NCTC’s 2016 Annual Members Meeting was held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Entertainment began at noon by local artists Jason Gammon and Jessie Clement.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Glen Hardcastle, then the National Anthem was sung by Jessie Clement. Following the determination of a quorum, the minutes of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Nominating Committee report were read by general counsel Guy Holliman.
Board Chairman Glen Hardcastle gave a report and thanked the employees and management for another successful year. NCTC’s CEO Nancy White reported that the company is nearing the end of its 65th year and is financially sound. White spoke about the new look for the company, and played a video animation of the new logo. The message in the video highlighted that the new look is all about the customer and a renewed commitment to bring amazing technology to you without losing touch with you.
For the first time in 15 years, the cooperative has added several hundred telephone lines. In addition to adding new customers and continuing to build the network, NCTC was invited to the White House for a second time this year to talk about telemedicine and how Broadband makes it possible. Equally as exciting, the FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworsel, and NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield also paid a visit to NCTC to celebrate the cooperative becoming a ‘Gig Capable’ company.
This year, NCTC finished construction in Mt. Zion and Amos, KY, and opened the new community center, which is fully staffed and open to all NCTC customers at no charge. White concluded by thanking the Board of Directors and employees for their hard work, and she thanked the customers most of all for their support and loyalty.
Jerry Kirby, Board Secretary/Treasurer, presented the NCTC Community Service Award to Debbie Mason of Lafayette. Debbie was nominated for her commitment to her community by serving leadership roles in various organizations, but mostly for her volunteer spirit and zeal to help others. Debbie was extremely thankful for the award, and she chose for the $1,000 donation in her name to be given to Sherry’s Run—an organization which she enthusiastically supports.
Results for NCTC board member elections were as follows: Scottsville Exchange West—Glen Hardcastle; Red Boiling Springs Exchange—Chad Owens; Bethpage/Oak Grove Exchange—Calvin Graves.
Members left with great parting gifts. Laci Worrell was the lucky winner of an iPad, and one will also be donated to her school, Macon County Junior High School.
NCTC’s Annual Members Meeting is held on the first Saturday of November each year. For more information on NCTC or its services, please contact 615-666-2151 or visit www.nctc.com.