SMECO newsletter

volume 65 - issue 3 - march 2015

SMECO holds Elementary School Knowledge Bowl

The 21st annual Elementary School Knowledge Bowl was held in January 2015.

The Knowledge Bowl was an annual competition for students in elementary schools throughout Southern Maryland that tested the students' knowledge of mathematics, history, grammar, current affairs, and other subjects. Read more

Save while doing laundry

Besides hanging clothes on a clothesline, what are some quick and easy ways to save energy and money while doing that necessary chore—your laundry? The easiest ways would be to use less water by only washing full loads, choose the right water level setting, and limit the use of extra rinse cycles. Reducing the water temperature setting is also an easy way to reduce costs. When you predominately wash with cold water, you can limit the amount of time you need to use warm water or hot water to when your clothes have oily stains. The most important thing to remember is to ensure you use detergent made for cold water. Read more

The 2015 MATHCOUNTS winners announced

The 21st annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition brought together more than 130 students from 19 schools throughout Southern Maryland to test their math skills at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick on Saturday, February 7. Read more

The 13th annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo is right around the corner

The 13th annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo will be held on March 28, 2015, at the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ruther Glen, Virginia. This event offers an opportunity to see SMECO linemen compete in events that test their agility, skill, and safe work practices—talents vital to the work they perform daily. This event is free to the public and provides an opportunity for members of the community to see just what it takes to be a utility lineman—skill, strength, and respect for electricity. Read more

Sign up for the SMECO 75 Bike Ride

Join us for the bike ride through Southern Maryland.

Date: June 6, 2015

Time: Registration opens at 7 a.m. for packet pick-up/same-day registration
Early registration, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Place: 15035 Burnt Store Rd., Hughesville, MD

Cost: Register* by May 6: $35
May 7–May 28: $40
May 29–June 6: $50

* Register by May 6 to guarantee receipt of a shirt.

Have a plan for power outages

An outage is never convenient, but when it involves the elderly or those who rely on electrical health equipment, it's important to have a plan in place in case of an extended outage. Read more