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Charity Ride Pays it Forward in Co-op Nation

Monday, September 15, 2014


There’s a charity ride in South Dakota that’s grown by leaps and bounds—even with a key prerequisite for participating. “You have to have a co-op connection. You have to be a co-op employee, director, one of our suppliers, or an immediate family member in order to attend” the Line Patrol Charity Ride, said Karla Steele, [...]

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Resolutions Process in Full Swing at Regionals

Thursday, September 11, 2014


The NRECA member resolutions process is moving forward, as voting delegates to the Regions 1 & 4 meeting approved a series of resolutions ranging from energy markets to business models. The resolutions committees for each of the two regions recommended adopting them Sept. 4, and voting delegates followed with their approval during regional business meetings [...]

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Emerson: Co-ops Need Unity to Meet Challenges

Sunday, September 07, 2014


Electric cooperatives should stand shoulder to shoulder to meet the challenge of government policies and technologies that threaten to disrupt their historic solidarity, NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson told the Regions 1 & 4 meeting. Speaking to about 1,000 co-op leaders, Emerson urged them to build enduring relationships with their members, so co-ops can counter [...]

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New TV Ads Focus on Impact of EPA Rules

Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Between now and mid-October, electric cooperative members have the chance to make themselves heard at the Environmental Protection Agency. And just in time, NRECA has two new ads co-ops can use to rally members about EPA proposals that could jack up electric rates. “There is real pressure for all of us to drive in as [...]

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Teens Learn Tech Skills Through Co-op Initiative

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


If asked to write the traditional “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay, nine Kentucky high school students would have quite a tale to tell. And along with opening students’ eyes to hometown opportunities, a co-op-sponsored Tech Week is helping local businesses meet their needs. “Our co-op is only as strong as our community. If [...]

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