Community Volunteers: GVEC employee volunteers stand for a group photo before the 1st GVEC Gives Back Community Event at Max Starcke Park, Seguin, on Sept. 22, 2018.

GVEC Employee Family & GVEC Community Family Both Strong & Blessed

This month, I’d like to offer thanks for two of the greatest blessings the Cooperative has enjoyed throughout my time as General Manager: family and community. For evidence of the strong bond that exists between our GVEC employee family, you need look no further than the effort our employees put into serving our customers and communities.

We view those communities as an extension of our family—we view them as our GVEC community family, in other words. Each of you—our members and customers—is the reason we come together each day as a Cooperative team to provide GVEC services and come together as a team of friends to give back to our communities.

So, during this time of giving thanks, on behalf of everyone at GVEC, I want to tell you how thankful we are for you, our GVEC community family. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

We Would Appreciate Your Reviewing GVEC Online

If you have purchased new internet, AC/heating, solar or electrician services from GVEC within the past few months, or if you received the email from us in June, you may already know we are encouraging all our members and customers to help spread the word by reviewing GVEC online.

This You Share. We Care. initiative, as we have named it, allows you to give an honest review about GVEC and tell the larger community about your five-star GVEC experience. Your ratings or reviews not only give us input we need to improve and grow, but also provide valuable information to others who are considering working with GVEC.

I hope you will consider taking a moment to share your GVEC experience online. For instructions on how to rate GVEC, click here to see our blog about reviewing GVEC Online.

GVEC Gives Back

On Sept. 22, our GVEC employee family partnered with the community to make the first GVEC Gives Back a rousing success. Event volunteers started the day setting up in heavy rain but, as you’ll see in our story on pages 22-23, the sun came out just as the run/walk got started and held the rain in check for the remainder of the event.

Hardly anyone ended the day without getting covered in “fun run dust” (myself included). For all the day’s fun, comradery and friendly competition, the big winners were the two worthwhile organizations who received the event proceeds: the Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Gonzales Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, also known as Norma’s House. These two organizations, which our employees chose as beneficiaries, will split a total of $23,000 in GVEC Gives Back proceeds evenly.

To everyone who donated time, money or raffle items to our GVEC Gives Back event, to all who participated as a runner or walker, or who bought lunch or raffle tickets, thank you for making the event a success. And thank you for supporting our community. Occasions like this remind me of why I am so thankful to be part of the GVEC employee family and the GVEC community family, too.

Contact Me by Phone, Email or Mail

I am always interested in your comments and feedback. Contact me by phone at 830.857.1152, by email at dschauer@gvec.org or by mail at P.O. Box 118, Gonzales, Texas 78629.

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