Annual Meeting Will Be Held On April 28, 2018, at the Hulbert High School
Lake Region Electric Cooperative would like to invite all our members to the 69th Annual Meeting of the membership. The meeting will be held April, 28th, the last Saturday of April at the Hulbert High School. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
LREC members can meet with the board of trustees and co-op staff and receive an update regarding the Cooperative’s activities during the past year. The meeting also brings the annual election of board members, which represents you, the members.
This year, members will be voting on the election of two positions with terms expiring in 2020 and two positions with the terms expiring in 2021. The business meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. Members and family in attendance will receive a food coupon for a complimentary meal. (Location Excepting Meal Coupon Listed Below.) Local area fire departments will serve lunch on location from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and accept meal coupons as a fundraiser.
Hamid Vahdatipour, the CEO, will present the financial report during the business meeting. All members who register at the annual meeting will be entered into a prize drawing with a grand prize of $1000. We hope to see several of our members at this year’s annual meeting. You can view an event map below.
Members in attendance at this year's annual meeting may select one FREE hat or bag. Be sure to register early while supplies last.
LREC members will vote for four open positions on our board of trustees. Due to the massive rain amounts last year, we did not have the attendance to make a quorum. An election cannot happen without a quorum. Therefore, this year members will have two ballots to elect their leadership on the board. One ballot will be for the remainder of the term (2-year term) for the two positions from last year and another ballot for the two full-term positions (3-year term) open this year. We will have two incumbents and three challengers for the two-year term election. We have two incumbents and one challenger for the 3-year term. The candidates running for the board have chosen the term that they want to run for at this year’s annual meeting. Members will vote for two candidates on each ballot.
2-Year Term Election Ballot
|Bobby Mayfield is a life-long Hulbert resident and a graduate of Hulbert High School. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., a retired Hulbert volunteer fireman and a retiree from Ironworkers Local Union 584. Bobby and his wife Dianna retired after 37 years of owning their own business. They spend most of their time keeping up with various activities involving their six grandchildren. Bobby is currently serving on the Lake Region Electric Cooperative Board as President.|
|Lynn Lamons is a resident of Hulbert and a life-long member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative. He is a graduate of Tahlequah High School. Lynn is a Cherokee County farmer and rancher who is active in the Cherokee County 4-H Club. He has served 13 years on Lake Region Electric’s Board of Trustees. Lynn currently holds the position of Secretary-Treasurer on the Lake Region board.|
|Liz McMahan and her husband Larry are residents of Wagoner. She has been a member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative for 50 years. Liz has two children and three grandchildren. She has always been interested in the co-op since entering a high school essay contest years ago. Liz has been a member of the Eastern Oklahoma Development District as a reporter. She has covered many schools, city and county board meetings as a journalist. Liz is a former president of Wagoner Chamber of Commerce and current Vice President of Wagoner County Historical Society.|
|Michael Moss is the son of Arliss and Patricia Moss. Michael and his wife, Kelly live in Cherokee County East of Peggs. They have a daughter, Michaela. Michael has earned his bachelors and masters degrees in education from Northeastern State University. Michael taught in public school for 37 1/2 years and is now retired. He has experience raising purebred cattle for 25 years and running his business operation. Michael has served in numerous offices and leadership positions in livestock organizations.|
|Chester Bailey is a life-long Hulbert resident and a graduate of Hulbert High School. He lives on the same property he was raised on by his parents. Chester attended Northeastern for two years. He owns and operates his own business in Hulbert. He has served on the board of the ironworkers. In his free time, Chester works on collector cars.|
3-Year Term Election Ballot
|Jack Teague is a lifelong Hulbert resident and a graduate of Hulbert High School. Jack has 25 years experience as owner/operator of Jack’s Muffler Shop and 10 years as owner/operator of Jack’s Auto Parts. Jack has served on the Lake Region Electric Cooperative Board since 2000. He has earned credentials as a Cooperative Trustee and Board Leadership Certification which is given by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).|
|Scott Manes is a lifelong resident of Hulbert and a 1985 graduate of Hulbert High School. Scott attended four years of trade school to become a sheet metal worker. Scott is co-owner of American Environmental and a cattle rancher in Cherokee County. Scott owns a small business, Triple J. Equipment, in Hulbert. Scott has served on the Lake Region Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees since 2009.|
|Billy Bob Dougherty and his wife Bea reside in Tahlequah. They have three children, Brian, Bronda, and Joe, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Billy graduated from Tahlequah High School and attended Northeastern State College. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Billy has been an entrepreneur and small business owner for years. Billy is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and angler. He currently serves as the manager of Cherokee Nation Fleet Service Center. Billy has been a member of LREC since 1971.|