Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rocky Rural Electrification Association Had A Good Year In 2008

Rocky REA Board For 2009 Front: Kyle Greenwood, Pat Alexander (Vice Chair), Earl Graham (Chair), Jerry Reglin (Manager). Back: Dwight Oliver, Norman Rose, Ed Grumbach, Albert Stolte, Dave Simmelink, Merv Rockel

The Annual General Meeting of the Rocky Rural Electrification Association held in the Leslieville Community Hall on April 9 was attended by 91 people than enjoyed a catered meal before the meeting opened. Chairman Earl Graham and Manager Jerry Reglin on developments and activities over the course of 2008 as outlined below. The REA Financial Statements for 2008 were presented by a representative from Hawkins Epp Dumont LLP of Stony Plain, Alberta who noted that the association was in good financial shape with assets around $16 million. The association has a total of 3,285 member services and owns the wires and poles providing electricity to rural residents in the Clearwater County area. It is a non profit association which buys energy on the open market and looks after the maintenance and operation of its power distribution system. The cost to consumers is lower than those charged by commercial organizations to their customers. Association members elect the board and are the owners of the association's assets.

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