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Shining the Light on Community Volunteers in June

  • Posted: 05.24.2021
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Guided by our cooperative commitment to community, Iowa’s electric co-ops are launching a new contest in June to celebrate local volunteers. The Shine the Light contest, sponsored by the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa, will accept nominations and select three winners who will each receive a $1,500 donation to their local charity or nonprofit.

Member-consumers and employees of Iowa’s electric cooperatives are eligible to nominate local volunteers during the month of June. Because you receive electricity from our cooperative, you’re a co-op member-consumer and we encourage you to nominate someone who is making a positive impact in your community. The volunteer being nominated does not need to be a co-op member-consumer. Minors may be nominated with consent from their parents or legal guardians.

Go to by June 30 to make a nomination and to review the contest rules. Nominators will need to provide contact information and answer this question in 500 words or less: How has your nominee made a positive difference in the community and why do they deserve to be recognized?

The three winners will be announced during the Iowa State Fair in August. In addition to the $1,500 donation, each winner will be featured in the September issue of Living with Energy in Iowa magazine.

Help us shine the light on community volunteers; make a nomination by June 30! 691346JUN