SVEC in the Community

SVEC hosts 82nd Annual Meeting

SVEC members gathered for the cooperative’s 82nd annual meeting on Saturday, April 27, at the Suwannee County Coliseum. The meeting provided an opportunity to enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts with neighbors, friends and family.

The cooperative was excited to welcome 633 registered members and more than 800 total attendees. Visitors played bingo and were entered for door prizes, with SVEC giving away more than 250 gifts.

CEO Mike McWaters reminded the attendees of SVEC’s five core values: safety, member experience, outreach to community, reliability and economic viability. Those values were reflected in Board Vice President Tyler Putnal’s own review of the cooperative’s accomplishments over the last year.

Those include continuing to award college scholarships to high school seniors, launching Operation Round Up to support local students, upgrading the electric system to improve the reliability and affordability of service, and going more than four years with only one lost-time injury — a twisted ankle.

Members also heard from Christian Rodriguez and Grace Jackson about the unforgettable memories they made on both the Tallahassee and Washington Youth Tours. Both students thanked cooperative members for the opportunity and encouraged future high school juniors to participate if given the chance.

This year’s meeting was another chance for SVEC members to be active participants in their electric co-op and to be part of the cooperative family. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made the event a success.

Grace Jackson
Grace Jackson, a 2018 Youth Tour delegate, addresses the crowd at SVEC’s annual meeting about her trip to Washington D.C.