HILLSBOROUGH, NC – April 16, 2013 – Piedmont Electric Membership Cooperative (PEMC) welcomed almost 800 attendees, including 407 registered members, at its annual meeting Friday, April 12, in the Orange High School auditorium. The annual meeting is the Co-op’s largest and most important event, bringing together members from across PEMC’s six county service area to participate in the democratic cooperative election process, learn more about the Cooperative’s business and see new ways to save energy and money.
During the business session of the meeting, members elected Sam Woods of Hurdle Mills, Stephen Long of Prospect Hill, and Talmadge Yancey of Roxboro to serve on the Cooperative’s Board of Directors.
PEMC’s President and CEO Randy Brecheisen gave a report on 2012 activities, plans for the future and the importance of the cooperative difference.
Attendees were also shown a slideshow and video presentation that celebrated PEMC’s 75th anniversary. The presentation highlighted some of the pivotal moments in the Cooperative’s history, paying special attention to the early days and the founding members. “It is important to shed light on our Cooperative’s rich past in order to help us carry an even brighter promise for the future – the notion that we all prosper by helping each other,” Brecheisen told the attendees after the video presentation.
The meeting also included special recognition of Doug Simmons, who served on PEMC’s Board of Directors for 30 years and passed away earlier this year.
After the election results were announced, several raffle prizes were awarded, including:
$500 won by Lucious S. Upchurch of Durham, NC
$250 won by Lacy E. Tinnen of Cedar Grove, NC
$250 won by Henry B. Lankford, of Mebane, NC
46” Flatscreen TV won by Lea S. Chambers of Semora, NC
The Palmetto State Quartet provided entertainment for the evening.