Newsletters and Notices

In the February edition of The Connection, check out the benefits of Watch TV Everywhere. It is a FREE, fantastic benefit for South Slope TV customers. We also share details on our 2016 photo contest for the phone book cover. Congratulations to our team and members on collecting 1,210 pounds of food for local pantries. In the Cooking Corner, Randy Cline shares his recipe for Cline's Crappie Fish Fillets. Our Refer a Friend DOUBLE bonus continues on through the end of March so be sure to tell your friends. Finally, we share information about the Low-Income Telephone Assistance Program. 


In this month's edition, we share exciting news... refer a friend in January, February, or March and get DOUBLE the rewards! We also share some news on our Sweets for Soldiers program, matching grants, a recent Heritage School field trip, and our auto bank draft/paperless billing contest.


In The Connection this month we share information on the upcoming Pick-It-Bowl Challenge, Santa at South Slope, Sweets for Soldiers, and our auto bank draft/paperless billing contest. In the Cooking Corner we share a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. Congratulations to Jason Urell who is our December ASPIRE-ing Person! 

In the November Connection we announce a new auto bank draft and paperless billing contest! We are thrilled to announce that South Slope was awarded NTCA Smart Rural Community designation. In the Cooking Corner we share a recipe for Overnight French Toast. Our South Slope Cares team came together this month for the 25th Annual Especially for You Breast Cancer walk. Congratulations to Julie Yeries our November ASPIRE-ing Person! 

In the October newsletter we kick off National Cooperative Month! We also share our second quarter INS matching grant and scholarship winners. In the Cooking Corner we share a recipe for Chicken Pot Pie Stew. Also, be sure to make your calendar for a free HBO and Cinemax preview on October 16. Congratulations to Amy Crock who is our October ASPIRE-ing Person! 


It is September and that means it is officially football season! Sign up for NFL RedZone by calling 319-626-2211 or emailing Mark your calendars for an HBO and Cinemax free preview starting October 16. All members should have received a South Slope phone book. If you did not or would like additional copies, please contact customer service. In the Cooking Corner we share a recipe for Crockpot Breakfast. Congratulations to Dion Schminke who is our September ASPIRE-ing Person! 

In this month's newsletter, we highlight the Annual Meeting that took place in June. We also share an exciting opportunity for members to get discount Hawkeye football tickets. In the Cooking Corner we have a recipe for grilled marinated chicken. Congratulations to our August ASPIRE-ing Person, Christian Kahle! 

In August, members are invited to opt-in to our Auto Bank Draft program as an easy and free way to pay their bills. Also, in August we share information on our Refer a Friend program. Refer a friend, family member, or neighbor and split $50 in bill credits. 


In July edition of The Connection, we invite everyone to share in the fun of North Liberty Blues and BBQ. We also share the link to the National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice site and information on Careers on Wheels South Slope Cares activity. In the Cooking Corner we have a festive 4th of July recipe for red, white, and blue parfaits. Congratulations to Brian Frese, our July ASPIRE-ing Person!  

Notice to all customers:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a change to the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) from 17.4% to 17.1% to become effective July 1, 2015. Although the FUSC percentage decreased, the DSL rates increased by 31%; this results in an increase of the overall charge.

The Universal Service Fee was created by the 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 2015 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.


In this month's newsletter get information on North Liberty Blues & BBQ, South Slope and INS Matching Grants, and the Annual Meeting. In the Cooking Corner check out Lemon Buttermilk Rhubarb Bundt Cake. Congratulations to our June ASPIRE-ing Person, Steve Lawrence!


In the May newsletter, we share details of our Refer a Friend program. We congratulate Tammy Portzline on her photo contest win; her photo will be featured on the 2015 phone book. Thank you to our South Slope Cares volunteers for helping out with Kids Against Hunger. In the Cooking Corner we share a recipe for Ham and Cheese Sliders. Brenda Kell is our May ASPIRE-ing Person! 

Please join us for the South Slope Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in the South Slope Community Center. Please note, doors will open at 1:00pm with the start of business at 2:00pm. Members who attend will receive a coupon giving them a chance to win a prize at the Annual Meeting (board members, staff, and spouses are not eligible to win). Pastries and beverages will be served immediately following the meeting!

In addition, to the newsletter, a contact information update form was mailed to all residential customers. Completed forms should be sent to the South Slope business office. Thank you for your assistance!