April 2020 | Annual Meeting Moved to July 2

Community Prayer
Annual Meeting

SEMO Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting has been moved to July 2. Details are pending. Please mark your calendar. If the pandemic allows us to move forward, we will hold the meeting. Otherwise, we will adjust accordingly. Thank you. 

Spring Storms

With spring upon us, severe storms are forthcoming and could be devastating. These storms can take down power lines to create a dangerous situation for all of us, including Team SEMO. How long it takes to get your power restored depends on the extent of the storm’s destruction, the number of outages, and when it becomes safe for Team SEMO to get to the damaged areas. It is important we prepare for severe weather. Pay attention to meteorologists and listen to your gut. Take action to be safe and stay alive.


On a recent Saturday, my family had the opportunity to join more than 100 volunteers from electric cooperatives across the country for Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ Community Service Project. We gathered early Saturday and boarded buses for transport to five work locations in a subsection of New Orleans. We joined Rebuilding Together New Orleans to assist deserving homeowners with painting, carpentry and more. Repairs made to these homes will be life changing for the homeowners and their families. As you deliberately help make other people’s lives better, you may discover your life is filled with more joy. #MakingLivesBetter

Did you know SEMO Electric is a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative? TSE is a national network of more than 700 electric cooperatives that provide resources to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their member-consumers.

Book of the Month

“Emotional agility is a process that allows you to be in the moment, changing or maintaining your behaviors to live in way that align with your intentions and values. The process isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions or thoughts. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to make big things happen in your life.” Susan David – Emotional Agility

Be smart. Act safe.


Vanslyke is general manager and chief executive officer of SEMO Electric Cooperative. The photo shows Sean praying before more than 100 volunteers start work for Rebuilding Together New Orleans' at Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives’ Community Service Project, held in conjunction with NRECA’s annual meeting.