The year 2020 marks an important milestone for Victory Electric. For 75 years, more than poles and wire connect cooperative members in southwest Kansas. The cooperative is more than a place to pay your bill every month. It’s people and it’s passion. And that’s something that hasn’t changed over the cooperative’s 75-year history.
In the beginning, local people banded together to form a cooperative to serve electricity to their rural homes and farms—so they built the service, and they used it—and we are still using it today under the same service-minded, not-for-profit philosophy.
The same passion that built this cooperative still pulses through the veins of its caretakers today. From the board of trustees leading the way, to the employees handling the day-to-day functions, and to the members who believe in the cooperative business model–the goal remains the same, to deliver safe, reliable, electric service at the lowest possible cost.
There was a time when the only light available was a faint glow from a kerosene lantern. A wood stove provided heat, as well as a means to cook food. We all enjoy having electricity in our lives today, and as we celebrate Victory Electric’s rich history, we encourage our members to embrace what your cooperative is today and will be in the future. It has been an honor to serve our members over the past 75 years and we look forward to serving for another 75 years.
In honor of this occasion, we are celebrating our members and employees who have helped keep the lights on since 1945! Stay tuned for celebrations and giveaways throughout the year.