People's Electric Cooperative’s (PEC's) Annual Meeting is all set for Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex in Ada. Commonly referred to as “PEC Day,” it is easily the most important day of the year for the cooperative. “While last year’s meeting was cancelled due to the pandemic, we’re excited to bring PEC Day back to Ada and allow our members to meet with PEC’s board of trustees and employees, while enjoying great entertainment, prizes, excellent food, and beautiful crafts,” said Kevin Wood, CEO and Executive Vice President.
Registration cards will appear in this year’s annual meeting program that will arrive in your mailbox during September. Bring it with you to annual meeting to be registered in all the day’s prize drawings including the $1,000 grand prize giveaway (must be present to win). The first 3,000 members to register will receive a limited edition, no touch infrared thermometer along with last year’s registration gift which is a custom PEC embroidered heathered grey/navy hat (shown at right). Both gifts will be bundled inside a nice PEC bag with batteries and instructions for the thermometer.
PEC day goers should be aware of a few post-Covid changes planned for the event. This year PEC’s registration will be drive-thru only to help avoid and alleviate the crowd at the entrance of the Big Red Barn.
“One of the biggest changes will be traffic flow into the Agri-Plex,” said Wood. “All PEC Day traffic will enter from the westbound lane of Lonnie Abbott Boulevard.”
After presenting an annual meeting program and receiving the registration gift bag, two options will be available at the drive-thru registration: 1) park your car and stay to enjoy the entertainment and craft and food vendors; or 2) simply ‘drive-thru’ and continue on around the Agri-Plex to the Exit on North Broadway Avenue.
To further simplify registration, the capital credit checks that we made available for members to pick up at annual meeting (prior to Covid) will be mailed again this year,” Wood added. “Checks should arrive in members’ mailboxes by mid-September.”
This year we will have pony rides for kids to enjoy free of charge! We will also have Sgt. Yokley and Sgt. Beesley with the State of Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Try their impaired driving experience, feel how dangerous it is to be intoxicated behind the wheel in a controlled environment. Also, test your knowledge about seat belt usage. Witness how seat belts can save lives with their rollover simulator.
“As we ease back into our new post-pandemic normal, we aim to make this day great for our members and our community and help them to feel as comfortable as possible,” said Wood.