Drupal blog posts https://www.victoriaelectric.coop/ en Twenty $1,500 Victoria Electric Cooperative Scholarships Awarded to Graduating Seniors https://www.victoriaelectric.coop/Twenty-1500-Victoria-Electric-Cooperative-Scholarships-Awarded-to-Graduating-Seniors <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Twenty $1,500 Victoria Electric Cooperative Scholarships Awarded to Graduating Seniors</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">blog_image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-05/scholarship%20%282%29-min.png" width="600" height="600" alt="Scholarship" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vec_adming6s8</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/29/2022 - 10:17</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="container p-0 m-0"> <div class="row p-0 m-0"> <div class="col-md p-0 m-0"> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:16pt; 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background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Media Contact:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2; margin-right:18px; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#232300"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Charlotte Whitley, HR &amp; Communication Manager</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Ph. 361-573-2428  Ext. 2112</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#0563c1"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">cwhitley@victoriaelectric.coop</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.38; text-align:center; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:13pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Twenty $1,500 Victoria Electric Cooperative Scholarships Awarded to Graduating Seniors</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.7999999999999998; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">VICTORIA, TX</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> — Victoria Electric Cooperative (VEC) announced that over 80 scholarship applicants/graduating seniors applied for their annual youth scholarship program and 20 of those were each awarded $1,500 scholarships to help further their education. Victoria Electric Cooperative offers scholarships each year to graduating seniors who plan to continue their education beyond high school in an accredited college, or technical school. Those that received scholarship awards will be paid out upon entry into their first semester of higher education.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.7999999999999998; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“We are happy to announce that there were over 80 applicants that applied to potentially receive the 2022 VEC Scholarship, and,  out of those applicants, VEC was able to award twenty $1,500 scholarships for a total of $30,000 in scholarships,”  said </span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#232300"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Charolette Whitley, HR &amp; Communication Manager. S</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">he shared that any graduating high school senior whose parents or guardian is a residential member or parent is employed by Victoria Electric Cooperative was eligible (residential is defined as having the primary residence within VEC’s service territory). </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.7999999999999998; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Criteria considered include a student’s diversification of skills/hobbies/interests, their past civic and volunteer efforts, demonstrated leadership attributes, and grade point average.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> Applicants were also required to submit a 500 word essay which covered experience from their life and how it influenced their development. Scholarship winners were selected by the Scholarship Committee at Victoria Electric Cooperative based on open competition among all applicants. The panel of independent judges was composed of VEC members.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.7999999999999998; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“All of the recipients are very active in school and extracurricular activities, as well as active in their volunteer efforts in our community. All have excellent grades and VEC is very pleased to award them scholarship funds to assist them in continuing their education,” said Whitley.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.7999999999999998; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The Victoria Electric Cooperative youth scholarship program is funded entirely by unclaimed capital credit money that would normally have to be turned over to the state. “We at VEC absolutely love supporting our area youth, particularly their dreams to further their education. We wish them the best in their future endeavors,” said Whitley.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The following are the 20 recipients of VEC’s Youth Scholarship Program:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Calhoun High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Morgan Harkey, Texas A&amp;M, Biomedical Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Tarah Munsch, Tarleton State University, Bachelors of Science in Nursing</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Savannah Lane, UT or Texas A&amp;M, Bachelor of Finance and Master’s in Real Estate</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Geraldine Tavola, UT Austin, Pre-Med &amp; Bachelor of Science in Microbiology</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">St. Joseph High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Sarah Ybarra, Texas A&amp;M, Biomedical Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Callie Nelson, McDaniel University (Maryland), Biology</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Kloe Cowan, Baylor or University of Arkansas, Pre-Physical Therapy minoring in Business Administration</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">William Wright, UTSA, Computer Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Sydney Partain, Texas A&amp;M - Blinn, Allied Health &amp; Nursing School</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Futures Academy</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Renee Bradicich, Blinn College - Bryan Campus, Agricultural Economics</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Victoria West High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Wyatt Borden, UT-Austin, Computer Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Reilly Amsler, Angelo State University, Agricultural Education or Agricultural Communications</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Jack Roessler, Texas State University, Education</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Cassidy Zimmerman, Texas State University, Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences, Master in Communication Disorders</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Katelyn John, Texas A&amp;M Kingsville, Environmental Engineering</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Seth Birmingham, Baylor</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Cuero High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Cason Jander, A&amp;M, Agricultural Systems Management &amp; Agricultural Engineering</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Goliad High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Rebecca Garcia, Texas State University, Family &amp; Consumer Sciences.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Dripping Springs High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Rosalyn Brysch, UT Dallas, Molecular Biology. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:1.38; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Industrial High School</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Emme Brooke Heibel, UHV, Political Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height:2.4; margin-right:18px; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">About Victoria Electric Cooperative</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2; margin-right:18px; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Victoria Electric Cooperative was founded December 17, 1938 at the Victoria County Courthouse. Decades later, the grassroot efforts of the founders to establish electricity in rural areas has helped VEC to grow toover 15,000 members with nearly 3,000 miles of line mapped across six counties serving homes, businesses, and farms. What was once deemed a luxury is now a necessity that powers communities and empowers economic growth and development.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2; margin-right:18px; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Our Mission</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <hr /> <p style="line-height:1.2; margin-right:18px; background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">To exceed our member’s expectations of providing safe, reliable, affordable electricity and continue to improve the quality of life of each member through loyal employees, with a focus on service and community.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.38; text-align:center; background-color:#ffffff; margin-top:13px; margin-bottom:13px"> </p> <p> </p> <style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ .field--name-field-blog-image { text-align: center; } /*--><!]]>*/ </style> </div> </div> Sun, 29 May 2022 10:17:05 +0000 vec_adming6s8 134 at https://www.victoriaelectric.coop Victoria Rotary Club & Lineman For Little Ones Partner To Raise Over $14,000 For Area Youth And Non-Profits https://www.victoriaelectric.coop/Victoria-RotaryClub-and-Lineman-For-Little-Ones <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Victoria Rotary Club &amp; Lineman For Little Ones Partner To Raise Over $14,000 For Area Youth And Non-Profits</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">blog_image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-05/Lineman%20%282%29-min_0.png" width="600" height="600" alt="Lineman" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vec_adming6s8</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/29/2022 - 10:12</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p> </p> <div class="container p-0 m-0"> <div class="row p-0 m-0"> <div class="col-md p-0 m-0"> <p>PRESS RELEASE</p> </div> <div class="col-md p-0 m-0"><img alt="VEC LOGO" class="rounded float-end" src="/sites/default/files/VECLogo.png" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></div> <div class="col-md p-0 m-0"><img alt="VEC LOGO" class="rounded float-end" src="/sites/default/files/inline-files/rotary%20logo.png" style="width: 150px; height: 200px;" /></div> </div> </div> <p style="line-height:1.3800000000000001"><span style="font-size:10pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#282828"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Roboto,sans-serif"><span style="color:#303037"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Robert Royer</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Roboto,sans-serif"><span style="color:#303037"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Public Relations Chairman, Victoria Rotary Club</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Roboto,sans-serif"><span style="color:#303037"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">(361) 212-9929</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2"><a href="mailto:robert@bbm.email"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Roboto,sans-serif"><span style="color:#303037"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">robert@bbm.email</span></span></span></span></span></span></a><br />  </p> <p style="line-height:1.3800000000000001; text-align:center"><span style="font-size:13.999999999999998pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#282828"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Victoria Rotary Club &amp; Lineman For Little Ones Partner To Raise Over $14,000 For Area Youth And Non-Profits</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">VICTORIA,TX —</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The Victoria Rotary Club hosted their 25th Annual Jack Whitmire Sporting Clay Shoot, Dinner &amp; Auction April 30 - May 1, 2022 and this year’s event included a partnership to help non-profits and area youth. Victoria Rotary Club partnered with </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://victoriaelectric.coop/content/linemen-little-ones" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Lineman for Little Ones,</span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> a community project developed by Victoria Electric Cooperative to raise over $14,000 for local grants and scholarships to award to deserving non-profits and youth.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">As part of their annual event, the two organizations partner together to host a live auction the evening before the sporting clay shoot at the stunning Beck Ranch. At the event, Victoria Rotary Club awarded the $1,000 first place youth scholarship and Lineman for Little Ones awarded the $750 second place youth scholarship.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="Gunner Frank" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="65ca3da9-8d0e-4c39-9277-baf6d7259524" height="359" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/image2-2.jpeg" width="270" class="align-left" loading="lazy" /><img alt="Trevor Yancey" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a1dc0a5f-011d-4840-8de7-6f2a5d26a8f5" height="356" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/image0-3.jpeg" width="267" class="align-right" loading="lazy" /></p> <p> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857">  </p> <div class="p-3"> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"> </p> </div> <p>On left is first place winner, <strong>Gunner Frank</strong> and, on the right, is second place winner <strong>Trevor Yancey</strong>. Winners are pictured with President-Elect/Clay Shoot Chairman, Manny Villareal.</p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“Many employees from Victoria Electric Cooperative, as well as members of the Victoria Rotary Club volunteered to help organize the clay shoot event and the collaboration was very successful in terms of fundraising for the Victoria Rotary Club and Lineman for Little Ones, as well as awareness of the program with attendees and volunteers,” said Robert Royer, public relations chair for Victoria Rotary Club.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Linemen for Little Ones is a community service project that was founded in 2014 by the employees of Victoria Electric Cooperative. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p style="line-height:2.057142857142857"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">“Between 2014 and 2022, this project has donated more than $70,000 and many volunteer hours to local non-profit organizations that benefit children. That’s a powerful impact and one that VEC feels strongly about. We are pleased with the results of this year’s Rotary Clay Shoot and appreciate the partnership to continue to grow Linemen for Little Ones so we can help more children in this community we call home,” said Blaine Warzecha, VEC General Manager.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><br /> <br />  </p> <style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ .field--name-field-blog-image { text-align: center; } /*--><!]]]]]]><![CDATA[><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]]]><![CDATA[>*/ /*--><!]]>*/ </style> </div> </div> Sun, 29 May 2022 10:12:17 +0000 vec_adming6s8 133 at https://www.victoriaelectric.coop