A nice crowd enjoyed Tri-County Electric’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Westmoreland High School in Westmoreland, TN.

The lucky winner of the $100 to start the meeting was Ms. Elise Phillips. Tony Bentle, Westmoreland District Director, welcomed everyone to the meeting, followed by the Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance by Cub Scout Pack 430. Janeth Herrera, a very talented singer sung the National Anthem, followed by the Invocation from Pastor Duane Garner of New Vision Church. The Reading of Notice and Proof of Mailing, along with the reading of the prior two years minutes was read by Ken Witcher Jr.,

Paul Thompson, Tri-County Electric CEO, thanked the members for their attendance and support of Tri-County Electric, especially during the pandemic we faced over the past year. He reported on Tri-County Electric’s strong financial position and the challenging year 2020 was. Electric cooperatives are accustomed to working through devastation caused by tornados and ice storms, but we had never experienced anything like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Numerous door prizes were awarded after the business meeting ended, including the Grand Prize Chevrolet Trailblazer won by member-owner Betty Marsh of Lafayette, Tennessee. Tri-County Electric gave umbrellas to members at registration and each child was given a Tri-County Electric T-Shirt. Everyone enjoyed refreshments provided by Linda’s Cakes and Catering and served by the Westmoreland High School Beta Club.

A very special thanks goes to Rick Duffer, Principal of Westmoreland High School and his staff. We appreciate being able to hold our annual meeting at WHS and the great hospitality shown to Tri-County Electric employees and members.

In addition to cash prizes, two iPads were given away in the children’s drawing. Tristan Shaw, 2nd grade student at Austin Tracy Elementary School, and Dillon West, senior at Macon County High School, also won $500 Technology Grants for their schools.

As required by the TCEMC bylaws, a meeting of the Board of Directors was held immediately following the Annual Meeting.  Officers elected were President, Kelby Graves; District T (Tompkinsville); Vice-President, Tommy Thompson, District H (Hartsville); Secretary-Treasurer, Tony Bentle, District W (Westmoreland).

Pictured above: 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Grand Prize Winner. (L-R) Paul Thompson, CEO; Betty Marsh; and Ron Alan Powell, Director of District L.