For the first time in its 80-year history, Tri-County EMC held a drive-thru annual meeting on Saturday, November 14, at its corporate headquarters in Dudley.
“We didn’t know what to expect in terms of participation because the format was different. We were confident that we’d get 298 members to reach the quorum, but didn’t know how many more,” said Deidra Grantham, manager of marketing and communications of Tri-County EMC.
As it turned out, 1,075 registered members came to the meeting. To ensure member and employee safety, employees interacting with members wore face masks, face shields and gloves. Employees in bright yellow traffic vests directed drivers through the parking lot and to each stop. Members spent a total of five minutes from entrance to exit. Like usual annual meetings, members were able to register, vote, receive registration gifts and be eligible for an $80 bill credit on the electric bill.
“While I certainly missed the opportunity to visit with all of you, I want to sincerely thank the 1,075 members and employees who made the drive-thru registration and voting a success,” Tri-County EMC General Manager of Mike Davis told members.