The Mille Lacs Community Trust Board meets quarterly to distribute funds raised through Operation Round Up. On December 17th the board awarded $31,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations including: Aitkin Anglers Fishing Club, Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia Senior Citizens Inc, True Friends, Aitkin Co. Environmental Services, Mille Lacs Health System Auxiliary, Ruby’s Pantry, The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, Aitkin Grad Blast 2020, Mille Lacs Academy, City or Aitkin, Kinship Partners, Cuyuna Range Youth Center, Mounted Eagles, United 4 Recovery, Aitkin Co. Private Woodland Committee, DAV Warriors on Water, Salem West, Riverwood Healthcare Center Auxiliary, Aitkin Co. CARE, and
Palisade Area Lions.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary program at MLEC where our generous members round-up their electric bill payment to the nearest dollar. All of the funds raised go into the trust fund which is donated back to the community. Board members include: Shirley Adolphson, Fred Tessmer, Loren Larson, Pat Scollard, Diane Landstad, Linda Weimer, Jack Gilbertson, and Lowell W. Larson.
To receive a Trust application, contact Deb Chute at 218-927-8221 or 1-800-450-2191. The Trust Board meets the second Tuesday in March, June, September and December. Applications are accepted at any time. Those submitted a week before the quarterly meetings will go to the board. Anything submitted after will be seen at the next board meeting.