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October Message from the Manager

Celebrating National Co-op Month

Jerry King

Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative is, once again, joining with other cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities we serve.


 “Cooperatives see the future” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of our members and communities.


As the nation’s 30,000 cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month this month, it is a great time to take a look back – and a look forward.


Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative was founded in 1945 when neighbors worked together to bring electricity to our rural community. The co-op – on behalf of the member-owners – committed to provide the community with electricity.


Fast forward to today – and tomorrow. Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative delivers electricity to more than 1,400 member-owners in our service area.  Delivering safe, reliable, affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities.  Our closeness to our communities ensures a better response to these needs because we are led by the people that we serve.


We understand the spirit that created this co-op must be continually nurtured.  While times and technology will continue to change, our commitment to our members will not.


We invite you to join us in celebrating National Co-op Month by attending a Co-op Month event being hosted in your area.  Our Crosby Co-op Month event was held at the Divide County High School Homecoming football game the end of September. 

2018 Co-op Month Events
Wednesday, October 10
Supper @ Kenmare Memorial Hall
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by BDEC, RTC, Town and Country Credit Union, Farmers Union Lumber, Farmers Union Oil,
Farmers Union Insurance, CHS SunPrairie and Renville County Farmers Union


Tuesday, October 23
Pancake Breakfast @ Powers Lake Senior Citizens Center
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by BDEC, NCC and Farmers Union Oil


Until next time,


Jerry King

General Manager

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