Macon County Chronicle

Tri-County Electric Annual Meeting Set for May 1st

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Paul Thompson

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, and it’s time once again for the Tri-County Electric Annual Members Meeting which will be held at Red Boiling Springs High School in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, on Thursday, May 1st, 2014, with registration to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tri-County has experienced consistent growth over the years and they provide a wide-range of services to the 51,500 members-owners. The corporation currently has 17 substations and over 5,450 miles of distribution line, covering a service area of roughly 1,800 square miles, in all or part of the following counties: Allen, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Monroe, Adair, Barren, Clinton and Warren in Kentucky; and Macon, Clay, Trousdale, Sumner, Jackson, Overton and Smith in Tennessee.

“While annual meetings are required of rural electric cooperatives, including Tri-County Electric, to provide a report to the members, we do our best to make the evening one you and your family will enjoy,” said Paul Thompson, Executive Vice President & General Manager. “In my 13th year as manager, I am excited that one of our members will leave the annual meeting on Thursday night, May 1, as the proud owner of a 2008 Ford pickup truck.”

Thompson said there will be bucket truck rides/safety trailer demo, airbrush for kids in attendance, free food and ice cream, free t-shirts for kids, registration gifts and he believes everyone will find plenty to enjoy. Tri-County will also provide information on their products and services.

“We’ll draw a name from members present when we start the business meeting for a $100 prize,” said Thompson. “The business meeting will not be lengthy, and when it adjourns we will have a drawing for door prizes, including two iPads for students in the Tri County service area as well as two $500 technology grants for their schools. Then the grand prize drawing will be for the pickup truck.”

The Tri-County Board of Directors include: Ronald D. Bailey, Tony Bentle, Bret Carver, George Cowan, Jeff Downing, Ray Goad, Veachel Harlan, Jack Osgatharp, Mike Miller, Tommy Thompson, Ken Witcher, and Paul Thompson.

“I would like to encourage everyone to come to Red Boiling Springs on Thursday night, May 1, and help us celebrate another wonderful year at Tri-County Electric,” said Thompson. “Few businesses have annual meetings like this one and every customer is invited, because they’re all members-owners, as are our employees and Board of Directors. That’s the way it’s been since Tri-County was founded in 1936!”

The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Red Boiling Springs High School is located at 415 Hillcrest Drive.

Employees, directors, and those living in their households will not be eligible for prizes.