Preparations are underway for CVEC’s 81st Annual Meeting. Scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, the meeting will be held at the Nelson County High School and will welcome members from across the entirety of CVEC’s 14-county territory.
With months of preparation, the Annual Meeting is CVEC’s biggest event each year. Members will enjoy an array of refreshments and ice cream from Homestead Creamery at 6:00 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and interact with CVEC’s Board members, Staff, and Executive Team, asking questions and learning more about CVEC’s many programs.
After enjoying the ice cream social, members will gather in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to vote for the re-election of three members to the Board of Directors—one from each territory.
H. T. Brown, Jr. will be standing for re-election in the West District. Mr. Brown lives in Massies Mill and has served on the Board of Directors since 2008. During that time, he has served two terms as Chair of the Board, one term as Vice Chair, and two terms as Treasurer.
The Board’s newest director, Dr. Brian Bates, from the South District, is also up for re-election. Mr. Bates has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Dr. Bates is a lifelong resident of Buckingham County and serves as Chief of the Toga Volunteer Fire Department. Dr. Bates is currently the Executive Director & Senior Principal Investigator for Longwood Institute of Archaeology.
With almost two decades of service, Gloria Vest, from the East district, will also stand for re-election. Mrs. Vest has been a director since 2001 and has served three terms as Secretary of the Board. Mrs. Vest lives in Fluvanna County, where she serves with the Fluvanna Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Members will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Cooperative’s activity in 2017. CVEC President and CEO, Gary Wood, and other members of the Executive Team will present information on CVEC’s achievements, finances, and new programs launched in 2017. Looking forward to 2018, members will learn more about CVEC’s community solar program, Solar Share, and the broadband initiative, which will offer high-speed internet to all members in CVEC’s service territory.
Each member who attends the meeting will also be eligible for giveaways and receive a door prize valued between $10-50.
As a not-for-profit member-owned cooperative, members are at the heart of CVEC’s mission. CVEC invites members to attend the Annual Meeting so that CVEC has a chance to connect with some of its 36,000 members and keep them informed about what is happening at their Cooperative.