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Capital Credits Recently Returned

The Board of Directors has approved a capital credit refund of $375,000. We’ve returned $8.6 million to date - It’s the Cooperative Difference!

We've recently issued bill credits and checks to current and former members for credits earned in 1992 and a portion of 1993. Current active members receiving credits less than $75 saw a credit on their June bill. Inactive members with credits over $5 and active members receiving credits larger than $75 received a check mailed to the address currently on file.

Proposed Resolution for Annual Meeting

General Manager Eric Hobbie will speak about a proposed resolution regarding the cooperative's debt ceiling limit at this year's annual meeting of members. Members will vote on this matter at the meeting. Hobbie has prepared a power point slide presentation to go along with his discussion to members. The slides are available here to help answer any questions you may have about the resolution. We encourage you to come to the annual meeting and hear Hobbie speak about the matter. If you'd like to discuss it prior to the meeting please give him a call at the office at (800) 872-1203.

79th Annual Meeting June 4

Join us Saturday, June 4th at PORTA High School in Petersburg for our 79th Annual Meeting of Members.

See The Official Meeting Notice for all the details.

Pool Safety & Efficiency

Putting up a swimming pool this month? Here are a few safety and efficiency tips to keep in mind.

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Youth Day 2016

Senators John Sullivan and Wm. Sam McCann, and Representatives Tim Butler, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Norine Hammond and Sara Wojcicki Jimenez met with two students representing Menard Electric Cooperative at the State Capitol during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day.

Director Goetsch meets with Congressman Darin LaHood

Photo of Goetsch with CongressmenCo-op leaders from four central Illinois electric cooperatives met with Congressman Mike Conaway from Texas who serves as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Darin LaHood who represents the 18th District of Illinois.

Meeting with State Representatives

Menard Electric Cooperative's Manager Eric Hobbie recently met with two new State Representatives. The brief meetings were held to introduce the new representatives to cooperative leaders and to the unique challenges faced by the electric cooperatives and their memberships.

Director Petitions Available Now

Nominating Petitions due April 20

 Petitions are available now at the office for directors in districts 1, 4 and 6 on the Board of Directors of Menard Electric Cooperative. 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 April 20.

nterested in becoming a director? Your primary residence must be within Districts 1, 4 or 6. See a map of districts HERE

Apply Now for Youth Day & Youth to Washington

Two students could win the trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C.

Youth Tour is June 10-17, 2016 - a trip to Washington, D.C.

Youth Day is April 13, 2016 - a trip to our state capital.

Applicants must be a junior in high school, live with a parent/guardian who is an active member of Menard Electric, and be able to attend both events.

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