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Annual Meeting Guidelines for Registering and Eligibility for Prizes

June 20, 2012


If attending your cooperative’s Annual Meeting of the Members, it is important to understand the procedure for registering so that you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits that come with being a member. Each year, despite our best efforts to inform the membership of registration guidelines, family members of individuals listed as the legal account holder show up and are displeased when they are unable to register and receive anything other than the meal.

Those who live in the home where the Cooperative service is established are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting, but without the member whose name is actually listed as the person responsible for the electric account, they will be unable to register as official participants.  And, unfortunately, these family members are not eligible to receive the welcoming gift, or be eligible for door prize drawings.  We are hopeful that the membership understands why this requirement is important, not only from a procedural standpoint with regards to elections and Cooperative business, but also to provide a fair opportunity for all members to receive a gift and a reasonable opportunity to win a door prize. If all who attended were permitted eligibility, none of those objectives would be attainable.

If you are planning to come to the annual meeting (and we sincerely hope you are), here’s how you can check beforehand to see if you are eligible for registration:  Take a look at your electric bill.  If your name is on the first line of the address section, you can register when you arrive, vote on business matters, receive the welcoming gift, and be entered in the drawing for prizes.

For married couples with a joint membership account, either can register for participation in the meeting.  With joint membership, both names are listed on the first line of the address section on the MEC bill and again, either of the two can register, cast one collective vote, and be eligible for prizes at the drawing.  (If both listed on the account attend, only one welcoming gift per account will be distributed at registration.)

When an account remains in the name of a deceased individual, a surviving spouse or family member cannot register for the account listed in the name of the deceased.  A request to change the membership to the name of the surviving spouse or family member must be made, and should be completed at least one week in advance of the meeting in June.

As always, we’ll be more than happy to assist you with any changes or questions that you may have.  Please contact your local district office if we can be of assistance in any way and we hope to see all of you on June 20.



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