WCEC’s 79th Annual Meeting

Reminder to Make Plans to Attend the 79th Annual Meeting
Governor Jim Hogg City Park  Quitman, Texas

The Annual Meeting is always a fun time and a great way for members to get updated on Cooperative Business. This year, in addition to hearing about cooperative business, we’ve invited Congressman Louie Gohmert to present the keynote address. Prior to the meeting, The Almost Patsy Cline Band will perform at 12:30 and it’s open to the public.

About Congressman Louie Gohmert

Congressman Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005 and is serving his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents the First District of Texas encompassing over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border.

He serves on numerous House committees and subcommittees and is the Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Prior to his Congressional service, Congressman Gohmert was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

The Congressman received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a Captain.

He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where he has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Additionally, he frequently preaches at churches throughout his district. 

The Almost Patsy Cline Band

Variety is the spice of life, and that’s what you’ll get with this year’s annual meeting entertainment, The Almost Patsy Cline Band.  The band’s specialty, as their name implies, is classic country.  But, they also entertain with pop, gospel, some waltzes, polkas, oldies and a little classic rock thrown in.  They’ll cover many popular chart-topping songs from years past, and interact with the crowd for a sure-to-be fun and memorable show.  True entertainers (all are singers and musicians both) the band consists of Vicki Gillespie (keyboard), Rick Reynolds (drums), Larry Nolen (guitar), Larry Lucas (guitar), Bill Pan (steel guitar), and Lanette Pennell (bass).  Expect a toe-tapping good time, with a few laughs along the way, from this two-time Texas Touring Roster act sponsored by The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA).

Following the entertainment and business meeting, there will be prize drawings for members.