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80th Annual Meeting Held

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For Immediate Release:
Friday, June 16, 2017

Members of Menard Electric Cooperative Attend 80th Annual Meeting

$400,000 in Capital Credits Returned

Your Board of Directors recently returned $400,000 in capital credits to members who had service in 1993 and 1994.

We’ve returned $9 million to date to our members – it’s the cooperative difference.

Active members receiving credits less than $75 saw a bill credit on their May 7th billing statement; above $75 received a check. Inactive members were mailed a check.

80th Annual Meeting June 15th

80th Annual Meeting of Members

Thursday, June 15, 2017, at PORTA High School, Petersburg

Registration  4:30-6:30 p.m. Bring your registration card on the back of your official notice for a $15 bill credit.

Bucket Truck Rides weather permitting 4:30—6:30 p.m.

Director Nominating Petitions Due May 1

Director Nominating Petitions Available Now
Due May 1, 2017

Petitions are available now at the office for directors in Districts 3, 7 and 8 on the Board of Directors. See a Map of Districts here

Petitions must be signed by no less than 10 members and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2017.

Board Announces New Manager

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2017

Menard Electric Cooperative Hires New General Manager

Rate increase

The Board of Directors approved a small rate increase for 2017 and 2018 to the facility charge and security lights.

The new rate will take effect on your March 7 bills.

The inflationary increase on an average residential member is about 1.5%.

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Frasco Appointed Interim Manager

Frasco at deskAt the end of 2016 General Manager Eric Hobbie left Menard Electric Cooperative for the position of President/CEO of Prairie Power Inc., our wholesale power provider.

Menard Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has appointed Lynn Frasco as Interim Manager.

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips from

MEC & CoBank Donation to PORTA

General Manager Eric Hobbie, Directors Dennis Ryan and Jay Frye and Member Services Director Trish Michels recently presented a check for $7,000 to PORTA High School Coach Nick Rathgeb for a new electronic scoreboard.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

LIHEAP Program  

Need help paying your electric bill? The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help. We encourage you to contact your local office as soon as possible to see if you qualify to receive benefits. If you do a one-time lump sum payment is paid directly to us on your behalf. Payment is based upon the number of people in your household and their combined 30-day gross monthly income.

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL)


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