REC's 80th Annual Meeting
REC members gathered at REC’s Multi Purpose Center for the 80th Annual Meeting. This year 414 members came for a free health fair, entertainment and a review of the operations of the Cooperative.
Many members visited the free health fair conducted by the Lindsay Municipal Hospital, South Central Medical Resource Center, the Lindsay Emergency Medical Services and Physical Therapy Central. Several people enjoyed breakfast provided by the local Kiwanis Club while many others made their way inside to listen to the country band Crossfire. The band is from the surrounding areas of Lindsay, Okla. Crossfire has been playing together for over 25 years.
Once the members made their way inside, many stopped at the different booths to learn more about the Co-op and signed up for the different prize drawings.
The business portion of the meeting began as REC Board of Trustees President Gary Jones discussed REC's youth programs and all the cooperative offers for the youth in its service territory.
Next, Chief Executive Officer Dale Nye covered the financials and reported the Cooperative was doing well. He also reported about the value of electricity and how the cooperative is trying to keep electricity affordable.
REC members approved the re-election of three Board of Trustees' during the registration process. Re-elected for a three-year term were: Gary Jones, District One, Office One; Terri Hays, District Two, Office One and Randy Griswold, District Three, Office One.
Throughout the meeting approximately 120 gifts were won by those in attendance. In addition to the regular prizes given away, seventy-five $75 gift certificates for electricity were given away. The grand prize winners of the three $500 gift certificates for electricity were Barbara Slay of Lindsay, James Kuykendall of Lindsay and Glen McDaniel of Bradley. The two children grand prize winners were Hutch Simonton from Lindsay and Georgia Miller from Wynnewood.