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:    

2016:

  • January 26: Grand Rapids
  • February 29: Kettle River
  • March 29: Mountain Iron
  • April 26: Grand Rapids
  • May 24: Kettle River

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 2016 annual meeting will be held Thursday evening, April 28 at the Merritt Elementary School in Mountain Iron, MN. Dinner and registration begin 4:45 p.m. Business meeting is 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Project GreenTouch

GreenTouch is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016. We'll clean the park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Location will be McCarthy Beach State Park, Side Lake. 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.

2016 dates:

  • August 16: Mountain Iron Service Center at 8535 Park Ridge Drive
  • August 17: Kettle River Service Center at 4065 Highway 73 South  
  • August 18: Grand Rapids Service Center at 2810 Elida Drive 

The August 2016 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. It's a week they'll never forget, and it'll be the best week of their summer!

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. More than 40 students from Minnesota attend Youth Tour. The tour has been taking place more than 50 years! When Minnesota's students reach D.C., they'll meet up with 1,700 other students. 

Students on the tour learn the electric cooperative business model, 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, Mount Vernon and countless other places—and they get to have fun on the Potomac River boat cruise and a dance. It's a fun week!

The Rural Electric Youth Tour started in 1957. America's electric cooperatives have sponsored students on this life-changing trip every year since.

For more information, visit www.youthtour.org.


Coal Creek Tour

The 2016 bus tour to Bismarck and Underwood, North Dakota is scheduled for September 20, 21 and 22. 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 2016. 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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