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Dear Clay Electric Cooperative Member,

Good News! Clay Electric Cooperative has partnered with Air Evac Lifeteam to offer you as a Clay Electric Cooperative Member the opportunity to join Air Evac Lifeteam’s Membership Program at a special “Members only” discounted rate! Membership is now available through an affordable monthly billing plan or at an annual discounted rate.


Monthly Membership Fees added to your Clay Electric Cooperative Bill
$5.00 – per household

Minutes of Board of Trustees Regular meeting May 29, 2018

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the principal office of the Cooperative, R.F.D., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

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: Ed VanHoose Executive V.P. General Manager, and Tyra Cycholl, CECI Attorney.

Local students represent Clay Electric during the nationwide Youth to Washington Tour

What do you get when 71 students from 27 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join more than 1,800 of their peers across the United States? You get the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth to Washington Tour.

Five local students represented Clay Electric Co-operative during a trip to Washington, D.C. from June 8-15 as part of the annual Youth Tour.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Clay Electric

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the new headquarters of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI). Board members of the cooperative, Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives staff, employees, representatives of Clay County Water and the media were in attendance.

The Clay Electric Co-operative 74th Annual Meeting of Members

Our annual meeting will be held Thursday, August 23.

Herman elected SIPC board president

Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) Board Member Frank Herman was elected to serve as President of the Board of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) at the SIPC Annual Meeting, held March 30, 2018. Herman serves on the SIPC Board representing CECI and was most recently Vice President.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting April 23, 2018

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the principal office of the Cooperative, R.F.D., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018.

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: Ed VanHoose Executive V.P. General Manager, Tyra Cycholl, CECI Attorney, and Joshua Samples Account Executive, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.

Donate to our silent auction

Annually, the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives awards scholarships to High School Seniors that have applied. The scholarships are from the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship program.

One of the major fund-raising events for the scholarship program is a silent auction where directors and employees can bid on items that are donated.

Temporary office move for Clay Electric Co-operative

Temporary OfficeClay Electric Co-operative at 7784 Old Hwy 50 west of Flora is in the beginning phase of construction of a new office building. For over a year, the Board of Directors and staff have been planning the construction process.

Maintain the safe zone around pad‑mounted transformers By Derrill Holly

Jordan Overbee was driving to work when he saw them. The elementary students were ­waiting for the school bus, but they were sitting on a big green metal box. Inside was vital electrical equipment, distributing electricity to several homes on the street. 

“It was a bad place for a school bus stop,” Overbee recalled. “There were five kids gathered there to wait for a bus, ­sitting, talking and ­playing for a few minutes because it was between driveways.”

As manager of ­operations for Wake Electric Membership Corp., Overbee knows a lot about pad-mounted ­transformers. They make up about half of the trans­formers used across the North Carolina-based co-op’s system. 

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