Record attendance at United meeting

Nearly 2,000 United Cooperative Services members and guests convened Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Glen Rose High School Auditorium to celebrate the cooperative’s 75th anniversary.

Board member Johnnie Rollins was re-elected to represent the members in District 6 (Lake Granbury and Northeast Hood County).

Board Vice President Larry Bays was re-elected to represent the co-op’s members in District 7 (Southwestern Erath, Hamilton and Bosque Counties).

“Member representation through an elected board of directors ensures that the integrity of the cooperative business model and that the members’ best interests are at the forefront of all decisions,” said United CEO Ray Beavers.

“Directors Bays and Rollins have always been models of that philosophy and with their re-election to the board, I look forward to their input, direction and professional decision-making as United prepares to overcome future challenges,” he added.

The theme for this year’s annual meeting reflected on the cooperative’s purpose during the past 75 years—a rich legacy of service performed as an electric distribution cooperative, which was essentially formed and owned by members as a means then to bring electric power to rural areas largely ignored by for-profit electric companies.