Annual Meeting One For the Record Books
They rolled in, got snacks, parked their cars and tuned their radios to 89.7 FM. No, it wasn’t a night at the drive-in theater, but a first-time event for Okefenoke REMC based in Nahunta—a drive-in annual meeting.
OREMC held its 81st Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 12 at Brantley County Middle School and welcomed 298 registered members to the historic event. The format of the meeting was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We didn’t know what to expect from the format change,” said OREMC General Manager John Middleton. “But we were pleased with the turnout given the change [about half the normal attendance] and feedback has been positive. I liked the drive-in format. It worked well and for many members, made it easier for them to attend as they didn’t have to get out of their vehicles. It is definitely a format we will consider continuing going forward.”
Voting by honking their horns, members affirmed the slate of board directors up for re-election. Cristi B. Koncz, District 3, East Brantley County and Wayne County, Georgia; Jamie Giddens, District 7, Charlton County, Georgia; and Terrell Brazell, District 9, Southeast Camden County, Georgia were all re-elected for another three-year term.
Jean Craven of Brantley County was the $500 grand prize winner.