By the time this article appears on to the back page, the
summer solstice will be behind us and the days will start to
It is time again to think about attending the West Oregon
Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting of the Members, which
is Saturday, August 19, at Vernonia High School. Doors open
at 10 a.m.
Another delicious barbecue is planned, Timberline Band
will provide some classic Woody Guthrie songs about the
Bonneville Power Administration and the Columbia River
and, of course, there will be door prizes.
The Scout Cabin was a great place to have the annual meeting, but we outgrew it
and decided to find a larger venue. We are adding some entertainment this year in
hopes of attracting new members to the event. I look forward to seeing some familiar
faces as well as some new ones.
Members in District 3 and District 7 will receive notices in the mail regarding
director nominations. The District 3 meeting is Monday, July 17, at the WOEC office.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and adjourns at 6 p.m. The District 7 meeting is
Tuesday, July 18, at Zippy’s Pizza in Yamhill. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and
adjourns at 6 p.m. The winners of these coveted positions will be announced at the
We have two major work projects starting this summer that will improve system
reliability to the Pihl Road and Hidden Mountain areas. These projects have been
engineered and are out for bid. Once the bidding closes, construction will begin, with
the intention of having them finished before the storm season arrives in November.