Straight Talk series under way, co-op member-owners invited to second event on April 18

Straight Talk series under way, co-op member-owners invited to second event on April 18

On Tuesday, April 9, Roanoke Electric Co-op officially kicked off its annual series of community forums in Ahoskie. During this first of the five-forum series, co-op leaders led discussions focusing on this year's forum theme, "the goal of low cost," by presenting a variety of current and future opportunities for decreasing member-owners' monthly electric bills.

Lowering member-owners' monthly power bills through innovation and cost-cutting programs is a key objective for the co-op's staff executive leadership and its board of directors. Board member Carolyn Bradley, who represents-owners from the co-op's third district, said she is optimistic about the future of the co-op and values most its steadfast commitment to serving its member-owners. Stating that the co-op's service and cost-lowering objectives must be met by embracing the future of innovation and efficiency, Bradley said,“I believe the key to the co-op’s future success is to continue to look out for the membership by remaining innovative and keeping up with the times,”

Bradley noted that this year's forums will provide member-owners the opportunity to learn about some of the upcoming innovative cost-lowering programs, including an electric vehicle initiative.

Board member Chester Deloatch said,"My vision for Roanoke Electric is for it to always strive to keep prices as low as possible for its member-owners." Deloatch represents member-owners living in the co-op's ninth district.

Bradley and Deloatch invite member-owners to join them for the second event of the series on Thursday, April 18 at the Northampton County Cultural & Wellness Center. The center is located at 9536 NC Highway 305 in Jackson, North Carolina. The forum will begin at 6 p.m.

President and CEO Curtis Wynn is also encouraging all co-op member-owners to attend at least one forum of the 2019 series. In the following video, Wynn highlights a few of the upcoming cost-saving programs he and other co-op leaders are outlining for the membership at this year's series.


Member-owner participation at each forum also enables the co-op to receive important member feedback and critical to helping the co-op fulfill its mission and commitment to its owners and communities served by the co-op.

 Member-owners are asked to register for the events in order to secure seats, door prize and meals (dinner is served at each forum). Sign-up is available by phone at 252-209-2267 or email at Registrants are asked to include their name, telephone number, selected forum date and location, as well as the number of guests that will be in attendance.

2019 Straight Talk forums schedule:

  • The Ahoskie Inn in Ahoskie, 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 9
  • Northampton County Culture & Wellness Center in Jackson, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18
  • Bertie County High School in Windsor, 6 p.m., Thursday, May 2
  • Gates County High School Arts Building in Gatesville, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16
  • Halifax Agriculture Center in Halifax, 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11
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