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EJ Water Cooperative holds 29th Annual Meeting

EJ Water Cooperative, Inc. held its 29th annual membership meeting Thursday, March 8 at the Dieterich High School Gymnasium. Business conducted during the meeting included discussions regarding expansion of the co-op’s offerings to benefit the organization’s members and the community, system upgrades and construction projects, and holding the director election. EJ Water Cooperative leadership have […]

New Executive Vice President and General Manager named for Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative

During its February meeting, the board of directors of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) named David Johnston as Executive Vice President & General Manager. Johnston will assume the responsibilities of the position on July 17, when his predecessor and current Executive Vice President/General Manager Chris Bennett retires after 26 years of service. Johnston has been […]

Thompson receives leadership award

Adams Electric Cooperative (AEC) General Manager Jim Thompson received the Illinois Cooperative Council’s (ICC) Outstanding Cooperative Manager Award at the AEC’s office on Monday, February 19. For more than 30 years, efforts of the Illinois Cooperative Council have promoted a positive climate for cooperatives and helped to educate the public about the value and importance […]

CFC and NCSC presents AIEC grant check

During today’s board of directors meeting, the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) was presented with a grant check from the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) and the National Cooperative Services Corporation (NCSC) in the amount of $25,400. The grant will support projects including co-op employee training, surveying, youth programs and workforce development […]

Rightnowar completes NRECA Management Internship Program

Brad Rightnowar, General Counsel, is awarded recognition from AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland, for completing the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program (MIP). Rightnowar received the MIP Certificate after completing a six-week program that focuses on the functions and processes of management. The Management Internship Program offers managers the ability to: Enhance effectiveness through comprehensive management-development […]

Norris Electric Cooperative Holds Annual Meeting

Norris Electric Cooperative celebrated its 80th anniversary during the organization’s annual meeting of members held Saturday, Feb. 10, at Newton Community High School. During the meeting, members were provided results of the board of directors’ election, and updated on the cooperative’s finances, power supply and upgrades to its infrastructure. Board President Gordon McClure thanked the audience […]

NRECA 2630 Course Held

Electric cooperative directors attended a class on strategic planning at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in Springfield. The directors received one continuing education credit toward NRECA’s Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate. Key topics included: The difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning Analyzing your cooperative’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats Recognizing the board’s oversight […]

Northern Coop Managers Meet at AIEC

Mike Smith and Tommie Long listen to Bill Dodds’ comments to the northern managers. The northern Illinois electric cooperative managers gathered at the AIEC for their first meeting of 2018. Sponsored by the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), managers held a roundtable discussion of state and national cooperative issues.

Lineman's Seminar

Lineman’s Seminar is Underway

The 2018 Lineman’s Seminar, Fundamentals of Safe Work Practices, being held in Mt. Vernon is underway. This program was originally developed to help new electric utility safety professionals attain more engagement with line workers. The program highlights some of the results and promises to engage linemen of all generations and experience. Work scenarios, work practices […]

Fletcher-Reinhardt basic regulator school

Basic Regulator School Being Held at Fletcher-Reinhardt

Linemen from Illinois Electric Cooperatives are currently attending the three-day Basic Regulator School held at the Fletcher-Reinhardt Service Center located in Bridgeton, MO. This week’s topics include: capacitors, voltage regulators and control panels.  These devices were also observed in simulated field operational modes. This class is also a requirement for the AIEC Apprentice Program.