Brett Abplanalp, Author at Indiana Connection

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Looking back and looking ahead

Posted on Nov 29, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

Merry Christmas! The holiday season puts me in a jolly mood for sure.  I’m ready to eat great food, enjoy special time with my family, and cherish the memories we make.    This year has certainly been interesting and uniquely challenging, but together we are figuring out how to best serve and meet your needs… Continue reading.

Giving back and giving thanks

Posted on Oct 30, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

One of our core principles as a cooperative is concern for community. Decatur County REMC takes this mission and responsibility to heart. It’s who we are as a co-op and I am thankful for that. Over the past few months, like so many of you, we’ve risen to meet new challenges and strengthen the safety… Continue reading.

Power On: October is National Co-op Month

Posted on Oct 02, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

October is National Co-op Month, and electric cooperatives across the country are highlighting the many ways we “Power On.” Keeping this theme in mind, I want to assure you that Decatur County REMC will continue to find ways to power on through COVID, through difficult times and will remain your trusted resource for energy and… Continue reading.

Ramping up the energy

Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

The kids are back in school, we are all settling into a new routine, the annual meeting is behind us and the end of summer is drawing near. This might sound like a good time to relax, slow down and enjoy some downtime.   Ha! Are you kidding me? You all should know me and… Continue reading.

Annual Meeting Recap

Posted on Jul 03, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly affected our community in a multitude of ways, including our recent annual meeting. The culminating event of our 82-year-old cooperative took on a very different format this year. This year we celebrated our achievements and gathered virtually to share information and the results of the election. Thank you to all… Continue reading.

Are we there yet?

Posted on Jun 04, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

Summer usually brings family vacations and fun road trips and if you have traveled anywhere with children, you are very familiar with the phrase, “Are we there yet?”  I find myself asking this question in many different situations lately, not just traveling (because let’s be honest, we’ve not been traveling anywhere recently.) End of COVID-19… Continue reading.

This is your year

Posted on May 05, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

2020 is YOUR YEAR!  This is your cooperative and we love serving as your electric provider and trusted resource for energy and information. When I joined this cooperative as the CEO three years ago, I knew I was joining a great team of people and community, but I’ve learned that this cooperative is so much… Continue reading.

Brett’s Buzz

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

You’ve heard the saying, “desperate times call for desperate measures” but here at Decatur County REMC when things get tough, we rely on our resourcefulness to remain consistent and committed to serving you.   The recent coronavirus pandemic has drastically impacted society creating desperate times for many throughout our communities.  We recognize the stress this… Continue reading.

Brett’s Buzz: Spring forward

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

The weather will soon be warming up, the grass will be greening, and the time will spring forward as we enter a new season.  I love this time of year as I equate the seasonal changes to the work we are doing here at Decatur County REMC (DCREMC).  We are springing forward into action with… Continue reading.

We LOVE our community

Posted on Feb 03, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

“To move forward, you have to give back.” This quote from Oprah Winfrey reflects the special bond and obligation that ties Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) to the community we serve. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we can’t think of a better time to express how much we love this community and serving you, the members of… Continue reading.

It’s all about YOU

Posted on Jan 04, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

We live in a device-driven world. Our smartphones, tablets, laptops and an assortment of other devices help us communicate and connect. Companies spend billions pushing out a steady drumbeat of messages and information, and we are constantly bombarded with one-way communication. But is anyone listening on the other end? At Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) we… Continue reading.