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From the Manager - May 2019

Visiting Springfield with our Youth Day participants is one of my favorite days of the year. Clay Electric Co-operative was able to send 10 students from among the junior classes in the area high schools for this year’s Youth Day in Springfield. Our kids were able to meet with Representative Darren Bailey and Senator Dale Righter as well as tour the many sites and historic landmarks of our state capital. I am proud of all our students who took the long day in stride and seized the opportunity.

Celebrate safely with party balloons

Most people associate balloons with special occasions, celebrations and joy. However, without proper precautions, a simple party supply can cause power outages and even explosions. Metallic balloons, if accidentally or purposely released, can cause big problems if they make contact with overhead power lines or substation equipment. Here are some tips on the proper handling and disposal of these balloons.

Co-op Connections Corner

New Co-op Connections app

Clay Electric Co-operative is proud to announce the new Co-op Connections app for your Apple or Android device. You may remember the Co-op Connections discount card. While the discount card will still be available and accepted by our partners, the new digital app has improved usability. With the app, you can find local deals, book hotel rooms through our partnership with iBennie, earn cash back and more.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - April 1, 2019

The regular meeting of the board of trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the CECI headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019.

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

Clay Electric Co-operative youth participate in Youth Day

State Senator Dale Righter and Representative Darren Bailey met with students representing Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc., during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 3. Youth Day is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. More than 235 students representing 23 co-ops from across the state attended the event.
 

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - February 25, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Co-operative’s headquarters in Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

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

Safety remains top priority after a storm

There may be a mess in your yard and your home has been damaged, but safety remains the top priority in the wake of a severe storm. Make sure you and your family are aware that hazards could be hidden by tree limbs and debris, dangers such as downed power lines or electrical equipment in contact with the wet ground.

Stay away from and report any downed or sagging lines. They should be considered energized and dangerous until utility linemen can assure the lines are de-energized and the area is safe.

The commitment of an electric lineworker

Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 8.

By Anne Prince, NRECA

National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are up to the task. These brave men and women are committed to safety, as well as the challenges of the job.

From the Manager April 2019

Visiting Springfield with our Youth

Clay Electric Cooperative Opens New Office

FLORA, IL – Clay Electric Cooperative has reopened as of March 1st at its new location.

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