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​Don’t Miss... APPLEKNOCKER 2016

Sat., Sept. 24th 9:45 am to 4 pm
New Flora Elementary School
445 Emory Street

8:15 am Kids’ 100 Yd Dashes;
8:30 am Annual FAF 5K & 1 Mile Run

Electrical safety lessons for kids

By Meghaan Evans

We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. At Clay Electric Co-operative we encourage you to share electrical safety tips and lessons with your little ones as often as possible. We also understand their attention spans run short, so here are a few creative ways to get them involved.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting

Regular meeting June 27, 2016

Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Frank Herman, Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, Danny Schnepper and Greg Smith. Also present were Executive Vice President/General Manager Ed VanHoose, Cooperative Attorney Melanie Pearce, Member Services Director Doug Hockman, Line Clearance Foreman Eric Moyer, and Youth Tour Participant Sam Larch. The invocation was given by Frank Czyzewski.

Electrical safety warning for Pokémon Go players

Clay Electric Co-operative and other utilities are reminding players of Pokémon Go to stay away from electric substations, power plants and other electric equipment. The new smartphone-based augmented reality game sends players to real world places to “catch” Pokémon

Pokémon turn up everywhere—from grocery stores to hospitals. But they’re also appearing at electric substations, drawing players into dangerous situations

From the Manager - August 2016

It’s that time of year again. Your cooperative’s annual meeting is just around the corner. Now, I know for sure I’m going to see some of you this year. And, for those who make it a point to attend every year, thank you! It’s great to see you exercise your right as a member-owner of Clay Electric. 

    After all, this is your annual meeting. 

2016 Official Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Members of Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp Activities Building, in Charley Brown Park, Old Highway 50 West, Flora, Illinois.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting - Regular meeting May 23, 2016

Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Frank Herman, Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, and Danny Schnepper. Also present were Executive Vice President/General Manager Ed VanHoose, and Cooperative Attorney Melanie Pearce. The invocation was given by Kevin Logan. Absent was Greg Smith.

Clay Electric Co-Operative, Inc. Annual Meeting Of The Members August 27, 2015

The Annual meeting of the members of Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. was held at Oil Belt Camp Christian Service Camp, 555 Park Rd., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 6:15 o'clock p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

You are a member, not a customer

That’s the co-op difference!

Many businesses use the word “member” to describe their customers. Places like Sam’s Club or Costco and even American Express like to refer to their customers as members. You pay a fee to buy their goods and services, but that is really all you get for the “membership.” No right to vote for the Board of Directors or to participate in any meaningful way in the organization.

From the Manager - July 2016

Harr’s Ace Hardware, owned by Jeff and Janice Harr of Flora, recently donated a portion of the cost of a YETI 65 Cooler to Clay Electric Co-operative. The YETI will be included in a silent auction at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting to benefit the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship Program. There are 10 scholarships given each year worth $2,000 each. The different scholarships are available to students who are children of Illinois electric cooperative members and employees going to four-year universities or attending an Illinois community college or technical school. The applications are due by December 31 of each year.

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