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Pointe Coupee Electric Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

     Pointe Coupee Electric announced the 2017 winners of the continuing education scholarships at its 78th Annual Membership Meeting earlier this year. A $1000.00 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior from each of the three parishes that Pointe Coupee Electric serves.   

PCEMC selects 2017 Youth Tour winners

Winners of the annual Youth Tour Essay Contest sponsored by PCEMC and Louisiana Generating, LLC a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., were announced at a banquet held at the co-op’s office in New Roads on Feb. 21.

Representing PCEMC and winning the all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour Conference are Charlie Newchurch of Pointe Coupee Parish, MaKayla Lacy from West Baton Rouge Parish and Zoë Bertrand of Iberville Parish.

Pointe Coupee Electric officials look back on a tumultuous 2016

In his first Annual Meeting report to members, Pointe Coupee Electric General Manager Myron Lambert said he was ready to leave 2016 behind and look ahead to the future.

Lambert, who took over as general manager six months ago, said both the cooperative and the community faced many challenges in 2016 but emerged stronger and more prepared to achieve success in the months and years ahead.

Pointe Coupee Electric Provides 2016 Educational Mini-Grants to Local Schools

Teachers whose schools are within a community served by Pointe Coupee Electric and whose students' homes or parents' businesses are served by the Cooperative are eligible for educational grants under an educational program sponsored by the Co-op. According to Myron A. Lambert, General Manager of the company, youth and education are a top priority of the Co-op. Lambert states, "Pointe Coupee Electric is totally committed to our members and continually strives to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we serve.

Pointe Coupee Electric recognized for outstanding safety record

Pointe Coupee Electric recently received recognition for its outstanding safety program at the annual meeting of the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC) held at the Baton Rouge Hilton July 24-26.

On behalf of all Pointe Coupee Electric employees and board members, Safety Coordinator Joe Langlois accepted a plaque honoring the co-op’s achievement of logging 837,691 consecutive work hours without a lost time accident since September of 2006.

The figure includes emergency restoration work performed after storms and during other adverse conditions.

After 42 years with PC Electric, GM Jodie Cotten to retire

Jodie Cotten’s story is truly an American success story.

Having started working at Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation in 1967, first just during summer breaks from college, Cotten started at the bottom rung of the ladder and worked his way up through the ranks to the company’s top spot, general manager.

Cotten’s last day at Pointe Coupee Electric, where he’s worked for two thirds of his life, 42 years,is June 30. It’s been a long road from an entry level position to running the member owned co-op for the 68-year-old New Roads native.

Myron A. Lambert has been named General Manager of Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation (PCEMC)

Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation has announced the appointment of Myron A. Lambert of New Roads, Louisiana as their new General Manager. He will be the third person in 75 years to assume the responsibilities of GM on July 1, 2016 and will succeed Jodie Cotten, who has served in this role for over 30 years, upon his retirement.

 

Pointe Coupee Electric Presents Math & Science Awards to Local Students

     Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation is proud to be a partner in education. Your electric cooperative sponsors a variety of educational programs throughout the local schools in its tri-parish service area. One of these programs is the Math & Science Awards Program. Pointe Coupee Electric just recently presented approximately 30 Math and Science Awards to students in many of its adopted schools throughout its tri-parish service area. The awards were available to elementary, jr.

Pointe Coupee Electric Sponsors 11th Annual Art Contest

     Recently the children of Pointe Coupee Electric members as well as children who attend one of Pointe Coupee Electric’s adopted schools were invited to participate in the cooperative’s 10th annual art contest.  The art was required to have an electrical theme and the words “Thank You” had to be included somewhere within the drawing.  All art entries become the property of Pointe Coupee Electric, and the winning art will be displayed throughout the Pointe Coupee Electric’s office buildings.  First place winners received a $35 Wal-Mart gift card, a plaqu

PCEMC, NRG select 2016 Youth Tour delegates

       Winners of the annual Washington Youth Tour Essay Contest sponsored by PCEMC and Louisiana Generating, LLC a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., were announced recently.

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