Annual Membership Meeting and Director Elections
Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative held its annual meeting on November 10, 2016. A record crowd of over 500 members and guests were in attendance for the event.
While waiting for the meeting to commence, members were again entertained by video clips from the Grand Ole Opry.
TVEC Attorney John Mosley, serving as emcee for the evening, welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending.
Troops from Kaufman Cub Scout Pack 336 then carried out the duties of the posting of colors and led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance.
Chairman of the Board Howard Tillison, officially called the meeting to order.
General Manager/CEO Jerry Boze then addressed the audience. He recognized the hard work of the co-op’s employees and board of directors and the services they provide to the membership. He then ran through a litany of services, programs and events offered by TVEC and gave a general “state of the co-op” presentation. Boze also announced the co-op will retire over $3 million in capital credits this year.
Boze recognized the help and support TVEC receives from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and from Texas Electric Cooperative (TEC). He explained how NRECA looks out for the best interests of co-ops nationwide and TEC provides invaluable services on a state level. He also credited Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative (RCEC) for its services as TVEC’s wholesale power supplier.
Trey Rowe, of the co-op’s auditing firm, Bolinger, Seagars, Gilbert and Moss, provided the results of TVEC’s financial report for the year ending December 31, 2015. He stated TVEC was in excellent financial shape.
Rowe also presented the voting totals for the board election. Incumbent Jerry Priest was reelected to his seat in Board District 2. Priest received 877 votes, while Don Myzyk received 392, Robert Fair received 387 and Roy Don Rand received 385.
Howard Tillison of District 6 and David Lang of District 7 were both unopposed and reelected to their respective board seats. You can view complete election results as well as the auditor’s report and financials for the co-op here.
Following the meeting, over 100 prizes were raffled off including a flat screen TV and a $500 bill credit.