The Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board recently awarded 25 grants to area nonprofit and community organizations. According to a release, this trust board for “Operation Roundup” distributed over $41,000 to youth programs, church efforts, arts organizations and more.
Operation Roundup is a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives, giving members an opportunity to use small change to make an impact in their local communities.
Project categories for organizations applying for grants are Community Service, Economic Development, Education & Youth and Environment.
Front Row: Gene Dillon Elementary First Robotics Lego League students – Squirrel Busters
Second Row: Riley Kingelhofer, Corey Hamilton, BSU; Donna Olson, Nicki Lemmer, Headwaters Quilt Guild; Jason Stanoch, Chelsea Knutson, Christianna Beldo, Bemidji Career Academies; Nick Seitz, City of Blackduck
Third Row: Otto Belschner, Mackenzie Gladis, BSU; Amber Whelan, Tailwinds Bemidji; Diane Mostad, Friends Up North;
Joy Barclay, Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing; Lonnie & Vonnie Wernberg, Deeper Life Bible Camp; Cindy Wannarka, Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Sharon & Russ King, Blackduck Area Senior Center; Verna Lenker, Bemidji Senior Center; Lee Furuseth, Headwaters Science Center; Katie Lutz, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra; Joyce Day, Level Ground; Carter Thorson, Bemidji Middle School Robotics Club
Back Row: Ignacio Mendez, Red Lake Nation College; Terri Buscher, Tailwinds Bemidji; Peter Buesseler, Mississippi
Headwaters Audubon Society; Emily Fairchild, Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area; Scott Buchan, Camp Oak Hills; Dean
Gray, Solway Volunteer Fire Department; Greg Olson, Marcel Noyes, Laporte-Benedict Lions Club; Dale Janke, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Philip’s Conference