Brown To Leave Broad River Co-Op Co-Op Co-Op Broadus V. Brown has resigned as general manager of the Broad River Electric Cooperative effective effective July 31 to become general manager of the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc., of Dade City, Fla., it was announced announced today by Carlisle Hart, president of the Broad River Board of Trustees. Brown will assume his new duties at Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc., August 1. Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc., serves 22,000 member-owners member-owners member-owners over Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Pinellas, Polk and Hillsborough Counties. It is growing at a rate of 400 new members a month and has a projected figure of 50,000 member-owners member-owners member-owners by 1975. The 51-year-old 51-year-old 51-year-old 51-year-old 51-year-old native of Cherokee County was educated in public schools in Pacolet, S. C. He graduated from Clemson University with a B. S. Degree in agricultural engineering. The World War II veteran received advanced civil engineering training at the University of West Virginia and Fort Belvoir, Va. Brown has 30 years of experience experience in the electric cooperative program, having started in 1942 with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) in Washington, D. C. Other positions Brown has held in the program include general manager of the Lake Region Electric Cooperative in Wagoner, Okla., and head of farm sales program with the Central Louisiana Electric Company in Lafayette, La. When Brown took over as general manager at Broad River Electric Cooperative, it served 4,169 consumers and now that figure is at 6,869 and still growing. In addition to his duties at Broad River, Brown was very active in community affairs. He has served as president of the Cherokee County Community Chest and was fund raising chairman for the Community Chest on two occasions. ; He is a member of the Gaffney Rotary Club, having served as its president and on the Board of Directors for a number of years. He is now president of the Piedmont Area Girl Scout Council and secretary-treasurer secretary-treasurer secretary-treasurer of the South Carolina Cattlemen's Association. Brown is also active on committees committees in the South Carolina f -m -m m Broadus V. Brown Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. He is chairman of the nominations and resolutions committee, and a member of the Legislative, Industrial and Community Development Committee and a member of the Wholesale Power Committee. Brown is also active in church work. He has served on the official official board of Buford Street Methodist Church for a number of years and has served as its chairman. Broadus is married to the former Geraldine M. Patrick. They have four sons and two daughters. Ltf Many Many churches are seeking new ways to meet, the needs of their older members and utilize the wealth of time and talent they can contribute to the total church program, according to Esther Stamats, Consultant in Church Relations for the American Association of Retired Persons. Through its liaison with leaders of the nation's religious bodies, including Catholic, Protestant and Jewish, AARP is helping churches develop new service outlets through which older members can find satisfaction and meaning in their later years.