(November 1, 2022) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2022 Lewis County Membership Meeting was held October 25. Dr. Jeffrey D. Peery (182 votes) was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors; Austin B. Carroll (48 votes) and Kurt Kristensen (9 votes) were also on the ballot.
Bill Lynch served as temporary chairman and presided over the meeting held at Lewis County High School. Kindergartner Maylee Hadley lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Greg Smith with the Hohenwald Church of Christ did the invocation. The event served as an opportunity for members to see MLEC’s 2022 Annual Report video, which highlighted service commitments, progress over the past year, reliability upgrade plans, community involvement, and a Meriwether Lewis Connect update. The event also served as an opportunity to celebrate MLEC poster contest winners, and Mercie Ashmore, a Lewis County High School senior who represented MLEC on the 2022 Washington Youth Tour.
Door prize winners were Ronald Carroll - Orca cooler; Robert Johnson – Samsonite suitcase; Ginger Pace – one-year membership to the Nashville Zoo; Vickie Kluck - Ninja cooker; Sheila Holley – outdoor smokeless firepit; and Katherine Correa - 50 inch smart TV donated by MLConnect. All meeting attendees received an MLEC cutting board.
“We are excited to get to celebrate and have fellowship with all of you tonight. It is times like this that make cooperatives special,” said MLEC President and CEO Keith Carnahan. “All of us at Meriwether Lewis consider it an honor to serve you with power and broadband. Every day we strive to deliver these essential services because they make life more comfortable.”
Lewis County Poster Contest winners: Honorable Mention 3-5 winner Arianna Himes, K-2 group pictured top and 3-5 group pictured bottom.
MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at mlec.com.
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