The holidays are a time of reﬂection. I’m grateful for my own family as well as my co-op family at Medina Electric Cooperative . We’re driven by a sense of mission and purpose, and our team feels a strong connection to our community and our members because we live here too.
While many of our community-focused programs and activities ramp up this time of year, we have several programs and services in place to help our members year-round. I’d like to remind you about some of these offerings in hopes you’ll ﬁnd them beneﬁcial.
We hope you’ll take advantage of our smartphone app, SmartHub, which empowers you to monitor your electricity usage and pay your energy bill through your phone. We also offer our members various ways to pay their electricity bills, including automatic payments, budgeted payments and prepaid electricity. You can learn more about our payment options at MedinaEC.org/BillPay.
Our Operation Round Up program helps the most vulnerable members of our community. By simply choosing to round up your electric bills to the next whole dollar, you can help your neighbors. Through members’ generous donations over the years, we’ve been able to give over $187,000 to those in need. If you’d like to participate in our Operation Round Up program, please contact us at 1-866-632-3532 or visit MedinaEC.org/ORU.
Our Community Empowerment Program provided $5,500 in grants this year to seven nonprofit organizations in our service area and donated a retired fleet truck to one of our area’s volunteer fire departments.
One of the most important investments we make is in our local youths. Medina EC has awarded more than $652,000 in scholarships to local students since our scholarship program began in 2001. And each year, through our Government-in-Action Youth Tour program, we send high school sophomores and juniors to Washington, D.C., for an immersive weeklong experience of democracy in action.
At the heart of all of these programs is you—the members we proudly serve. Looking back, I’m grateful for so many wonderful community partners and for the positive impact we can continue to make.
This holiday season, I wish you and your loved ones peace, joy and prosperity. Speaking on behalf of our team at Medina EC, I know the future will be bright because of you.
Until next time,