NCTC will hold its 2022 annual members meeting on November 5, at the Macon County Junior High School, with entertainment by the Flatrock Ramblers at noon. The business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. After a postponed meeting in 2020 and an outdoor event in 2021, this will be the first time in three years the cooperative has had its regular meeting.
NCTC President and CEO Johnny McClanahan will give a report on the cooperative’s operational and financial status. Additionally, the election of the 2022 board members will be addressed. The minutes from the 2020 and 2021 meeting will be displayed in the lobby as members enter. The 2022 community service award winner(s) will also be announced and honored. “Our community service award selection committee has a difficult job in choosing a recipient. Last year, two recipients were selected, and this year, the committee decided to select two deserving recipients again. We think they made great choices. We look forward to honoring these individuals.” stated board chairman Glen Hardcastle.
The past few years have been the busiest in NCTC’s recent history as families and employers have been forced to depend on high-speed internet more than ever. NCTC has also worked progressively to offer its members/customers access to a 100% fiber network. McClanahan commented, “We are thankful we can hold our meeting at our normal location. This has been a great year, and we hope members will celebrate with us. We look forward to seeing familiar faces each year, and we hope to see some new ones as well.”
There was one contested director position this year in the Bethpage/Oak Grove exchange. In coordination with NCTC bylaws, the director election was held at the Rock Bridge Church in Bethpage on October 20 from 9 am to 7 pm and at the NCTC main office on October 22 from 9 am to 12 noon. Calvin Graves was re-elected to a three-year term, beginning November 1.