Mary Kate Berger of Chatham and Logan Kuhn of Auburn represented Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 10-17. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our democratic form of government and cooperatives for rural youth.
The students met with Congressman John Shimkus and were among 76 rural Illinois youth leaders selected for the trip. The Illinois students joined more than 1,500 young leaders from across the country. In addition to the Capitol, they also visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington National Cathedral, several Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the World War II Memorial, memorials to Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington and Roosevelt, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, the National Archives, the Newseum and a number of other historical sites.
Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative is a member of Touchstone EnergyÒ — an alliance of more than 720 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. RECC is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 5,779 meters over 1,345 miles of line in parts of Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan and Sangamon counties. For more information visit www.recc.coop.