This event is exclusively for OEC electric members.
Sponsored by Riggs Tree Service, Inc.
This year, we will welcome husband-and-wife duo The Imaginaries to the Annual Meeting stage. Singer-songwriters Maggie McClure and Shane Henry, hailing from Norman and Verden, respectively, say faith impacts their lives and therefore their songwriting.
“The themes of [our music] are complete with biblical references from ‘not storing up treasures on earth’ to the warnings of ‘the love of money’ with an adventurous undertone of spreading the good news,” said McClure.
Following countless setbacks before the 2020 pandemic and, of course, the pandemic itself, The Imaginaries are excited to share songs from their debut album for Annual Meeting attendees. Formed on the open plains of their home state of Oklahoma, their love of performing, writing music and their faith all make up the glue that keeps them grounded and focused on the dream of turning what they’ve imagined for themselves into the reality of The Imaginaries.
Joining The Imaginaries in the opening spot will be Jim Garling, a local country and western artist from Guthrie. Jim loves reaching into the past not to imitate Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, the Sons of the Pioneers or Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, but to combine their sounds for just the right mix of old-style, acoustic western cowboy music and western swing.
Members planning to attend OEC’s Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night should be aware of the University of Oklahoma’s clear bag policy, which will be in effect for the event Aug. 5.
“The safety of everyone…is paramount to us and that’s the reason we’re implementing these policies,” said OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. “These measures have become standard at many sports venues and we have experienced them multiple times as our teams have traveled around the country.”
The graphic to the right shows approved and prohibited items. OEC will provide one clear bag per membership at registration, along with giveaways.
In addition, all attendees must walk through metal detectors prior to entering the venue.
“We do not anticipate this will slow down registration time at all,” said Autumn McMahon, VP of Member Engagement. “We are happy to accommodate the University’s safety policies, especially when it ensures the safety of our employees and members in attendance.”
Registration will take place on the south side of the Lloyd Noble Center Aug. 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Please do not plan to arrive earlier than 4:30 p.m., as we do not provide adequate cooling measures outside the venue.
Sponsored by Momentum.
Annual Meeting Kids’ Zone features prizes, games and more!
Do you ever wonder what OEC is doing to invest in the next generation? You can learn by visiting the Kids’ Zone at OEC’s Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night Aug. 5 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.
In addition to learning about all the fun ways OEC is teaching a new generation about the cooperative difference, kids who register in the Kids’ Zone can win prizes, play games, dress up as a lineman for the photo booth and more!
Kids will also enjoy balloon animals made by Sponji and Bobbin the clowns, face-painting by local cheerleaders and meeting Solar Sam and LED Lucy.
Those who visit the Kids’ Zone will be treated to demonstrations by local high school robotics teams, and those pursuing post-secondary education can apply for one of three $1,000 Luck-of-the-Draw scholarships! You can also learn about the array of programs we offer to youth of all ages — Get Charged!, Energy Camp, Youth Tour and more.
Let us know you will be there by reserving your Annual Meeting tickets at www.okcoop.org/AnnualMeeting. Registration will be open 4:30-7 p.m. on the south side of the Lloyd Noble Center. The Kids’ Zone is located in the Chesapeake Energy Club, located on the south side of the upper concourse. An elevator is available on the ramp as you’re entering the Lloyd Noble Center.
Three lucky winners to receive $1,000 scholarships
Three Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to walk away with $1,000 if they are selected as winners of the Luck-of-the-Draw scholarships. The Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 5, and if you are pursuing post-secondary education, you will want to be there.
“We are excited to award three of our valued members with a scholarship to pursue education,” said Education and Outreach Programs Director Tory Tedder-Loffland. “Members of any age or the child of a member up to age 26 pursuing post-secondary education — whether it be a university or a tech school — is eligible to apply for this scholarship. The OEC member must attend the Annual Meeting to qualify for the scholarship.”
You must also:
- Be an OEC member of any age OR the child up to age 26 of an OEC member (parent/guardian OEC member must be present);
- Be enrolled OR planning to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical school;
- Redeem the scholarship no later than Dec. 31, 2023;
- Enter to win at the Luck-of-the-Draw scholarship registration table in the Innovation Expo before the start of the business meeting (all entries must be made by 7 p.m. sharp); and,
- Be present at the end of the Annual Meeting to claim award.
To redeem, the lucky winner must present a current bursar bill with proof of enrollment to OEC, Attn: Tory Tedder-Loffland, P.O. Box 1208, Norman, OK, 73070. The scholarship award will then be paid directly to the school. Scholarships must be redeemed by or during the 2023 fall semester.
The Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night will take place at the University of Oklahoma’s Lloyd Noble Center on Aug. 5 and will feature local musician Jim Garling and Oklahoma’s own The Imaginaries. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and you won’t want to miss out on the barbecue dinner! Register by 7 p.m. for your chance to win a door prize and the $1,000 grand prize — in addition to the scholarships!
Dinner sponsored by Meyer Brothers Construction
We invite all OEC electric members to join us Aug. 5 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman for OEC’s Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night, where you will enjoy a barbecue meal, entertainment, dozens of opportunities to win prizes, and more!
All members in attendance who register will receive a $20 credit on their primary electric accounts, along with a new OEC cap and pen — plus some OEC Fiber goodies, too! And it wouldn’t be an Annual Meeting without the largest prize giveaway you’ve ever seen.
Once again, we’re set to give away scores of door prizes, including additional electric credits, and a $1,000 grand prize. Kids will have their own chances to win prizes, as will those who visit the Innovation Expo on the upper concourse.
Members and their dependents pursuing post-secondary education can apply for one of three $1,000 Luck-of-the-Draw scholarships! Members of all ages will want to make plans to attend this year’s event.
Sponsored by Conexon.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & FREE AUDITS
Did you know OEC offers energy audits free of charge for members who live in single-family homes or larger? Be sure to visit the Energy Solutions booth to apply for your free audit! OEC’s friendly, knowledgeable member service associates are on hand to answer your questions and help you navigate our additional energy efficiency solutions. You can also visit with Advanced Electrical Technologies to learn about the benefits and cost-savings associated with installing a generator at your home or business.
MYOEC MOBILE APP DEMOS
Experience all the MyOEC mobile app can do for you! Member service associates are standing by to show you how to set up text message alerts for high usage, outages, billing and more! Learn how to use the app’s usage features to better control your energy costs. Visit the MyOEC booth to get all your questions answered.
Visit the Innovation Expo to learn more about electric vehicle charging from experts in the field. Those who register for a Francis Energy account will receive a free phone charger and RFID card!
Three lucky OEC members will walk away with a $1,000 scholarship! Those pursuing post-secondary education now through fall 2023 may apply at the Luck-of-the-Draw booth. Members of any age OR the child up to age 26 of an OEC member (parent/guardian OEC member must be present) can apply. Visit the Luck-of-the-Draw booth to learn more.
OEC L.E.A.R.N. & ROBOTICS SHOWCASE
See all the ways OEC is Leading, Educating, Advancing and Rewarding the Next generation of co-op members at the OEC L.E.A.R.N. booth! Don’t miss the interactive Robotics Showcase, presented by robotics teams from Noble.
OEC FIBER, sponsored by Calix
OEC Fiber staff will be available to answer your questions and tell you all about our high-speed, reliable internet, TV and phone services!