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Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - September 27, 2021

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Co-operative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021

Trustees present were: Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Frank Czyzewski, Frank Herman, Josh Schnepper and Evan Smith. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO and Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board. Richard Rudolphi was present via conference call. The meeting was opened by Bob Pierson, who presided and Neil Gould, acted as secretary thereof.

Fourteen 2022 IEC Memorial Scholarships available

Illinois electric cooperatives will award 14 scholarships in 2022 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. The 14 scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.

Is your home’s envelope well sealed?

When you see the word “envelope,” what comes to mind? Usually, we think of the outer covering that our mail comes in. However, you could save money on your energy bill if you focus on your home’s envelope, which consists of its outer walls, windows, doors and other openings.

From the Manager - November 2021

In these letters, I have been sharing with you the Seven Cooperative Principles. They are the guiding principles that help steer your cooperative in the right direction. The next one I would like to share with you is “Democratic Member Control.” 

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - August 30, 2021

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Trustees present were: Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Frank Czyzewski, Frank Herman, Josh Schnepper and Evan Smith. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO and Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board. The meeting was opened by Bob Pierson, who presided and Neil Gould, acted as secretary thereof.

Get familiar with cyber basics

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Discuss electrical safety with kids

Often when the topic of electronics and children comes up, the conversation gravitates toward the pros and cons of screen time. However, an often-overlooked topic is how to talk to your children about the potential safety hazards associated with electronics, sources of electricity and their environment in general. As soon as children can walk, parents and caregivers should discuss with them how to be safe around electricity, both inside the home and when playing outdoors.

From the Manager - October 2021

Over the last three months, I’ve been writing about the Seven Cooperative Principles. The next one I would like to share with you is “Education, Training and Information.” Your cooperative works hard to help our members, elected representatives, managers and employees understand the cooperative business model. It’s a major reason that I’ve been writing about them since July. Clay Electric, like all cooperatives, is a completely different animal from the investor-owned, profit-driven utilities most people think of when they imagine a power company.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - July 26, 2021

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021.

Trustees present were: Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Frank Czyzewski, Frank Herman, Josh Schnepper and Evan Smith. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO, Adam McKnight, Member Service Manager, and Bart Swisher, CECI IT administrator. The meeting was opened by Bob Pierson, who presided and Neil Gould, acted as secretary thereof.

Tips for a safe harvest

Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough but rushing the job to save time can be extremely dangerous, even deadly, when farming near electrical equipment.

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