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Seeking Nominations for the 2011 Touchstone Energy® Community Award

Winner of 2011 Touchstone Energy ® Community Award to be announced November 4


Do you know an individual, association or business that has made outstanding contributions to the local community? Beltrami Electric is seeking applications for the Touchstone® Energy Community Award, which recognizes individuals, businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community. Anyone who has helped make their community within the areas served by Beltrami Electric a better place to live and work is eligible for the award. The recognition comes with a $500 cash prize, to be donated to a community service project of choice. Community members may nominate an individual, group, association or business by completing the Touchstone Energy Community Award application form, which can printed from the link below.

The application will require a description of the project, program or event and the positive impact it brought to the community. Completed applications must be received at Beltrami Electric's office by Oct. 31, 2011.

The award recipient will be announced Nov. 5, 2011, and will then contend for the statewide Touchstone Energy® Community Award, which has a cash prize of $1,000, donated to a charity of choice. The statewide award winner will be recognized at the Minnesota Rural Electric Association's annual meeting in February 2012. The Minnesota Touchstone Energy cooperatives are part of a national alliance of more than 700 rural electric cooperatives that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

Past year's winners

2004 - Blackduck Tri Sigma General Federated Women’s Club

2005 - Bemidji Area Task Force on Underage Drinking, Drugs and Gang Activity

2006 - Healthy Community Healthy Kids

2007 - The Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass & Hubbard Counties

2008 - The Radiothon to End Child Abuse

2009 - Northwoods Garden Club of the Bemidji Area

2010 - Bemidji Skate & Bike Association

To download an application, click on the link below:


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