ANNUAL MEETING 2018 was a huge success. Our bylaws require a quorum—equal to 5 percent of the membership—in order to conduct an official business meeting. The number of members required for quorum at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Members was 3,218. Registration opened at noon and, by 2:20 p.m., we hit our quorum requirement. When registration closed at 7 p.m., a total of 6,529 members had passed through the registration lines and received their $20 electric bill credit.
In 2017, our total membership registration was 6,053. Attendance was higher this year and we exceeded our quorum requirement.
The meeting agenda included the election of three trustee candidates, who are also members of the cooperative, to serve on the board of trustees for a three-year term. Bobby Jordan (District 2) and Frankie Blanton (District 4) and Henry Boyd (District 6) all ran unopposed. They were re-elected by acclamation during the business meeting.
The board of trustees held a brief meeting following the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of Members to elect officers. Johnny M. Shelley remains as president, with Eugene Harriott Jr. as vice president and Ashley Anderson as secretary/treasurer.
Gearing up for next year
We already have the date for the 2019 Annual Meeting set, and the plans are in progress. Please mark your calendars now for Tuesday, May 14, 2019.