Each year, hundreds of members gather together at the Annual Meeting of the Membership to hear about the cooperative’s accomplishments and plans, to fellowship with one another, and most importantly, elect members of the co-op’s board of directors. This year, however, members must come together in a different way to conduct the cooperative’s business.
Although we won’t be able to congregate and enjoy each other’s company at Southwestern Randolph High School, technology is allowing us to carry on with our annual meeting. We plan to host an online event on October 9, 2020, to share updates and achievements and we’re also making a temporary change that will bring the voting part of the annual meeting to members.
To conduct this year’s directors’ election, we are offering members the opportunity to vote for the board of directors through either a mail-in ballot or online prior to the annual meeting. This temporary change provides a simple, quick way to participate in absence of this year's meeting.
This also gives more members a chance to win the great prizes that always seem to be the highlight of the meeting each year. And this year promises to be extra special, with one of the prizes being a Jeep Liberty vehicle that has been retired from the co-op’s fleet!
Be on the lookout in your mailbox for information on this new voting process, how to cast your vote, and how to be entered into the prize drawings. This year’s meeting definitely won’t be the same without the in-person fellowship that we all enjoy, but our hope is that we’ll learn some new things that will help make our future meetings even better!
Randolph EMC's Online Annual Meeting
See Dale Lambert’s July AWARE Column for more information about the upcoming Annual Meeting.