Clay Electric’s 77th Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 in Keystone Heights. Members will find it to be an activity-filled day. The musical entertainment will be provided by Back from the Brink, a bluegrass group from Jacksonville.
There will be health screenings, a delicious grilled chicken lunch, energy-related exhibits and a chance to win a door prize. This year’s grand prize is a 2009 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
An important part of the day is the business portion of the meeting, which takes place beneath the big tent located alongside Highway 100.
Following a brief morning session which begins at 9 a.m., the poll opens for members to cast their ballots to elect four members to Clay Electric’s board of trustees. This year’s candidates were selected by members who attended trustee district meetings in January.
- For District 3, incumbent Susan Reeves of Hawthorne was nominated as the candidate.
- For District 5, incumbent Dewitt Hersey of Starke was selected as the candidate.
- For District 7, incumbent John Henry Whitehead received the nomination.
- Karen Hastings of Citra and Sheldon Skolfield of DeLeon Springs were nominated as candidates for the vacant seat in District 9. The seat had previously been held by the late Angus Hastings, who served on the board from 1965-2014.
On annual meeting day, the poll will remain open until 5 p.m. Members who register to vote at the Annual Meeting will receive a gift and a door prize ticket.
The afternoon business session begins at 1 p.m. and will include comments by Board President Carl Malphurs and General Manager/CEO Ricky Davis.
Members will park in new areas for our 77th Annual Meeting. Construction has begun on the vacant field near Clay Electric’s headquarters where members usually park for the Annual Meeting.
Members will enter at the same location off SR 100 but will need to drive up the hill a little farther to park around the Operations building. This is the first parking area indicated by a number 1 on the map.
Once that area is full, members will be directed to another field just south of Clay Electric’s property adjacent to the Keystone Heights High School baseball field. This field is located on the corner of Orchid Avenue and Pecan Street.
Clay Transit will shuttle members from this field to and from the Annual Meeting.