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‘Thank a Lineman’ Campaign Launched

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


As National Lineman Appreciation Day nears, one electric cooperative has launched a new way to honor its unsung heroes. Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative kicked off its “Thank a Lineman” campaign, which will run through the end of March. The North Baltimore, Ohio-based co-op is asking its member-owners to submit tributes describing how a lineman has come [...]

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Texas Co-op Helps Nonprofits Obtain Grants

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


In rural Texas, children will have a new playground and emergency response teams will be able to buy much-needed equipment, thanks to a partnership between an electric cooperative and its wholesale power provider. With help from Pedernales Electric Cooperative, seven organizations received more than $147,000 in grants from the Community Development Partnership Program, sponsored by [...]

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Co-op Member Helps Truckers Parade Against Cancer

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Awards are nice. But when they bring publicity to a cherished cause, the honor is that much sweeter. For her role in founding the Truckers’ Parade Against Cancer, co-op member Sheila Jones is this year’s recipient of the Good Samaritan Award, an honor presented by the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. “Getting [...]

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2015 NRECA Award Winners

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Some folks went home from the 2015 NRECA annual meeting with more than just fond memories. Several received very prestigious awards. One of the most coveted is the Clyde T. Ellis Award, named for NRECA’s first general manager. The 2015 Ellis Award recipient was Jeffrey Nelson, who was honored on Feb. 25, a year following [...]

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Delegates Approve Member Resolutions for NRECA

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Voting delegates to the annual NRECA Business Meeting approved a compendium of resolutions that will help to guide the association in the next year. Meeting Feb. 24 at the Orange County Convention Center, delegates adopted new resolutions proposed as part of the member resolutions process. They also adopted several technical and language changes to existing [...]

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