SMECO newsletter

volume 67 - issue 4 - April 2017

The times they are a changin'...again

Since the first one held in 1939, SMECO's annual meeting of its members has evolved quite a bit over the cooperative's 80-year history. Annual meeting changes have reflected the growth of the cooperative, the shifting needs of its members, and even the world outside Southern Maryland. In 2017, the meeting will change again to make voting more convenient for our busy customer-member base. The annual meeting will shift to a simple business meeting, and the election of board members and bylaw changes will be voted on by mail.

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Nominating Committee to meet in May

The 2017 Nominating Committee—appointed at the March meeting of SMECO's Board of Directors—will meet on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9 a.m. to select candidates for SMECO's Board. The meeting will be held in the board room at 15035 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville, Maryland.

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The deadline is close!

Don't forget to register for the sixth annual SMECO 75 Bike Ride by May 3, 2017, to save money and ensure you receive a commemorative shirt. The ride is scheduled for June 3, 2017.

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High School Computer Bowl winners announced

SMECO sponsored the 28th annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 4 at North Point High School in Waldorf. This year's Computer Bowl event featured nearly 70 young computer experts in a test of their coding skills and technical knowledge. Sponsors for the annual competition are SMECO, the College of Southern Maryland, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the public school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties.

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The 15th annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo will be held in May

The 15th annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo will be held on May 20, 2017, at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. This event offers an opportunity to see SMECO linemen compete in events that test their agility, skill, and safe work practices—talents vital to the work they perform daily. This event is free to the public and provides an opportunity for members of the community to see just what it takes to be a utility lineman—skill, strength, and respect for electricity.

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