Miami-Cass REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Peru, Indiana. As a cooperative, Miami-Cass REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
Save energy when working from home
Today, more Americans are working from home than ever before. More time spent at home means more energy used throughout the day. If you’re punching the clock from home, there are small steps you can take to reduce your energy use and save on electric bills. Here are five easy ones. Use a smart power… Continue reading.
Employee Spotlight: Kerri Gaumer
Kerri Gaumer, human resource assistant for Miami-Cass REMC, started with the cooperative in March 2021. She works part time and assists Lora Goodman, director of human resources, with various assignments and tasks. Prior to joining the REMC, she was a stay-at-home mom and helped her mother with her local wedding and party decorating business. Gaumer… Continue reading.
On Feb. 17, I will officially retire after 16½ years of serving you, our members. When I started at Miami-Cass REMC, I was hired as its energy advisor. I enjoyed helping you save money by being more energy efficient and making your home more comfortable. I then transitioned to director of member services. I will… Continue reading.
Board meets in December
Counted six board members in attendance. Attorney Jeremy Fetty attended via teleconference. Jim Savage presented the WVPA report. Fetty presented the legal report. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. Financial report given by Schwartz. November monthly operating, member services and safety reports were reviewed and approved…. Continue reading.
Benefits of tree trimming
Clearing trees and overgrown vegetation is vital to provide safe, reliable power to our consumer-members. We clear certain areas in our service territory, known as rights-of-way, to: Keep power lines clear of tree limbs. Restore power more quickly. Keep crews and members of our community safe. Reduce unexpected costs for repairs. Vegetation management improves service… Continue reading.
Apply for our youth programs
Camp Kilowatt | June 8–11 A fun and unique camp experience for students entering seventh grade. The camp takes place in early June and gives kids a chance to learn about energy while making new friends and enjoying activities and games. This three-day camp includes horseback riding, electric cooperative education, rock climbing, swimming, and much… Continue reading.
Get more green to go green
It now pays more than ever – literally – to consider installing a closed loop geothermal system to heat and cool your home. The Power Moves® rebate for closed loop geothermal systems has increased to $2,000 for 2022. The rebate is for closed loop geothermal heat pumps installed in new homes or in existing homes… Continue reading.
Working with local legislators
The phrase “All politics is local” means that even national politics have a local impact, and people care most about issues that directly affect them. At Miami-Cass REMC, we think it’s important to be aware of political issues on the national level, but even more critical to develop and cultivate relationships with local legislators because… Continue reading.
Employee Spotlight: Mike Fross
Mike Fross, mapping and locate technician for Miami-Cass REMC, began his career with the REMC in 2007. He was hired as a third-year apprentice lineman and worked in that role for his first two years before becoming a journeyman lineman. Prior to joining the cooperative, Fross worked as an electrician and maintenance supervisor for Haynes… Continue reading.
Board meets in November
Counted five board members attending, with two additional attending via teleconference. Attorney J. Michael Deweese also attended via teleconference. Rob Schwartz presented the WVPA report. Deweese presented the legal report. Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. Financial report given by Schwartz. October monthly operating, member services and… Continue reading.
Apply for youth programs
Camp Kilowatt | June 8-11 A fun, powerful and unique camp experience designed for students entering seventh grade in 2022. Horseback riding, canoeing, zip lining, trying out archery, swimming, learning about electrical safety and bucket truck rides. APPLY: Apply by Feb. 23 at CampKilowatt.org. Indiana Youth Tour | June 16-23 Steuben County REMC wants to… Continue reading.