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Adams returns $1.75 in Ownership Rewards

This month the board of directors for Adams Electric Cooperative is returning $1.75 million in Ownership Rewards to 32,500 current and former members, raising the total amount given back to members to almost $43 million for all retirement years.

Ownership Rewards, also known as patronage capital credits, is a benefit of being an owner of an electric cooperative. For more than 50 of the co-op’s 75 years, members have received a return or “reward” on their investment in Adams Electric based upon their “patronage” or use of electricity the co-op delivers.

Adams begins new year with 2 new hires, 1 promotion

Adams Electric Cooperative started off the new year with two new employees and a promotion for a third employee.

Meredith Catchings of New Oxford, began as member services representative – floater in the finance/member services department in early January. She has an associate degree in business management from Harrisburg Area Community College. Before taking the position, Catchings was the marketing and events manager at Battlefield Harley-Davidson.

Grove named to chair Pa./N.J. co-op board

Jay Grove of Shippensburg, president of the Adams Electric Cooperative board of directors, has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Allegh­eny Electric Cooperative, Inc., board of directors.

Grove, a member of the Allegheny board since 2006, was named during an early November board reorganization meeting in Harrisburg. Allegheny is the generation and transmission cooperative that provides power to the electric co-ops in Pa. and N.J.

Adams Electric receives payment from subsidiary

In October, Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. received $750,000 from its wholly-owned subsidiary, the Adams Utility Services Company (AUSCO).

The payment results from several years of solid financial performance by the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Solutions, Inc. (MACS) which does business as Aero Energy. Based in New Oxford, Pa., Aero Energy is a residential and commercial energy company that serves approximately 35,000 consumers in southcentral Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Help ‘Stuff the Bucket’ with pre-teen ‘toys’

Adams Electric members and the community are invited to help the cooperative “Stuff the Bucket” this holiday season with toys that will bring holiday joy to youth in need.

Toy collection bins will be set up in each district office from Dec. 4 to Dec. 19 to collect new and gently used items. Donations will benefit the rescue missions in the Gettysburg, Shippensburg and York districts.

Drop off toys from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at these district office locations:

Adams recognized years of service

GETTYSBURG, PA: Adams Electric Cooperative recently recognized 14 employees and directors for a combined 255 years of dedicated service to the cooperative at its annual employee/director recognition dinner held in October in Lewisberry.

“It is a pleasure to work with so many dedicated people, committed to making Adams Electric a better organization for the communities it serves,” says CEO/General Manager Steve Rasmussen.

Recognized were:

Hawbaker promoted to systems administrator

Mike Hawbaker, of York, was promoted to systems administrator within the information technology department in October at Adams Electric Cooperative.

Hawbaker began with the cooperative in August 2012 as an information technology specialist. He is a graduate of York Technical Institute, with an associate degree in specialized business.

Adams Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric utility serving 32,000 members in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry and York counties.

Adams to send crews to aid in Irma restoration efforts

Seven Adams Electric Cooperative employees are joining nearly 2,000 other electric cooperative utility workers descending on areas of the southeastern United States pounded by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma. The three crews, plus a supervisor, left early Tuesday morning taking with them supplies for two weeks in three bucket trucks. The Adams crews (one each from the co-op’s Gettysburg, Shippensburg and York districts) are expected to spend the night in Greenville, SC, before reporting Wednesday to the Jackson Electric Membership Cooperative in Jefferson, Ga.

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