The Spirit of 76
Article was added on Sunday, May 01, 2016
Quality time with members highlights my first Annual Meeting as
OTHER THAN A BRIEFvisit a couple of years ago, March 29 was my
first experience at a Santee Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting.
We were blessed with wonderful weather and a fantastic turnout --
4,332 members were registered in attendance.
Spending quality time with members gave me a chance to hear your
concerns, discuss our goals as a cooperative and, together, focus
on our top priority here at SEC - how we can continually improve
My fellow SEC employees - dozens of whom have handled many such
meetings -- did a wonderful job with our 76th. You could say that
our "Spirit of 76" showed when employees Jerry Boozer and Everett
Tomlin sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." I know you are supposed to
look at the flag during the National Anthem, but it was hard not to
focus on them. So talented!
If you weren't able to attend, you missed out on a lot of fun
and fellowship, mixed with the serious business co-ops handle at
every meeting, such as the Board of Trustees elections.
Congratulations are in order for Raymond Fulton, Allen Nesmith and
Stanley Pasley, who were re-elected for three-year terms. We also
approved some bylaw changes, which we highlight in previous
editions ofSouth Carolina Living.
I also took a minute to thank members for their support after
fall's floods. As I noted, the people of our service territory band
together and reach out to one another and lift their fellow man up
and out of this terrible situation.
Let's keep that spirit alive - until we meet again, next
Robert G. Ardis III
President and Chief Executive 0fficer
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