Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fall River Electric holding annual meeting Saturday

Fall River Electric Cooperative will be hosting its annual meeting for owner-members this Saturday at North Fremont High School in Ashton.

This is a free event and open to all customers (members). The theme this year is “Your Power + Our Integrity = A Great Cooperative”.

The day starts with a free breakfast at 8 a.m. offering pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns and a choice of beverage. Every member attending will receive a free folding camp chair and carrying bag along with a 20-ounce sport water bottle. Additionally, the first 300 members who visit the energy conservation booth on Saturday will receive two free 60-watt-equivalent LED bulbs with an average life of 25,000 hours.

There will be high-voltage electrical safety demonstrations, conducted by Fall River's linemen, where guests can learn how to avoid the dangers of downed lines and other electrical hazards.

Members will also be able to register for sprizes including: a Husqvarna professional grade chain saw; a Convectair radiant convection electric heater (estimated value: $740); a free home energy audit, which normally sells for $265; a 7-in-1 propane gas smoker with a value of nearly $200; and many more prizes.

Visit the Fall River Propane booth and get a free certificate to fill as many propane cylinders as you want for just $5 each. There’s no need to bring the tanks Saturday, as Fall River Propane will fill cylinders on June 23 and June 25 in Driggs and Ashton.

Fall River Electric's annual business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. and will include a financial report on the condition of the cooperative, a report on key 2014 activities and future plans, board election results, and an opportunity for members to ask questions during an “open mic” segment.

“Each year we have the opportunity at our annual meeting to give our members an accounting of how we operate their utility, to report on the goals that have been achieved in the past year, and to look ahead at our at exciting future,” said Bryan Case, Fall River’s CEO and general manager. “We hope our members and their families will join us for breakfast and allow us time to get to know them better.”

For anyone interested in the history of the co-op, which started in the 1930s, here is a story from the Teton Valley News that ran in September 2013: Shining light on history of electric service here