The Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board for Operation Round Up® met in October and awarded grants to 28 area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $22,330. Many local programs and nonprofit organizations benefit from Operation Round Up®, a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives. The program is designed to give cooperative members a means of working together to use small change to make a bit impact on our community.
Pictured: 1st row: 2nd Lt. Phyleasha Grauman, Northland Composite Squadron, Taunya Nicholson, BIO Girls, Annie Butler Ricks, United Way of Bemidji Area, Katie Peterson, Bemidji State University, Denise Black, ISD# 31, Mary Kuha, Hope Lutheran Church, Mary Joy, Wanda Anderson, Blackduck Toys for Kids.
2nd row: Alyssa Grolla, Wendy Grosskopf, Red Lake Nation College, Diana Mistic, St. Mary’s Mission School, Tricia Andrews, Headwaters School of Music & Arts, Cailee Furer, Village of Hope, Darlene Morgenstern-Loch, Lutheran Social Services of MN, Lee Furuseth, Headwaters Science Center, Stephanie Rosenbaum, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Jeff Farr, Bi-Cap Weatherization Program, Joanne Paquette, Bi-CAP YouthBuild, Sharon Lembke, Operation Round Up Board President, Jason Cornell, Bi-CAP YouthBuild.
3rd row: Jamie Mahaffey, BIO Girls, Randy Frisk, Operation Round Up Board Vice President, Lori Yerbich, Central Elementary & J.W. Smith Elementary, Demo Regas, City of Blackduck/Blandin Foundation, Karl Mork, Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji, Ruth Sherman, Community Resource Connections, Sue Young, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Philip’s Conference, Elliot Robinson, Taylor Thompson, Isaac Jones, Bi-CAP YouthBuild.