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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.

Member Survey

The Illinois Electric Cooperatives are conducting a member satisfaction survey. Random members throughout the state will be receiving the survey questionnaires. SDS Research is conducting the survey on behalf of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. As a Menard Electric Co-op member you may receive a survey. If you do, it's a legitimate request, so please take the time to complete it. We'll receive the information from our membership and that feedback will play an important role in improving service to our membership. Thank you!

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

Large winter storms bring with them the potential for extended outages. Be prepared.

More detailed storm safety tips are available online at ; Safe Electricity; and The Red Cross.

Below is a brief outline of some of their safety tips.

Before the storm

Operations Dept. Personnel Changes

Recent Changes to Operations Department Personnel

Electrical Safety During and After a Flood

Parts of our service area could experience flooding as rivers continue to rise. During such times it's important to keep electrical safety in mind.

If you are vacating your home

  • Turn off utilities at the main switch
  • Unplug appliances and electronics.
  • Upon return, do no re-enter your home until you are certain it is safe.

If your home has flooded


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