Kahle wins first-place scholarship from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Jacob Kahle, a Kalida High School senior, was awarded a first-place, $3,600 scholarship at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Children of Members Scholarship competition held in April. Kahle, the son of Mark (Virgil) and Deborah Kahle, was sponsored by Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative. Twenty-four high school seniors from each… Continue reading.
Employees from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) spent a Saturday morning giving back to their community by sprucing up the Auglaize Village Museum. If you’re not familiar with the museum, it’s something quite special. Built in June 1966, the recreated village is a restoration project of the Defiance County Historical Society. Within this unique setting,… Continue reading.
At the cooperative, kicking off summer starts with our annual legislative trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with our elected officials. It is a great honor to represent our cooperative, our employees, and all the members who support our efforts through the ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action® programs. It has long been said, and… Continue reading.
PPEC’s Member Appreciation Day is planned for Saturday, July 28. Members are invited to attend this event at the Paulding County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a fun family event with bouncy houses and carnival games. We’ll also be showcasing what the electric co-op has to offer. Members will receive a… Continue reading.
Scholarships Students were judged on scholastic record, personal achievements, electric co-op knowledge, and how they conducted themselves during a personal interview by Defiance College judges. Youth Tour Youth Tour is a weeklong trip in June that includes sightseeing, learning about our government and cooperatives, and visiting congressional representatives. More that 1,600 students will be in… Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) held its 81st Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 17. It was a well-attended event, where both Board Chairman Dr. John Saxton and President and CEO George Carter reflected on 2017 and discussed plans for years to come. “Our employees rise to the challenge every day to provide great service to… Continue reading.
Two of the Seven Cooperative Principles are highlighted in this month’s magazine: Education, Training, and Information, and Concern for Community. “Education, Training, and Information” simply says Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative will provide training for members, elected officials, managers, and employees to help them further the goals of the cooperative. “Concern for Community” says the cooperative… Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative linemen Russell Rager and Jeff Ferris celebrated 30 years with the co-op this year. When asked what their best memories were, it’s ironic — they both answered first with the derecho of 2012 that took out most of PPEC’s electric plant and left members without power for 10 days. “That storm… Continue reading.
Safety Last year was an outstanding year for the cooperative. This year, we continued with our outstanding safety record, which means all our employees are dedicated to working safely and going home to their families each day. Operating margins improved from the prior year and expenses were maintained at below peer levels. Reliability Plant investment… Continue reading.
Electric cooperatives are unique. Providing electric service to areas no other utility wanted to serve and bringing the promise of a better life to rural America — none of that has changed in our 81 years. On March 17, Paulding Putnam will hold its 81st member meeting. This meeting, along with the meeting of our… Continue reading.
Timothy Derck District 3 “I have been a member-owner of Paulding Putnam Electric for 30 years and live in Antwerp, Ohio. I am a member of the Antwerp Rotary Club, Paulding County Farm Bureau, Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, and Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp. I am also employed at Antwerp Insurance Agency and, along… Continue reading.
The 80th Annual Meeting was held at Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s headquarters building in Paulding, Ohio, on March 18. Dr. John Saxton, Board Chairman, called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance. The national anthem was played and Peter Niagu offered the invocation. Chairman Saxton noted… Continue reading.