Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 22 NO. 5  -  May 2019

Operation Round Up® awards $12,750 in spring cycle


Interested members can opt into the Operation Round Up program by calling North Itasca Electric at 218-743-3131 or using an online form at northitascaelectric.com. All funds generated through Operation Round Up are set aside in a trust fund. A voluntary Trust Board of nine co-op members administer the Trust. Of the funds collected through the program, 100 percent is distributed to charitable organizations through an application and selection process. The trust board uses special guidelines and policies when choosing recipients.

Operation Round Up is a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives. It provides financial assistance to worthwhile activities and community projects by “rounding up” member’s electric bills to the nearest dollar. The most members contribute in a one-year period is less than $12.

Applications are available online at www.northitascaelectric.com. The next application deadline is Friday, Sept. 27.

The rural electric cooperative provides services to nearly 5,300 with the main office in Bigfork.

OrganizationProject TitleAmt Awarded
Ardenhurst Township ADA Town Hall bathroom compliance $300.00
B.H.S. Spanish Club Festival of Nations, Twins games & Mercado Central $496.00
Bigfork Improvement Group Edge Landscaping Project, Phase 1 $200.00
Bigfork Improvement Group B.I.G. Open House Celebration $200.00
Bigfork School Elementary Life cycle - hatching eggs $350.00
Bigfork School Elementary Edge Landscaping Project, Phase 1 $400.00
Bigfork School Library High back faux leather chairs $496.00
Bigfork Valley Hospital Fitness Center dumbbells and exercise class props $165.36
Bigfork Valley Hospital Senior Services Stackable exercise chairs/balance class $299.85
Bigfork Wilderness Days Bigfork Wilderness Day $496.00
City of Squaw Lake Community Center Repair $496.00
Deer River FFA Chapter State FFA Convention at U of M $496.00
Deer River Sportsman's Club Improvements to grounds maintenance/equipment $496.00
Effie Rodeo Daze Rodeo Daze $300.00
ElderCircle Bone Builders Volunteer Training $496.00
EOW Community Center/Edge Center   Piatigorsky Foundation presentation $250.00
EOW Discovery Center EOW Kid's Fishing Day $350.00
EOW Discovery Center Naturalist programs summer 2019 $496.00
Home Visitor Program Home Visitor Program $515.72
ISD317 Deer River High School March Madness Tournament of Books/reading incentives$300.00
ISD317 Deer River High School Educational Resources $193.07
Itasca County Sheriff's Office Itasca County D.A.R.E. $496.00
Koochiching County Fair Fair Button Prizes $496.00
Let's Go Fishing Itasca Youth and Senior program in northern Itasca County $496.00
Marcell Family Center MFC Spring Fling $150.00
Marcell Family Center MFC summer programs $496.00
North Itasca Over 50 Club Community Education program $200.00
North Woods Craft Store New dehumidifiers $250.00
Northome City Library Purchase new books $232.00
Northome Prom (Jr. Class) Northome-Kelliher Prom $496.00
Northome PTO AR (Accelerated Reading Program) $496.00
Northome School Kids Saving a Life $300.00
Northome School Let's Get Cooking $300.00
Squaw Lake Fire Department Take A Kid Fishing $400.00
Wilderness Wheelers ATV Club Hands on ATV safety class for youth $150.00
 Total $12,750.00

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