Thank you for joining us at the Annual Meeting
On behalf of the Trico Board, thank you for attending our Annual Meeting April 6 at Casino del Sol. Almost 500 Trico Members and their families took time out of their busy schedules to learn more about their Cooperative and the chance to win one of 14 great prizes.
Two Board of Directors were up for election – Marsha Thompson of District 4 (Sahuarita, Green Valley) and Jim Pyers of District 7 (Saddlebrooke, Mt. Lemmon). Both ran unopposed and were re-elected for another three years. Board President Nick Buckelew encouraged Members to run for the Board.
“As we’ve talked about before, the success of the Cooperative depends on participation by Co-op Members, and I would encourage you to consider running for the board at some point if you want to contribute,” Mr. Buckelew said. “You won’t get rich doing it, but you’ll find it both interesting and rewarding.”
Mr. Buckelew is a second-generation Trico Board Member. His father, Bob, served on the Board for many years.
“Our job is to provide safe, reliable power and to help you manage your energy use.” Mr. Buckelew said.
CEO and General Manager Vin Nitido discussed Trico’s new logo. He said the temptation with a rebranding effort is to reinvent yourself, to become something new. But that’s not the reason.
“For us, the new logo represents an acknowledgement that the electric industry is changing, that we need to do some new things and provide new services to take advantage of that,” he said. “But more important, it represents our commitment to our core values – Members first, Safety, Reliability and Responsibility. So, when you see the tagline Powered with Purpose – that’s what it means.”
At the conclusion of the meeting, several raffle prizes were handed out, including Trico bill credits, an iPad Mini, NEST Thermostat, four passes to Old Tucson Studios, a one-night stay at Casino Del Sol Hotel & Resort, a $250 credit towards an energy efficient appliance, a RoboVac (courtesy of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative) and a 2012 Chevrolet truck. Juan and Maria Cruz were the lucky winners of the truck. They have been Members since 1995, but this was their first time attending the Annual Meeting.