79th Annual Member Meeting Recap
A total crowd of around 2,500 with 1,100 of those being registered members of South Central Indiana (SCI) REMC, filled the Mooresville High School gymnasium Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, for the electric cooperative’s 79th Annual Member Meeting, at which the cooperative introduced their new CEO and discussed their new SCI Fiber to the home project.
See some photos from our meeting on our Facebook page!
The morning began with members receiving a registration gift and complimentary breakfast, as well as information tables and giveaways relating to SCI REMC’s member programs and SCI Fiber. A highlight of this year includes the cooperative’s commitment to improving quality of life theme. As part of that theme, SCI REMC hosted Fiber Alley, where members could learn about the new high-speed internet project, as well as preregister for service.
The business of the meeting included Director election results and a video report recapping the Co-op’s business over the previous year, and a speech from Co-op CEO James Tanneberger.
There were three directors up for re-election for the Board of Directors. Here are the results of those elections:
District 3, Jim Cox (unopposed) - 1,149 votes
District 4, Lisa Prosser - 953 votes vs. Victor Szczechowski - 422 votes
District 8, Jim Koch - 1,142 votes
Jim Koch is new to the SCI REMC Board of Directors. He replaces 12-year Director Joe Peden, who retired from the Board this year.
SCI REMC hosts an annual membership meeting each year as part of its bylaws.
About SCI REMC
SCI REMC is a member-owned cooperative electric distribution facility. Anyone who receives power from South Central Indiana REMC is part owner of the business. SCI REMC is one of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized throughout the state in the 1930s. At that time, investor-owned utilities were supplying power in urban areas, but would not supply electric power to rural customers. This was common across the country at this time in history. People living in rural areas saw that those in cities had electricity, and wanted it as well. As a result, with loans from the Rural Electrification Administration, rural communities banded together and created electric cooperatives. Hoosiers 79 years ago in Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown and parts of Putnam, Clay and Johnson counties, pooled their money, and set poles and tied lines by hand to bring electricity to rural South Central Indiana.
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