Bowman A Candidate For MTEMC Board

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Middle Tennessee Electric’s Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 21 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro - Hotel and Conference Center located next to The Avenue shopping center.

Charles H. Bowman, a fence contractor and farmer, is a 24-year MTEMC member, is seeking a seat on the Board of Directors. He is running to fill the vacant seat for District 3 (Cannon County)

He lives in Bradyville with his wife, Cynthia. He is president of Mid-State Livestock Producers, a member of MTEMC’s Board of Directors, president of Cannon County Young Farmers and Homemakers, vice chairman of Rutherford Farmers Co-op and a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.

Meeting to focus on energy efficiency

“This year’s theme is built around energy efficiency and conservation,” MTEMC Vice President of Communications and Member Services Chris Jones said. “We can’t change the increasing costs of fuels used to produce power and purchased power costs, but we can use less energy and be more wise in our energy usage decisions.”  

The meeting, which will begin at 7:30 a.m., will feature the crowning of a new Miss MTEMC and include a used truck giveaway.

The meeting gives members an opportunity to vote on the MTEMC Board of Directors, sit in on a business session, receive a free health screening and be eligible for a number of door prizes, including a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.  

As always, the Miss Middle Tennessee Electric beauty pageant is part of the day’s events. Twenty-seven contestants ages 16-21 will compete for the title. The winner will have her choice of $1,000 cash or a trip to Washington D.C. as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour, valued at $1,200. The first and second runners-up also earn prizes.

As part of its bylaws, MTEMC has held a members’ meeting every year since the not-for-profit cooperative was organized in 1936 by a group of Middle Tennessee citizens. The organization has grown to become one of the largest electrical cooperatives in the country. MTEMC has a membership of approximately 185,000 residences, businesses and industries in Rutherford, Williamson, Wilson, Cannon and surrounding counties.
Members who can’t make it to the meeting but who wish to vote on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee candidates may vote at their local offices. Voting at the Franklin, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Smyrna and Woodbury offices will  be Aug. 16-20 from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call  MTEMC’s Communications and Member Services Department at (615) 494-1545.
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