Southeastern REMC Operation Roundup awards over $73,000


The second disbursement of “Operation Roundup” funds totaling $73,683.95 was awarded to 37 recipients from 7 counties comprising the REMC’s service territory at a special awards ceremony held this fall at the REMC Community Building.

The nine member Operation Roundup Board of Trustees met July 31st and determined that these 37 grant applications met all the requirements. The grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by “rounding up” their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount. The next opportunity to receive an Operation Roundup grant is scheduled for January 2018.

Applications will be accepted in the month of December. You can obtain more information about Operation Roundup program or download a grant application and guidelines at The following projects received Operation Roundup funding:

St. Paul Lutheran Church- $1,699 AED

Hopewell Baptist Church- $2,500 Men’s Conference Pro Bass Jimmy Sykes

South Ripley Elementary- $4,950 Part 4 of 4 of Reading/Writing Module

Ripley County Food Pantry- $1,000 Purchase Food for Pantry

Youth Encouragement Services- $2,500 YES Home for Kids

Ohio County 4H Shooting Sports- $1,500 Hand Washing Station – Ammo – Supplies

Canaan Vol. Fire Department- $2,500 800 Mhz Radio

1st Baptist Church Lawrenceburg- $1,000 Purchase Food for Pantry

Versailles Vol. Fire Department- $2,500 AED Elite

Friends of Pangburn Park- $2,500 Park Tables and Equipment

St Paul Lutheran Church Dewberry- $1,300 Cemetery Flags

Dearborn County Clearinghouse- $1,000 Purchase Food for Pantry.

Dillsboro Farmers Market- $981 Hand Washing Station

Oldenburg Academy- $2,500 Develop a Multi Media Studio

Pregnancy Care Center SE IND- $2,500- Abstinence Program Materials in schools

Daren Baker Memorial Park- $2,500 Equipment for the Park

Laughery Valley Fish & Game- $2,500 Gravel for driveway to access fishing pond

St. Louis Catholic School- $250 K – 5 Recess Equipment

Switzerland Co. School- $1,200 River REACH floating science project

Dillsboro Com. Partnership- $2,383.95 Veterans Signage on walking trail

Jazzy Jesters 4H Club- $1,500 Fair Booth Repair – Purdue Camp

Jefferson Co. 4H Fair Board- $2,500 Show Arena Upgrade

Habitat for Humanity Jefferson Co. $2,500 Purchase Truck for Refrigerator Roundup

Canaan Community Academy- $2,500 25 Chromebooks for students

Jngs Council Domestic Violence- $2,000 Range, table, chairs, & microwave

Whitewater Christian Camp- $2,500 Replace Metal Roof on Cabins

Dearborn Co. Solid Waste- $1,000 Fluorescent/LED Light Bulb Program

St. Maurice Napoleon Youth- $1,500 Support 21 Youth to Convention

New Horizons Rehabilitation- $2,500 Purchase Plants, Groceries, Garden Supplies

Ripley County Parks & Rec.- $1,375 Lettering for Park Entrance Sign

Milan Lions Club- $2,500 Replace Christmas Decorations in town

Ceil’s Learning Tree- $2,500 Supplies for Challenged Youth in Ohio Cty

Jngs. County Historical Society- $1,250 Support Museum and History Projects

Ripley Co. Court Services- $2,295 Fund new “Peer to Peer” Program

Ripley Co. Soccer Club- $2,000 Purchase supplies for soccer program

Senior Resources for Jngs. Co.- $1,000 Transport Senior Citizens to various events

Safe Passage- $2,500 Materials and Supplies for shelter.