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Operation Round Up® awards $22,100 to community programs


January 25, 2017

Seated: Nancy O'Sullivan, Karen Good, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue Standing: Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board Members Sharon Lembke, Randy Frisk; Robin Mistic, Blackduck Elementary; Janice & Wes Frenzel, Kelliher Bone Builders; Sue Young, Society of St. Vincent De Paul, St. Philip's Conference; Shannon Eickstadt, North Beltrami Sportsman's Club; Tricia Andrews, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; Kevin Wolden, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue; Dawna Rankin, Good Samaritan Society-Blackduck; Kevin Krueger, Lakes Area Dive Team; Andrea Major, Good Samaritan Society-Blackduck; Jeff Farr, Bi-County Community Action Program (Bi-CAP); Kristine Cannon, Bemidji Community Theater; Amy Mart, Fern Township; Julie Johnson-Willborg; Evergreen Youth & Family Services; Joan Moorhead, Laporte School; Mandy Schram; Red Lake Nation College.

Bemidji, Minn. - Thanks to the generosity of Beltrami Electric Cooperative Members, the Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board for Operation Round Up® recently awarded 15 grants to area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $22,100.

Operation Round Up® is a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives and is designed to give members a means of working together to use their small change to make a big impact in their local communities.

The Trust Board meets quarterly to review applications for grants and disburse funds. The funding guidelines are as follows: Community Service, Economic Development, Education & Youth and Environment. The next quarterly application deadline is March 31, 2017. Grant applications are available at the BEC office or by visiting


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