As a cooperative committed to community involvement and customer focus, we are excited here at HOTEC to find an effective and easy way to improve the quality of life within our community.  This program is the perfect way to put our co-op vision into action.  Operation Round Up is community involvement at work.  Simply stated, Operation Round Up is local dollars meeting local needs in the local communities.  HOTEC is just providing a channel for you, the members, to collectively help others in your own neighborhoods.

Members of HOTEC will now have the opportunity, the means, and the reward of contributing voluntarily to worthwhile community activities and needs throughout our service territory.  All HOTEC members will be enrolled in Operation Round Up unless they choose not to participate.

Note: Participation is strictly voluntary and you can request to be removed from the program at any time.

All applications to receive assistance through Operation Round Up must be received in our McGregor office no later than two weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Round Up board. No exceptions.

Interested organizations are required to provide a 501(c)(3) letter (if tax exempt), the previous year's financial statement, and a cover letter explaining how the monies will be used in as much detail as possible.

Operation Round Up Application

Operation Round Up Applications MUST be received ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled Directors' Meeting to be considered for funds. 

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

Applications are due in the office by Monday, February 19, 2024.

Note: Please make sure applications are not printed and returned front and back.

If you have any questions regarding Operation Round Up, please contact Nickie Strickland at (254) 840-5101 or send her an email.

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The Operation Round Up program is a separate entity with its own board consisting of 6 members appointed by the HOTEC Board of Directors.  Current board members include: Damon Boniface, Grady Williams, Charles Boyd, Barbara Rusling, Patricia Weber, and Mike Garrett.  

No, they volunteer their time and are only compensated for out-of-pocket expenses.  

Non-profit and civic organizations within the HOTEC service area. 

Eligible organizations may receive up to $2,500 annually.  

No, funds of the Trust can be used to support any candidate for political office or for any political purpose.  No funds can be used to support any type of for-profit organization or venture.  No funds will be distributed to churches or individuals. 

No, not directly. There are charitable organizations that help with electric bills.  Those organizations may request funds from Operation Round Up.

The Board meets quarterly during the months of March, June, September and December.

All applications to receive assistance through Operation Round Up must be received in our McGregor office no later than two weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Round Up board. No exceptions.

Yes, the fax number is 254-840-4250.

Contact the HOTEC office and ask to be included in Operation Round Up.  

No. Heart of Texas Electric Trust Fund is not a charitable organization exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3), so contributions are not tax deductible.  

Funds Allocation

Crawford Community Center
Donation: $1,250

Hill Country Community Action Association
Donation: $2,500

McGregor ISD Education Foundation
Donation: $500

Oglesby Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Osage Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Rhett Revolution
Donation: $2,000

The Arc of McLennan County
Donation: $2,500

Turnersville Community Center
Donation: $2,500

Westphalia Celebration Park
Donation: $1,000

St. Vincent De Paul
Donation: $2,500

Alzheimer’s Association
Donation: $2,500

Bruceville-Eddy Senior Citizens Center
Donation: $2,500

Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
Donation: $2,500

The Marlin Public Library
Donation: $2,500

Moody Community Library
Donation: $1,000

Flat Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Lott Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Westphalia Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

The Contemporaries
Donation: $500

The Salvation Army
Donation: $2,500

Old Settlers & Veterans Association
Donation: $1,000

Old Town Cameron
Donation: $250

Preservation Rosebud
Donation: $500

REACH Therapeutic Riding Center
Donation: $2,500

Texas Ramp Project
Donation: $2,500

Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Minerva Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Turnersville Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Crawford Community Center
Donation: $2,500

Davilla Community Center
Donation: $2,500

East Bell Youth Boosters
Donation: $500

Gatesville Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Jonesboro Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

McGregor ISD Education Foundation
Donation: $500

Midway ISD Education Foundation
Donation: $500

Oglesby Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Osage Volunteer Fire Department
Donation: $2,500

Temple Children's Museum
Donation: $500

The Arc of McLennan County
Donation: $2,500

The Grove Community Center
Donation: $2,500

Town Square Community Foundation
Donation: $2,500

7 Area Food Pantries, Area Christian Services, Baptist Church, Blessings From God, Care Center, Presbyterian Place, Samaritan House, and Valley Mills Pantry.
Donation: $1,000 each

Moffat Community Center
$2,500

Westphalia Celebration Park Inc.
$1,000

Military Order of the World Wars
$500

McGregor Youth Vo-Ag Booster Club
$250

Valley Mills Youth Support Group
$250

Alzheimer's Assoc., North Central Texas Chapter
$2,500

Davilla Community Center
$2,500

The Salvation Army
$2,500

Moody Community Library
$1,000

McLennan County 4-H Sharpshooters
$500

Valley Mills Youth Baseball Association
$250