July 25, 2008
Cameron Rotton, 17, of Roebuck, represented South Carolina July 19-23 during the annual Youth Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the national trade association for cooperatives across the country.
Rotton, a member of Laurens Electric Cooperative, began his electric co-op experience in June when he attended the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., with 42 other South Carolina high school students and nearly 1,500 students from across the country. The South Carolina students selected Rotton to serve as their representative on the Youth Leadership Council (YLC).
The July conference agenda included leadership and team building exercises, meeting with congressional staffers who are “alumni” of NRECA’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, and a speech competition to select the NRECA’s national youth spokesperson.
Annual membership meeting takes place today at the co-op's office in Ridgeland.
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