SMECO's Board of Directors has appointed 10 members to the 2005 Nominating Committee scheduled to meet on Saturday, May 14, at the Co-op's Hughesville Executive Building. This committee will select a slate of candidates for the five available Board seats up for election at the Co-op's Annual Meeting. The following Board seats will be up for election: one in Calvert County, one in Charles County, one in Prince George's County, and two in St. Mary's County.
The 2005 Board Nominating Committee includes the following:
- Calvert County: Robert Lee Hall, Barstow; and Alyce Schwallenberg, Huntingtown.
- Charles County: Winston W. Burroughs, Sr., Waldorf; Calvin L. Ross, Waldorf; and
William B. Young, Jr., Waldorf.
- Prince George's County: Manning Clagett, Accokeek; and Ernest H. Riess, Brandywine.
- St. Mary's County: Edith M. Bell, Chaptico; George A. Brown, Loveville; and
Catherine Brenda Coates, Lexington Park.
SMECO customer-members interested in being nominated should submit a resume to the committee or mail it to SMECO, Attention: Elaine Mattingly, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, Maryland 20637. To obtain a committee member's address, contact Elaine Mattingly at 301-274-4489. Resumes should be submitted at least one week prior to the May 14 meeting.
In addition to nominations made by the committee, any 15 or more SMECO members acting together may make other nominations by petition by Friday, July 1, 2005. Nominations will be posted in each SMECO office and mailed to each member with the Annual Meeting notice.
SMECO's Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at the Hughesville headquarters. Nearly 1,400 members registered to vote at last year's meeting. This year, absentee mail-in voting will also be available to those customer-members who are unable to attend the meeting. Details will be published in the Co-op's monthly newsletter.
Selection of the Nominating Committee members is in compliance with SMECO's bylaws. For more information regarding the committee, nominations, and qualifications of directors, refer to Article IV, Sections 4.02 and 4.03, of SMECO's bylaws. Bylaws may be obtained from any SMECO office.