Record turnout re-elect board members
– A record
turnout of 1,500 registered members were at White River Valley Electric
Cooperative’s 73rd Annual Meeting of Members on Sept. 8 at the
Tri-Lakes Center in Branson to vote on three board of director positions.
Nominees for the board who were voted on and approved are: Bob Simmons, Taney
County; Bill Davis, Christian County; and Russell Loftin, Douglas County. Each
of these board members will serve a three-year term on a nine-person board with
Layne Morrill, Keet Short, Russell Jackson, Joe Breazele, Bill Cook and Pat
more than 2,600 total attendees (members plus guests) watched a video
highlighting the history of WRVEC and what the co-op does for the community
today. Board Member Bob Simmons was awarded the Touchstone Energy Power and
Hope Award for his commitment to the community, one of the Touchstone Energy
Chris Hamon discussed current issues at White River Electric: old vs. new
building, green globes, building efficiency, the leap day tornado and the
future of the co-op. He then opened it up for questions from the floor. Hamon
said to the packed auditorium, “It’s our mission to provide our members with
safe, reliable power at the lowest cost possible. Mother Nature and the federal
government through new regulations keep throwing curve balls at your
cooperative… We will do our best to communicate our position now and in the
future to you, our member owners.”
were treated to a car show, free refreshments, a health assessment from Skaggs
Regional Medical Center and entertainment by Clay Cooper’s Country Express. The
children’s play area included a live trout fishing pond. More than 80
attendance prizes, including $350 in free electricity, were given away
following the business meeting.
date for next year’s WRVEC annual meeting is Sept. 14, 2013.
Shakes Hands – CEO Chris Hamon welcomes members to the 73rd Annual
Meeting outside of the Tri-Lakes Center of Branson. There were 1,500 members in
attendance on Sept. 8.
the Clown – Annual Meeting featured a carnival for the kids, a car show, a
variety of informational booths, refreshments and entertainment by Clay
Cooper’s Country Express.
More photos are available in our Photo Gallery.
Cris Swaters, Communication Coordinator
417.335.9335 (WRVEC office)
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