Celebrate and communicate

Come to your Orange County REMC annual meeting!

Posted on Mar 26 2018 in Orange County REMC

Matthew C. Deaton

Orange County REMC wouldn’t exist without our members. That’s because YOU are our REMC.

But, have you ever wondered, why go to our annual meeting? There are at least three great reasons why you should make plans to attend:

  1. It’s fun!
  2. It’s free!
  3. It’s all for you!

Join us on Friday, June 8, at Paoli High School for fun, food and the opportunity to share in our special community. We have plenty of activities, so let your kids and the kid-in-you enjoy some well-deserved time off from your regular routine. There will be a catered meal, health screenings provided by IU Health, Hoosier Energy’s Community Solar Booth, and many fun things for kids, including face painting, the DNR Birds and bounce houses.

The cooperative staff has been busy gathering some great prizes, including some cold hard cash, to give away! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Most importantly, the Orange County REMC annual meeting is a great time to speak with your cooperative’s elected officials about what’s on your mind as well as issues that affect our communities. It’s your chance to vote for your elected representative.

As a member of a cooperative, you have a voice in how your cooperative is run. You elect directors from the membership to represent you on the cooperative board. What does this mean? Every one of our nearly 8,000 members has a voice and that voice is heard!

Our purpose — what drives each of us at Orange County REMC — is an absolute desire to improve the quality of life in the community where we both live and work while providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity.

Now, before we celebrate our annual meeting, Orange County REMC will be celebrating some of our special employees. On April 9, Lineworker Appreciation Day, Orange County REMC will honor those hard-working men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on both locally and around the country.

We proudly recognize all electric lineworkers for the services they perform around the clock in dangerous conditions to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety.

To honor our 11 linemen, Orange County REMC plans to formally recognize them for making 2017 yet another great, safe year. These linemen work in a dangerous environment that presents numerous opportunities for injury. Completing another year without incident is commendable.

Your linemen are Carl Sneed, Chris Wesner, Ed Thurman, Mike Duke, Robert White, Michael Newlin, Brandon Bambusch, Scott Strange, Amos Murphy, Amos Wegner and Jason Cook.

Orange County REMC invites members to take a moment to “thank a lineman” for the work he does. Use #ThankaLineman on social media to show your support for the men and women who light our lives.

Matthew C. Deaton
General Manager/CEO