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4-County Annual Meeting Is Thursday

Members of 4-County Electric Power Association are invited to attend the cooperative’s annual membership meeting Thursday, June 13, at the East Mississippi Community College auditorium in Mayhew.

Plans for the day are simple. Sit back, relax and enjoy a day of good food, good fun, good fellowship and good information.

Remember, annual meeting times have changed a little this year. Registration begins at 10 a.m. A health fair for members will begin at 10:30 a.m. A barbecue lunch for members will also begin at 10:30 a.m. And the business portion of the meeting will begin at 1 p.m.

Held in conjunction with the annual meeting, the health fair will provide consumers the opportunity to receive healthcare screenings from a variety of vendors. Screenings offered will include blood pressure, cholesterol, vision and glaucoma.

In addition to the pre-meeting health fair, the business session will include financial and management reports along with the election of two directors to the Association’s board of directors.

Two incumbent directors are nominated for re-election to 4-County Electric Power Association’s board of directors. The Association’s nominating committee met March 19 and submitted the names of John Scarbrough of Columbus for District 1, Lowndes County, and Marty Crowder of Ackerman for District 5, Choctaw and Winston counties.

The candidates’ names have been placed in nomination for re-election to three-year terms on the Association’s board of directors, beginning June 13 at the cooperative’s annual membership meeting at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle Campus in Mayhew.

Proxy/ballots were mailed by May 14 to all 4-County members. June 7 was the deadline for the receipt of executed proxy ballots. Each proxy must be signed, dated and returned to the cooperative no later than 2 p.m. June 7 to be cast as a valid vote at the annual meeting.

Cooperative members also have the option to go online to cast votes in this year’s election for Board of Directors. Online voting will work just like the paper ballot members receive in the mail every year but, instead of using the mail, they will be able to cast their votes via the internet. When the annual meeting notice and ballot arrived at member homes in May, it included instructions on how to cast a vote online instead of returning a paper ballot. The online voting option features easy-to-use instructions, candidate biographies and has the option to alert members when their votes have been successfully submitted for counting.

Members returning their proxy/ballots, as well as those who attend the meeting, may qualify to win valuable prizes. Those returning their proxy/ballots (by mail, proxy or online voting) may qualify to win a $1,000 credit for electricity. Those attending the meeting may qualify for the grand prize, a retired 4-County fleet pickup truck. Other attendee prizes include hundreds of dollars in gift cards (courtesy of 4-County vendors), flat screen televisions, other home electronics and more.

Employees will be on hand to instruct members on how to participate in a variety of 4-County programs.

For more information on the annual meeting or how to vote in the directors’ election, please call 327-8900 and ask for the 4-County marketing department.