Written by Gary Baker, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

“The broadest and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.” – Ivan Scheier

Concern for Community is the seventh cooperative principle. It is also something employees of The Energy Cooperative (TEC) value year-round. Our employees are your neighbors. They live in the communities we serve and work to improve the quality of life for our members. Our employees coach little league, volunteer at church, and serve with you in any number of community organizations. This is often after spending the day delivering propane, working to keep the lights on, or bringing natural gas into your home.

In addition to being involved in their communities, many of our employees (and their families) also volunteer to help during our member events. They might set up tents, carry boxes of t-shirts, or serve hot dogs to members. Regardless of how they contribute to the events, we couldn’t do it without them! We would like to send a special thank you to our employees who work hard for our members every day. With their help and support, we can host events for your family and collectively make a big difference in our communities.

If you haven’t yet attended one of our events, we hope to see you this year!