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Co-op Events

Calendar of events for Lake Country Power members

As a member-owned cooperative, we encourage members to participate in the variety of activities and events offered by Lake Country Power. 

Monthly Board Meetings
Lake Country Power’s nine-member board of directors and staff meet once a month at 9:30 a.m. The board meetings are open for members to attend and are scheduled at Lake Country Power’s service centers on a rotating basis. Members are given an opportunity to speak at the beginning of the meeting and at the end of the meeting.

Monthly Schedule at the Service Centers:    

  • 2014 - 2015      
  • May 27: Kettle River
  • June 24: Mountain Iron 
  • July 29: Grand Rapids 
  • August 26: Kettle River 
  • September 30: Mountain Iron 
  • October 28: Grand Rapids 
  • November 25 (tentative): Kettle River  
  • December 16: Mountain Iron
  • January 27: Grand Rapids 
  • February 27: Kettle River 
  • March 31: Mountain Iron 
  • April 28: Grand Rapids  

Annual Meeting

Bring your family to enjoy a meal on the co-op, listen to musical entertainment, win prizes and hear business updates and perspectives on your co-op at the annual meeting.

Director election results are also announced. 

The 2015 annual meeting will be held Thursday evening, April 30 at the Cromwell-Wright School in Cromwell, MN. Dinner and registration begin 4:45 p.m. Business meeting is 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Project GreenTouch

GreenTouch is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. We'll clean the park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Location will likely be Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton. Lunch will be served for volunteers.

GreenTouch is a state-wide event sponsored by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Co-op members, employees, directors and guests volunteer to spruce up a state park by raking leaves, picking up litter and doing other tasks the park needs done before the busy summer season begins.  

If you’d like to join the fun and volunteer for GreenTouch, please call 800-421-9959, extension 7152.

 

 

Member Appreciation Days 

Lake Country Power holds a member appreciation event at each of its service centers, which includes a family picnic.

2014 dates:

  • August 19: Grand Rapids Service Center at 2810 Elida Drive
  • August 20: Mountain Iron Service Center at 8535 Park Ridge Drive
  • August 21: Kettle River Service Center at 4065 Highway 73 South

The August 2014 Member Appreciation Picnics go from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

  

Rural Electric Youth Tour 

The Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., takes place in mid-June each year.

Lake Country Power sponsors one student to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour each year. Our Youth Tour application contest is open to high school juniors and seniors whose parents/guardians are Lake Country Power members. Nearly 30 students from Minnesota and 1,500 students from across the country attend the Youth Tour.

Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government. They attend educational seminars and visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate. They see historical sights in and around Washington—the U.S. Capitol, the monuments, the Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Mt. Vernon and countless other places—and they learn about the cooperative business model.

The Rural Electric Youth Tour started in 1957 and has been going strong ever since.

For more information, visit www.youthtour.org.


Coal Creek Tour

The 2014 bus tour to Bismarck and Underwood, North Dakota is scheduled for September 23, 24 and 25. Register early as space is limited on this popular tour.

The Coal Creek Tour provides members an opportunity to see first-hand how electricity is generated, beginning with mining coal at Falkirk Mine. Members also receive a personal tour of the Coal Creek Station power plant, which is owned and operated by Lake Country Power’s wholesale power supplier Great River Energy.

The tour also drives past Stanton Station and stops at Fort Mandan for a tour at the Headwaters Fort Mandan Visitors Center.

The Lake Country Power group travels together in one air-conditioned charter bus and stays two nights at the Ramkot Hotel in Bismarck, ND.

To register, please contact Lake Country Power at 800-421-9959 and ask for Tami Zaun, or e-mail tzaun@lakecountrypower.com.  


Wind Farm Tour

The Wind Farm Tour to southern Minnesota generally takes place in the fall, however there is not a tour planned for 2014. We will keep you informed about future tours.

The Wind Farm Tour allows members to tour the Prairie Star Wind Farm where 60+ modern wind turbines, each costing about 1.5 million dollars, stand tall. Co-op members will also receive a tour of Pleasant Valley Station, a 415 megawatt peaking plant located in Dexter, Minnesota (near Austin).

You’ll learn about wind power and the costs, construction and capabilities of a wind turbine. Plus, you’ll get to see where your power is generated on peak demand days and look inside the base of a turbine.

The tour bus also stop at the Great River Energy headquarters building in Maple Grove for lunch, a presentation about the energy-efficient building and a tour.

The Lake Country Power group travels together in one air-conditioned charter bus and typically stays in Owatonna, Minnesota. Cabela's is an evening option. After touring the turbines and peaking plant, the bus heads for home that day.

To register, please contact Lake Country Power at 800-421-9959 and ask for Tami Zaun, or e-mail tzaun@lakecountrypower.com.  
 




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