KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. – Clay Electric’s 74th Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 in Keystone Heights. Members will find it to be an activity-filled day. Our guest speaker and entertainer will be Mike Snider of The Mike Snider String Band. The morning’s musical entertainment will be provided by Back from the Brink, a bluegrass group from Jacksonville.
The meeting’s special entertainment, National Banjo Champion Mike Snider made his way onto the country music scene in the 1980s with his wit and banjo playing. Mike worked his way into peoples’ hearts through hundreds of television appearances on TNN’s Nashville Now, his seven-year stay in the cornfield on the syndicated television show Hee Haw, and entertaining crowds for seven years at Nashville’s Opryland Theme Park. Mike’s popularity ultimately garnered him a membership into country music’s The Grand Ole Opry in 1990.
In addition to the live entertainment, 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 2006 Chevrolet Colorado 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 February. In addition to voting for four trustees, there are two amendments to the cooperative’s bylaws on this year’s ballot. On annual meeting day, the poll will remain open until 7 p.m.
Members who register to vote at the Annual Meeting will receive an insulated tote bag.
The afternoon business session begins at 1 p.m. and will include comments by Board President Laura Dean and General Manager/CEO Ricky Davis.