Clarksville, TN – The 73rd annual meeting of Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation is scheduled Saturday, September 24th at Rossview High School, 1237 Rossview Road, in Clarksville.
The meeting is open to all members of CEMC.
From 8:00am until 10:00am, members will be able to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, cast ballots in director elections and browse the assortment of door prizes to be awarded throughout the meeting. A variety of informational displays will also be set up to help consumers use electricity safely and more economically.
The business portion of the meeting will begin at 10:00am.
Four incumbents are nominated for re-election to the CEMC Board of Directors:
Jerry T. Peacher of Indian Mound has represented North Stewart County since 1974;
Carrol O. Poole of Clarksville has represented North Montgomery County since 1999;
Joe H. Whitaker, Sr. of Gallatin has represented South Sumner County since 1999;
Shela K. Williams of Bumpus Mills has served as the board’s at-large representative since 1999.
All four candidates are running without opposition for a three-year term. Early voting is offered for members who do not plan to attend the annual meeting. Early voting will be conducted at any CEMC business office on Friday, September 23rd from 9:00am until 4:00pm.
Among the prizes being offered this year are a two-night trip to Gatlinburg with accommodations at the Gatlinburg Clarion Inn & Suites; a one-night shopping excursion with accommodations at Embassy Suites at Cool Springs; six college scholarships valued at $500.00 each; four tickets to the University of Tennessee’s October 15th football game with LSU; and the Grand Prize is an energy star-rated washer and dryer with pedestals. Many electric bill credits, valued at between $50.00 and $250.00, will also be handed out.
Of interest to children, the Youth Corner will feature inflatables for climbing and jumping. Special youth prizes will also be awarded.
Complete details about the 2011 CEMC annual membership meeting can be found in the September issue of The Tennessee Magazine.
For more information, please call 800.987.2362.
About the Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
Founded in 1938, for more than 70 years, Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation has been a power distributor in a growing five-county area, serving Cheatham, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart and Sumner counties. CEMC provides electric service to nearly 90,000 rural residents. It has been our goal to provide reliable electricity at reasonable rates.
CEMC purchases electric power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) at wholesale rates and distributes it to CEMC members. Being a cooperative, CEMC is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. Our goal is to bring electricity to our member-consumers at the lowest possible rate. Under the present contract with TVA, CEMC is subject to wholesale power cost adjustments, as required by the Tennessee Valley Authority.