Moving forward

Posted on Jul 05 2020 in Orange County REMC

Matthew Deaton
General Manager/CEO

Last month, Orange County REMC held a unique annual meeting as we streamed the business portion of the 83rd Annual Meeting live from the REMC boardroom. In an effort to comply with guidelines limiting large gatherings due to the COVID-19 situation, we felt this was our best option to conduct “business as usual” with a few modifications. During the meeting, Eugene Roberts, director for District 1, and Ben Lindsey, director for District 5, were officially seated for another three-year term, as no petitions were submitted by members to run for those district seats. 

We would have preferred to see you all at a traditional annual meeting, and hope that in the future, we can gather in person once again. But we were pleased that over 600 members returned their registration cards to easily meet the needed quarum to conduct official REMC business. The night of the meeting, more than 100 of you tuned in to watch the live stream of the meeting, and since then, more than 900 more have had a chance to view the video which is still posted online at

You can still go to and download a copy of the financial report that was reviewed in the video, as well as a copy of the previous year’s annual meeting minutes, which was also referenced in the annual meeting live stream.

Even though it was an “virtual” meeting, we were still able to conduct our members’ favorite part; the door prize drawing. We awarded 40 prizes to members who registered for the meeting. Ronnie and Carol Kellams won the grand prize, was $1,500 cash from the REMC.

We continue to appreciate the understanding our members have shown during the last several months of difficult times for our community and our nation as a whole. We love serving our community in many different ways and we appreciate the support we receive in return. 

On the webpage,, you’ll notice an “Industry Update” with details about some of our programs to help keep your electric service affordable and reliable. You’ll also see information about discounts to Holiday World for our members. Whether it’s keeping our right-of-way clear, installing upgraded meters, or providing special discounts for summer fun, we are always looking for ways to put our members first.