We Are More Powerful Together

PSREC hosted its 81st Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, September 8th with a lot of help from our friends and neighbors, another example of how we are all more powerful together. Though we have been experiencing a hot summer, Mother Nature smiled on us Saturday, with clear skies and mild temperatures.

Man speaks at podiumGates opened at 10 a.m. Members registered, collected gift bags, meandered through Eastern Plumas Health Care’s health fair and band information booth. Folks enjoyed bingo called by the Calpine Elks, and tasty tri-tip and pulled-pork sandwiches served by the Las Plumas 4-H Club.

Portola High School Volleyball and Soccer Teams kept lemonade and iced tea flowing, while Portola Preschool served up a rain- bow of luscious snow cones.

Beautiful Feet Dance Company of Quincy conducted games and children’s activities.

Sierra Valley 4-H Club with some members sharing their furry and feathered friends, while other members gave roping demonstrations.

Our celebrities, Smokey and Willie Wirehand, garnered smiles and hugs from little ones.

People browse booths

Corby Erwin, member services manager, and David Hansen, PSREC board secretary/treasurer, presented winners of the Washington Youth Tour, PSREC/PST citizen scholar scholarships and PSREC photo contest with plaques and ribbons.

Mike Vergara, PSREC’s legal counsel, called the business meeting to order following the invocation led by Pastor Tony Loubet of Standish Bible Church, and the presentation of colors by the American Legion, Post 329.

Man raises American flagRepresentatives from PSREC’s power suppliers (Northern California Power Agency, Western Area Power Administration and Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems) delivered updates on the power market.

Members re-elected board directors Fred Nelson, District 3, and Dave Roberti, District 4; and elected Larry Price to District 1 in a contested election.

The directors met following the meeting and elected board officers: Fred Nelson as president, Dick Short as vice president and David Hansen as secretary/treasurer.

The meeting concluded a little after 2 p.m. with door prizes, including electric bill credits of $200, $300 and $500, and the grand prize of a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. Join us next year for your chance to win, and remember that as your cooperative, we are more powerful together.

People browse booths

A woman, girl, and man pose for a photo

A young man speaks at a podium

Ribbons winners pose for photo

People browse booths

Young wind instrument musicians performing together

Woman speaks at podium