Four County holding community meetings

Annually, Four County EMC holds community meetings to inform its members about new developments in the electric utility industry, as well as receive information on current programs and cooperative services.

Issues to be discussed include:

• Four County EMC Billing Options and Marketing Programs

• Energy Efficiency

• What the Cooperative is doing to improve service

• Capital Credits

Meetings are scheduled with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. A light meal will be served, and members will be entered to win prizes during the evening.

In Bladen County, community meetings will be held at the following two locations:

— Council, Oct. 24 at New Beginnings Holiness Church, 1369 Vause Rd.

— Bladenboro, Oct. 27 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 6362 Center Rd.

In addition to community meetings, Four County is also holding its annual membership meeting, and one lucky attendee to meeting will win a 2010 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Four County EMC’s annual membership meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, at the Duplin Events Center, 195 Fairgrounds Drive in Kenansville. The meeting is open to all Four County EMC members. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the program will kick off at 7 p.m.

There will be great prizes to be won for those who register, including electric appliances, energy credits and the grand prize of a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck. Refreshments will be served, including choice of a BBQ or chicken sandwich, potato chips and a soft drink, provided by Billy’s Pork and Beef of Wallace.

Three directors will be elected, and the Wilmington Celebration Choir, known for their many different styles of Christian music, will entertain at this year’s meeting. In addition, David Browning will provide comical entertainment as “The Mayberry Deputy.”

Terms of the following directors (listed with their directorate districts) will expire this year: Bertice Lanier, East Pender; Kenneth Thornton, Jr., East Bladen; G. Clayton Hollingsworth, At-Large. These incumbents will be presented for re-election on Oct. 10.

Many activities for children ages 4-9 will be provided and supervised during the evening.

Members unable to attend can still vote by using a proxy form, which will be mailed to all members with the 2015 Annual Report and the Official Notice of the Annual Meeting in the October issue of Carolina Country Magazine. Any member may vote his or her vote and (1) one proxy vote on behalf of one residential member and (1) one additional proxy vote on behalf of members such as churches, businesses, organizations or similar groups, provided the member is so designated as the authorized representative of the organization. Moreover, all proxies must be valid as determined by the Credentials and Election Committee. Proxy forms are not eligible to win prizes.

Any disabled member with special needs planning to attend the Annual Membership Meeting may contact Four County EMC so reasonable accommodations may be made for assistance.
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