Pioneer electric hosts annual member meeting and trustees election Saturday
Published 12:03 pm Monday, October 10, 2016
Special to the Signal
Pioneer Electric Cooperative (PEC) will hold the 2016 Annual Member Meeting with trustees election on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Butler County Fairgrounds, located off Highway 10 West in Greenville.
Gates are scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m. with the official meeting set to begin at 10:30 a.m. All PEC members are invited to attend and may bring up to five guests each.
Every October, PEC holds the annual meeting to allow member-owners to participate directly in the cooperative’s Democratic process of electing members to the Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees. This year, Districts 2, 5 and 8 Trustees are up for election.
The meeting also creates an opportunity for members to get to know more about PEC and to learn about new and existing programs available to members.
While members could cast their votes by mail-in ballot, “We do hope that our members will join us for a fun, informative time on Saturday, Oct. 15,” said Pioneer Electric Communications Specialist Casey Rogers.
Rogers also said, “We are excited to announce a programs that Pioneer will be participating in this upcoming year. We hope that members will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about what’s available to them as Pioneer’s member-owners.”
Rogers said mail-in ballots have to be received by Wednesday, Oct. 12 in order to be properly counted.
At the annual meeting there will be live entertainment; the Touchstone Energy hot air balloon will be available for rides and members will have the opportunity to win door prizes and more. Members in attendance will be eligible to win one of 10, $75 bill credits, as well as a grand prize of a “year of free power,” based on the average yearly residential usage and valued over $2,000.
Pioneer Electric Cooperative has served members for over 75 years and currently provides reliable service to more than 11,000 members in southeast Alabama. PEC’s coverage territory encompasses four primary counties, including Butler, Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox, while also reaching parts of Autauga, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Covington and Monroe counties.
For more information about this year’s annual meeting, please visit Pioneer’s website at www.pioneerelectric.com or contact PEC by phone at 1-800-239-3092.