ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ROCKINGHAM
At MillerCoors, It’s All About
Product Quality and Responsibility
by Cammie Tutwiler, SVEC Writer
illerCoors and its employees community. While we strive to be the
M work hard every day to
produce a quality product
with a minimum amount of waste,
best, our overriding priority is to ensure
our employees go home safe every day,”
utilizing recycling and employing From the time the beer starts as raw
conservation. The MillerCoors brew- materials, including malted barley from
ery opened in the Shenandoah Valley Colorado and Montana, hops from
in 1987, and in 2007 received a state- Washington State, and water from a
of-the-art upgrade. The company Rome Aquifer on site, until it’s into a
contributes in a positive way to the can, bottle, or keg and placed into a
community, through donations and truck, production time is 21 days, with a
the volunteer efforts of its employees. majority of the time spent in brewing.
The three brands mainly produced at
The Product the plant include Coors Light, Keystone
Above: Eventually, the bottles/cans are put into
Two large beer-producing entities, Light, and Extra Gold Lager, with ship-
packaging and sent to the warehouse for ship-
SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing ping points to mainly the northeastern
ping. • Lower Right: Part of the beer’s production
Company, joined forces on July 1, and mid-Atlantic United States.
process includes time spent in a lauter tun
2008, to become MillerCoors. For the people at MillerCoors, it’s
(background) and a kettle (front).
“Formerly, Miller and Coors about product quality and responsibility.
competed against each other for “We look at responsibility in a multi-
SHENANDOAH VALLEY shelf space and market share. Now tude of ways, not just responsibility
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE we are a stronger, more competitive around having a great beer and being
P.O. Box 236 organization poised to take on responsible with consumption, but also
147 Dinkel Avenue – Hwy. 257 Anheiser Busch. by being responsible
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841-0236 For us, it’s community partners,”
800-234-SVEC (7832) really about Michtich said.
Ofﬁce Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. how do we
Internet: www.svec.coop grow the right The Community
President & CEO way,” Plant In 2009, Miller-
Myron D. Rummel Manager Amy J. Coors donated
Board Chairman Michtich said. more than $75,000
James E. Zerkel II The Miller- from their charitable
Coors plant in giving program,
Local Pages Editor
J. Michael Aulgur Elkton runs 24 which does not
hours a day, include their United
Writer seven days a week, producing 7.6 Way Campaign, said Plant Communica-
million barrels, or 239,400,000 tions Manager Jennifer Richmond.
For all questions concerning advertising, gallons, of beer a year. “It’s not just about the money, it’s also
contact Cooperative Living “We are one of the most modern about our employees volunteering,”
at 804-346-3344. breweries in the world, but our values Richmond said. “Our employees are
are rooted in our culture and our extremely generous with their time and
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PHOTO COURTESY OF MILLERCOORS
Above: SVEC board members recently
toured the MillerCoors facility in Elkton. •
Right, from top: MillerCoors opened in the
Shenandoah Valley in 1987. • An exten-
sive conveyor system moves the beer in the
packaging phase of the process. • Insets:
Bottles are produced at a rate of 1,300 a
minute. • Cans are produced at a rate of
more than 2,300 cans a minute.
can be found volunteering with agencies
across the region. They truly care about
She said that MillerCoors is also a
supporter of the education system in the
county and they work to balance their
interest in pursuing educational oppor-
tunities with the responsibility message.
“We are actively aggressive about
CAMMIE TUTWILER PHOTOS
alcohol responsibility with the commu-
nity,” Michtich said. “We have high
expectations and want our presence at
events, festivals and fairs to be associated
In the area, MillerCoors supports
the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the
Massanutten Regional Library, the March
of Dimes, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Andy Pickerell, director of process and changed — the makeup of the
American Cancer Society, and Rockingham operations. containers used to bring the beer’s initial
County Public Schools, to name a few. In “We’ve been putting a lot of effort raw ingredients to the plant so that it too
2009, more than 1,000 hours were spent into recycling, anything we can recycle, can be recycled. In addition, they work
in the community, Michtich said. whether it’s plastics or oils ... we’re trying with local farmers to distribute the left-
“I think that’s one of the things we to get into recyclable brew materials,” he over grain product for cattle, and sell a
hear from our customers is they love said. “We have an extremely small amount lot of spent yeast to cat food producers.
partnering with the facility because of that goes to landfill and we are working As for the water that is 95 percent of
the connection with the community and hard to get that down to zero. Our goal the beer they produce, Pickerell said
... meeting the community’s needs. I is to have nothing going to landfill they are extremely sensitive to both the
think it’s really interesting that we have whatsoever.” water they use, and what they return to
so many community efforts that are The recycling effort has been hugely the environment.
going on,” Michtich said. employee-driven, according to Pickerell. “The waste treatment plant (on site)
The employees at the facility are in- “It’s been good because everybody returns water back to the Shenandoah
volved not only in volunteer efforts for participates, whether it be paper from River, and it is actually cleaner than
the community, but in more far-reaching the offices, ink cartridges from printing drinking water,” he said.
endeavors as well. machines, to ink used on the lines for Currently, there is a $10 million
bottles and cans,” he said. environmental project underway at the
The Planet Not only are they conscious of the site, which is the construction of the
Currently, 99 percent of product used potential for recyclability in the facility’s membrane bio-reactor for the waste water
at MillerCoors in Elkton is recycled, said materials, but they also considered — treatment plant. This system will reduce
March-April 2010 19
nutrients in the plant’s discharge tenfold.
During 2009, the Shenandoah brew- MILLERCOORS STATISTICS
ery reduced water consumption per
barrel by 18 percent. — About 450 employees, and
“We’re working very hard to try and ranked the eighth-largest
minimize the amount of water we use employer in Rockingham
per barrel of beer we produce,” he said. County
From the plant in Elkton to the
planet Earth, MillerCoors is working to — Pays $42 million in wages,
produce a quality product, without a salaries, and fringe benefits
quantity of waste, while giving back to In 2009, MillerCoors spent 1,000 hours in
the community that surrounds it. the community.
— By using local vendors and
ENERGY-REDUCTION INITIATIVES AT MILLERCOORS suppliers whenever possible,
have pumped more than $359
1) The company keeps an eye on its energy consumption with intelligent meter-
ing, which MillerCoors worked with SVEC to have installed at its substation. million into the local economy in
2007 through purchased goods
2) MillerCoors joined the old and new ammonia refrigeration systems together
to take advantage of the more efficient compressors and load management
inherent in the new system. — Real estate and personal
3) MillerCoors collected carbon dioxide compressor cooling water (used to go to property taxes were $5 million
drain) to vaporize liquid carbon dioxide back into gas instead of using direct in 2008, making MillerCoors the
steam in the vaporizer. largest taxpayer in Rockingham
4) MillerCoors reduced the amount of steam used in the brewing process with County
very efficient external wort boilers.
— 175 to 200 trucks leave the
5) Water-reduction projects have allowed the company to turn off one of its
large well pumps. MillerCoors facility daily
SVEC Works Together for Timely Restoration of Power
by Cammie Tutwiler, SVEC Writer wintry blast of snow and mixed precipitation blanketed the Shenandoah Valley
Electric Cooperative service area the first weekend in February, dropping between
19 and 30 inches on the counties of Augusta, Rockingham, and Shenandoah in
Virginia and Hardy in West Virginia, weighing on trees and power lines.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
The precipitation started Friday morning as a heavy, wet snow and continued through
Saturday evening, becoming lighter and fluffier as the storm progressed.
SVEC experienced the most outages caused by the storm at about noon Saturday, when
approximately 9,500 members were without power, scattered across the four-county service
area. Overall, the northern portion of the service area was hit the hardest. By Monday morn-
ing, nearly all power was restored to the member/owners.
“The heavy, wet snow and significant accumulations built up on lines and trees, caused
them to collapse under the weight of the snow, and led to the damage of Co-op facilities,”
Vice President of Engineering and Operations John Coffey said.
Throughout the day Saturday, the snow kept falling, and temperatures remained uncom-
fortable, but SVEC crews kept working to restore power.
“By far the biggest challenge was accessing areas,” SVEC President & CEO Myron
Rummel said. “Saturday, because the snow was still falling, visibility was limited. Normally
our crews can look down the right of way and see where the problem is; this time you could-
n’t, and the guys had to walk in very deep snow.”
Ed Eudy, lead lineman at the Shenandoah County district, said the heaviness of the snow
made for difficult walking.
“The conditions were terrible; we couldn’t get trucks around and snow was up over your
The heavy, wet snow laid on poles, trees knees. That made it twice as bad,” he said.
and lines, causing outages. Eudy said they sometimes came upon roads that had not been plowed.
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Crews battled tough conditions to
restore power after the Feb. 5
storm, including deep snow and
treacherous roads. They worked
around the clock to restore power.
“You had to walk, and some-
times walk where you could
usually take a truck. You’d go
check the line, then have to
walk back to the truck for
materials and tools,” he said.
Eudy described this particular
kind of snow as the most aggravating,
because of its weight.
“Because it was a wet snow, we had tance, and arrange for room and board of from member/owners geographically. The
limited access to get our equipment where it these additional people who came to help, IMS can then help to predict where possible
needed to be. Usually with wet snow it’s 4-6 so that when they come in out of the cold, problems may exist on the power lines. This
inches and you can handle it. This one was a they have a hot meal and a place to rest. creates a much smaller area in which to
little different because of the depth,” he said. The consumer service representatives, or search for the problem, helping to speed up
All SVEC staff worked to restore power, CSRs, work closely with members around the restoration process.
and they added 80 more people to their the clock to answer questions they may have Coffey said that timely restoration of
workforce with contractors from out of and give them what information is available power is a result of everyone working
town and help from Edgecombe-Martin regarding the outage. One tool that helps the together at SVEC, from the people working
County EMC in North Carolina and BARC Cooperative during outages is the Interac- on vehicles, to employees guiding crews and
Electric Cooperative in Virginia. tive Voice Response (IVR) system. It is an addressing accessibility issues, to those taking
“There’s a pretty massive coordinated automated phone system that handles con- care of material management and making
effort that goes on within districts to organ- sumers’ phone calls. The IVR can process sure crews had what they needed, to the
ize work so that it can be dispatched in the many calls at once and has a streamlined consumer service representatives who process
best way to restore service as quickly as procedure for consumers to enter informa- the outage reports received from the members,
possible,” Coffey said. tion. The IVR is tied to SVEC’s Incident to clearing the parking lots so that people
Managers work to secure crews for assis- Management System (IMS) that groups calls could get into the offices, and even shuttling
others in who couldn’t get to the offices. Even
SVEC member/owners helped in restoration
Before the event: efforts by providing the use of heavy equip-
When there is a possibility of a storm-related outage, it is best to plan ahead. To make ment and snow plows, allowing crews to
sure you and your family have the necessities for an outage, SVEC advises that you prepare gain access into otherwise inaccessible areas.
a home outage kit. Good items to include are: flashlights and extra batteries; a battery-oper- “The speed to which safe restoration is
ated radio; candles, lanterns and matches; an alternate source of heat; canned or packaged completed is the result of the hard work and
foods, powdered milk and beverages, dry cereal; water (one gallon per person per day for dedication of the committed employees at
drinking; fill bathtub and other containers for flushing toilets and other needs); non-electric SVEC,” Rummel said. “Not only do they
can opener; disposable plates and utensils; camp stove or other emergency cooking device; come in to work, but they work under
extra blankets or sleeping bags; fire extinguisher; first-aid kit; and, if needed, extra baby extreme conditions. We are proud of the fact
food, formula, diapers. they have the best interests of the members
And, it is a good idea to make sure that your cell phone, if you have one, is completely in mind and work hard trying to restore
charged, in the event of an outage. service safely, and as soon as possible.”
He said that the SVEC team will normally
Immediately after losing power: work to restore power until you send them
In the event that you lose power and you are an SVEC member, call SVEC at 1-800- home, or the job is done, whichever comes
234-7832, even if you think your neighbor may have called. It is more effective for SVEC to first.
know where all outages are. “I can’t say enough about the work that
Unplug or turn off all electric items that were on. This will help from a power-reliability our team accomplished in the amount of
standpoint once the power is restored. time between when the storm started and
Turn back your thermostat, and turn it up slowly once the power is restored. ended,” Rummel said. “We have received
At any time: many comments from consumers express-
Do not make any attempts to clear trees or other debris from power lines. Note ing their appreciation for the efforts put
the location, and any other important information regarding these situations, and contact forth in the terrible weather, and how hard
SVEC. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will work to ensure that power is restored as our guys worked to restore their service,
soon as possible. Avoid contact with downed power lines. knowing that people needed it.”
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Turner Ham House/Fulks Run Grocery —
Much More Than a Ham Store
by Cammie Tutwiler, SVEC Writer Then, in 1969 Garnett sold the store Over the years, the store changed yet
to his brother, Miles, and sister-in-law, again when larger stores started coming
ne year in the late 1950s, Garnett Marcella. Garnett continued to cure the into the area. Ron and his wife, Peggie,
Turner cured 25 hams at what is hams, and worked in real estate sales. took over the store, and while they were
now Turner Ham House/Fulks “When Dad and Miles ran the store, in transition over the course of about a
Run Grocery. Today, his son Ron Turner it was a true country store, with a full year, they noticed that groceries were
estimates that they sell approximately stock of groceries, fresh vegetables and not moving.
8,000-10,000 hams a year. What used to meats,” Ron said. “We needed to gear our store toward
be a small grocery store with 50-pound He said that when it was first built, the clientele,” Ron said. “For people
bags of Robin Hood flour stacked three the store was about a fourth of the size coming in to buy the hams, we tried to
to four feet high is now a store that that it is now, and described how his stay as local as possible, with Virginia
mom, from behind a counter, would Made products and West Virginia
pick things off of a shelf behind her products.”
for customers. Then, a couple of years ago, they
“Later on, they built an addition; started a kitchen aisle, that included
in 1963 they built the store as it is Polish Pottery, which has been one of
now, and were one of the first stores their biggest sellers. A section of the
in the area to have grocery carts,” store features genealogy information and
Ron said. books, of which Ron’s mother and sister
are involved in compiling. The hams,
though, remain a big draw.
“It’s really crazy around the holidays
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE TURNER FAMILY
— Thanksgiving is the second busiest —
and after Thanksgiving, the phone
From top: Current owner Ron Turner’s orders start. We try to space out the
parents, Garnett and Lena Turner, orders,” Ron said. The store has four
who started the store. • Garnett full-time employees, and adds two to
receiving a check from a salesman three more on shipping days.
(he won an essay contest about how To cure the hams, they use the same
he sells the most “Fab” brand soap). recipe that Ron’s great-grandfather used.
• Owners of the Turner Ham House, “Ones that we start in January are
Peggie and Ron Turner.
features Virginia’s Finest products,
Burt’s Bees, Polish Pottery, and other
items that might be found in “Grand-
Ron Turner says that his dad,
Garnett, cured those first 25 hams like
they did on the farm growing up. Peo-
ple kept asking for the hams, and after
selling out the first year, Garnett cured
50 the next year, and then 300 the
next year — only to keep increasing in
large increments from those humble
CAMMIE TUTWILER PHOTOS
“In 1966 they built a ham house
(in a separate building) behind the
store, that allowed him to cure 2,000
hams,” Ron said. “In 1969 they built
an addition to the house and could
cure 8,000 hams.”
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ready in May, so it takes roughly five
months (to cure a ham),” Ron said.
“It’s a time commitment, and is labor-
Being a family-owned business has
overall been good, Ron said.
“It’s good because of the flexibility;
our kids are involved in sports, and
likewise with other employees. We can
accommodate with flexibility,” he said.
“When the kids were little, they got off
the school bus here.” Above: Ron said he tries to keep local
For more than 40 years now, the things in the store, including items
family involvement at Turner Hams has from Virginia and West Virginia. •
continued. Right: Polish Pottery has been one of
“Customers still come in that came in their biggest sellers.
when Garnett was here,” Ron said.
New Transmission Line Helps Maintain Reliable Service
Story and photos by Cammie Tutwiler, SVEC Writer n the summer of 2006, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
learned that a new transmission line would be needed to serve
members in the Clover Hill, Dayton, Montezuma, and areas just
east of Harrisonburg.
“This new line simply replaces an existing service,” said Manager of
System Engineering Jason Burch. “It will serve the same people that the
old line served.”
The existing line, which has two sets of conductors, is Dominion
Virginia Power’s (DVP). Until recently, DVP had used the 230-kilovolt
conductor side, and SVEC had used the 115-kilovolt conductor side.
The regional transmission organization, PJM, which ensures the integrity
of the transmission lines for the mid-Atlantic region, notified DVP that
the 115-kilovolt circuit needed to be converted to 230-kilovolt.
“The conversion need for DVP left SVEC without a 115-kilovolt
source, and we had to choose whether to convert to 230-kilovolts or
provide our own transmission line to serve our substations,” Burch
said. “We laid out all the possible options to solve the initial problem.
Next, we performed the feasibility study and cost analysis to determine
the best solution.”
Following the early steps of the process, several possible alternatives
were considered. After careful consideration, the idea that met criteria
for cost and operations concerns was chosen. The chosen route utilized
an existing distribution right of way as much as possible.
SVEC and Harrisonburg Electric Commission worked together by
sharing poles at certain places in the line on Ramblewood Road.
“By our two utilities jointly designing portions of the line, we were
able to gain construction efficiencies, plan for future needs, and mini-
mize the impact to properties,” Burch said.
Finally, right-of-way easements were procured and landowner input
for routing of the line was considered.
After construction and energizing of the line, the entire project is
scheduled for completion in summer of 2010.
“It’s a long, involved process, but it’s part of our job to make sure we
bring SVEC member/owners reliable and safe electric service at the
From top: Lines cross a field on the way to the SVEC Dayton lowest possible cost,” Burch said. “When projects come along like this,
substation. • The tallest pole in this picture is shared by SVEC it’s up to us to make sure we consider every angle to bring members the
and HEC. best value for their money.”
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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
Leaders Visit State Legislators in Richmond
n Jan. 25, members of the board to meet with all of our local legislators to Virginia’s 13 not-for-profit, member-
of directors and management discuss issues relevant to our member/ owned cooperatives, plus government
staff of Shenandoah Valley Elec- owners,” Rummel said. “Our local officials, state legislators and their staffs,
tric Cooperative attended the Virginia, legislators have always been receptive and other guests.
Maryland & Delaware Association of to our issues. We thank them for their Shenandoah Valley Electric Coopera-
Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) support. By and large, it was a produc- tive board members and staff were
Legislative Day in Richmond. tive day.” briefed on state and national legislative
Those attending from Shenandoah Rummel noted that the SVEC group issues, including energy-efficiency and
Valley Electric Cooperative were board met with Sens. Emmett Hanger and conservation, climate change, meeting
members Stephen W. Burkholder, Larry Mark Obenshain, in addition to Reps. the growing demand for energy, and the
E. Garber, Larry C. Howdyshell, and Matt Lohr, Todd Gilbert, Dickie Bell, Ben need to keep electricity affordable to
Gerald A. Heatwole, as well as President Cline, and Steve Landes. help create jobs and to avoid further
& CEO Myron D. Rummel and Manager More than 300 persons attended hardship on consumers already strug-
of External Affairs J. Michael Aulgur. electric cooperative legislative day gling in the midst of the economic
“We were fortunate enough to be able activities, including leaders from all of downturn.
SVEC to Receive Wind-Powered Energy
henandoah Valley Electric Cooper- will receive 50 percent of the electricity Rummel and SVEC Board Chairman
ative (SVEC) customers will soon generated. AES Wind Generation devel- James E. Zerkel II serve as members of
be using greener energy since oped, owns and operates the wind farm the board of directors for Old Dominion
SVEC’s power supplier, Old Dominion that is comprised of 67 wind turbines. Electric Cooperative. In July 2008,
Electric Cooperative (ODEC), and AES The 101-megawatt (MW) wind farm is ODEC signed a 15-year power-purchase
Wind Generation are starting a commer- located in the Pennsylvania counties of agreement with AES Wind Generation
cial operation of the Armenia Mountain Bradford and Tioga in the north-central for 50 percent of the output of its then-
Wind Farm in Pennsylvania. ODEC, the region of the Keystone State. planned Armenia Mountain Wind Farm
primary power provider for SVEC and “SVEC is excited that ODEC has project. A separate agreement for 50
10 other electric distribution cooperatives, provided us the opportunity to meet a percent of the energy output from the
portion of the energy needs of our wind farm was signed by Newark, Del.-
members with electricity from the based Delmarva Power. AES Wind
Armenia Mountain Wind Project,” says Generation was chosen as one of the
Myron Rummel, SVEC president & winning bidders following a request for
CEO. “Utilitizing a source that has proposals from wind-generated power
minimal environmental impact, while providers issued in early 2008.
remaining a sound economic choice, ODEC owns 11.6 percent of the
is an option that Shenandoah Valley North Anna Nuclear Power Station in
Electric Cooperative is proud to have Louisa County, and 50 percent of the
for our member/owners.” Clover Power Station in Halifax County.
In addition to its contract with AES The cooperative also owns and operates
Wind Power for 50 percent of the output generation facilities in Louisa County
from the Armenia Mountain Wind and Fauquier County, and owns 50
Farm, ODEC’s portfolio of renewable- percent of the Rock Springs Generation
generation resources also includes Facility in Cecil County, Md. For more
100 percent of the power generated information, visit www.odec.com.
from a landfill gas-to-energy project in Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Worcester County, Md., and a hydroelec- (ODEC) and its member systems are
tric project in Bath County. ODEC has owned by the consumer-members they
also signed a long-term agreement to serve and are not-for-profit electric
purchase the 70 MW of energy projected cooperatives. ODEC is the power
to be produced by the Constellation provider for nine Virginia co-ops and
The Armenia Mountain Wind Farm is Energy Criterion Wind Power Project to one each in both Delaware and
located in Pennsylvania. be built in Garrett County, Md. Maryland.
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Meet the Employees December SVEC SVEC Office Closing
ur employees live in the
Shenandoah Valley Electric
communities we serve, and they
take their responsibility to DEC. 5
provide you with the very best in
Entire SVEC area will be closed on
customer service seriously. They are
your Cooperative’s most valuable asset, Scattered outages all day due Friday, April 2, in
committed to making you proud to be a to heavy snow observance of
member/owner of Shenandoah Valley Good Friday.
Name: Julie Fix
2010 Nominating Committee Selected
Specialist, IT Department
he Board of Directors of Shenan- Potential candidates for the nine-
Time worked at SVEC: doah Valley Electric Cooperative member Board must be members of
8 years has selected its Nominating Com- SVEC and bona fide residents of its
mittee for the 2010 Annual Membership service area. The Cooperative’s bylaws
What do you like best about your job?
Meeting. It is the duty of this committee say that candidates must be at least 21
The best part of my job is helping others
to select candidates for the election of years of age and may not, in any way, be
with computer problems and working
with great people. directors to be held during the business employed by a competing enterprise or a
portion of the Annual Meeting. business selling electric energy or
Community service: Youth Sunday school During the 2010 meeting members of supplies to the Cooperative.
teacher and advisor at Mt. Pleasant Church SVEC will elect three directors; two from The only other method for putting an
of the Brethren, Relay for Life. Augusta County, and one from Rocking- individual up for election, other than
Hobbies: Photography, computers and ham County. through the Nominating Committee, is
reading. The incumbents from Augusta County by petition. Section 4 of Article IV of the
Family: Husband, Alan; children, Monica, are Joyce R. Craun, who lives in Mount Shenandoah Valley Electric Bylaws states
age 20 and Gregory, age 14. Solon, Va., and Larry C. Howdyshell, that any “one hundred (100) or more
who also lives in Mount Solon, Va. The members acting together may make other
Quote: “Trust in the LORD with all your incumbent for Rockingham County, Va., nominations by petition ...” This petition
heart and lean not on your own under- is Stephen W. Burkholder, who resides in must be received at least 10 working
standing.” Proverbs 3:5 Broadway, Va. days before the Annual Meeting for a
If you, as a member of the Cooperative, name to be placed on the official ballot.
Name: Josh Blackburn know someone you feel should be a Remember, this is YOUR electric
Job: First Class Lineman candidate for the SVEC Board of Directors, cooperative, so take an active role, and
contact one of the Nominating Committee be sure to attend the 2010 Annual
members in your county. Listed below Membership Meeting, June 10 at the
Time worked at SVEC: are the members of this committee James Madison University Convocation
6 years and their addresses. Center.
What do you like best about your job?
Seeing smiles on consumers’ faces when Augusta County
you restore their power after an outage.
And the guys I work with.
Community service: We have a food drive Richard H. Black 4417 Spring Hill Rd., Mount Solon, VA 22843
in my neighborhood for the church in the Paul E. Hill 34 Hermitage Est. Rd., Waynesboro, VA 22980
works once it warms up.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and playing golf Rockingham County
Favorite food: Fiancee’s meatloaf and Name Address
Dennis L. Cupp 7422 Community Center Rd., Bridgewater, VA 22812
Family: Fiancee Tabatha, 4-month-old
daughter Layla-Beth. Craig J. Bailey 4498 Greenmount Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Quote: Pick up on your blocks!
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