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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio – Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative held its Annual Meeting at its office in North Baltimore this past Saturday, September 24 to a crowd of around 1,500 people.

The meeting covered several co-op business and financial items, including reports from President & CEO George Walton, and Board Chairman Ed Crawford. They outlined new loads and sales from the past year, wholesale cost of power and some current company projects. The day also included a full slate of activities, including children’s inflatables, booths and exhibits to visit, and other giveaways, which all added to the excitement of the day, preceded by a free buffet meal of eggs, ham, pancakes and more. A member food drive was held, which benefited the North Baltimore Food Assistance Program.

The results of recent trustee elections were announced, as well as the swearing in of each re-elected trustee at the meeting. Members from District 2 elected Dan Wickard over Clark Duncan; this district includes Bloom, Center, Henry, Liberty, Portage and Webster Townships of Wood County. District 7 re-elected James Demler, which is comprised of Eagle, Jackson and Liberty Townships of Hancock County. Finally, District 8 elected Tom Kagy over Jack Putnam; this district is comprised of Liberty, Orange, Richland, Riley, Union, Van Buren and Washington Townships.

The entire event was also webcast across the Internet.

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 learn more