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Kevin Logan of Edgewood elected Chairman of AIEC Board of Directors

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) held its annual meeting July 30 – 31, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. During the Board of Directors reorganizational meeting, Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc.

Shield your home from energy loss with adequate insulation

Walls. Floors. Ceilings. Attic. These are some of the prime areas of a home that need insulation in order for you to maximize energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), adding insulation to your home is a sound investment that is likely to quickly pay for itself in reduced utility bills.

Clay Electric Co-operative celebrates National Cooperative Month

October is National Cooperative Month, and Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) – and all co-ops across the U.S. – are celebrating the benefits and values that cooperatives bring to their members and communities.

While co-ops operate in many industries and sectors of the economy, seven cooperative principles set us apart from other businesses: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member’s economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for community. 

“Today, people prefer options and alternatives to ‘big box’ businesses,” says Executive V.P./General Manager Ed VanHoose “The co-op business model is unique and rooted in our local communities. Co-ops help us build a more participatory, sustainable, and resilient economy.”    

CECI is proud to be part of America’s cooperative network, which includes more than 47,000 cooperative businesses.  

Electric co-ops provide power for many Illinoisans, with 24 electric distribution co-ops serving more than 294,000 homes and businesses.

CECI is one of more than 900 electric cooperatives, public utility districts and public power districts serving 42 million people in 47 states.

Clay Electric Co-operative Holds 71st Annual Meeting of Members

FLORA – During their 71st Annual Meeting of Members, Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. members re-elected three area men to the board of directors and learned about the organization’s plans to return capital credits to members, a new discount card for members called the Co-op Connections Card and how new EPA regulations could impact the cost of electricity

From the Manager September 2015

It sure has been busy lately here at Clay Electric, so this month I want to take the opportunity to update you on some of the happenings here at your cooperative. Your cooperative is nearing completion of a major line rebuild in an ongoing effort to provide more reliable service. We strive every year to complete some of the necessary improvements and/or upgrades to the system, and this year the linemen sure have been busy.

2015 Appleknocker: Arts & Science Festival



9:45 – 4:00

You could be a winner!

Every other year, the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) conducts a statewide member survey project on our behalf. You may be randomly selected to participate in the project. People who complete and submit the survey questionnaire will be entered in a drawing to win one of five-$100 bill credits.

Look up for hazards during harvest

After working in a field on a neighbor’s farm, Jim Flach parked his equipment and stepped out of the vehicle. Sadly, Jim did not realize his equipment was touching an overhead power line, and he became a path for the electrical current as he placed his foot onto the ground. Jim received a severe electric shock that ultimately resulted in his death a few months later. Safe Electricity urges farmers to take the proper precautions when working around power lines.  

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting

Regular meeting June 22, 2015

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 Frank Czyzewski.


From the Manager

We want to remind you again of the 2015 Annual Meeting, but, we would like to inform you that there are changes this year. We have scheduled the Annual Meeting of Members to be held at the brand new Activities Building on the campus of Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Charley Brown Park. Same park as we have always had the meeting, but you just go northwest of the fairgrounds to the Oil Belt campus.