June 8, 2013 Annual Meeting to Celebrate the
Co-op's 75th Anniversary!
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 their gas or kerosene lamps could cause if accidently knocked over inside their home or barn. In 1938, a group of rural neighbors in the Ashton 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 your questions and concerns. Most importantly, Fall River Electric Cooperative's objectives were to provide reliable electric power, delivered safely and at the lowest price possible.
Today, seventy five years later, those same objectives and benefits of membership continue and Fall River Electric will celebrate our heritage on Saturday, June 8th at our annual meeting to be held at the Co-op's Ashton, Idaho headquarters. Bring your family and enjoy a FREE breakfast of pancakes, sausage and hash browns with a drink from 8am to 10am plus, view educational and informative exhibits featuring various products and services offered by Fall River and many of our partner businesses.
This is also the time to vote for your Board of Directors and several proposed changes to the Cooperative's By-Laws, and meet Fall River Electric's General Manager and staff. The annual business meeting will commence at 10:30am where election results will be announced, the annual financial report presented as well as a report from the Co-op's GM and board.
As part of this year's celebration, thousands of dollars in free prizes will be awarded (must be present to win) and each voting member will receive several FREE gifts just for attending! You could win -
- $300 in FREE energy (good toward your electric account or a purchase from Fall River Propane)
- A FREE 50 gallon Marathon electric hot water heater (an $850 value)
For the kids, an outdoors play area and rides on the Fall River Propane "train"!
$5 Propane Fill-Your-Cylinder is Back!
Bring any size propane cylinder up to 25 gallons and get it filled for only FIVE BUCKS. Bring all the cylinders you want! Get ready for camping and outdoor cookouts during this event. Fill-Your-Cylinder is from 8am to Noon at the Ashton, Idaho office of Fall River Propane. Follow the signs to savings!
2012 Annual Meeting Recap
The 2012 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, June 9 at the Cooperative's headquarters in Ashton, Idaho where a record number of members, over 1,000 attended.
2012 Board Election
Fall River Electric Cooperative is a democratic organization controlled by its members, who actively participate in setting its policies and making decisions. Members serve as elected representatives on our Board of Directors and are accountable to the membership. At this year's Annual Meeting, three Board of Director seats were selected from the nine districts. All members were eligible to vote no matter what district they resided in. Here is a list of the winning candidates:
Dan Skene (incumbent) was re-elected in District 1 (Rexburg, Rigby & Ririe).
Sonja Cherry (incumbent) was chosen by the members to represent District 6 (Ashton) for another term.
Brent Robson was elected from a group of 5 candidates vying for the Board seat for District 5 (west of Driggs and including Tetonia & Felt)
2012 Annual Meeting Highlights
MYMETER, the most innovative service ever offered by Fall River was formally introduced to members. It allows members to view their actual electric usage on a monthly, weekly, daily and even HOURLY basis in easy-to-view and understand graphs. This free, easy to use internet based service translates complex energy consumption, weather and billing data into an intuitive easy-to-read graphic format available in a secure delivery method to member-owners. For more details, go to myACCOUNT on our home page and select MyMeter in the drop down box. To register to use this free service, click on the MyMeter logo at the top of our home page.
Fall River General Manager Bryan Case outlined many of the accomplishments of your Cooperative and distributed a handout to all members in attendance. If you would like to review those accomplishments yourself, please click here...2011 Accomplishments.pdf