Fall River Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting for owner-members featuring the theme “People, Power, Purpose” is set for Saturday, June 15 in Ashton and will highlight another outstanding year of achievements for the Cooperative. First established in 1938 by farm families around the Ashton Idaho area, the Cooperative now boasts over 14,000 members and more than 17,000 meters that receive power transmitted over 2,300 miles of lines. The Co-op’s service area includes all of Teton Valley, Island Park, West Yellowstone and rural portions of Fremont, Madison and Jefferson counties. It is one of only three electric cooperatives in eastern Idaho.
The annual meeting is a free event to all customers that receive power from Fall River Electric. A free breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns and a beverage will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. inside North Fremont High School in Ashton. In celebration of the Co-op’s excellent year, the first 500 members attending will receive a free ceramic knife set with peeler. Attending members may also enter a drawing for a $1,000 energy credit as well as thousands of dollars in other prizes. As a family event, Fall River’s annual meeting will feature kids’ activities including bucket truck rides, bounce houses, face painting and rides in the Fall River Propane train. Nearly two dozen vendor booths offering information and free prizes will be featured too. Vendors include an RV dealer, financial and health care providers and local agencies. Smokey Bear will also be in attendance, courtesy of the Ashton district office of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
For the first-time ever, Fall River will provide a free Medicare Seminar conducted by representatives of the Ballard Insurance agency.
Owner-members of the Co-op will be finalizing the election of three board of director members from a field of ten candidates as well as a couple of proposed by-law changes during the annual business meeting of the Cooperative that starts at 10 a.m. Members will also receive a report on the financial condition of the Co-op they own.
In addition to the board election, Anita Decker, former Executive Director of the Northwest Public Power Administration (NWPPA) will be a guest speaker during the business meeting.
For more information visit, www.fallriverelectric.com.