CEO View: November 2017 | Community Support
October was National Cooperative Month and in honor of the Seventh Cooperative Principle, “Concern for Community,” TCEC presented donations to area fire departments, EMS departments and emergency management offices. In addition, all local school districts were presented with donations.
Support for local emergency services and schools in rural areas is crucial to our communities. In addition to these donations, TCEC encourages its employees to volunteer and several serve on volunteer fire departments or as emergency medical technicians.
We care about our members and the communities we live in. We strive to take an active role in them and support them in a variety of ways.
TCEC continues to fund scholarships to Panhandle State through its foundation.
We also offer free youth trips for eighth graders and high school juniors. You can learn more about the trips and download applications on our website at www.tcec.coop.
Another way we support our communities is through the Co-op Connections program, which is free for both members and participating businesses. The program encourages local shopping with offers at participating businesses. The cooperative promotes those local businesses that participate in a variety of ways. Every TCEC member is provided with a card when they apply for service. Replacement cards are free and so is the Co-op Connections mobile app. Call us if you’d like more information on the program.
This article first appeared in the November 2017 LiveWire member newsletter.