Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of its membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as bylaw changes and, of course, the great door prizes!
Warren County REMC’s annual meeting is a community gathering where neighbors can meet new neighbors — or catch up with old acquaintances. As our lives get busier with the “errands of life” and more of our interactions with others are online (via social media), we must renew the value of face-to-face human connections. Very few organizations are uniquely positioned like your electric cooperative to bring together all members of our local communities.
While rural Americans probably do a better job of staying connected to our neighbors (in part because we need to), it is not something we should take for granted. The simple act of smiling, saying hello and shaking someone’s hand truly lifts both parties.
Our country and community face many challenges. Overcoming these challenges will only happen if we come together.
Warren County REMC’s annual meeting is designed to take care of the important business of your co-op and the equally important business of building a real sense of community. All cooperatives serve both an economic and social purpose. While safe, reliable and affordable electric power is crucial to our mission, improving the quality of life for all members is at the core of what we do every day.
If you have not attended the annual meeting in the past or if it has been a few years, we urge you to take the time to be with your fellow co-op members.
We get out of life what we put into it. Warren County REMC is connected to you by more than just power lines. We are your neighbors, and we look forward to seeing you at your annual meeting on March 8.
PHIL HIGH is general manager of Warren County REMC.
Warren County REMC Annual Meeting:
Wednesday, March 8
The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington
5 p.m. — Meal service begins
7 p.m. — Business meeting begins
Vote for your board of directors, hear what’s happening at your cooperative and win prizes!
* Must be present to win cash prizes!