In an effort to raise awareness of its successful 50-year history and future plans, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, invites community members throughout its service territory to attend the cooperative’s 2015 Annual Meeting on April 25 at Pahrump Valley High School at 501 E. Calvada Blvd. in Pahrump.
The Annual Meeting serves as the cooperative’s largest event of the year. Hundreds of VEA members attended the event in 2014, and the cooperative anticipates an even larger turnout this year.
“Last year’s Annual Meeting was a tremendous success for VEA in engaging with its member-owners and discussing important aspects of our cooperative’s recent successes and expectations for the future,” said Tom Husted, CEO of VEA. “With 2015 marking VEA’s 50th anniversary, this year’s event serves as a unique opportunity for community members to gain insight into the rich history of our organization and its lasting impact on southwestern Nevada.”
The event will provide VEA member-owners with detailed information about the cooperative’s projects, member-focused efforts and strategies for the future. In addition to a presentation from Husted, the event will feature the announcement of this year’s VEA Scholarship recipients.
Mark Hall-Patton, administrator of the Clark County Museum System, will serve as the event’s special guest speaker. Hall-Patton, who has made regular appearances on the hit reality television show “Pawn Stars,” will share valuable information about Southern Nevada’s history.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Then and Now,” highlighting VEA’s inspiring history. Prior to the official start of the meeting, community members will have the opportunity to see an in-depth documentary focused on the history of VEA, featuring interviews with many VEA board representatives, employees and community members who shaped the cooperative. The meeting will also include details about VEA’s successful efforts to maintain rate stability and develop new economic opportunities within its service territory.
The meeting is free for community members. It will feature a lunch and prize drawings, including a grand prize of 50 $100 bills ($5,000), a first runner-up prize of 50 $50 bills ($2,500), and a second runner-up prize of 25 $50 bills ($1,250). Additional prizes include a 55-inch LG LCD TV, a BBQ grill, six additional prizes of gift certificates and 10 prizes of VEA power bill credits.
Members who RSVP by April 17 will receive an additional raffle ticket for the prize drawings. To RSVP, call 775-727-2189.
VEA will also provide members with complimentary transportation to and from the meeting on April 25. A bus will begin loading at 9:30 a.m. at the Beatty Community Center at 100 A Ave. South in Beatty. The bus will then pick up people at the Fort Amargosa building in Lathrop Wells at 10:15 a.m. To arrange for transportation, please call the Annual Meeting RSVP line at 775-727-2189.
Who: Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA)
What: VEA’s 2015 Annual Meeting
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meeting called to order at 1 p.m.
Where: Pahrump Valley High School
501 E. Calvada Blvd.
Why: The event will provide community members with detailed information about VEA’s projects, member-focused mission and expectations for the future. In addition, the meeting will feature a presentation by guest speaker Mark Hall-Patton, administrator of the Clark County Museum System. VEA will also offer prize drawings and free lunch for attendees.
RSVP: Call VEA at 775-727-2189 to RSVP.
About Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nevada. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides service to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop.