Why I’m thankful for my co-op
Article was added on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Why I'm thankful for my co-op
At my family's Thanksgiving dinner each year, we all take turns
saying something we're grateful for. My list is usually about the
same-good health, wonderful family and friends, and a job serving
the great people of Florence, Clarendon, Williamsburg and
I'm thankful to be a part of Santee Electric Cooperative. Our
employees are some of the hardest workers I know. Our mission is to
provide affordable, reliable, safe electric power, but we also aim
to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. It's a
mission we all take seriously.
I'm thankful for Santee Electric because it allows employees to
live alongside those we serve. The beauty of a cooperative is that
it's locally owned and operated; there are no distant shareholders
pulling the strings behind the scenes. Members elect members to
serve on the Board of Trustees and govern the co-op. We are your
neighbors, your friends, your family.
I'm thankful for my co-op because it serves as a vibrant force
in the local economy-partly because we are local. That means Santee
Electric is invested in the future of its communities.
I'm thankful for my co-op because we care. From giving
scholarships to young people and Operation Round Up working to help
members in bad situations that need immediate help, we care about
the people and the towns we serve.
Finally, I'm thankful for you, our members and faithful readers,
because without you, there'd be no Santee Electric Cooperative.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at your electric
Floyd L. Keels
President and Chief Executive Officer
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