Miami-Cass REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Peru, Indiana. As a cooperative, Miami-Cass REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
Miami-Cass REMC is a non-profit cooperative owned by the people it serves. When the cooperative was founded in 1939, its bylaws established a board of directors and its duties. Your board is made up of seven members from our service territory. Each year, two or three directors, depending on the year, are elected at the… Continue reading.
Kolbie Cox joined the Miami-Cass County REMC team on Jan. 2 as an apprentice lineman. Cox recently started the four-year Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP). By the end of the program, he will have completed 576 hours of classroom instruction combined with at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Cox will also earn an associate’s… Continue reading.
Counted seven board members present. Miami-Cass REMC attorney Jeremy Fetty also attended via teleconference. WVPA board report was given by Jim Savage. IEC board report was given by Mark Hahn Monthly legal report was given by Fetty. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. January monthly operating,… Continue reading.
Spring has sprung in the Hoosier state. It’s planting season for many of the state’s roughly 58,000 farmers. While you prepare to plant the crops that keep the world fed, Miami-Cass REMC reminds you to spring into safety — especially when working around electricity. According to a 2014 report from TIME magazine, farming is the… Continue reading.
As snow melts and the ground thaws, electric cooperatives start planning for their annual meetings. Did you know that as a retail member of your local energy co-op, you are also part owner? You have an ownership stake and a direct say in how things are run. As a result, your cooperative’s annual meeting directly… Continue reading.
Miami-Cass REMC will grant eight $500 scholarships this year at its annual meeting on July 25. Any member who meets a few simple qualifications, completes a simple entry form (available at mcremc.coop/content/scholarship) and submits it to the REMC by July 15 will be eligible to win. Qualifications are as follows: Recipient must be enrolled and… Continue reading.
Your REMC board of directors has changed the director nomination process. Candidates can now be nominated by petition. This change will make it easier for a member to run for Miami-Cass REMC director. Previously, we had a nominating committee who would search for a director nominee. This procedure has become antiquated, and many other co-ops… Continue reading.
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Miami-Cass REMC Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 25, at Peru High School. The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. Be sure to read future issues of Electric Consumer for more details.
Counted seven board members present. Miami-Cass REMC attorney Jeremy Fetty also attended. WVPA board report was given by Jim Savage. Monthly legal report was given by Fetty. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. December monthly operating, member services and safety reports were reviewed and approved. Financial… Continue reading.
After 41 years at Miami-Cass REMC, Mike Long will retire on March 12. Long started his career at the REMC in 1976 as a meter reader. After a year and half, he began the four-year apprenticeship process and became a lineman in 1981. Later in his career, he worked as foreman for around 10 years… Continue reading.