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Manager’s Message: Will you help your neighbor?

Last year I asked if you were helping us build a better world.

This year my question is similar: Are you making a difference?

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Tri-County Electric People Fund helping out our neighbors here in mid-Michigan.

By rounding up your monthly energy bill, you allow us to donate your spare change – averaging just 50 cents per month – to the People Fund. In turn, a volunteer board of seven cooperative members reviews requests for help from individuals and organizations.

Jan. 15 is deadline for Touchstone Energy Classroom Technology Grants

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for our 2013 Touchstone Energy Classroom Technology Grants Program. Schools that serve children of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric members can receive a grant of up to $2,500 to fund innovative programs, particularly those involving technology or equipment that enrich students’ education.

Manager's Message: The Value of Electricity

At HomeWorks Tri-County, we have three top priorities: provide you safe, reliable access to electric power; offer that service as affordably as possible; and do both of those things in a fiscally and environmentally responsible fashion.

You’ve told us, at meetings and in surveys, that you value these same priorities. That’s why they are the foundation of our strategic plan, our work plans, and our daily activities.

What else does “value” mean to you, when it comes to electricity?

Standing United Against Proposition 3

While we, the general managers and CEOs of Michigan’s electric distribution co-ops support renewable energy, we also stand united against Proposal 3. This ballot proposal would amend the Michigan Constitution to include a 25 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which would be very expensive and extreme. Please consider the following important facts about Proposal 3 as you head to the polls on Nov. 6:

Manager's Message: Providing Value in Your Energy

First, let me say thanks, on behalf of HomeWorks Tri-County’s board of directors and employees, for the high ratings you gave us on a recently-completed member survey. You can read more about the survey on page 8, and in the months to come here in Country Lines.
We work very hard to exceed your needs and expectations when it comes to electric service. It’s good to hear when we’ve accomplished that goal, just as it’s good to hear from you when we haven’t, so that we can make adjustments.

Manager's Message: Growing Leaders Means A Future Built Solidly On Our Past

We’re at the midpoint of the annual member meeting cycle right now – we’ve wrapped up the seven district membership meetings that were held in May, and we’re planning for the Annual Meeting of the delegates on August 18.

This year’s meeting themes were built on a foundation of celebrating our cooperative’s 75th anniversary, as well as 2012 being the International Year of Cooperatives.

There were a lot of good things to report about your co-op’s operations. We continue to work hard to make sure you have reliable power, at an affordable price.

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