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Danny Rowles Retires from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative


GRETNA – Danny Rowles, lineman/serviceman in Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s Gretna District, has retired after 37 years of service. At a monthly meeting of the Cooperative’s board of directors at the headquarters office in Chase City, Chairman David J. Jones presented Rowles with a Resolution of Appreciation and recognized him in the presence of the 11-member board and Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) senior staff.


David Jones (left), chairman of the board of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative,
congratulates retiring employee Danny Rowles and thanks him for 37
years of service to the organization.


Rowles started work at the member-owned cooperative in 1977 as groundman; and at the beginning of 1980, he entered the apprentice program to begin training as a lineman. He completed his training in 1985 and through the years has worked on a service truck and with a line crew, climbing poles and operating a bucket truck.

He has participated in the region’s Gaff-n-Go Rodeo competition three times, and in 2007 his team placed second as Overall Cooperative Team and third as Overall Journeyman Team. In 2008, he competed at the Mountain States Lineman’s Rodeo in West Virginia, and his team placed first in the Senior Division. In addition he has been awarded two trips to the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas.

MEC president & CEO John C. Lee, Jr., comments, “Danny has been a dependable and loyal employee, with a great attitude and an eagerness to do the right thing by those we serve. When he was given a job to do, we could trust it would be done right. With over 30 years of experience at the Cooperative, he shared his experience and knowledge with the younger workers on his crew and helped watch out for them as they learned the job, and that will be his very noble legacy here. He was a valuable team member to the Cooperative, and we will sorely miss his contributions to the job at hand and his great demeanor.”  Lee adds, “We wish him and his wife, Debbie, the very best in this next chapter of their lives.”

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit energy provider to over 31,000 meters located in portions of the Virginia counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Sussex counties and the North Carolina counties of Granville, Person, Northampton, Vance and Warren. It is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Gretna, Emporia, and Chase City.




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