2017 Annual Meeting in Ashton Draws Over 1,000 Members
Fall River Electric’s 2017 annual meeting was held at North Fremont High School in Ashton on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
A FREE breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns, and assorted beverages was served to over 1,000 owner-members.
Nearly two dozen exhibitors were on-hand at our Health, Energy & Community Expo. The kids enjoyed free bounce houses, face painting and rides on the Fall River Propane train.
The annual business meeting had over 400 members in attendance and heard presentations from Board President Doug Schmier, CEO Bryan Case and most of the board candidates that were running for the three board positions up for election. Owner-members also heard from special guest Beth Looney, CEO of PNGC Power. The votes were tallied and both Jay Hanson in District 2 and Ralph Burton in District 8 were re-elected to their board positions while newcomer Georg Behrens was elected to the District 3 seat replacing longtime board member Boyd Bowles who had reached his term limit.
At the conclusion of the business meeting several thousands of dollars in FREE prizes were given away to members in attendance. The Grand Prize of a $1000 energy credit was won by Ken Wientjes of Victor.
*Free gifts were given one per membership NOT one per person.
Fall River Electric’s 2018 annual meeting will be held on Saturday, June 16 in Driggs, Idaho at Teton High School.
Fall River Electric Cooperative’s 2013 Meeting Celebrated 75 Years!
More than seventy five years ago, 90% of our rural ancestors were “living in the dark,” cooking on wood stoves, hauling water in buckets from a nearby well, putting perishable food in a stream or an icebox, and fearing the destruction that their gas or kerosene lamps could cause if accidentally knocked over inside their home or barn.
In 1938, a group of rural neighbors in the Ashton, Idaho area got together and formed Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. This new nonprofit organization was one where everyone who received power from the Co-op was consider an owner, could vote for members to represent them on a board of directors, had a say in how the business was operated and had access to a locally based, friendly staff who was interested in answering their questions and concerns. Today, more than seventy eight years later, those same objectives and benefits of membership continue.