January 20, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Nominate an Outstanding STEM Teacher

STEM

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and the school systems in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties are looking for nominees the 2021 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards for educators who exemplify excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Deadline for nominations is January 29, 2021.

Lower SMECO Energy Rates in Effect

Energy Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative received approval for a decrease in the power supply rates that most members pay for their electric service.

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals

SMECO Hospital Donation

Three area hospitals recently received donations from Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to support the hospitals’ care providers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawkins New Senior VP at SMECO

Hawkins

Campbell Hawkins has joined Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative as senior vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer to lead SMECO’s newly created Strategy and Innovation Department.

SMECO Discounts Energy-Efficient Building Classes

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is offering members a substantial discount to attend the National Sustainable Structures Center course on the Fundamentals of Energy-Efficient Buildings Operations. Register now for a $796 savings.

Apply Now for Help With Your Electric Bill

The Maryland Public Service Commission has authorized utilities to resume sending termination notices beginning October 1 and to resume disconnecting service as of November 15. If you need help to pay your electric bill, SMECO wants to help.

Music Series Continues With Oct. 2-3 Events

The Jo Ricks Music Series continues in Southern Maryland in October with a weekend of concerts and youth-oriented events at St. George’s Episcopal Church at 19167 Poplar Hill Lane in Valley Lee.

SMECO’s Dennison Named to UMd Charles Medical Center Board

Dennison

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center announces the appointment of Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public affairs for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to the hospital’s board of directors.

New Music Series Debuts in So. MD

The Jo Ricks Music Series was created to bring acclaimed classical, jazz, and world-music artists to Southern Maryland for the artists to share their music through affordable live performances and to share their musical knowledge through educational events for children and youth.

SMECO Elects Board @ 82nd Annual Meeting

SMECO

SMECO held its 82nd annual meeting August 27, 2020, at the cooperative’s headquarters in Hughesville, MD. The Board of Directors election was conducted online and by mail prior to the meeting.