MEUW Weekly :: March 23, 2021

We can still squeeze you in for tomorrow morning’s Credit & Collections Seminar: MEUW is hosting an important and timely virtual seminar on Wednesday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to share the most up-to-date information about the rules and regulations for utility collections. The program will take place via Zoom and has a little bit of everything you need to know as the disconnect moratorium comes to an end on April 15. The complete agenda is here. Although the registration period has officially closed, you can contact Mallory Conradt at (608) 469-6009 for a last-minute sign-up.

Nomination period for MEUW Board of Directors now open: MEUW is currently accepting nominations for interested individuals to serve on the association’s Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning May 14, 2021. This year’s election will be for Directors and Alternate Directors in odd-numbered districts. The Nomination Form and additional information is available here. The deadline to nominate someone is Friday, April 16.

Sign up now for Confined Space Entry webinar: MEUW is hosting a Confined Space Entry online training on Tuesday, April 6. The three-hour webinar begins at 8:30 a.m. and is designed to refresh participants on regulatory requirements and hazard controls for Permit-Required Confined Spaces. It will be conducted by Tim Palet, an instructor who brings decades of knowledge and experience on the subject. Topics to be covered include air monitoring, fall protection, ventilation, and non-entry rescue. Registration details are here.

Registration now open for Electric Operations Expo: MEUW plans to hold an outdoor event with breakout sessions, a large trade show, equipment demonstrations, and a lot of networking on Thursday, April 29, at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo. The 2021 “Electric Operations Expo” is being held in partnership with the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) and Wisconsin Utility Suppliers Association (WUSA). Personnel from cooperative and municipal utilities have been invited to take part. More than 70 vendors have already registered for exhibit space.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Mark Tauscher will be the keynote speaker after lunch. Graduating apprentices who would typically have been celebrated at the January banquet will be recognized, and MEUW’s Safety Achievement Awards for 2020 performance also will be presented.

Full details and registration information is available here. The “Early Bird” registration discount is available until April 1.