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May 2019 Clarke REC Headlines

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IN THIS ISSUE: 

The Cooperative Difference: Cooperation Among Cooperatives 
The last of the 2019 winter storm season dumped ice and snow and brought blizzard conditions to parts of northern Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The storm caused many rural electric cooperatives in the storm's path to sustain a large number of broken poles, downed lines and extensive damage throughout their service territories, leaving co-op members without power over several days. 

A Quarter Century Marks the End of a Career 
Saying "yes" to Clarke Electric's electrician's assistant position on May 2, 1994, is the best memory John Heilman has of his 25-year co-op career. Now, John's saying "yes" to retirement. His last day with the cooperative will be May 17. 

Office Closed May 27
The Clarke Electric Cooperative office will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We wish all our members a safe holiday weekend! 

Are You Planning to Upgrade or Build a New Service? Call Clarke Electric First 
If you're thinking about upgrading an existing service or requesting a new service, there are some key items that a new customer will need to gather in order to help Clarke Electric Cooperative meet their electrical needs. To help you along with your planning, we have prepared a list. 

Director Election Time
Your Board of Directors is elected by and from the membership of Clarke Electric Cooperative. Being a director for Clarke Electric is a great opportunity to learn more about your cooperative, work with local legislators and give back to your community. A director must have the time to attend monthly board meetings, other special meetings and educational seminars designed to keep directors informed about the cooperative and utility industry. 

Community Invested: Smith Earns Youth Tour Trip to Washington, D.C. 
Clarke Electric Manager of Member Services Jason Gibbs congratulates Jamie Smith, who was selected as Clarke Electric's representative on the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C.

Warehouse Construction Project
When the winter weather proves to be too much of a safety risk, Clarke Electric linemen have what we refer to as "down time." Unless they are needed to repair outages, the linemen stay safely inside the cooperative building where there are plenty of maintenance projects waiting to be done. Having this time benefits the cooperative by removing the need to hire construction crews for smaller projects. 

 

 

 

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