MEEKER I The 67th annual meeting of the members of White River Electric was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the 4-H Community Center in Meeker. Approximately 275 consumers participated in the member appreciation lunch prepared by the Meeker Lions Club. Following the lunch nearly 190 members registered for the business portion of the cooperative’s meeting.
Reports were given by general manager Dick Welle and president Gary Dunham on the condition of the association.
In addition, the audience heard remarks from a Tri-State Generation and Transmission representative, comments from the executive director of the Colorado Rural Electric Association and also from the CEO of Western United Electric Supply.
The membership viewed a brief hazard recognition program designed to assist the group on what to be aware of on the electric system with regards to electric hazards and equipment failures.
Kaitlyn Dinwiddie, MHS senior, presented a series of slides from her recent trip to Washington, D.C., as the youth tour representative of WREA. After the meeting the election of directors, entertainment and the ever-popular door prize drawings concluded the meeting.
Following are the results of the election:
Three-year term – Town of Meeker
Douglas J. Merrell 154
Gary H. Dunham 436
Three year-term – Rural Area
Ronald K. Hilkey 465
Ty K. Gates 127