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Districts 1, 3, 5 meet this month

District meetings for three of the nine voting districts of Cotton Electric Cooperative have been set for the purpose of electing trustees and for reports involving other business matters.

Members residing in Districts 1, 3 and 5 will receive mailed notices that will include information about the time, date and location of the meetings they should attend. The cooperative’s bylaws stipulate that district meetings are to be held in three of the nine voting districts annually and only members in these three voting districts will receive notices.

This year, the meeting schedule is as follows:
•District 1: Sept. 10 in the Life center at Velma Baptist Church
•District 3: Sept. 14 at Ladies Town and Country Room, 220 W. James Street, Sterling
•District 5: Sept. 15 at the Chattanooga Community Center

Registration at each meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and a mailed official registration card will be required for members. The registration card allows for quicker registration and makes the holder eligible for an attendance prize.  
Registration ends at 7 p.m. when the business meeting will be called to order. Each member is entitled to one vote in trustee elections.  

Churches, clubs, schools, organizations and others will receive credentials to be used to designate a person as the voting delegate. Forms must be presented at registration, with all forms completed and notarized. These will enable the representatives of each organization to vote and participate in the business of cooperative.

Trustees who are elected at the district meetings will take office immediately following the annual meeting and will serve a three-year term. If there is no election, incumbents are held over for the term. Incumbents are Shan Files, District 1; Charles Spencer, District 3; and Tim McCary, District 5.

The Cotton Electric Cooperative annual meeting will be Oct. 8 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center in Duncan. Registration for the annual meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.