Front Row: Darlene Mostad, Kelliher Library & Information Center, Northern Beltrami Development Corp; Michelle Carlson, Chris Latzke, Northwoods Battered Women's Shelter; Kelly Hanks, Miley Jo Hanks, Blackduck Library Board; Engress Clark, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue; Brynn Peterson, Tyler Masse, Jackie Stoffel, Bemidji High School Second Row: Kay Mack, Beltrami Electric Trust Board for Operation Round Up; Sandra Gehrke, UMN Extension-Beltrami County; Debra Steele, Heartland Christian Academy; Cailee Furer, Bemidji Area Childhood Collaborative; Patricia Lester, Hannah Fletcher, Jess Robertson, Bemidji Community Theater Starbridge Academy; Lisa Dixon, Tricia Andrews, Headwaters School of Music & the Arts; Erica Naughton, Blackduck Area Toys for Kids; Diane McKean, Blackduck Woodcarvers Arts & Crafts Festival; Annie Butler-Ricks, United Way of Bemidji Area; Brennen Hill, Deborah Bratlien, Kingdom Builders Christian School; Katey Lutz, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra; Loren Hoyum, First City Singers of the Headwaters School of Music & the Arts Third Row: Dale Janke, Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. Philip's Conf; Rich Riewer, Bemidji Youth Basketball Association; Seth Van Dyke, Heartland Christian Academy; Shawn MacGregor, Lutheran Social Services of MN; Jill Parson, St. Mary's Mission Elementary; Patrick Scholz, Blackduck Area Senior Center; Ashley Raschke, Laporte High School; Nate Haskell, Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club; Emily Thabes, Beltrami County Historical Society; James Owens, Headwaters Science Center; Leah Bratlien, Kingdom Builders Christian School; Rob Belanger, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Bemidji, Minn. -The Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board for Operation Round Up® met in October and awarded grants to 28 area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $41,677. Many local programs and non-profit 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 big impact in their local communities. Project categories for organizations applying for grants from Operation Round Up® must fit into one or more of the following: Community Service, Economic Development, Education & Youth and Environment. Additional guidelines can be found on http://www.beltramielectric.com.