by Sean Vanslyke – email@example.com
Congratulations to Team SEMO's Karen Barnhart who retired after 22 years at SEMO Electric Cooperative. During her career, Karen worked in several departments and supported her co-workers in many ways. She understood how member information flowed in the computer system and could find information quickly. We wish Karen and her husband Jim the best as they move into the next chapter of their lives.
When we hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive, Team SEMO was excited to welcome Caleb Waters. Caleb, son of lineman Robbie, has grown up around Team SEMO and recently graduated high school. He made the decision to donate blood for the first time. Plus, it was a family affair as Robbie donated as well. Congratulations to Caleb for helping make other people's lives better.
Hosting a blood drive is just one example of how Team SEMO is intentionally engaged in the communities we serve. We present safety demonstrations, conduct open houses, participate in parades, volunteer at food banks, and much more. It's part of serving you as we stay connected and engaged.
As plans begin for the new school year, I encourage teachers and administrators to contact Team SEMO's Ron Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule Safety City demonstrations for your students. It is always a good thing to help everyone understand how to be safe around electricity. Be smart. Act safe.
Book of the Month: "Jesus was constantly criticized by others, but he never criticized in return. He didn't get angry or discouraged. Jesus did what we're taught as children to do - treat others the way you want to be treated. Negative criticism is a distraction from God's purpose for your life." He Gets Us by Max Lucado
Vanslyke is general manager and chief executive officer of SEMO Electric Cooperative.