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Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative held 74th annual meeting

Nearly 600 members of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) attended the co-op’s 74th annual meeting.  Members learned that 2013 is a financially smooth year, thus far.  An announcement was made regarding the upcoming retirement of capital credits toward the end of 2013. The most important message of the evening was ...Read More

16th Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Mark your calendars!  Time is fast approaching for our upcoming Lineman’s Safety Rodeo on September 27, 2013.  This year we have made a few changes to two popular events, the Hurt Man Rescue and Egg Climb.  Rules for these events will closely mirror those for the International Lineman’s Rodeo.  Rules ...Read More

Turasky awarded scholarship

Brandt Turasky of Petersburg was recently awarded the 2013 LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship will help pay for costs to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Turasky graduated from PORTA High ...Read More

76th annual meeting for McDonough Power Cooperative

At McDonough Power Cooperative’s 76th annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, members learned they would be receiving a return of capital credits money, a new way to monitor their energy usage and a newly renovated headquarters. Members also re-elected board members Mike Cox of Macomb, Steve Hall of Roseville and Walt ...Read More

2013 AIEC Annual Meeting wrap up

The 2013 AIEC Annual Meeting, held Aug. 1-2, was a huge success with many informative speakers. If you were unable to attend, or would just enjoy hearing one of the speakers again, here are video links to their presentations.       Mike Williams presentation: Mark Pruitt presentation: Philip Nelson: David ...Read More

Co-ops Urge Common Sense on Climate Regulations

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) released a video today that gives a voice to the 900-plus electric cooperatives and their 42 million consumer members that oppose the President’s climate proposal using the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide during a fragile economic recovery. “Rural communities have a ...Read More

Egyptian Electric Cooperative celebrates 75th anniversary

A record number of Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association members were in attendance for their annual meeting on Thursday, July 25. Nearly 400 registered members learned about current and future rates, the Prairie State Energy Campus and how regulatory issues impact members. Plus, it was the cooperative’s 75th anniversary celebration. Board ...Read More

Menard Electric director meets with Representative Schock

Jerry Brooks, director for Menard Electric Cooperative had the opportunity to speak with Representative Aaron Schock and thank him for his support for electric cooperatives. .

IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing

  IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing  Four Person Scramble  Friday, September 6, 2013  Registration Deadline: August 23, 2013  The IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing is in memory of Chris Schinneer, who was a long time manager of the AIEC's graphic department and instrumental in forming the golf outing. ...Read More

Up, Up and Away – AIEC Live Auction

The Touchstone Energy hot air balloon is up for auction at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. The Up, Up and Away package includes a daybreak balloon flight Friday morning with experienced pilot David Champion. You and a friend will soar at sunrise from the Crowne Plaza parking ...Read More