Wake Electric held its 2015 Annual Meeting on Friday, March 27. A grand total of 618 electric co-op members came together at the Louisburg College Auditorium to hear business updates and a presentation from Jim Mangum, CEO and general manager. Members had the chance to ask senior management questions about the co-op. They also, as part of the co-op’s 75th anniversary celebration, were treated to photos of Wake Electric’s history from the very beginning of the co-op in 1940.
Three board members were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the Wake Electric Board of Directors: Bill Bailey, District 2, Wake Forest; Suzy Morgan, District 5, Wake Forest; Howard Conyers, District 7, Franklinton.
Children who attended with their parents and caregivers were treated to special activities including decorating sand art projects, painting flower pots and other plaster sculptures, as well as building wooden airplane models and playing with puzzles and games.
All members in attendance were entered into a drawing for cash prizes totaling $5,000. The lucky winners were:

4th place
Name City Prize
Sandra Alston Louisburg $ 100
Evelyn Holton Youngsville $ 100
Luis Taveras Youngsville $ 100
David & Linda Queior Youngsville $ 100
Fiester Jacobs Louisburg $ 100
Gladys B. Joyner Kittrell $ 100
Jo Ann Rogers Wake Forest $ 100
Ruby E. Adams Franklinton $ 100
James H. Young Franklinton $ 100
Bobby Dunn Zebulon $ 100
Theron C. Ray Bailey $ 100
Don Hinkle Creedmoor $ 100
Bradley & Pam Moss Franklinton $ 100
Christine Habersham Oxford $ 100
William T. Kloepfer Wake Forest $ 100
Jack Tillotson Youngsville $ 100
Vermon Harrison Wake Forest $ 100
Berry & Leanne Richardson Louisburg $ 100
Audrey Lowe Kittrell $ 100
Jasper Henderson Oxford $ 100
Michael E. Meehan Wake Forest $ 100

3rd place
Charles Barham Youngsville $ 250
Scott Harris Wake Forest $ 250
Russell & Josephine Lawson Wake Forest $ 250
Michael W. Chappell Wake Forest $ 250

2nd place
Signe E. Marwede Wake Forest $ 500
Jack Foster Kittrell $ 500

1st place
Alexander Milligan Wake Forest $1,000

NOTE: Wake Electric has a policy that if we draw the registration card 1) of a church, business or civic organization, or 2) of an employee of Wake Electric who is also a member or 3) of a board of director of Wake Electric who is also a member, then we will grant that member a cash prize, but will draw again until a non-employee, residential account is drawn. When this occurs, more cash prizes are awarded than the number of cash prizes originally advertised. The winners falling into that category this year are: Beulah Christian Church, $100, organization; Greater Harvest Full Gospel Baptist Church, $100, organization; and Mike Dickerson, $100, board member.

Wake Electric is a non-profit electric utility serving over 39,000 consumers in parts of Franklin, Durham, Granville, Johnston, Vance, Nash and Wake counties. Visit www.wemc.com for more information.