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Blue Ribbon winner

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Each year, electric co-ops from across the state gather for the annual meeting of Indiana’s electric cooperatives. One of the highlights of the event is the Blue Ribbon Basket Auction, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House. The total raised this year through all avenues (co-op financial contributions, basket auction, 50/50 raffle, and individual contributions) was… Continue reading.

2018 director election timeline

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Incumbents whose terms expire: District 3 — Danny Easterday, District 6 — Brian Hawkins. Letters of intent due by Feb. 9. Posting of incumbent list by Feb. 23. (Names published in the March issue of Electric Consumer). Petitions of nominations due by March 26. Nominations by the board (absent incumbents seeking re-elections or petitioners) by… Continue reading.

Rebates and incentive programs

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Members who use energy wisely by upgrading or installing energy efficient heat pumps, geothermal units or even water heaters can reap immediate as well as long-term rewards. There are now several types of rebates and incentives available to members, from $50 for appliance recycling up to $1,500 for energy efficient HVAC systems, depending on the… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up update

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Orange County REMC

The board of trustees for Operation Round Up® met in November to award $6,550 to local groups, school clubs and organizations. The recipients are listed below. This brings the grand total of grants awarded in our community to $445,364.91 since we began the program in 2003. Huron Baptist Church: $1,000 Orange County Publishing Co. Great… Continue reading.

Trustees complete terms on board

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Operation Round Up trustees Kelly Wade and Sandra Blanton were recently recognized for completing their terms of service. The board of trustees includes seven Orange County REMC members who serve on a volunteer basis. We appreciate the time these two individuals dedicated to our co-op and the community.

Apply for youth programs

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Orange County REMC

The deadline to apply for all 2018 student programs sponsored by Orange County REMC is Feb. 9. Go to www.myremc.coop, and look under “News and Events” for more information and applications. youth tour to Washington, D.C. Students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2018 can apply for this trip of a… Continue reading.

Indianapolis Business Journal honors Hoosier Energy’s chief financial officer

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Donna Walker, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hoosier Energy, was selected as an honoree for Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year. Editors of the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) explain the significance of the award: “If the CEO is a captain of industry, then the chief financial officer is the navigator,… Continue reading.

We love our members!

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Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Orange County REMC

During the annual member appreciation event, REMC members were treated to a fish fry with baked beans, cole slaw, drinks and dessert. There was also a hot line demonstration and information from Hoosier Energy about new lighting options. Daniel Kinsey won the drawing for a 50-gallon lifetime water heater.          

News briefs

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Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Office closings The REMC office will be closed Dec. 22 and 25 for the Christmas holiday and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The employees and directors wish you a safe and happy holiday! Rebate deadline approaching Don’t miss the chance to apply for a rebate on an energy-efficient upgrade. If you are considering a… Continue reading.

Holiday lighting tips

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Posted on Nov 27, 2017 in Orange County REMC

This year is rapidly drawing to a close, and that means the holiday lighting season is back. Here are some tips to take your artistic stylings to the next level. Safety is up first. If your lights are ground-mounted or can be installed standing on the floor or ground, you can skip ahead. However, since… Continue reading.

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