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September 2019 Clarke REC Headlines

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The Cooperative Difference: Our Annual Meeting by David Opie
Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as articles of incorporation changes, see your neighbors and, of course, great door prizes. 

Every Penny Counts
If you are a member of a nonprofit group and your group has a project that needs a financial boost to get you across the finish line, or if you are an individual who has recently experienced an unforeseeable emergency (i.e., house fire, health diagnosis, tornado damage to home), you can apply for an Operation Round-Up grant. To learn more and apply, visit

Community Invested: Need Help With Your Heating Bills? 
The 2019-2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. 

Employees Attend Best In Class Summit
Two Clarke Electric employees took advantage of a national Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives conference that was held in Des Moines in early August. 

Questions or Complaints? 
Clarke Electric Cooperative strives to provide you with the best service at the lowest possible cost. But sometimes you have questions regarding yoru electrical service or billing, or possibly a complaint. If you have a complaint about Clarke Electric's service rather than its rates, you can reach a representative of the cooperative by contacting us during normal business hours. 

CIPCO Charity Event Raises $10,000 for Wildwood Hills Ranch
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) and its 13 member systems, including Clarke Electric Cooperative, hosted its annual golf and charity events at the Legacy Golf Club, with proceeds benefitting Wildwood Hills Ranch in St. Charles. 

October is National Co-op Month! 
It's the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including Clarke Electric, celebrate who we are and the consumer-members we serve. 

Operations: Summer Storm Causes Outages in Lacona Area
If you live in the Lacona area, you likely woke up in the early morning hours of Aug. 20 with no power. You weren't alone. 

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