Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 21 NO. 11  -  November 2018

Fall 2018 Operation Round Up grants awarded


Operation Round Up funding supports the following giving categories:

  • Community Service
  • Education and Youth
  • Community Economic Assistance
  • Environment
  • Emergency Energy Assistance
  • Disaster Relief
A nine-member volunteer trust board administers the Operation Round Up program, all are North Itasca Electric members. The board meets bi-yearly to review applications and disperse funds to various community organizations and projects. Trust Board members volunteer their time.

Bi-yearly application deadlines are in March and September. Applications and more information about Operation Round-Up is available on this website.

OCTOBER 2018 Operation Round-Up Grants Awarded

AwardeesProject TitleAmount
Northome City Library Purchase new books$200.00
Wildwood-Plum Creek Community Club Bathroom repair$200.00
Northern Itasca Emergency Food Shelf Thanksgiving turkey for Food Shelf clients$262.00
Koochiching County Agricultural Association Grandstand bleacher repair project$262.00
North Woods Craft Store High Rise Round Toilet$249.00
ITA BEL KOO DAC AED (Automated External Defibrillator)$500.00
City of Squaw Lake Annual Community Halloween Party$600.00
City of Squaw Lake On site (fire hall) Water Storage Tank installation$500.00
Ardenhurst Township Ardenhurst Community Park boundary survey$262.00
Voyageurs Area Council - Boy Scouts of America   Program support for Cub Scouts$262.00
Marcell Family Center Marcell Family Center Halloween Bash 2018$500.00
Marcell Family Center Marcell Family Center Winter Frolic 2019$150.00
Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center EOWDC Fall Programs 2018$200.00
Northome School Community Ed. Mustang Milers$262.00
Northome School Eyes in Books$262.00
Northome Elementary School Buddy Bench$300.00
5th Grade MN History trip - Northome 5th Grade MN History trip$262.00
Math Masters Program - Northome School Math Masters$262.00
Parent Teacher Organization - Northome School Accelerated Reading-Community Carnival-Turkeys for needy families  $262.00
Northome Community Education Fathers and Daughters dance$250.00
Santa's Mitten Maids Christmas Giveaway$262.00
Deer River FFA Chapter University of Minnesota - Crookston Ag Activities$262.00
Deer River High School Hooking Middle School Students to Read$262.00
Bigfork Backwoods Bots Robotics Bigfork Backwoods Bots Robotics Team$262.00
BHS Spanish Club Teaching Cook and Eat Latin Food in the Spanish Classroom$200.00
Bigfork School - 7th and 8th Grade 7th and 8th grade Field Trip$262.00
Bigfork High School Midsummer Night's Dream$262.00
Island Lake Area Association Island Lake Crappie stocking$262.00
EOWDC dba The Edge Center for the Arts Ross Sutter Scandinavian Christmas$200.00
Deer River Sportsman Club Grounds improvements maintenance on equipment$262.00
Northome School K-12 art program Detailer Wood Burning Unit$180.75
Elder Circle Snow removal service$262.00
Northome RoboticsTrip to Palucci Space Theatre$250.00
EOWSKI! and Nordic Rocks for schools Storage "deck box" for Nordic Rocks!$150.00
Northeast Itasca Rescue Pager and Gear Bag request$400.00

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