Exceptional young members were highlighted by several utilities this month. In Oregon, Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative showcase scholarship winners in their community. For Blachly-Lane Electric, Craig Reed profiles a 17-year-old from Deadwood, Oregon who was selected to visit the nation’s capital as a part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Dianna Troyer shares the story of passionate high schoolers from Idaho who are moonlighting as freelance videographers.
Safety is a prominent theme across our issues this month. Florida Currents Editor Pam Blair offers advice for several severe weather scenarios in the latest Plugged In column. In Oregon, Lane Electric Cooperative provides their second shopping list in a series for building emergency supply kits. In Florida, Escambia River Electric Cooperative explains how to deal with dangers after storms. For Central Electric Cooperative in Oregon, Courtney Cobb urges readers to plan for wildfires, complete with an evacuation guide. Help keep your members safe by keeping them prepared and informed.
The back page is a great section to keep members up to date on action at your cooperative. Meera Kohler, President and CEO of Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, updated her members on the effects of power cost equalization. In Oregon, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative used their back page to notify members of their upcoming annual meeting. Brad Gamett, manager and CEO of Lost River Electric Cooperative in Idaho, shares a recent board decision to join a political subdivision of Utah.
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