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Director Steve Worner attends training

Menard Electric Director Steve Worner recently attended a class on director’s duties and liabilities. The class was held at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives headquarters in Springfield, Ill. Worner received one continuing education credit toward his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate.

Youth Day & Youth to Washington 2015

Youth Day is March 25, 2015

Youth to Washington D.C. Tour is June 12-19, 2015

High School Juniors who live in a home with a parent/guardian who is an active member of Menard Electric Cooperative should apply today! 

Deadline is February 20, 2015

See our Youth Programs Page for details and an application.

Food Drive a Success

Help us find these members-capital credits earned 1986-1991

Our Board of Directors authorized a general retirement of capital credits earned in 1986 through a portion of 1991 last May. If you were an active member during that time you received a bill credit or a check. (Remember, capital credits are the margins we earn that are allocated back to you each year because we are non-profit and member-owned.)

Five tips for space heater safety

By April Lollar. April writes on consumer and cooperative affairs for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Arlington, Va.-based service organization for the nation’s 900-plus consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives.     

Together We Serve & Together We Save Food Drive

   Bring a non-perishable food item to our office December 1st through the 19th and we’ll donate it to the Menard County Food Pantry; in return we’ll give you a gift. (while supplies last, limit one per membership--Note: LED Christmas light strands are limited in quantity).

Letter to Members: General Manager Search

To: Our Employees and Members

From: Menard Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Directors

In preparation of the current General Manager’s planned retirement, the MEC Board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search Department to facilitate the search process. We encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position.  Please direct any and all inquiries to:

Ken Holmes

NRECA Executive Search


Energy Efficiency for Renters

How renters can fight the winter chill

By Abby Berry

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 33 percent of Americans lease their homes. Unfortunately, many lease agreements forbid major alterations to rental properties. But don’t worry, renters! Consider using these low-cost, energy-efficient tips to improve the efficiency of your home this winter.

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Jay Frye Earns Board Leadership Certificate

Menard Electric Director Jay Frye has successfully completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board Leadership Certification Program.

The program recognizes individuals who continue their professional development after becoming a Credentialed Cooperative Director with 10 additional credits in advanced, issue-oriented courses.

Energy Vampires Are Lurking in Your Home

Vampires are lurking in your home right now. Really, they are. But you can throw down your wooden stake and put away the garlic-it’s not what you think. These vampires can be vanquished with a quick flick of your wrist.

We’re talking about vampire electronics (as we call them)-devices in your home that lurk in the shadows, often undetected, but that continue to suck power long after the rest of the household is asleep.


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