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November edition of your magazine is here!

The November 2019   edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It was delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members earlier this month. It is a combination of November/December news and is the last for 2019. You can look forward to the next edition of the publication in January 2020.

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, a list of festivals and events, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

Magazine cover for NovemberThe November 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column – Looking forward to 2020; Continuing to grow strong, not just in size
  • Various co-op news: W.I.R.E. Scholarship Winner; Employee recognized as Quiet Kiwanian; water heater program promotions and notification of special medical needs.
  • Season’s Greetings from us to you: May the spirit of the season power you throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  • Co-op awards teachers $10,000 in grants through the Bright Ideas program.
  • How to become a trustee of Horry Electric Cooperative and the 2020 Time Schedule for the Annual Meeting.

October edition of SCL is online now!

horry cover october 2019The October 2019 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It was delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members earlier this month.

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, a list of festivals and events, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The October 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column –October is for awareness
  • Beat the Peak – could lead to extra holiday cash and Winter tips from your Trusted Energy Advisors
  • Hurricane Dorian THANK YOU
  • A lucky break: ‘Anyone can play’, featuring our very own Pat Johnson from our billing department
  • The never-ending battle of cybersecurity: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 

September 2019 SCL – Horry edition is online!

september 2019 coverThe September 2019 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It will be delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members this weekend.

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, a list of festivals and events, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The September 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column – Are you cybersecure? We’ll be raising awareness in October.
  • Trio digs into abnormally high energy use/Home Energy Advisor
  • The importance of a lineman’s gear – It’s so we can go home to our families
  • Prayer for grace and mercies – a continuation of our series on the Local People Serving You at Horry Electric; Kolton Wade
  • Cooperative Youth Summit: A look into co-ops from the perspective of our student representatives

 

August edition of SCL online now!

horry-august-coverThe August  2019 edition of South Carolina Living magazine has been uploaded to horryelectric.com!  It will be delivered to the mailboxes of subscribing members this weekend.

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online includes the usual recipes, a list of festivals and events, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The August 2019 edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op.   Highlights include: 

  • CEO Column – Danny Shelley talks about ongoing efforts to learn about and research options that will benefit members
  • WIRE, Youth Summit participants aid students in need
  • Washington Youth Tour: In their own words – a great re-cap of the Youth Tour experience through the eyes of the students themselves.
  • Three programs you’ll want to learn more about! Beat The Peak, Advance Pay and Bank Draft!

 

 

Co-op Nation’s Best and Brightest High Schoolers Headed to D.C. for Youth Tour

Victoria A. Rocha, Staff Writer for NRECA.

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South Carolina Youth Tour Representatives show their Palmetto Pride in front of the White House at last year’s event. (Photo courtesy of ECSC)

1,800 high schoolers from rural America will be boarding airplanes and buses bound for Washington, D.C., this week to learn about the political process, meet elected officials and gain an up-close understanding of U.S. history.

It’s all part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, and NRECA organizers are wrapping up preparations for the event, which runs June 13-21. With around 2,000 participants—about 250 are adult chaperones—this year’s group is about the same size as last year’s.

Former Youth Tour participants will play a larger role in the formal Youth Day program on June 17. Each year, Youth Tour organizers select about a dozen to return as staff assistants—known as “blue shirts”—to help with logistics. This year, that group will help shape the Youth Day content, said Beth Knudson, youth programs and training manager.

“From writing the scripts to actually keeping things moving onstage, this will be their program,” said Knudson. “I’m hoping those in the audience will see them up there and think, ‘Wow! Is there a place for me up there someday?'”

Anneliese Taggart, a 2016 Youth Tour participant from Vermillion, South Dakota, will return as a staff assistant for a second year. While on the tour, she met her senator, South Dakota Republican Mike Rounds. Three years later, she’s a summer press intern in his Capitol Hill office, having just finished her first year at the University of Alabama.

“I matured a lot during Youth Tour,” said Taggart, 18. “And I see it in the Youth Tour kids…At the beginning, they’re unsure of themselves and by the end, they’ve become more comfortable. It’s cool to be on the other side.”

And since most Youth Tour participants are on the cusp of voter eligibility, organizers from NRECA’s Co-ops Vote initiative will also be on hand to emphasize the importance of this milestone.

“Since many of the students will be turning 18 in the next couple of years, we will be giving them the opportunity to learn more about registering to vote and reminding them to do so on their birthdays,” said NRECA’s Laura Vogel, senior associate of grassroots advocacy.

Speakers will take the stage twice on Youth Day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Bobby VonBokern, a service technician at Owen Electric Cooperative in Owenton, Kentucky, will describe his adventures as a two-time volunteer in Haiti for NRECA International. He’ll also chaperone the 90 students from his state.

“I want them to come away with a realization of how blessed we are as a nation to have access to things that improve our lives, and that if there’s ever a way to give back to improve someone else’s life, it’s our jobs as human beings to give back where and when we can,” said VonBokern.

Esther Dominguez, Texas Youth Tour director, will board a charter plane to Washington with nearly 160 students and chaperones from 61 co-ops. It’s her 11th annual group, and she will pack her trusty “day-to-day guide” of schedules and other logistics—as well as patience and good cheer.

“I really don’t notice the noise,” said Dominguez of the din wrought by scores of excited teenagers. “It’s like being at a big pep rally. You have to set your mind to have fun alongside the students. It’s just normal!”

 

Co-op returning $4.6 million in capital credits to members

Capital CreditsNot many businesses pay you for buying something you wouldn’t want to live without, but electric cooperatives do!

This year, members of Horry Electric Cooperative will be receiving a portion of the capital credits assignment for 1999, 2000, 2001 and/or 2018.

The allowable retirement this year is $4,616,206 less $500,000 in estate payments. The total amount being distributed is $4,116,206, which includes the $695,623 balance of 1999; the $1,006,197 balance of 2000, $2,114,386 balance of 2001 and $300,000 of 2018.

  • If you were a member in 2018, you will receive 1.57% of your 2018 assignment.
  • If you were a member in 1999 and/or 2000, 2001, you will receive the remaining unretired balance of your assignment for that year.

Capital credit disbursements are made by the end of April. Due to the expense of processing and issuing checks, members with refunds in amounts less than $100 will see a credit on their electric bill.

All refunds below $100 will be credited to the accounts of eligible active members when the account bills in April.

Members can calculate the approximate amount of their 2018 allocation and disbursement by using the chart shown below. It was designed to help members calculate and estimate what their capital credit check or electric bill credit might be.

capital credit calculation example 2019

 

April edition South Carolina to be delivered soon!

The April 2019 edition of South Carolina Living magazine was delivered to member mailboxes this past weekend and it’s available online!APRIL COVER

The main part of South Carolina Living magazine, which can also be found online, includes the usual recipes, a list of festivals and events, plus a few feature articles about interesting people and places in our own state!

The April edition has six pages dedicated to local news about your co-op. Highlights include:

  • CEO Column:  Don’t miss it!  Annual Meeting May 14
  • Annual Meeting Map, plus Horry Extra and Member Service Department
  • Features include: Students write books to learn about electricity; Rural Lady of the Year’ and Co-op bees just fine, thanks to the teamwork of employee and member
  • It’s Capital Credit time! It really does pay to be a member!