As the bucket slowly rises into the gray sky youth tour delegates are giddy. You can hear it in their reaction and see it on their faces. The weather wasn’t cooperating early, but a break in the rain gave way to one of the most popular parts of the annual youth tour visit to FreeState Electric Cooperative.
Cooperative Youth Tour is an opportunity to take part in a program that promotes life skills that today’s generation value, including building relationships, developing leadership skills and preparing them for what’s next, is exactly what FreeState wants to accomplish for these delegates.
Two Tonganoxie students attended the 59th Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour June 13-20 with more than 1,800 peers from across the nation.
Members could see a bill credit on their July bill for their portion of retired capital credits. This is for the amounts that were allocated or assigned to members for patronage in specific years to be determined by the board.
FreeState Electric Cooperative recently joined NRECA’s Commitment to Zero Contacts initiative launched in April 2018 to combat an alarming rate of serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) among co-op lineworkers. A nationwide survey of 51,000 co-op employees conducted annually between 2006 and 2015 found an average of more than 23 SIFs each year.
FreeState also adopted the use of a job site safety briefing app developed for the program by Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.