With 120 years’ worth of well-matured trees across 242 beautifully wooded, oft-walked acres in West Lafayette, the Indiana Veterans’ Home is an arborist’s dream.
So, too, is giving back in their own way to those who gave so much in service of our country, alive or absent, as well as those who visit them. The Indiana Veterans’ Home provides nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and domiciliary care for honorably discharged Hoosier veterans and their spouses.
Back in September, my CEO note featured two of Tipmont’s legacy members, Warren Cole and Kathryn Hunter. Shortly after that article ran, I received a wonderful letter from Olive Meadows of Veedersburg.
Imagine burglars trying to break into your home every hour of every day. Windows, doors, the roof, the chimney, the cellar – nothing is off limits. That’s essentially what we’re up against in keeping your information secure.
There are few rules for this monthly space, and even then, they’re mostly self-imposed. But there’s one simple one: no major chains/franchised activities. That’s less an effort to disparage the big guys than it is to distribute space to the local folks.
Tipmont REMC operations manager Scot Price has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control. The Loss Control Internship is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the National Utility Training & Safety Education Association. The program is designed to instruct participants in many areas related to electric utility industry safety.
EnviroWatts presented a $10,000 grant check to the Craig Porter Energy Center at Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette. The grant will help fund scholarships for students in the energy program.
This is the first opportunity I’ve had to write since our July Annual Meeting at McCutcheon High School. We had another successful meeting this year with 764 memberships attending, well beyond our requisite 2% quorum of 459. Thank you to all who attended.
On Aug. 11, 1938, President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt traveled to
Barnesville, Georgia, to celebrate one
of the remarkable achievements of the
New Deal: the three-year-old Rural
Electrification Administration (REA).
Tipmont REMC lineman Jason was part of the Project Indiana crew that traveled to Guatemala in March to electrify a remote Guatemalan village. Jason is the fourth Tipmont lineman that has volunteered with project Indiana. I sat down recently with Jason and asked him about his experience.
Seizing inspiration for innovative ideas is tough enough for upstart entrepreneurs. Throw in the isolation of working from home, jockeying for coffeehouse plug-ins, and talking shop over hissing espresso machines, and it’s no wonder lightbulbs take time to flicker on.