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No In-Person 2020 Annual Membership Meeting Will be Held

 

Dear Member:

The Board of Directors of Midstate Electric Cooperative (MEC) has changed how the co-op will hold the 2020 Annual Meeting of its membership. In compliance with the Governor's mandates limiting travel and meetings to protect citizens from the COVID-19 virus, there will be no in-person meeting of the membership that had been scheduled for May 9.

MEC’s bylaws require a meeting of the membership in April or May and an election of the Board of Directors. For purposes of the election, MEC will hold a limited meeting after the regular Board of Director meeting on May 26. Board elections will take place by mailed-in ballot only. Ballots will be sent to the membership in May. Ballots returned by the morning of May 26 will be counted.

In lieu of the traditional in-person gathering of the membership, the counting of the ballots for election of the Directors will take place after the regular Board of Director meeting in May. The results of the election will be posted on MEC's website. The Annual Auditor's Report will be   published in Ruralite Magazine. There will be no other business matters or actions taken at the limited annual meeting other than those necessary for the election of the Directors.

The entire Board is deeply saddened to have to cancel the public gathering portion of our Annual Meeting for the first time in our cooperative’s history. It’s a tradition we look forward to each year.

We encourage all members to stay home, stay safe and to keep our democratic processes strong by voting for your Board of Directors by mail.

Thank you,

Vic Russell

Secretary-Treasurer

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