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Annual Meeting to be webcast again at one of the largest customer gatherings in NW Ohio

Thursday, September 11, 2008

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio – Hancock-Wood’s members will hear from Congressman Jim Jordan (R – Urbana), and also vote on several Code & Articles changes at its Annual Meeting this Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30-11 am at The Cube in Findlay.

More than 1,500 people are expected to attend, making it one of the largest customer gatherings in northwest Ohio. Famed entertainer Bob Farmer will speak and deliver humor with a Farmers’ Almanac flavor in an engaging, storytelling style. The event theme, “Proud Past – New Era,” will be addressed during the business meeting in two different reports/speeches.

And once again, Hancock-Wood will webcast its event, and remains the only electric cooperative in the nation to do so. Instructions are available at www.hwelectric.com.

Additionally, several local civic leaders will be on hand: Ohio State Representative Randy Gardner, Findlay Mayor Pete Sehnert, Wood County Commissioners Jim Carter and Alvin Perkins, and Wood County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Tom Blaha.

The company will offer a free buffet breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, hash browns and more, to every single person attending. What’s more, customers will receive a free limited-edition series coffee mug and other giveaways.

Among other event highlights:

  • ACRE Booth - Visit the booth and sign up for the Action Committee for Rural Electrification.
  • Company report - Hear a report on the company’s status from President & CEO George Walton.
  • Food drive - Members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the needy. All items go to the North Baltimore Food Assistance Program.
  • Kids Fun Zone - While parents attend the meeting, kids can enjoy carnival games, giveaways and prizes.
  • Cash prizes. Over $1,000 in prizes will be distributed, including many prizes from businesses on our lines.

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more