By the time this article appears on to the back page, the

summer solstice will be behind us and the days will start to

get shorter.

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

annual meeting.

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.

Regards,

Bob Perry

General Manager