on the National Yellow Page Opt Out program, our Kirkwood interns, and my.southslope.com.
Notice to all customers:
South Slope would like to add further clarification to the following July bill message: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a change to the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) from 16.6% to 15.7% to become effective July 1, 2014.
The Universal Service Fee was created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Money collected through the fee by South Slope is contributed to the Universal Service Fund and the amount that must be collected is set by the FCC. The FCC changes both the USF percentage and the base rate which dictates whether your fee goes up or down. Although the percentage in July of 2014 decreased, the base rate increased which may have led to an increase of your bill. The fund helps schools, libraries, rural health care providers, and telephone companies that operate in high cost areas.
We hope this additional information helps address any questions you may have. Please contact our office at 319-626-2211 if you would like to learn more about the Universal Service Fund. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing South Slope.
Notice to ILEC customers (Amana, Ely, Fairfax, Newhall, North Liberty, Norway, Shueyville, Swisher, Watkins, and Walford service areas):
The Access Recovery Charge (ARC) is a monthly charge designed to recover increased network costs used to provide service to customers. The National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) issued a revised tariff to increase the ARC effective July 1, 2014, and South Slope is required to implement NECA’s increased rate due to participating in NECA’s tariff established under FCC rules. Copies of the tariff revisions and supporting documentation may be viewed at our office. South Slope reserves the right to add, change, or delete the ARC upon notice to the customers.
Notice to CLEC customers (Oxford, Solon, Tiffin, Coralville, and Cedar Rapids service areas):
The Regulatory Recovery Fee (RRF) is a monthly recurring charge designed to recover part of the regulatory costs associated with providing voice service(s) to our customers, and the RRF monthly charge has increased effective July 1, 2014. South Slope is permitted by law to recover these costs from its subscribers due to recent reductions that the FCC has made to access rates; however, the RRF is not government mandated. South Slope reserves the right to add, change, or delete the RRF upon notice to the customers.
In our June issue of The Connection, we invite you to join us for North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by South Slope on June 11 in Centennial Park! We also congratulate our first quarter grant recipients: The Amana Arts Guild, Jacob Heit, Johnson County Extension, and AYSO. In the cooking corner we share a timely recipe for brats. We spotlight the growing community of Fairfax (USA Days are right around the corner)! Finally, please be sure to join us on Wednesday, June 11 in the South Slope Community Center for our member Annual Meeting.
Inserted in this month's bill was a copy of our TV subscriber policies. Please call us at 626-2211 if you have any questions.
In this month's edition of The Connection, we share our exciting new WiFi project in downtown Iowa City and let members know how to connect to the network for free. In our Community Spotlight we highlight Newhall, Iowa. The cooking corner features an Easy Meat Marinade that is perfect for grilling season. We also share Annual Meeting details; the meeting is scheduled for June 11 at 2pm at the South Slope Community Center. Congratulations to our phone book cover photo contest winner Tammy Portzline for her photo Beautiful Morning. In the Employee Spotlight we learn about our new team member, Brenda Kell.
In April's edition of The Connection, we congratulate Miracles in Motion and The North Liberty Community Pantry on receiving INS and South Slope Matching Grants. In our Community Spotlight we celebrate Ely, Iowa and highlight the community's growth over the past few years. Amy Kubik-Hasely shares her recipe for Cranberry Chicken in the Cooking Corner. Our South Slope Cares team had a successful fundraiser and a great time at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County's Bowl For Kids' Sake! Please also read a privacy notice about the efforts we make to protect your personal information.
Inserted in the month's bill, please find an optional CPNI Opt Out form as well as letters to our TV customers regarding a rate increase. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 319-626-2211.
In the March newsletter, we highlight ESPN3.com; a great free way for our internet customers to watch their favorite sports! In the Community Spotlight, we share the history of the Amana Colonies and discuss its tourism offerings today. In the Cooking Corner, Amy Crock share an easy way to make homemade Mac and Cheese. In March we also launch a photo contest that can be found on our Facebook page. If you have changes to your phone book listing, March is the perfect month to call in as we have waived the fee through the end of the month!
Another important note in The Connection this month is an article on the National Do Not Call Registry. You can visit the registry directly by visiting www.donotcall.gov or call 1-866-290-4236.