Newsletters and Notices

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. 

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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.

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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!

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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! 

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In The Connection this month, we congratulate our 2014 fourth quarter INS and South Slope Matching Grant recipients. We also thank our employees for their contributions to Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake event. In the Cooking Corner we share Amy's Oatmeal Cookie recipe. Congratulations to Amy Kubik Hasley for being our April ASPIRE-ing Person! Finally, we share some information regarding CPNI and your privacy. 

In addition to the newsletter, this month's bills include our Annual Meeting Pre-Notice and information on the election of directors. 

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This month's edition of The Connection announces our college basketball contest, phone book cover photo contest, and phone book amnesty month! We also celebrate our ASPIRE-ing Employee, Sean Maher, and share a recipe for Crockpot Italian Chicken! In addition, if you are interested, you may register your residential and wireless telephone numbers for free on the National Do-Not-Call Registry online at www.donotcall.gov or by telephone at 1-888-382-1222.

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In this month's edition of The Connection, learn more about all TV Everywhere has to offer and how to access it for FREE with your South Slope TV package! We also share information about the Lifeline Assistance Program. In the Cooking Corner we share a delicious recipe for Healthy Hamburger Stroganoff. Congratulations to Anne Watkins our February ASPIRE-ing Person! 

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In the first issue of 2015, we share some of the benefits of iWireless, our 4G network addition, and phones available at the South Slope business office. In our last edition of Celebrating our Communities, we highlight Shueyville. The Cooking Corner features Cranberry Chicken Casserole, courtesy of Mindi Johnson. Congratulations to John Tandy our South Slope January ASPIRE-ing Person! Thank you to everyone for your can drive contributions and for helping us meet our goal!

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  • 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 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 community@southslope.com 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. 

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.  

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