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ANNUAL MEETING THIS SATURDAY

Thursday, September 10, 2009

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio – More than 1,500 people are expected to attend this Saturday’s Annual Meeting of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative from 8:30-11 am at The Cube in Findlay.

Humorist Dave Lehman is the featured speaker, who has enthralled audiences for more than 30 years. He has performed for thousands of people in live shows, TV and radio appearances.

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: U.S. Congressman Bob Latta, Wood County Commissioner Alvie Perkins, Greater Findlay Inc. President & CEO Ray DeWinkle, and others.

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 (complete list at hwelectric.com).

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 keeps Member owners informed about legislation that could impact their rights or lead to unstable energy costs. Your voice has been heard at the highest court in the land. In response to petitions by electric co-ops, states and industry, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Clean Power Plan. This is an unprecedented act by the Supreme Court. To learn more, click on "Legislation" above or go to action.coop learn more