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Members may comment at board meetings

The Board of Directors has set the first 15 minutes of their regular meetings as a time when members may address the board on any cooperative-related subject. The next two meetings on the schedule are Monday, July 22, at our Blanchard office, and Monday, August 19, at Portland. (In the July-August issue of Michigan Country Lines, the July 22 meeting was listed as being held at Canadian Lakes; the meeting has been moved to Blanchard.)

Manager's Message: Why Do We Ask... ?

Guest column by Missy Robson, manager of customer service

Our offices and call center are designed to make it easy for you, our members, to ask questions and do business with us. We frequently train and cross-train and look for best practices to be efficient.

We think it’s important to eliminate as much paperwork as possible so we can take time with each of you when you need it. 

Co-op Offices Closed July 4

Both the Blanchard and Portland offices of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative will be closed to observe Independence Day on July 4. We will re-open at 8 am on Friday, July 5.

In case of a power outage or other service emergency, please call 1-800-848-9333. Our after-hours answering service can dispatch an on-call line crew if needed.

Enjoy a safe holiday!

Manager's Message: Speak up, or have somebody else speak for you

By the time you read this, our annual round of district membership meetings will be complete. We will have served thousands of hot dogs and renewed friendships with thousands of the co-op’s member-owners.

But even though we will appreciate every one of the members who comes out to their neighborhood meeting, the bottom line is that only about 2 or 3% of the total membership is involved with running their co-op.

Manager’s Message: Co-op Bylaws Provide Structure, Continuity

Spring could be considered “co-op season,” because it’s the time of year when several cooperative principles come to life here at HomeWorks Tri-County Electric.

With 2012’s financial statements closed and audited, your board of directors will authorize allocation of the margins, or profits, back to your membership account, based on your energy purchases during the year.

Special Member Meeting set for April 22

Notice to Members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative

A Special Member Meeting is set for 9 a.m. April 22, at the cooperative’s Blanchard office

The board of directors will consider changes to the cooperative’s rates and tariffs at its meeting on April 22, 2013, to be held at the cooperative office at 3681 Costabella Avenue, Blanchard, MI. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and is open to all members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative.

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.

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