Neighbors Helping Neighbors
One of the founding principles of your electric co-op was neighbors helping neighbors. Our cooperative is in touch with the communities we serve. Our directors and employees live in these communities. That's why we work hard to achieve a better quality of life for our member-owners. In that spirit Operation Round Up was launched.
Operation Round Up is a program designed to raise funds for charitable organizations, individuals in need and educational purposes. As the name suggests participating members bills are rounded up to the nearest dollar. On average the annual donation will be around $6. One hundred percent of the money is given to local concerns with no funds used for electric bills, administrative costs, or political purposes. A simple application to the independent board overseeing the Operation Round Up is all that is needed to apply for funds. Please see below for an application.
Collectively and for just pennies a month we can make a difference in our communities!
Guideline-given to co-op members that are experiencing a hardship causing family financial strain. Hardship causes include a family member medical condition, a death in the family, or displacment from their home caused by fire or other means. Unemployment, unless caused by one of the before mentioned causes, would not qualify as a hardship.
Operation Round Up Trust Board Members
Renee Groshek - Chairperson - representing the townships of Franzen, Alban, and New Hope
Tammy Meverden - Vice Chairman - Representing the townships of Norrie, Birnamwood, Elderon, and Wittenberg
Mark Foresth - Secretary - representing the townships of Iola, Helvetia, and Union
Sheri Beilke - Treasurer - representing the townships of Hutchins, Almon, Bartelme, and Red Springs
Jeanne Opperman - representing the townships of Harrison, Wyoming, and Dupont
Kevin Mueller - Representing the townships of Morris, Seneca, Germania, Fairbanks, and Grant
Caitlin Fischer - Representing the townships of Amherst, Scandinavia, St. Lawrence, Lanark, and Farmington
Bonnie Ziolkowski - Representing the townships of Dewey-Eau Pleine, Dewey, Sharon, Hull, and Sharon-Stockton
Rita Beker - Representing the townships of Kronenwetter, Reid, Knowlton, Guenther, and Bevent