The heat is here, and with summer high temperatures in full swing, we encourage our members to conserve power where possible. Setting the thermostat to a higher temperature during the heat of the day or when no one is home can help keep energy costs in check. Remember to set ceiling fans to spin counterclockwise to produce a cooling breeze. Try to avoid using high-power appliances in the middle of the day and turn off unused electronics to help limit the sting at bill time.
I’d like to again remind you that our 79th Annual Meeting will be held on Aug. 24 at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp west of Flora. This year we will draw three $500 scholarships for the children of our members. To be eligible, they should be members of the graduating class of 2023 with plans to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or trade school this fall. The form for the drawing can be found on page 6 and returned to the cooperative by mail or in person by Friday, Aug. 18.
Your 79th Annual Meeting will be a fully in-person event. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There will be a health fair with the Clay County Health Department, Clay County Hospital and others. Dinner will be your choice of a pork chop or chicken dinner, topped off with a Klondike Bar. After the dinner portion, our business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. After the meeting is adjourned, we will draw our scholarship recipients and door prizes. We hope you’ll join us on the 24th for your annual meeting!
Don’t forget to be on the lookout for your member number in the center section of this magazine. There are three member numbers hidden in Clay Electric News. If you find your number and give us a call, you win $5 off your next bill!