More than any other electric cooperative in the world, SLEMCO routinely draws the largest crowds of members for its annual meeting.
SLEMCO customers know that our annual meeting will offer plenty of reasons to set alarm clocks a little earlier than usual on Saturday, June 1.
First, there will be the opportunity to win prizes—26 in all—such as HDTVs, Blu-ray DVD players, iPads, Dyson vacuum cleaners or even a brand new 2013 car or truck from Courtesy Automotive of Lafayette. Giveaways also include 20 $2,000 college scholarships.
When the Cajundome’s doors open at 6 a.m., you can enjoy free Community coffee with your friends and neighbors. At 6:30 a.m., Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie will turn the Cajundome into a dance hall for SLEMCO members. Face painting will add to the fun.
United Blood Services has been holding a blood drive at our meeting for nine years. We are hoping SLEMCO’s generous members will once again help out this worthwhile cause.
At 10 a.m., things get down to business with presentation of the minutes of the 2012 annual meeting, introduction of directors and guests, plus reports on SLEMCO’s operations.
You will be asked to elect four members to the SLEMCO board. The slate of officers nominated in April by the 2013 nominating committee is: Acadia Parish– Bryan Leonards, 304 West 17th, Crowley, LA 70526; Lafayette Parish– Carl Comeaux, 1100 Rue Des Etoiles, Carencro, LA 70520; St. Landry Parish– Leopold Frilot, 3823 Prairie Rhonde Highway, Opelousas, LA 70570, and St. Martin Parish– Adelle Kennison, 1008 Lucette Guidry Road, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517.
Once the business meeting concludes, 20 lucky college students will each win $2,000 to help offset their education expenses. Finally, to cap the morning’s events, one SLEMCO customer will win his or her choice of a new car or truck from Courtesy Automotive. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to meet Troy Landry from the television series Swamp PeopleTM.
When it comes to SLEMCO’s 76th annual meeting, you’ll have plenty of reasons to get up a little early on a Saturday, especially if you’re lucky enough to drive home from the Cajundome in our grand prize!