Thousands attend 77th annual SLEMCO meeting

Several parish students awarded scholarships

The 77th  SLEMCO Annual Meeting at the Cajundome turned out to be really great for grand prize winner Brent Nichols of Breaux Bridge.

Nichols won a vehicle provided by Courtesy Automotive Group. There was only one problem – his wife is out of town and he is doing the  honorable thing and waiting for her return so they can both decide which vehicle to choose as their prize.

Earlier during the meeting, SLEMCO also awarded $40,000 in college scholarships to 20 students who will be attending college this fall.  Winners included:

Erin Fuselier of Opelousas, Mikayla Brown of Rayne, Kaitlyn Simon of Arnaudville, Emma Lavergne of Crowley, Erika Didier of Rayne,  Kailye Baker of Youngsville, Seth Richard of Church Point, Megan Dumatrait of Breaux Bridge,  Austin Mire of Lafayette, Matthew Barras of Broussard;

Also, Haley Vincent of Youngsville, Brennan Westcott of Lafayette, Lane Istre of Rayne, Trevor Callahan of Kaplan, Gavin Mire of Lafayette,  Megan Leger of Cankton, Francesca Harrington of Abbeville, Amiee Baudoin of St. Martinville, Leah Lapoint of Church Point and Amber LeBlanc of St. Martinville.

Additionally, Gary Soileau of St. Landry Parish, Don Resweber of St. Martin Parish and David Simon of Vermilion Parish were elected to three year terms on the SLEMCO board of directors.  

Board President David Simon of Gueydan and general counsel Jimmy Davidson of Lafayette, spoke to the crowd about the untimely passing of former SLEMCO board president Jerry Meaux last month. 

Additionally, the state Legislature presented the Meaux family with a proclamation of gratitude for the efforts Jerry Meaux made throughout the years for residents of Acadiana.

J.U. Gajan, chief executive officer and general manager, remarked how careful planning and attention to the electrical needs of the SLEMCO membership helps us to make sure we will be able to provide reliable electric power to Acadiana despite any storm, or any unexpected challenge the company will ever face.

SLEMCO provides electric power to residents and businesses in the parishes of Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion.

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