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Undeliverable capital credits for the years 1969-1975

As a member of a cooperative, you are more than a customer. You are a member-owner. Clay Electric Co-operative is a non-profit cooperative. When we collect more funds from the membership than we need to fund the cooperative, those additional margins are refunded to the membership in the form of capital credits. This year we are repaying capital credits for the years 1969-1975.

Four ways Santa saves energy in his workshop

The holiday season is finally upon us, and Santa and his elves have been especially busy as they gear up for their biggest night of the year. 

It’s no secret that Santa is known for running an efficient workshop – how else could he make all those toys in time for Christmas Eve? Rumor has it that one way Santa ensures an efficient workspace is through energy-saving measures.

Here are four ways Santa saves energy in his workshop.

From the Manager December 2020

In this center section, you will find a list of undeliverable capital credits. You are a member of a cooperative, and that is quite different than being a consumer of a municipal or investor owned utility. One of the perks you have as a member is the distribution of capital credits. Clay Electric Co-operative is a non-profit electric cooperative. When we bring in more money from our members than needed to run the cooperative, that money is accounted as margins. We keep record of these margins and pay them back to our membership through capital credits.

Electrical safety tips for hunters

Take notice of posted warning signs and keep clear of electrical equipment.

Do not shoot at or near power lines or insulators.

Know where power lines and equipment are located on the land where you hunt.

Be especially careful in wooded areas where power lines may not be as visible.

Do not place deer stands on utility poles or climb poles. Energized lines and equipment can conduct electricity to anyone who comes in contact with them, causing shock or electrocution.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - August 24, 2020

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, August 24, 2020.

Trustees present were Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Danny Schnepper, Greg Smith, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Frank Czyzewski and Frank Herman. Also present were Luke Johnson, CEO and Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board. 14048-001 The meeting was opened by Bob Pierson, who presided and Greg Smith, acted as secretary thereof.

Power On: October is National Co-op Month

Clay Electric Co-operative lives by its mission statement “To provide safe, reliable, and exceptional service to our member owners.” Because we are a co-op, our goal is to enrich the lives of our members and serve the long-term interests of our local community––and this mission has never been more critical than in recent months. One of the seven principles that guides all co-ops is “concern for community.” This principle is the essential DNA of Clay Electric Co-operative, and it sets us apart from other electric utilities.

From the Manager October 2020

I am always thankful for the dedicated service our staff provides to our members. The cooperative business model is built for the benefit of all the people we serve, not to benefit stockholders and pile up profits. The men and women of Clay Electric Co-operative have bought in to the culture of service and work each day for you. When the call for mutual aid assistance came in after Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana, our linemen and line clearance crews proved their commitment to not only our members, but the members of our sister cooperatives around the country.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - July 27, 2020

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 6:57 o’clock p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020.

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

Clay Electric Co-operative to host 76th Annual Meeting over Facebook Live

Clay Electric Cooperative’s 76th Annual Meeting has been postponed until October 22, 2020. Due to public safety concerns, the meeting will be held digitally. We encourage all our members to join our Member’s Only group at facebook.com/groups/ceciilmembers so you can participate and earn your $10 bill credit for attendance. You can find detailed instructions on this page with three easy steps to join the Member’s Only group.

From the Manager - September 2020

Our board of directors has the safety and wellbeing of the membership always at the forefront of their minds. That is why they have decided to postpone the 76th Annual Meeting until October 22. The meeting will be held digitally on Facebook in our Member’s Only group. You can join the Member’s Only group by applying at facebook.com/groups/ceciilmembers and providing your name and member number. A teleconference number and Zoom meeting will be made available for members who are unable to access Facebook.

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