Inside: Do we have unclaimed capital credits for you?, OEC director Vern Gisenas passes away and more.
Inside you will find: We’re Ready for Storm Season. Are you?, Right-Of-Way Clearing Improves Service for All, 2021 OEC Employee Charities, Concerns of Ongoing Pandemic Cancels Member Appreciation Picnic, and more.
Inside you will find: OEC 2021 Scholarship Recipients, A Day at the Farm – OEC Members Host Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm, Oconto Electric Hosts In-Person Annual Meeting, Machickanee Flowage Partial Drawdown Q&A, and more.
Inside you will find Annual Meeting Candidate Information, Annual Meeting Financials, 5 Steps for Safe Digging, and a story about our linemen and their amazing families.
Inside you will find: OEC Joins Regional Electric Cooperatives to Create CHARGE EV, LLC, Respect the Orange Signs: Move Over and Slow Down in Work Zones, Four Electrifying Kitchen Appliances to Save Time and Energy, Business Showcase: The Cottages at Meadowlands, and more.
Inside you will find: “Change” Matter Grant Now Accepting Applications, 2021 Starts Off Charitably, Mother Nature’s Wrath Can Mean Service Disruptions, Five Ways to Stay Cozy this Winter, Business Showcase – Ray’s Boneyard Saloon and more.
Community Change is a project of Oconto Electric Cooperative. Members can sign up to have their electric bills rounded up to the next whole dollar, with the extra money going into the Community Change fund. In addition, due to the generosity of the former Bay Lakes Cooperative, Community Change has additional funding available for this special grant. To be considered, an organization should show through this grant application how an innovative idea for funding could provide far-reaching enhancement for a neighborhood or community. Grant(s) will be awarded to projects being done in the footprint of the former Bay Lakes territory and the current Oconto Electric service territory. Request not to exceed $4,000 (grant total could be split based on the nature and scope of applications received). Grant application deadline is March 1, 2021.
The following members or former members of Oconto Electric Cooperative, 7479 REA Road, Oconto Falls, WI 54154, have unclaimed capital credit money at the cooperative. If this money is not claimed by January 29, 2021, the money shall be forfeited to the Oconto Electric Education Fund and will be used for scholarships or other charitable purposes as designated be the cooperative board of directors. This listing of names with last known addresses can be found in the link below.
To claim this money, call Oconto Electric Cooperative at 800-472-8410 during regular business hours. The co-op will require some form of identity verification.
Have you fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus? Trying to keep up with the bills and other finances can be really stressful.
There are local county offices and other agencies that may be able to help you with financial assistance.
Oconto County DHHS 920-834-7000
Shawano County DHS 715-526-4740
Marinette County HHS 715-732-7740
Menominee County HHSD 715-799-3861
St. Vincent de Paul 920-604-2320
Salvation Army 920-887-5352
Assistance resource website: www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov
OEC is committed to its members and we look forward to working with you during these trying times.