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SEC to Host 2011 Annual Meeting

Article was added on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SANTEE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting of Members on July 16, 2011 at Kingstree High School.

Nominating Committee to meet

In accordance with Article IV, Section 3 of the co-op's bylaws, excerpted below, the member-owners listed at right have been duly appointed to the Nominating Committee.

The committee will meet at 11 a.m. April 29, 2011 at the co-op's Kingstree headquarters for the purpose of nominating trustees for Districts 6, 8 and 9.

Nominations by petition

Article IV, Section 3 also gives member-owners the right to nominate board candidates by petition. At least five percent of the co-op's membership, acting together, can nominate a fellow member. Petitions must be filed with the cooperative at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting.

Applicable bylaws

Article III: Meeting of Members

Section 1: Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of the members shall be held on such day each year, beginning with the year 1952, and at such place in Kingstree in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, as shall be fixed and determined by the Board of Trustees, and as shall be designated in the notice of the meeting for the purpose of electing trustees, passing upon reports for the previous fiscal year and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. Failure to hold the Annual Meeting at the designated time shall not work a forfeiture and dissolution of the Cooperative.

Section 3. Notice of Members Meetings. Written or printed notice stating the place, day and hour of the meeting and, in case of a special meeting or an annual meeting at which business other than the listed in Section 6 of this article is to be transacted, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, shall be delivered not less than 10 days nor more than 25 days before the date of the meeting, either personally or by mail, by or at the direction of the Secretary, or upon a default in duty by the Secretary, by the persons calling the meeting, to each member. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail, address to the member at his address as it appears on the records of the Cooperative, with postage theron prepaid. The failure of any member to receive notice of an annual or special meeting of the members shall not validate any action which may be taken by the members at any such meeting.

Article IV: Trustees

Section 3. Nominations. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to appoint, not less than ninety days or more than one hundred and twenty days before the date of a meeting at which trustees are to be elected, a committee on nominations consisting of not less than five nor more than eleven members who shall be selected from different sections of the project area so as to ensure equitable representation. No member of the board of trustees may serve on such committee. The committee shall prepare and post at the principal office of the Cooperative at least sixty days before the meeting a list of nominations for trustees, but 5% or more of the members of the Cooperative, acting together, may made additional nominations in writing over their signatures, listing their nominee(s) in the manner and filing the same with the Cooperative, not less than sixty days prior to the meeting and the Secretary shall post such nominations at the same place where the list of nominations made by the committee is posted. The Secretary shall mail with the notice of the meeting or separately, but at least seven days before the date of the meeting, a list of the number of trustees, shown by district, to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates nominated for each district, specifying separately the nominations made by petition, if any.

Nominating committee 2011 Committee members, who reside in the nine district's of the co-op's service area, include:

James Gilliard
P. O. Box 732
Hemingway, SC 29554

Trisha Ard
P. O. Box 318
Lake City, SC 29560

Johnny M. Gardner, Jr.
164 Gardner Loop 
Kingstree, SC 29556

Olin Dukes
365 McCollough Loop 
Kingstree, SC  29556

Don Ray 
3105 Saints Delight Rd.
Georgetown, SC 29440

Kasey Feagin
4803 Pine Oak Road 
Effingham, SC 29541

Randy Garrett 
2193 Lake Shore Drive
Manning, SC 29102

Charles Brockington 
156 Poplar Road 
Kingstree, SC 29556

Frankie M. Davis 
296 Walnut Avenue 
Georgetown, SC 29440

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