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CCECI organizational meeting of the board of directors

The organizational meeting of the Board of Directors of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. was held August 28, 2017 at the principal office of the Cooperative, R.F.D., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 0’clock p.m.

The following Trustees were present: Frank Czyzewski, Frank Herman, Kevin Logan, Bill Croy, Bob Pierson, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Danny Schnepper and Greg Smith. Also present were: Ed VanHoose, Executive V.P. General Manager and Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board.

Tyra S. Cycholl presided throughout said meeting.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting August 28, 2017

Regular meeting August 28, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the principal office of the Cooperative, R.F.D., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:15 o’clock p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Winners of the Classroom Grant Program

Clay Electric Co-operative recently sent applications to area school districts encouraging teachers and administrators to apply for a Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grant in the amount of $200 to each district.

There was a total of five applications presented, and two were chosen from Flora and Clay City school districts.

Unclaimed capital credits

In order to process refunds for capital credit accounts, Clay Electric Co-operative is attempting to contact members, or their heirs, that received electric service during the years 1958 – 1961.

The dreaded vampire loads

Perhaps you are familiar with an undesirable aspect of the electronic and IOT (Internet of Things) revolution: vampire loads. Vampire loads come from devices that use electricity even when they appear to be off. The primary culprits are chargers, set-top television boxes, instant-on televisions and gaming systems. There are others, but these four represent the major offenders.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting Regular meeting July 24, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the principal office of the Cooperative, R.F.D., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017.

Clay’s 73rd Annual Meeting of Members

Clay Electric Co-operative ­members held their 73rd Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora and re-elected three area men to the board of directors. They also had the opportunity to hear from General Manager Ed VanHoose on the organization’s financial condition and innovative ways to respond to members’ needs.

Considering a renewable energy source? Call us first!

Interest in “green” energy is alive and well, even in our area. We have seen a few solar array ­systems installed on the Clay Electric Co-operative system. Members are looking for ways to save money on utility bills, and renewable energy systems will continue to grow. If you, as a Clay Electric member, are considering such a system, please contact us first to get the information you need to make your decision.

Our history, our future

One of my favorite quotes has always been, “Those who do not remember the past are ­condemned to repeat it.” Yet, sometimes remem­bering our ­history with the goal of repeating it can actually be a good thing. As the nation’s 30,000 ­cooperatives ­celebrate National Co-op Month this October, it is a great time to look back with an eye toward ­lessons learned, so we can better plan for the future.

Electricity remains a good value

The cost of powering your homes rises at a slower pace than many of your typical expenses.

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