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April 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Joe Wheeler EMC announces delegates to attend 2019 Washington Youth Tour.

Joe Wheeler EMC has announced its selection of five area students to visit Washington D.C. this summer as delegates to the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. This year's representatives are Kendal Crowell from Hatton High School, Austyn Randolph from Hartselle High School, Mallory Hampton from West Morgan High School, Russell Haggard from West Morgan High School, and Molly Turner from Danville High School.

These five area students, along with 54 others from Alabama, will join 1,500 delegates from across the United States in Washington D.C. for a week of leadership building, networking, touring, and fun. They will also have opportunities to meet with their local U.S. Representatives and Senators for a question and answer session at the Capital.

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is put on by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) based in Arlington, Va. and is held each year to promote the values and principles of Electric Cooperatives and the rural communities they serve. According to the NRECA website, more than 50,000 students have participated in the program since its inception in 1957.

"The Washington Youth Tour is an opportunity for some of the best students from across the state to experience something many of them might never be able to otherwise. In some cases, it can be a truly life-changing event for them," said Laura Stewart, the Youth Tour Coordinator for the Alabama Rural Electric Association, based in Montgomery. "We are always excited to watch these students blossom into the leaders of the future and are proud of the role we play in helping to facilitate that," she continued.

"We see programs like the Youth Tour as another way for the cooperative to give back to the communities we serve," says Joe Wheeler EMC Communications Director Michael Cornelison. "Investing in opportunities like the Youth Tour, scholarships, and school sponsorships allows us to help students reach their fullest potential. Concern for community is one of our founding principles," said Cornelison.

For more information about how your high school student might participate in the Joe Wheeler EMC Youth Tours, visit jwemc.coop/content/youth-tours and follow Joe Wheeler EMC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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February 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date set for Joe Wheeler EMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Trinity AL - The Joe Wheeler EMC Board of Trustees has set the date of the 2019 JWEMC Annual Meeting for Saturday, April 13. The meeting, held at the Trinity office located at 25700 Ala. Hwy 24, will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and voting taking place until 11 a.m. A business meeting will follow with reports given by General Manager George Kitchens. All cooperative members are invited to attend and may cast their votes in person or by returning the mail ballots which will be sent out in March. The Annual Meeting will feature entertainment, prizes, and exhibits for members.

At this year's meeting, members will elect Trustees to districts 1, 2 and 3. Any member wishing to become a candidate by petition must have their petition, and candidate profile form turned in to JWEMC HR Director, Melissa Givens, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019. These forms can be picked up at the Trinity office.

Joe Wheeler EMC is an electric cooperative which provides reliable electric service to more than 43,000 of our member's homes and businesses across Lawrence and Morgan Counties in Northwest Alabama.

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For additional information, contact Michael Cornelison at 256-552-2355 or email mcornelison@jwemc.org. Outage information is listed at www.jwemc.coop.

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