Inside you will find: Lineworkers are standing by and ready to serve, Exciting Opportunity for High School Students, We Love Trees Too, Efficiency Tips and more.
Inside you will find: Winter Increases the Potential for Power Line Accidents, Calling All Photographers, Five Reasons We Love Serving Our Members, Energy Efficiency Tip and more.
NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED CAPITAL CREDIT MONEY
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 31, 2022, 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 is the list of names with last known addresses. 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.
Inside you will find: OEC EMPLOYEES RAISE $20,000 FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, DISTRICT MEETINGS SERVE AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION, CONGRATULATIONS BYRON NOLDE 2021 ACE Award Recipient, Holiday Saving Tips and much more.
It’s the trip of a lifetime for sons and daughters of co-op members.
NRECA Youth Tour of Washington, D.C.
June 17-22, 2022
Oconto Electric is pleased to choose one delegate to represent our local co-op at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The trip is hosted by NRECA and all expenses are paid by Oconto Electric, according to our cooperative principles to support youth and community.
Any current high school sophomore or junior whose parent or guardian is a residential member of Oconto Electric Cooperative is eligible. (Residential is defined as having the primary residence within OEC’s service territory.)
Applications must be submitted on or before December 17, 2021. Applications received after December 17, 2021, will not be considered.
Government-in-Action Youth Tour
Visiting a place like Washington, D.C., might sound like a far-away dream for high school students who grow up in rural Wisconsin. But every year, several cooperative students are given the opportunity to travel to the capital for an intensive weeklong tour—and it doesn’t cost them a dime.
In June, the Wisconsin Government-in-Action Youth Tour, sponsored by the state’s rural electric cooperatives in conjunction with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, sends select students on an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital. In Washington, tour participants get to see with their own eyes, sights many have only experienced in history books or on television.
In addition to visiting monuments, museums, and historical sites that would be part of any standard tour, the students also fulfill the goal of then U.S. Sen. Lyndon Johnson, who inspired the Youth Tour in 1957, for young people to “actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”
Tour participants get to meet their Members of Congress, hear inspirational speakers, and interact with other Youth Tour participants from across the country. Additionally, Wisconsin students have the chance to witness in the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, see the Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima War Memorial, and tour the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives chambers.
During the intense week on the go—traveling, eating and touring together—many of the Youth Tour participants form fast friendships that continue after they return home. Inspired by their trip, many Youth Tour alumni have gone on to become co-op leaders or perform other public service. Ask almost any of the alumni about their experience, and they will describe it as “the trip of a lifetime.”
Inside you will find: Students Driven to Innovation, Ways to Cook Up Energy Savings This Holiday Season, A Message from the Chairman, Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving Comes in Many Forms, and more.
Inside you will find: October is National Co-op Month – Let’s Celebrate, Shop online FOCUS on ENERGY pop-up shop, Think Safety When Operating a Generator, SmartHub Engagement and more.
Inside this month pages you will find:
TURNING THE LIGHTS BACK ON Summer Storms Impact Members & Activate ROPE Assistance
ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT IMPACTS COUPLE’S LIVES: ‘NORMAL BEFORE WILL NOT BE NORMAL AFTER’
MACHICKANEE FLOWAGE PARTIAL DRAWDOWN and more