Celebrating your membership

October is National Cooperative Month

Posted on Oct 06 2022 in Marshall County REMC
Dave Lewallen

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month. 

When Marshall County REMC celebrates Co-op Month, it is celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members. 

Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but your co-op’s larger mission is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share. 

Just like the wires that run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions –– because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor. 

Marshall County REMC helps our community thrive through initiatives led by our employees and a local board made up of neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them. 

We’re proud to support local youth through our Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. and Camp Kilowatt. With your help, we offer Operation Round Up, our charitable fundraising program that lets you donate the spare change on your bill, to provide assistance to our community. We partner with and support area food banks and other charitable organizations such as The Bread of Life. 

The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together toward a common goal — mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community in which we live and serve. 

Above all, as a co-op we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we have programs in place like Power Moves. 

We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. If you haven’t already, I encourage you take a moment to download our app, MREMC. Through the app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. We’re here to help so call us if you have questions about your energy bills.

Marshall County REMC is continually examining ways to operate more efficiently while providing the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the members we serve.