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Community Programs

Operation RoundUp

Operation Round-Up is a grant program where our member-owners' "spare change" is awarded to non-profit organizations to make "big change" in our service area. When our member-owners choose to round up their electric bills to the next highest even dollar, their combined contributions go to the program. Find out how your non-profit organization can apply or how member-owners can request to contribute today.

 

Educational Programs

We care about our communities! Need a presenter for a school or civic organization event? Co-op employees are available to present a variety of programs that educate youth on electrical saftey, energy conservation, and other topics. You can schedule a visit.

 

Cooperative Leadership Camp

What's a cooperative anyway? This fun and exciting leadership conference and camp provides opportunities for local cooperative youth to learn more about the cooperative form of business and its principles. It is held each year at the FFA Camp in White Lake, North Carolina.

 

Roanoke Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Need $1,000 for college? Your cooperative grants a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving youth in its service area to further his/her education beyond high school. The student must be enrolled in an accredited four-year institution. It's easy to apply!

 

Rural Electric Youth Tour

Are you a high school junior? Join more than 1,000 students across the nation for an exciting week-long trip to our nation's capital this summer.  The Youth Tour provides opportunities for local cooperative youth to learn more about rural electrification and the inner workings of the federal government. You don't want to miss this!

 

Bright Ideas Grant Program

Are you an educator who has a great idea to improve your classroom curriculum but just don't have the funding to do it? Our Bright Ideas Program helps all area teaching personnel produce a highly educated and trained workforce by offering endowments to inititatives introduced by teachers that are not covered by traditional school funding.

 

News and Events

April 12, 2017

Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Roanoke Electric Cooperative has 14 lineworkers that maintain 2,000+ miles of line in the cooperative’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. 

April 10, 2017

Editor's note: This was originally posted by NRECA.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump pledged to review burdensome federal regulations when he became president. On March 28, President Trump took an important step to follow through on that commitment by signing an executive order to promote energy independence. The order also calls for review of the Clean Power Plan. 

April 10, 2017

Join us, and electric cooperative members nationwide, in celebrating the hardworking men and women who keep the lights on. April 10, 2017 is National Lineman Appreciation Day.



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