Members of FreeState Electric Cooperative have graciously given their time and talents to assist the cooperative with its Operation Round-Up program.

The committee meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) to distribute funding collected from the Operation Round-Up program.

The volunteer member committee is looking to expand one or two positions. 

If you are interested in serving, please email us


Committee Members

Melinda Harwood

Deron Johnson
Silver Lake

Carol Marple

Morgan Starcher (Murrfield Farms)


Member Volunteer Guidelines
These basic guidelines describe the expectations that we have of the Member Committee overseeing Operation Round-Up® for FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FEC). These guidelines are meant to enhance the volunteers’ understanding of their obligations under the general bylaws, and policies of FEC.

These guidelines are intended to give direction to those members agreeing to serve on our committee. It is the purpose of these guidelines to ensure that the best interest of the member-owners of FEC is served by all that is done. We believe that the reputation and credibility of FEC are shaped by the collective conduct of management, staff, board, and committee members. These guidelines will assist in making decisions, particularly when funding and community development are involved.

Avoiding Conflict of Interests
Maintaining Non-Conflicted Loyalty Volunteers must conduct themselves with non-conflicted loyalty to the interests of FEC and Operation Round-Up®. This accountability supersedes loyalty to other advocacy or interest groups, membership on other organizations’ boards.

Volunteers must avoid conflict of interest with respect to the following:

  • There must be no self-dealing, nor any private business activity, nor personal services between FEC volunteers and the applicants of Operation Round-Up® regardless of whether the services or products comprising the business activity are rendered for free or for compensation, including expenses.
  • When the volunteer is to discuss funding of an applicant in which he/she has an unavoidable conflict of interest, that individual shall excuse herself or himself, without comment, from all activities or discussions relating to that applicant and shall immediately advise the program administrator.
  • Volunteers will disclose their involvement with other organizations, or any other associations that might produce a potential conflict under these Guidelines. Maintaining Confidentiality Committee members will respect any confidential information concerning any applicants and their respective decisions. All committee meetings will be confidential unless otherwise noted.

Committee Makeup
Member volunteers from across the service territory meet quarterly and are responsible for dispersing donations on the cooperative's behalf.