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Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) held its 84th Annual Meeting of the Membership at Glad Tidings Church on May 2, with more than 500 members in attendance. Overall attendance exceeded 700.

Attendees enjoyed a wonderful meal, informational booths, and entertainment by the Broad Creek Middle School Jazz Band and East Carteret High School Chorus. CEO Jake Joplin and CCEC Board President Anthony Nelson shared highlights of 2023 and looked at current activities and plans of the cooperative. Joe Brannan, CEO of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, was the keynote speaker.

Board members Dee Irby of District 1, Jim Schmitt of District 3, and Fred Fulcher of District 4 were reelected; all ran unopposed.

Registered members in attendance were eligible for giveaways, including one of several $75 cash prizes, up to $1,000 in free electricity, or a pickup truck retired from the co-op’s fleet.

A recording of the meeting can be viewed here.