80th Annual Meeting Success
2020 brought many changes to how we at TCEC engage with our members and serve their needs. Many changes were made to implement safety precautions as COVID-19 continued to spread, while we continued to provide quality, affordable, electric service to our members and consumers.
Each year, planning for annual meeting begins in April. In the midst of the pandemic we knew that big changes would need to be made to the format of the TCEC Annual Meeting to safely have member participation, perform business and update our members on the progress of the cooperative over the past year.
We were not alone in these efforts as electric cooperatives across the country were making changes to their annual meetings as well. We were able to use ideas and formats of our neighboring co-op’s member engagement efforts and customize them to what would work for our members.
On September 19, 2020, 935 members registered for the 80th TCEC Annual Meeting during drive-thru registration at Madison County High School. While the trend in previous years averaged registering 600 members, the rise in participation this year was a good indicator that using creative means to register and conduct a virtual meeting kept our members engaged throughout the process.
250 kids bags were given out to TCEC’s youngest consumers and the co-op’s Board of Trustees were on site to greet members, answer questions, and thank those driving thru for their commitment to the co-op.
The business portion of the TCEC Annual Meeting was held virtually at 2:00 PM, with over 900 views on the TCEC website and Facebook page. Board President Bobby Dodd, CEO Julius Hackett, Attorney Dylan Rivers, and Board Treasurer Catherine Bethea updated viewers on the business and financial status of the cooperative through 2020.
Registered members were entered to win five grand prizes and a 2001 Ford F-250. Prize winners were announced virtually following the business meeting.
TCEC members are the heart of everything we do. Keeping our members and employees safe is always a top priority. With the hard work and dedication of employees and support of members, like you, we are able to mark the 2020 Annual Meeting a success.
2020 Annual Meeting Prize Winners
Prize #5 - Apple Ipad 7th Generation Winner: Amanda M Williamson
Prize #4 - Porch Swing Winner: Jan E Jones
Prize#3 - Yeti Hopper Flip Cooler Winner: Brandy D Siplin
Prize #2 - Blackstone Outdoor Griddle Grill Winner: Mary L Barclay
Prize #1 - Generac Generator Winner: Andre L Williams
Grand Prize - 2001 Ford F-250 Winner: Judi C Wyche