Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative members have participated in the Operation RoundUp® program since September 1998. Cooperative members allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar each month with the odd cents going to help fund community projects and charities. Our member-owners have responded with open minds and hearts to the Operation RoundUp® program.
The Operation RoundUp® funds are controlled through the Lyon-Lincoln Electric Trust, Inc., a nonprofit corporation governed by a nine-person Board of Trustees that is selected from the cooperative’s member-owners. The current board of trustees include: President Ron Madsen, Vice-President Curtis Blumeyer, Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Nielsen, Jerry Hubner, Pam Wiering, Sonya Bush, Judy Hayes and Heidi Fier. The trustees meet quarterly to review and approve qualifying grant applications.
Highlights for 2019 include the approval of grants for a total of $13,600.00 and awarding $2,500.00 in scholarships. A list of 2019 grant recipients can be found below. Since September 1998, the Trust
The generosity and community spirit of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative member-owners rounding up their bill each month makes this program work. For an average of 50 cents a month, or $6.00 a year, participants are part of a very large community-wide program. In 2004, the Operation RoundUp® Fund was awarded the East River Cooperative Service Award. The award recognizes the Operation RoundUp® Program for its commitment to the community.
On behalf of the Operation RoundUp board and the numerous grant recipients, I would like to thank the membership for their continued support of this program.
“A LITTLE CHANGE CAN TRULY MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!”
Grants Made Amount in 2019
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office 1,000.00
Minneota Post Prom 100.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1,500.00
True Friends 1,000.00
United Comm. Action Partnership Head Start 500.00
United Way of SW MN 1,000.00
Marshall Area YMCA 500.00
Porter First Responders 1,000.00
Lyon County Fair 1,000.00
Lincoln County Fair 1,000.00
Tracy Area Medical Foundation 500.00
Jr. Achievement of Lyon County 1,000.00
Prairie Five C.A.C., Inc. 1,000.00
SWWC Service Cooperative 1,000.00
Total Grants Made $13,600.00
Year 2019 Operation RoundUp® Scholarship Winners
Mitchell Rost - Minneota High School
Ashley Sovell – Canby High School
Rachel Thomsen – Marshall High School
Jonni Biren – RTR High School
Brooklyn Ludeman – Tracy Area High School
Lyon-Lincoln Electric Trust, Inc.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HEIDI FIER, PRESIDENT MIKE LONGTIN, VICE-PRESIDENT
ELIZABETH TAYLOR, SEC./TREAS. DIANA NIELSEN, DIRECTOR
PAM WIERING, DIRECTOR KAYLA WERKMAN, DIRECTOR
JERRY HUBNER, DIRECTOR JUDY HAYES, DIRECTOR
KATY VOS, DIRECTOR
You can download an application for an operation RoundUp grant here.