“Powering Tomorrow…Today” was the theme as an estimated 1,200 people crowded the Southwestern Randolph High School gymnasium for Randolph EMC’s 80th Annual Meeting, held on June 15. More than 500 REMC members registered at the meeting to hear about the current state of their cooperative and for their chance to win one of several door prizes.
Members enjoyed free homemade ice cream from Gilbert’s Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream, a children’s show performed by Jon Sundell, safety demonstrations and informational booths. The event also included live bluegrass entertainment by the New Southern Ground band.
During the business meeting, Board President Jerry Bowman updated members on the recent capital credit retirement. Members also heard the financial report for the cooperative, learned about new services and programs available to members, and listened to an update of Randolph EMC’s community involvement over the past year.
In a special presentation, REMC’s 2017 Rural Electric Youth Tour Delegate, Macy Daniel, shared her experience in Washington, D.C., last summer.
In addition, all three incumbent directors were re-elected: Del Cranford to District 5; Steve Harris, District 8; and Billy Maness, District 9. Following the meeting, the board of directors elected the following slate of officers: Jerry Bowman, President; Tammie Phillips, Vice President; Billy Maness, Secretary-Treasurer; and Lee Isley, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer.