Teamwork, history, and safety
By Debra Gibson Isaacs from May 2014 Issue
Credit: Warren County School System
Helping student energy teams
Warren Rural Electric Cooperative joined with other utilities to present $1,000 to Warren County schools. The money will be used for the district's annual RACE Day (Respect and Conserve Energy), which showcases and celebrates the work of school energy teams.
"The support and promotion of education has been a driving force for Warren RECC for over 75 years," says Jenny Rich, Community Outreach coordinator for the co-op. "The RACE program teaches students how they can truly make a difference by learning how to conserve and use electricity effectively and efficiently."
A co-op story
The history of Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative is now detailed in a new book, 75 Years with Farmers RECC. The 96-page book is available for $10 and proceeds will be divided among the food banks in the cooperative's service district.
"The cooperative's 75th anniversary is a proud milestone," says Bill Prather, president and CEO of Farmers Rural Electric Co-op, "and preserving its history is important so that current and future generations will appreciate how the work of so many helped Farmers RECC to have such a positive impact on the communities it serves."
Order the book by calling Farmers RECC at (270) 651-2191.
A day of safety
Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative holds regular safety sessions for area schools and community groups. This year they added Safety Day, a program for employees that covered electric safety, fire suppression, workplace violence, and safe driving techniques. The event also included presentations from Chris Perry, president and CEO of Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative, and Kendall Bush, safety instructor with the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.
"We are committed to safety for members and employees," says Tim Gossett, vice president of Member Services and Marketing for the cooperative. "This Safety Day was an important way to stress the importance of safety at work and away from work."