SIEC 75 YEAR ANNIVERSARY....The Cooperative Purpose
Imagine if you will, what it must have been like after dark in the farms and small towns of southern Illinois 75 years ago...before there was power...before there was electricity. But that was all about to change, and change it did, when farmers and rural families banded together to shine a light on the need to turn the on the lights in rural America. WATCH VIDEO HERE. (photo courtesy of NRECA)
2013 Youth Tour
Attention Local High School Juniors: Are you interested in receiving a $1,000 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. next summer? Details are coming soon to your school.
During long-term power outages, many rely on portable generators for emergency power. The growing popularity of portable electric generators has resulted in millions being placed in homes and small businesses across the nation. But, it's estimated only a small percentage is hooked up correctly. Safe Electricity and SIEC urge members to understand the proper safety steps that must be taken.
Read more by clicking the safety tab on the menu to the left.
(Photo courtesy of SIEC Dir. Admin & Finance Chris Bennett)
|Youth to Washington|
Attention High School Juniors!
Would you like a $1,000 scholarship and a free trip to Washington¬†D.C.? It's easy! All you have to do is apply. Show us your eagerness to learn about our Co-op, and you may be chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Click here to download application.
Youth to Washington (June 14-21, 2013): The two local winners join some 50 other Illinois students, sponsored by Illinois cooperatives, and spend a week in Washington, D.C. visiting attractions such as the White House, U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial and many other national monuments and places of interest.¬†
* Kailey Denny of Buncombe and Andrew Thurston of Pulaski were chosen as the 2012 winners of the Youth to Washington Tour!¬† Click here to read more...
If you are a junior and this opportunity interests you, please discuss this with your guidance counselor or call Jerri Schaefer at 800-762-1400. Students do not have to be sons or daughters of SIEC members to apply for the $1,000 scholarship and Youth to Washington¬†Tour.