Celebrating July 4th and declaring our energy independence
Fireworks and flags. Cookouts and cold drinks. The Fourth of July is a festive day on which we celebrate our nation’s independence with family and friends. Typically, this is not a day of quiet reflection. While we spend a lot of energy having fun, if we give any thought about our forbearers and their determined efforts to bring about our nation’s independence, it’s fleeting.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:04
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, Operations Manager Luke Johnson, and Cooperative Attorney Melanie Pearce. Visitors present were; Earl Ridlen, III, and Ben Duke of London Witte Group L.L.C., and Aaron Stallings from Cooperative Finance Corporation, (CFC). The invocation was given by Frank Czyzewski.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00
Hello from your cooperative! If you are one of the lucky ones, you haven’t had to deal with an outage recently. Unfortunately, for quite a few others though, that isn’t the case. The combination of suicidal squirrels, falling tree limbs and storms has caused quite a few people an inconvenience lately. Still others have found themselves out of power simply due to their breaker tripping at the meter.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:45
No one knows electrical safety better than the experts who practice it every single day. Clay Electric Co-operative encourages you to practice safety with these reminders – for during and after a summer storm:
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:56
When temperatures soar in the summer, utility bills can do the same. There are several small ways to manage your energy use this summer, and Clay Electric Co-operative is always happy to help you with those simple, no- or low-cost ways to save – but for those who are considering remodeling or making larger purchases, here are a few ideas that may help keep your energy use in check and keep your wallet cool.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:37
Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Frank Herman, Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, Danny Schnepper and Greg Smith. Also present was Executive Vice President/General Manager Ed VanHoose. The invocation was given by Neil Gould.
Approved the agenda as amended by Gen. Mgr. VanHoose.
Approved the minutes and Affirmed all actions of the regular meeting held February 23, 2015 at the NRECA Annual Meeting.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:32
It’s that time of year again. Farm equipment is on the move, and you have probably either found yourself behind some of it on our rural highways, or sitting in the cab of a tractor waving at people to go around you. Those of us here at Clay Electric want to encourage everyone to play it safe when passing slower moving farm equipment. Be sure you have plenty of room to get around, and keep in mind that often a tractor will have to move farther in the road to avoid a mailbox or other obstacle.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:24
The Board of Trustees shall consist of nine members. Except as otherwise provided by law, the certificate of incorporation of the Co-operative, or by these bylaws, the Board of Trustees shall manage the business affairs and property of the Co-operative, authorize contracts, fi x charges for its services for furnishing electric energy to its members, and for other services rendered for and to its members, and shall otherwise manage the affairs of the Co-operative in such manner as may be necessary, convenient or proper in order to carry out its objectives and purposes; provided, however, that the Co-operative shall not be operated for pecuniary profi t either to itself or to its members.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:11
Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski, Bill Croy, Frank Herman, Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, Danny Schnepper and Greg Smith. Also present was Executive Vice President/General Manager Ed VanHoose. Absent was Neil Gould. The invocation was given by Kevin Logan.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:59
Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. has named Luke Johnson as the new Operations Manager. Johnson has been employed as a Journeyman lineman since 1999, having served most recently as a temporary Line Foreman. He will oversee operations of the line department for construction and upgrades of the Clay Electric distribution system. Luke and wife Jeana have three children, Grant, Reese and Trevor, and they reside in Flora.
Conklin promoted to Line Foreman Clay Electric Co-operative welcomed Matt Conklin as the newest Line Foreman on Feb. 18. Matt began his career with Clay Electric October 2001 as a lineman. He has spent his career in the construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system for CECI with progressively advanced leadership positions in the cooperative. Matt and wife, Tera, have three children, Danica, Dane and Dylan. They reside in rural Flora.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:53