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Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting Regular meeting November 29, 2016

Trustees present were: Bill Croy, Frank Czyzewski, 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, and Operations Mgr. Luke Johnson. The invocation was given by Frank Herman.

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Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting - Regular meeting October 24, 2016

T​rustees present were: Bill Croy, Frank Czyzewski, 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, and Operations Mgr. Luke Johnson. The invocation was given by Bill Croy.

Logan earns gold

Recently Kevin Logan, member of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, completed a series of continuing education classes earning him Director Gold Credential. This credential was created to recognize directors committed to continuing their education beyond the first two levels, the Credentialed Cooperative Director and the Board Leadership Certification. The Director Gold Program Certification demonstrates their ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability.

Digital devices impact energy use

By Tom Tate

Ah, the Digital Age. We have gadgets galore, the ability to manage our homes in new and innovative ways, brilliant images and captivating sounds of modern entertainment options and of course, the internet. Clearly, digital devices reign supreme. Yet these cool new capabilities come with a couple of pitfalls; vampire loads and the issue of “technology reincarnation.”

Busting the myths about “smart meters”

By Tom Tate

By now, most Americans have likely heard of the “smart grid.” This phrase is being used to describe the computerization of America’s electrical infrastructure. The purpose of this computerization is to improve the reliability, efficiency, resiliency and security of the electric grid.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting Regular meeting September 26, 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, and Cooperative Attorney Melanie Pearce. The invocation was given by Bob Pierson

Ten 2017 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available

Clay Electric Co-operative Executive V.P. / General Manager Ed VanHoose has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives will again in 2017 award nine academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.” In addition, a tenth scholarship – to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker school – will also be offered.

From the Manager November 2016

At your annual meeting in August, you heard me announce that your CECI Board of Directors had decided to return capital credits, in accordance with our bylaws, to those who were members from 1958 through 1961. I am happy to write this month that will be happening. Returning capital credits to members is one of the fundamental practices a cooperative should perform.

CCECI board re-organization

A re-organizational meeting of the Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. Board of Directors was held prior to its September 26 regular board meeting. During the meeting, Frank Czyzewski stepped down as president after serving in that capacity since 2002. Czyzewski has served on the board for the past 25 years and will continue as a director. 

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