We’re Thankful for Your Membership
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
In the spirit of this quote by author William Arthur Ward, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Dixie Electric, we are able to make our community a better place.
During this season of giving thanks, I think it’s important to let you know just what an impact you have on our co-op and the greater community, likely in ways you may not even realize.
As part of the cooperative business model, one of our core principles is “Concern for Community.” While our priority is always to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy, we view our role in the community as a catalyst for good.
We are purposeful in partnering with local groups such as local food pantries for the 12 Days of Christmas drawing and other programs.
Dixie Electric also participates the an annual Youth Leadership Program where we take our community’s brightest young people to Washington, D.C. for a week-long experience to see democracy in action. The trip is inspirational for many students, and we are both humbled and honored to be a part of this leadership development journey. You empower the co-op through your membership and through your participation in and support of these programs.
When you attend co-op events, alert us to problems, provide suggestions online or to our employees, you help us improve operations and thereby better serve the larger co-op membership.
Because we are locally governed by members of our community, we are able to get a first-hand perspective on community priorities, thereby enabling us to make more informed decisions on long-term investments.
We are thankful that our co-op board members carve out time to attend important training sessions, participate in planning meetings and keep abreast of industry trends. This investment in time results in better informed advisors that serve the co-op’s interests in a way that our consumer-members expect and deserve.
On a more personal note, we appreciate the countless acts of kindness and prayers for our lineworkers and other employees when they are working in severe weather and dangerous conditions. Over the past month, we’ve sent crews weekly to West Florida Electric Cooperative to help with restoration efforts after Hurricane Michael.
Dixie Electric was originally established 80 ago to bring electricity to our area when no one else would. The cooperative is a reflection of our local community and its evolving needs. Together, let’s continue making our corner of the world a better place. We can’t do it without you, and for that, we’re thankful for your membership.