Annual Meeting of Members
Hill County Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting Well Attended
Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) held its 68th Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Student Union Building on the campus of Montana State University-Northern in Havre. Close to eighty HCE members plus guests attended the business meeting and luncheon.
During the business portion of the meeting HCE’s Board and Management discussed how important it is to stay up-to-date on local and national issues especially in the fast-paced and technology rich world we live in. In addition, they discussed the importance of HCE’s grassroots efforts to make the members’ voices heard. HCE’s focus on reliability and the importance of understanding the cooperative bylaws on issues such as right-of-way were also explained. Lon Waid was re-elected as Trustee for District #1.
Four “Luck of the Draw” scholarships were awarded during the meeting to dependents of members who attended the meeting and will be enrolled in an undergraduate program this fall. Winners included: Sabrina Robertson, $500; Cassandra Lamas, $500; Josh Viall, $300 and Erik Kelly, $200. Winners of the $100 attendance scholarships were: Kristi Hickman, Kody Hickman, Tarah Jurenka, Mikell Kinsella, Jesse Lieberg, Brenee Peterson, Sadie Seidel and Lynsey Waid. Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative (CMEPC) President, Dan Gliko, recognized Erik Kelly as the winner of the $1,000 CMEPC scholarship. Josh Viall and Paige Moxley were the winners of the $250 Power of Youth cash prizes.
Representatives from Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA), Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative (CMEPC) and surrounding cooperatives were present at the meeting. Members received attendance gifts, door prizes and had the opportunity to learn more about HCE’s Grassroots Action Team and other projects and programs.
Stuart Smith remains President of the HCE Board of Trustees. Clarence Keller is Vice President and Lon Waid is Secretary/Treasurer.
A video of the 68th Annual Meeting of Members can be viewed here.