Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 21 NO. 3  -  March 2018

CEO Report


Being that I had his ear, I started talking about block heaters on cars, and other random devices that can really jump your bill. Jerry, Manager of Member Service, just purchased 10 Kill-A-Watt meters we can loan out to our Member-Owners. You simply plug this device into the wall, then plug most household devices into the meter. The meter will register the usage in watts, or dollars. You can see exactly what that old freezer in the garage is costing you to run, move the device around the house a little and see what is spinning the meter out on the pole. The Kill-A-Watt meter is a handy tool, and its quite interesting to see what appliance around home is reaching into your wallet.

March is going to be here before we know it. Our board of directors and myself will be at the MREA Annual meeting in Minneapolis. This is a chance to go and visit with our Representatives, and Senators with a warm welcome and perhaps a message from back home. Typically, there is a dinner planned to offer a chance to unwind and get to know the Representatives and Senators better on a personal level. This year there is a conflict with scheduling, we wont have this opportunity. We will meet with all our Representatives and Senators at the capital, this is valuable time spent to benefit Member-Owners from North Itasca Electric Cooperative. I would like to thank everyone in advance for making time to meet with us.

Lastly, on a personal note, my family and I have found a house in the area! We are excited to have a home to move into. Many thanks to everyone that has helped us in this endeavor. Weve had many conversations with new friends with leads on homes for sale. I was able to work with Edge of the Wilderness Realty and First State Bank of Bigfork to make this dream a reality. Arcadia Lodge has put my family and I up in their cabins since August, it will be hard to leave those amenities. Turtle Lake and Arcadia is a wonderful place to stay! Next time I plan a stay, Im bringing my boat and fishing poles!

By your side,

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