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September 2021 | Broadband Is Essential

Committee

“Broadband is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning and health care, and to stay connected — yet by one definition, more than 30 million Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimal acceptable speeds,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre said. “Broadband is as critical as electricity and water.” Do you have access?

August 2021 | Thank You

Feedback

by Sean Vanslyke – sean@gosemo.com

During the next few months, SEMO Electric Cooperative will be sponsoring a survey that is conducted every three years to measure the quality of service provided to you, our member-owner. This survey will ask several questions about your satisfaction with the cooperative and energy usage.

July 2021 | Annual Meeting Success

Leadership Team

by Sean Vanslyke – sean@gosemo.com

We prayed for good weather for SEMO Electric Cooperative’s 2021 Annual Meeting and the good Lord delivered. Thank you to the members and guests who participated in the drive-thru event May 13 at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. My word to explain the day was “calm” as we were onsite for about 15 hours (the event was open to members for 10 hours) and the weather was beautiful and smiles and laughter were everywhere.

June 2021 | Courage To Help

Indestructible

by Sean Vanslyke – sean@gosemo.com

While my wife Debbie and I were standing in line to board Southwest Flight 1966 from St. Louis, a young lady approached me with two boarding passes and asked how boarding worked. I explained the process to the couple. They took a seat, not far from where we were standing, to wait their time to board. Eye contact. Conversation ignited. It was the couple’s first flight. To say they were nervous was an understatement.

May 2021 | Annual Meeting, Family

Sean

by Sean Vanslyke – sean@gosemo.com

We are going to do our best to have a little fun as we host SEMO Electric’s 2021 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 13 at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. Rain or shine, it will be a drive-thru event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, we will have a live concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Brothers Walker and Doug Johnson. You are welcome to park your vehicle and enjoy. We would appreciate prayers for no severe storms. Come visit with Team SEMO!

March 2021 | Going Solar?

Business Made Simple

by Sean Vanslyke – sean@gosemo.com

My brother-in-law purchased a 10 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system for his home in rural Missouri. The first salesman's bid was $40,000. The second salesman's bid was $22,500. What's the difference? Not equipment. Financing costs were baked into the first bid.