UNSUNG VIRGINIAN AWARD

Electric Cooperative Members and Cooperative Living Readers are Invited
to Submit Nominations for the Unsung Virginian Award!

The Unsung Virginian Award recognizes a Virginian who has done great philanthropic work with no public praise or recognition.

The VMDAEC Awards Committee is inviting readers of Cooperative Living magazine to nominate candidates to be considered for this prestigious statewide award.

Recipients of the Unsung Virginian Award are chosen by an awards committee of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). This committee is made up of members of the boards of directors of VMDAEC’s 15 member cooperatives. Recipients will be recognized at a time and place of the nominee’s choosing, typically their hometown. Nominees must be residents of Virginia.

To make a nomination, please provide the information requested below by November 9 of each year to be considered for up to two additional years. Also, please provide a minimum of two letters of endorsement for your nominee. These letters can be uploaded electronically with your nomination using the form below, or mailed as hard copies to Phyllis Long, c/o Cooperative UV/GS Awards, 4201 Dominion Blvd., Suite 101, Glen Allen, VA 23060. For additional information, email Phyllis Long.

 

 

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Congratulations to Elnora Tompkins who received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) during its 75th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg last month.

A longtime teacher and guidance counselor at A.T. Johnson School in Montross, Mrs. Tompkins served for 32 years on the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative board of directors, including 26 years as secretary-treasurer.

In addition to her co-op service, Mrs. Tompkins, a graduate of Virginia State University, has chaired the board of directors of Rappahannock Community College and the VMDAEC's Communications and Public Relations Committee. She also served on the @wESTWestmoreland County Public Schools Board and her local American Cancer Society chapter, among other civic contributions.

Several of Mrs. Tompkins’ relatives, colleagues and former students (including Delegate Margaret Bevans Ransone) are in this video that was shown during the award ceremony.
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In the August issue of Cooperative Living, we feature the community of Scottsville in our Crossroads section. We highlight Baines Books & Coffee, a place the Scottsville community comes to not only read books and drink coffee but where groups come to meet and talk and hang out or bring their laptop to work.

There are places like Baines Books & Coffee in a lot of our communities across Virginia. Let us know if you have a spot like this that you like to go in the comments below.

#community #coffee #books #meeting #work #smalltown #crossroads #cooperativeliving #scottsville

Baines Books and Coffee Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
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The football season is ramping back up with preseason games already going on. We thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the Commonwealth Kitchen and showcase our tailgating treats column from October 2018.

Our Cooperative Living chef Kara created this video to show us how to make Baked Potato Salad.

For more recipes go to co-opliving.com/food/recipes/ or co-opliving.com/food/commonwealth-kitchen/. You can also submit your favorite recipe and maybe we will include it in an upcoming issue!
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