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ANNUAL MEETING PAGE 2 SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE 3 DESIGN ONE HOME PAGE 6



Volume 63 No. 2 March/April 2014 The Official Publication of the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation 3420 NE Evangeline Thruway Lafayette, Louisiana 70509 Phone 337-896-5384 BOARD OF DIRECTORSACADIA PARISH Bryan G. Leonards, Sr., MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND OUR 77TH
ST. MARTIN PARISH William Huval, First Vice President Adelle KennisonLAFAYETTE PARISH Jerry Meaux, President Prize drawings begin at 8 a.m., and ST. LANDRY PARISH SLEMCO's 77th Annual Membership Leopold Frilot, Sr.
Meeting will be held on Saturday, winning names will be drawn until our June 7, at Lafayette's Cajundome. business meeting begins at 10 a.m. Brief Attendees have a chance to win one of 27 reports from the company's officers and Joseph David Simon, Jr., prizes, including a new 2014 car or truck. legal counsel will bring members up to Second Vice President Drawings will also determine who will date on SLEMCO operations.
Charles Sonnier receive $40,000 in college scholarships.
When the business portion concludes, Our day begins early. Doors open at our scholarship drawing will award James J. Davidson, III 6 a.m., with plenty of hot Community college funds of $2,000 each to 20 lucky coffee as you visit with your friends students. Then, to end our meeting on a and neighbors. Coffee is free and the high note, our grand prize drawing will Chief Executive Officer & General Manager Cajundome will have other refreshments allow one lucky winner a choice from available for purchase (Lucky Account among five new vehicles. Director of OperationsJim Laque Number 1016967201).
Director of Engineering Music by Roddie Romero & the Hub Katherine Domingue City All Stars will start at 6:30 a.m., so Chief Financial Officer wear your dancing shoes. United Blood SLEMCO POWER STAFF Services will hold its 12th annual blood Mary Laurent, CCC, CKAE, MIP drive at our meeting. Your continued gen- erosity is appreciated because of increased demand for blood and reduced donations SLEMCO POWER (USPS 498-720, ISSN 0274-7685) is published bimonthly by Southwest during summer.
Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation, 3420 NE Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70509-0866. Periodicals postage paid at Lafayette, LA 70507.
POSTMASTER: send address changes to SLEMCO, COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS P.O. Box 90866, Lafayette, LA 70509-0866.
CAN ENTER PRIZE AND SCHOLARSHIP DRAWINGS
On the cover: March Boutvonnoan of Baton Rouge, Nang Songkran (Miss New Year) 2013.
Photo by James Edmunds SLEMCO commercial customers wish- who are SLEMCO customers may also ing to participate in the prize draw- sponsor their children, themselves or a ings should drop off a letter naming spouse for the scholarship drawing, but their company's authorized representative only if they own more than 50 percent of to SLEMCO's main office by June 6. the company, corporation or partnership. After presenting ID on the day of the Proof of ownership is required when- meeting, that representative will receive a ever a commercial business sponsors a card for the prize drawing. scholarship applicant (Lucky Account Owners of commercial establishments Number 2219200000). Page 2 ❘ SLEMCO Power APPLY NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A
be postmarked by that day. Entries can be mailed to the SLEMCO Scholarship Atotal of $40,000 in college scholarships will be given away at our 77th annual meeting on Saturday, June 7. Twenty Program, P.O. Box 90866, Lafayette, LA students will each win $2,000 to help pay for college. The process is easy, but you These funds can be used to attend any ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
must apply before the meeting. Louisiana public university to pursue an Members connected to SLEMCO for undergraduate degree beginning this fall. LANDSCAPING FOR SHADE
one contiguous year prior to the May 8 Winners must have at least a 2.0 cumula- Trees, vines, and shrubs that entry deadline can sponsor themselves, a tive grade point average and plan to attend shade a home can lower cooling spouse, dependent children or legal wards. on a full-time basis (at least 12 hours) this costs in warm climates like ours, Grandchildren are eligible only if they are fall. Technical colleges or private universi- according to www.energy.gov.
the legal dependents or ties do not qualify and stu- Trees are available in all sorts wards of members. dents must be at least high of sizes, densities and shapes for Applications for the school seniors to enter.
almost any shade application. Want 2014 SLEMCO schol- IRS guidelines allow a to block solar heat in the summer arship program will parent to claim their col- but gain heat during the winter? be included with all lege student child until the Plant deciduous trees, which drop February and March year he or she turns 24. their leaves in the fall. Want continu- We follow the same guide- ous shade or to block heavy winds? You can also down- lines for awarding these Select dense evergreens or shrubs.
load the application scholarships. In order to Deciduous trees with high, from our website, www. sponsor a child, parents spreading crowns of leaves and slemco.com. This elec- must still claim the appli- branches should be planted to the south for maximum roof shade in tronic version of the cant on their income tax summer. Trees with lower crowns application is in PDF return and the applicant are bet er to the west, to offer shade format. After filling it must be under 24 years of from lower afternoon sun. out, follow the direc- age. Proof will be required. A slow-growing tree may require tions on our website to Only one family mem- years before it shades your roof, but e-mail it to SLEMCO or ber can win per year, but will normally live longer. Its deeper print a copy and submit any eligible family mem- roots and stronger branches make ber can enter every year. it less prone to wind breakage and Read the applica- Winners aren't eligible more drought resistant.
tion carefully and follow all instructions to receive the scholarship again (Lucky Plant trees far enough away from (Lucky Account Number 2414130000). Account Number 2123419000).
the home so that, when mature, Applications for the scholarships Even though the entry deadline is not their root systems do not damage will be accepted until Thursday, May 8. until May, get your application in early so the foundation and branches do not Delivered entries and electronically sub- you don't forget. We've already received damage the roof. Trees, shrubs, and mitted entries must be received by 4:30 several hundred entries. If you have any groundcover can also shade the p.m., May 8, and mailed entries must questions, call SLEMCO at 896-5384. • ground and pavement around your home, reducing heat radiation.
However, avoid dense foliage right next to a home if wetness and humidity are a concern. APPLY FOR COLLEGE ASSISTANCE EARLY Landscaping should allow winds to SLEMCO scholarships are just one opportunity to help pay for your college flow around the home, to keep the education. High school seniors can often begin applying for many home and soil reasonably dry.
forms of college assistance as early as January of their For more information, visit ht p:// senior year (Lucky Account Number 1054570000). Check with your high school guidance counselor to see what grants, loans or scholarships are available. SLEMCO Power ❘ Page 3


The ordination hal EXPLORE A WEEKEND OF LAOTIAN CELEBRATION
Each Easter weekend, Lane Xang Village, a Laotian com- munity located in northwestern Iberia Parish, opens its arms to all and celebrates Songkran, a three-day New Year festival that features religious ceremonies, sporting events, music and dance, a wide variety of foods, colorful costumes and a paraded pageant queen.
Takraw, an energetic kickball game As refugees from southeast Asia came to America after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, a Laotian community began coalesc- ing in Iberia Parish. In the manner of most refugee immigrant enclaves, initial settlers welcomed family members and old world neighbors into their rapidly growing community, which soon included several hundred families. But unlike the more typical path of immigrants —struggling financially in the beginning while hoping for entry-level jobs in urban areas—these new arrivals were set down in a sizzling Louisiana energy economy that was thriving even as the rest of the nation was faltering. There were textile jobs, light manufacturing jobs and even lucrative jobs in energy industry fabrication which created training programs in their native language. And because it was a relatively rural area, farmland was affordable enough for a group to create Lane Xang Village, a subdivision with a very distinctive twist—a large parcel set aside for the creation of a Buddhist temple, Wat Thammarattanaram.
A temple was constructed in the late 1980s, and its annual Songkran celebration quickly attracted southeast Asians from Entrance gate to the community's temple surrounding states because no other community in the region so Page 4 ❘ SLEMCO Power (Clockwise from left) Traditional dance is featured at Friday evening's pageant; a statue of Buddha; a vendor gril s khao larm, a sticky rice in bamboo; visitors feast inside the temple; a monk takes a souvenir photo of newly crowned pageant royalty; children cover each other in shaving cream, representing a spiritual cleansing. richly evoked the temple-centered village life of Laos. Organizers decided that rather than its traditional mid-April dates, Songkran would be observed at Easter, making Lane Xang Village a three- day weekend destination for southeast Asians from the entire multi-state region (Lucky Account Number 3434512100).
"As a little girl, I remember my mom bringing home traditional costumes from the trips she made to Thailand to buy things for the store our family ran," recalled Amonelath Xanamane, who came to Iberia Parish as a child from an Asian refugee camp. "The adult women of the Laotian community taught the children the hand movements and the dances for the pageant and the parade." A new, larger temple was built a few years ago, along with an ordination hall for Buddhist monks. On the weekend of the cel- ebration, visitors dine with the monks in the temple; meanwhile, food and other vendors line the festival grounds. On Friday eve- ning a pageant queen is selected; she is honored in a parade on Saturday. The underlying theme of Songkran is cleansing and renewal. For youngsters this is jubilantly expressed by shooting water pistols and slathering one another in shaving cream. Even with traditional roots half a world away, the Songkran weekend fits snugly within south Louisiana's craze for festivals and has attracted an increasing number of Lane Xang Village's Acadiana neighbors to experience Laotian culture firsthand. • Lane Xang Vil age is located on Iberia Parish Road 503 (Melancon Road) just south of Parish Road 502 (Captain Cade Road). This year's celebration will be held April 18–20. SLEMCO Power ❘ Page 5 Dexter & Tanya Istreof Kaplan THE HOME OF THEIR DREAMS Sometimes dreams can become reality. than a third the size.
Tanya Istre first met her future hus- "After nine months of continuous late nights band, Dexter, when she was 15. Even and weekends, and with the help of family and back then, she remembers, his dream friends, our dream home is a reality," Tanya said. was to build his "forever" home with his dad Family gatherings were obviously in the fore- and brothers.
front of their minds as Dexter drafted the house Now, after two years of planning, the result plans. The rich and elegant kitchen anchors an is this beautiful and spacious four-bedroom open floor plan than flows from a cozy dining Photos by Curtis Darrah country home near Kaplan. Dexter and Tanya Istre pictured room to an expansive living area with cypress- Although now in the oilfield, Dexter worked in their kitchen, which includes plank cathedral ceilings. A door from the dining conveniences (below) such as alongside his dad and brothers building homes with an appliance garage, pot filler area leads to a game room. Rodney Istre & Sons Construction as soon as he was old and a pull-out spice rack.
The living area focuses on a dramatic stone fire- enough to swing a hammer. His dad devoted nearly a place. Comfy leather armchairs—enough for a small year to help make his son's childhood dream come true.
crowd—invite everyone to relax with a football game or country Rodney Istre Sr.'s cabinetry had been featured in a previous music broadcast through the integrated audio/visual system.
SLEMCO Design One home, so he told them about the program. "Our house is a mixture of favorite things about our child- Dexter and Tanya will be grateful every time they pay their hood homes, things we wished we had in our first home, and SLEMCO bill. Although they now enjoy 4,270 square feet of living my dreams come true from loving to be the hostess and know- area (6,000 square feet under roof), their electric bills are similar ing exactly how I wanted to ‘play house' in my adult life," Tanya to those in their previous 30-year-old brick home, which was less explained (Lucky Account Number 1425412500). Page 6 ❘ SLEMCO Power THIS HOME'S FEATURED
This large whirlpool tub with glass block window highlights a spacious master bathroom.
n BUILDER: Tony Istre Construction (Dexter Istre, Rodney Istre Sr. and Tony Istre) n LUMBER: Hardee Home Center, Gueydan The couple is especial y grateful to Caldonia and n HEATING/COOLING: Libby A/C, Crowley, Rodney Istre Sr., Cyndi and Jeff LeMaire, and installed three central units with heat pump.
Lana and Shannon Menard for their nine-month n ELECTRICIAN: Istre and DuBois family and friends contribution of time and effort to give birth to this n PLUMBING: Tony Istre Construction beautiful Design One home (Lucky Account Number n WINDOWS: Acadiana Doors and Windows, Youngsville, installed vinyl Ply Gem Low E, double pane with argon gas windows.
n DOORS: Acadiana Doors and Windows, Youngsville, installed wood and fiberglass, Low E, double pane with argon gas.
n FLOORING: Doug Ashy, Lafayetten APPLIANCES: Sears, Lafayetten PAINTERS: Istre and DuBois family and friendsn BRICK: Mike Baker Brick, Mermentaun CONCRETE: Port Aggregate, Mermentaun CABINETS: Rodney Istre Sr.
n INSULATION: Installed by Istre and DuBois family and friends, R38 ceiling, R15 4" and R19 6" walls Planning a new home n PLANS: Dexter Istre ENERGY-EFFICIENT on SLEMCO power? n AUDIO/VIDEO/ENTIRE HOUSE Call Robert Mitchell at If you follow these SLEMCO SURROUND SOUND: AVI, Lafayette Design One guidelines, you may cut your heating 896-2524 or e-mail and cooling costs by up to 30 percent and qualify for SLEMCO's MIRRORS: Kirklands, Lafayette lowest residential rate.
n GARAGE DOORS: Overhead Door Company, com for information on our latest Design One Building the house themselves with the help of family and friends, an extensive "must have" list was achievable. This included a cathedral ceiling in the living room, with 12x12-inch red cedar beams and columns separating it from the kitchen. The Istres love music so volume-controlled speakers were installed throughout the house.
SLEMCO Power ❘ Page 7 PARTICIPATING IN SLEMCO'S The 77th annual meeting of the SLEMCO membership will be ship stands in the name of the wife, the vote may be cast by the held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Lafayette husband if the wife is not in attendance. A duly authorized officer Cajundome. The following, taken from the co-op's By-Laws, details of any firm, corporation, partnership, association, business trust, the reason for annual meetings and shows how board members are federal agency, state or political subdivision or agency thereof or selected for the organization.
any body politic, may, upon proper proof of his authority, cast the vote of such organization. Except as otherwise provided herein, at ARTICLE III
all such meetings of the members at which a quorum is present, all Meeting of Members
questions shall be decided by a vote of a majority of the members Section 1. Annual and Special Meetings.
voting on the particular question.
(a) The Annual Meetings of the members shall be held on the first (b) There shall be no voting by proxy.
Saturday of June of each year for the purpose of electing direc- Section 6. Order of Business. The order of business at the
tors, passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year and Annual Meetings of the members, and so far as possible at all other meet- transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. ings of the members shall be as follows: If such Annual Meeting is omitted on the date herein provided 1. Report as to which members are present in person in order to therefore, a special meeting may be held in place thereof, and determine the existence of a quorum.
any business transacted or elections held at such special meeting 2. Reading of the notice of the meeting together with proof of the shall have the same effect as if transacted or held at the Annual due mailing thereof or of the waiver or waivers of notice of such Meeting. Failure to hold the Annual Meeting at the designated time shall not work a forfeiture or dissolution of the Corporation.
3. Presentation and reading of unapproved minutes of previous (b) Special meeting of the members may be called by the President; by meetings of the members and the taking of necessary action there- Resolution of the Board of Directors; upon written request signed by any three Directors; or by a Petition signed by not less than ten 4. Presentation and consideration of, and acting upon, report of offi- percent (10%) of the Members of the Corporation. It shall there- cers, directors and committees.
upon be the duty of the Secretary to cause a notice of such meet- 5. Election of directors.
ing to be given as hereinafter provided.
6. Unfinished Business.
Section 2. Place and Purposes of Member's Meetings.
7. New business.
(a) Meetings of the members shall be held at the principal office of the 8. Adjournment.
Corporation in the City of Lafayette, Louisiana, or at such other ARTICLE IV
place in the State of Louisiana as may be designated in the call of Board of Directors
the meeting.
Section 1. General Powers. The business and affairs of the
(b) The purposes for which meetings of the members are to be Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors which shall exercise held, in addition to those purposes prescribed by law, include all of the powers of the Corporation except such as are by law or by the Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, or By-Laws, and Articles of Incorporation or by these By-Laws conferred upon or reserved in the case of a Special Meeting, the purpose or purposes for to the members.
which the meeting is called shall be specified in writing. Special Section 2. Number and Qualifications and Election.
Meetings shall be called by the President, Board of Directors, a (a) The number of Directors of the Corporation shall be ten (10). written request signed by any three (3) Directors, or by a Petition Each Director must be a member of the Corporation and shall signed by not less than ten percent (10%) of the members of the be elected by the members at the Annual Meeting of Members or at the special meeting held in lieu thereof, for the term and as Section 3. Notice of Meetings.
provided by these By-Laws. There shall be two (2) Directors from (a) Written or printed notice of the time and place and purposes each of the following Parishes: Acadia, St. Landry, Lafayette, St. as set out in Section 2 of all meetings shall be either mailed or Martin, and Vermilion. Each Director shall have resided in one delivered personally to each member not less than ten (10) days of the aforesaid parishes for the preceding two (2) years, and shall nor more than twenty-five (25) days before the date for such have been actively domiciled for the preceding year in the parish meeting, directed to his address as it appears on the Corporation's he represents.
books, postage prepaid. If mailed, with postage thereon prepaid, (b) No person may hold the office of Director who is in any way such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in employed by, or financially interested in a competing enterprise or the United States mail, addressed to the member at his address as a business selling electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative, or it appears on the records of the Cooperative. The failure of any a business primarily engaged in selling member to receive notice of an annual or special meeting of the electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the mem- members shall not invalidate any action which may be taken by bers of the Cooperative.
the members of any such meeting.
(b-1) No person may hold the office of Director who is in any way Section 4. Quorum. Five percent of all members, present in per-
employed by the corporation.
son, shall constitute a quorum. At any meeting of members at which a quo- (b-2) No person may hold the office of a Director if he and/or an rum is determined not to be present, a majority of those present in person immediate family member is financially interested in a com- may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice.
peting enterprise or a business selling electric energy or sup- Section 5. Voting.
plies to the Corporation, or a business primarily engaged in (a) At every meeting of the members, each member present shall selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures, or supplies be entitled to only one vote. Where the membership stands in to the members of the Corporation. An immediate family the name of the husband, the vote may be cast by the wife in the member, for the purposes of this subsection (b-2) is defined as event the husband is not in attendance, and where the member- the Director's spouse, parent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, Page 8 ❘ SLEMCO Power ANNUAL MEETING IS EASY and/or spouses thereof, including any in-laws of the aforesaid the Board of Directors shall be published in the monthly issue of persons. A financial interest for the purposes of this subsection the membership publication in the month immediately preceding (b-2) is defined as an ownership interest in excess of 10% in an that meeting. The committee shall prepare and post at the prin- enterprise or business above referenced, and which ownership cipal office of this Cooperative, at least forty-five (45) days before interest produces an income in excess of $500.00 per annum. the membership meeting, a list of nominations of Directors, (c) No person may be eligible to serve as a director who is the incum- selecting the same number of persons as nominees as the number bent of or a candidate for an elective public office in connection whose terms expire at the next Annual Meeting; selecting at least with which a salary in excess of $500.00 per annum is paid.
one (1) nominee from each Parish which is the address and domi- (c-1) No person shall be allowed to hold the office of a Director of cile of the member whose term will expire at the Annual Meeting, the Corporation who is physically and/or mentally incapable so as to ensure two (2) Board Members at all times from each of performing all of the duties required of a Director. Such a of the five (5) Parishes named in Section 2 (1), Article IV of the determination, pursuant to a charge of incapacity, shall first be made by a physician selected by a majority of the Board of (e-1) Any fifteen (15) or more members acting together may make Directors and who after performing his evaluation renders a other nominations by Petition and file the Petition with the report certifying the incapacity, either physically or mentally, Secretary at the headquarters office of the Cooperative, not less of the Director. Upon such certification, a majority of the than twenty-five (25) days prior to the meeting of the mem- Board of Directors shall be allowed to declare said party men- bers. The Secretary shall thereupon immediately post such tally and/or physically incapable of performing all of his duties nominations at the headquarters office of the Cooperative, at as a Board Member. A refusal to submit to the examination which place the list of nominations made by the Nominating subjects the Director charged to immediate removal by major- Committee has been posted. When nominations are made ity vote of the Board of Directors.
by Petition in addition to those made by the Nominating (c-2) No person may hold the office of a Director of the Committee as aforesaid, the Secretary shall immediately mail Corporation who has been convicted of any felony or a misde- with the notice of the meeting, or separately, but at least ten meanor involving moral turpitude.
(10) days prior to the date of the meeting of members, to each (c-3) No person may be eligible to serve as a Director who has an member a statement of the number of Directors to be elected immediate family member (immediate means within the third and the names and addresses of all of the candidates, specify- degree) serving on the Board of Directors of the corporation.
ing separately the nominations made by the Committee on (c-4) No person holding the position of a Director of this corpora- Nominations and also the nominations made by Petition. tion shall be allowed to solicit or otherwise request that the All nominations of members as candidate for the Board of corporation and/or its employees conduct business with said Directors shall specify the Parish which the said candidate is to represent. All members present at the Annual Meeting at (c-5) No person shall be eligible to serve as a Director until two (2) which Directors are to be elected, shall be entitled to vote on years has elapsed since he was an employee of the Corporation.
the Directors to be elected, regardless of the Parish which such (d) When a Director reaches the age of eighty (80), said Director Directors are to represent. Notwithstand ing anything con- shall no longer be eligible to continue to serve as a Director of the tained in this Section, failure to comply with any of the provi- Corporation. If a Director of this Corporation is 80 years of age or sions of this Section shall not in any manner whatsoever affect older on June 4, 2011, he shall only be eligible to continue to serve the validity of any election for Directors.
as a Director of the Corporation for an additional six (6) month Section 3. Tenure. The Board of Directors shall be divided into
period of time.
three (3) classes at the Annual Meeting of members to be held on June 2, Any person and/or Director who violates any of the requirements of 1979, the first class to be composed of four (4) members with the term of Art. IV, Sec. 2, paragraphs a, b, c, c subparts and/or d, after due notice, office to expire at the next succeeding Annual Meeting in 1980; the second at least five (5) days prior to the meeting at which the charges are to be class to be composed of three (3) members with the term of the Directors considered, shall have the right to be heard in person or by counsel and to of the second class to expire at the second succeeding Annual Meeting in present evidence in respect to the charges and the Board of Directors shall 1981, and the third class to be composed of three (3) members, and the have the same opportunity.
term of office to expire of the third succeeding Annual Meeting in 1982. At the next regularly or specifically scheduled meeting, the Board of As nearly as possible, no two members shall be elected from the same par- Directors of the Corporation, by a majority vote of said Board, may remove ish in the same year. The implementation of this provision of the By-Laws and the same are hereby authorized to remove the Director who has vio- shall not be such as to reduce the term of office of any Director serving at lated and/or who is found not to have fulfilled the qualifications of serving the time of its implementation. At each Annual Meeting following the clas- on the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Said vacancy shall be filled as sification herein provided, a number of Directors equal to the number of provided for in Art. IV, Sec. 4 of these By-Laws.
the class whose term expired at the time for such meeting shall be elected (e) Nomination. It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to to hold office for a term of three (3) years, or until the third succeeding appoint, not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than one Annual Meeting after such election.
hundred (100) days before the date of the meeting of members Section 4. Vacancies. Vacancies occurring in the Board of
at which Directors are to be elected, a committee on nomina- Directors shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Directors. tions consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than eleven Directors thus elected by the Board of Directors to fill vacancies shall (11) members, who shall be selected from different sections of the serve until the expiration of the term of the Director whose office the said project area so as to ensure equitable representations. No member member has been elected to fill or until his successor has been duly elected of the Board of Directors may serve on such committee. The date, and qualified, provided, however, that any member elected by the Board of time and place of the meeting of the nominating committee for Continued on page 12 SLEMCO Power ❘ Page 9 SOMETHING GOOD COOKING These recipes come from The Gathering of
1 tsp. coarse black pepper
until dough forms a crumbly ball.
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1/4 tsp. crushed red chili flakes
Set dough on a lightly floured surface my Table. It is available for $32.50 at
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
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tion into very thin circles and place on a online bookstores and shops. 24 dinner rolls
jelly roll pan. Using a pastry brush, light- 3/4 lb. sliced Swiss cheese
ly brush the dough with water and evenly 3/4 cup butter
sprinkle surface with rosemary mix.
Cashew Ginger Salad 5 tsp. honey mustard, divided
Cut dough into triangles like pizza 4 large carrots
2 tbsp. minced onion
slices. Slightly separate each dough tri- 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying
2 green onions
angle. Bake for 7 to 10 minute or until 6 egg roll wraps
browned. Remove from oven; let cool on 1/4 head purple cabbage
Spread out steaks on a jelly roll pan. 8 green onions
Poke holes in meat with a fork; season 1/2 cup pickled ginger, sliced
evenly with 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 2 bunches cilantro
salt, pepper, crushed red chili flakes, 10 oz. pkg. spring mix
cayenne pepper and onion salt. Grill for 3 10 oz. pkg. arugula
to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from 2–3 lbs. boneless pork loin roast,
1 1/2 cups whole, salted cashews
grill and slice steak diagonally into long 1 tsp. kosher salt
Peel outer skin of carrots and discard. Preheat oven to 350º. Melt butter in 1/2 tsp. coarse black pepper
Using a potato peeler, slice carrots into small mixing bowl. Fold in 2 1/2 tsp. 4 apples, divided
thin pieces. Place carrots in a bowl of honey mustard, minced onion and 3/4 20 dried apricots, divided
ice water to curl. Heat oil in heavy skil- tbsp. Worcestershire sauce. Cut each roll 2 tbsp. olive oil
let on medium-high. Cut egg roll wraps in half; stack strips of rib eye steak topped 1 cup chicken broth
into skinny strips. Drop strips into hot with slices of Swiss cheese on bottom 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
oil and cook until golden brown, turning half. Spread remaining honey mustard 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
twice; remove and drain on paper towel. inside top half of each roll and place 1 tsp. ground coriander
Chop purple cabbage into small pieces. sliders tightly together on jelly roll pan. 1 tsp. dried parsley
Cut green onions into 1-inch pieces. Cut Pour honey mustard mixture on the tops 1 tsp. garlic pepper
pickled ginger into smaller pieces. Clean, of the sliders and cover with foil. Bake for rise and chop cilantro; discard the ends. 20 to 25 minutes. When ready to serve, Preheat oven to 375°. Open roast and When ready to serve, toss all ingredients garnish with diced green onions.
place flat on a jelly roll pan. Season with together and serve with Asian Ginger salt and pepper. Remove cores of the Dressing (below).
Rosemary Flatbread apples and dice. Chop dried apricots. Fill middle of roast with 2/3 apples and apri- cots. Roll up roast and tie each end and Asian Ginger Dressing 1 tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
the middle with butcher's twine. Place the 1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tbsp. flax seed
stuffed roast in a baking dish. Generously 1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
rub with olive oil. Pour broth over roast 1 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup dried Parmesan cheese
and sprinkle remaining spices over entire 1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tsp. kosher salt, divided
roast. Cover tightly with foil.
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup flour
Roast in oven for 45 to 50 minutes or 1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
until meat thermometer inserted after 2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp. olive oil
3 minutes reads 145°. When ready to 1/2 cup water
serve, garnish roast with remaining Place all ingredients in blender and apples and apricots.
mix well. Chill before serving.
Combine rosemary, flax seeds, sesame seeds, Parmesan cheese and 2 tsp. salt; Hearts of Palm Salad Steak & Swiss Sliders stir together and set aside. Preheat oven 4 rib eye steaks
to 450º. In a large bowl, whisk flour, 14.5 oz. jar hearts of palm
2 3/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, divided
whole wheat flour and 1 tsp. salt together. 2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
Add olive oil and water; stir with spatula 16 oz. pkg. spring mix
2 cups pimiento stuffed olives
Page 10 ❘ SLEMCO Power 2 cups pitted black olives
and sugar; set aside. In a separate mixing Buttermilk Lemon Cakes bowl, combine melted butter, vegetable Drain hearts of palm and cut into 3 cups flour
oil and lemon oil; beat with electric mixer 1/4-inch chunks. Slice tomatoes in half. 1 tsp. baking powder
and add eggs one at a time. Beat until Toss hearts of palm, tomatoes, spring mix 1/2 tsp. baking sda
thoroughly mixed and then add dry and whole olives together and chill. Toss 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
ingredients a cup at a time, alternating with Peppered Feta Dressing (below) and 1 1/2 cup sugar
with buttermilk, beating at a low speed.
1/2 cup butter, melted
Remove zest from 2 lemons. Add zest 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
and juice of both lemons to batter; fold together. Spoon batter into mini muffin Hearts of Palm Salad bundt pans and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until center is set. Depending on size of bundt pans used, cooking time will vary. Remove from oven. Immediately remove cake from pan and cover with plastic wrap to retain moisture.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. lemon zest
2 tbsp. lemon juice
In a small mixing bowl, whisk togeth- er the powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice until it forms a thick glaze. Add more lemon juice if needed. Drizzle glaze over cake after it has completely cooled. Glaze will set and harden. Serve with Frozen Blueberry Lemon Cream.
Peppered Feta Dressing 1/2 tsp. lemon oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
For extra copies of these recipes or to 1/4 cup sugar
2 lemons, zest and juice
e-mail a copy to a friend, visit SLEMCO 1/4 tsp. onion salt
Power magazine online at www.slemco. 1/2 cup peppered feta cheese, crumbled
Preheat oven to 350º. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk together. Chill and serve with Hearts of Palm Salad.
LUCKY NUMBER
Frozen Blueberry 1 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
of Lafayette, Michael Crain of St.
2 lemons, for zest
Three SLEMCO members found their account numbers hidden in Martinville, Charlene G. Eason of
2 cups frozen whipped topping
the last issue of SLEMCO Branch, Elise W. Journet of
1 cup fresh blueberries
Power and called in to claim a Arnaudville and Ivory Disotell
$10 credit to their accounts. of Krotz Springs.
Those members were Hilton
Ten more numbers are In a mixing bowl, combine lemonade J. Gallien of Leonville,
hidden in this issue (Lucky concentrate, cream and powdered sugar; Larry S. Fairchild of Church
Account Number 1016962602). whip until creamy. Clean lemons and Point and James R. High of
If you find your account zest, about 1 tbsp. Fold zest into mix- number, call Mrs. Gayle Babin at ture. Add frozen whipped topping and Seven others missed out on SLEMCO at 896-2504 to verify if you blend well. Fold in blueberries; cover the their prizes: Greg Benhard of
are a winner. If you are, she'll credit lemon cream and place in freezer for at Palmetto, Raymond Kaufmann of
$10 to your SLEMCO account. Breaux Bridge, Tobias I. Idhammar
least 4 hours or until solid. Serve with Buttermilk Lemon Cakes.
SLEMCO Power ❘ Page 11 Continued from page 9 ber may bring charges against a Director by filing such charges in writing with Directors to fill a vacancy on the said Board must be a resident of the same the Secretary, together with a Petition signed by at least ten percent (10%) of Parish as the director causing the said vacancy.
the members and request the removal of such Director by reason thereof. The Section 5. Compensation. Directors shall not receive any salary
Director, against whom such charges have been brought, shall be informed for their services, but by Resolution of the Board of Directors a fixed fee in writing of the charges at least five (5) days prior to the meeting at which and expenses of attendance may be allowed for attendance at each meeting the charges are to be considered and shall have an opportunity at the meet- of the Board of Directors, provided that the Directors and Officers of the ing to be heard in person or by counsel and to present evidence in respect to Corporation, except in emergencies, shall not receive compensation from the charges and the person or persons bringing the charges against him shall the Corporation for their services except after approval by the members at have the same opportunity. The question of the removal of such Director shall the regular or special meeting.
be considered and voted upon at the next regular or special meeting of the Section 6. Rules and Regulations. The Board of Directors
members, as provided for in Louisiana R.S. 12:418, and any vacancy created shall have power to make and adopt such rules and regulations, not by such removal shall be filled by vote of the members in accordance with the inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation or the By-Laws of the general nomination and election procedure provided for herein. Corporation or the laws of the State of Louisiana as it may deem advisable for the management, administration and regulation of the busi- SLEMCO 2014 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
ness and affairs of the Corporation.
Acadia Parish—Mr. Donald Higginbotham, P.O. Box 643, Church Point,
Section 7. Accounting System and Reports. The Board of
Directors shall cause to be established and maintained a complete account- Lafayette Parish—Mr. Ralph Miller, 2318 Ridge Road, Duson, LA 70529
ing system, which shall conform to such system of accounts as may from St. Martin Parish—Mr. Ivy Perioux, P.O. Box 64, St. Martinville, LA
time to time be designated by the Rural Electrification Administration of the United States of America. All accounts of the Corporation shall be St. Landry Parish—Mr. James Soileau, P.O. Box 234, Krotz Springs, LA
examined by the Board of Directors at least four times a year at regular meetings of the Board. The Board of Directors may also after the close of Vermilion Parish—Mr. Luther "Buster" Hardy, 9902 Hannah Road,
each fiscal year cause to be made a full and complete audit of the accounts, books and financial condition of the Corporation as of the end of such fiscal year. Such audit reports shall be submitted to the members at the fol- The committee will meet April 1, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. at the SLEMCO office, lowing Annual Meeting.
3420 NE Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA.
Section 8. Removal of Directors by Members. Any mem-
Bryan G. Leonards, Sr., Board Secretary SPEEDY REPAIR IN THE COLD— Linemen Greg Wade (left) and Luke Bourgeois make short work of a repair to restore power during a recent subfreezing cold spel . Thanks to continual work to keep our distribu-tion infrastructure in top condition, SLEMCO had very few outages dur-ing the severe winter weather (Lucky Account Number 4503767800).

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