As you all know, COVID-19’s effect on the safety of our members, employees and directors transitioned our in-person Annual Meeting and Picnic to a virtual format for the past two years.
But, this year, we’re bringing back an in-person event!
It will look a bit different – with two separate events – but that allows us to take the best parts of the previous Annual Meeting Picnic format, as well as what we’ve learned over the past two years, and make something new for 2022:
Member Appreciation Event
Monday, May 23 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Noble County Community Fairgrounds
What is it?
After two years of only seeing you virtually, Noble REMC wanted to take the time to appreciate our members with an event celebrating them. There will be no business meeting, no speeches, no voting – just food, entertainment and activities for families to enjoy.
You can enjoy a free meal of porkburgers, chips and soft serve ice cream, while sitting and listening to musical entertainment, or you can walk around and view local community booths or take part in family-friendly activities. Look for more details in upcoming Indiana Connection issues.
Board of Directors’ Election and Annual Meeting Shifts to June 14
The record number of ballots returned over the past two years with mail-in voting has shown us that members, like you, prefer this option for the board of directors’ election. So, the day after Member Appreciation Event, we will once again mail election ballots to your home, with a return date two weeks later.
Noble REMC’s Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Facebook Live June 14, just as we have the past two years. This is where we will broadcast the state of the cooperative, as well as announce the winners of the board of directors’ election.
Speaking of …
There’s still time to apply for a seat on your board of directors!
We’re looking for members who are passionate and hardworking individuals and will bring their experience and perspective to learn how to best serve their fellow co-op members.
The three districts up for election this year are:
District 1:Includes Perry and Elkhart townships in Noble County and part of Benton Township in Elkhart County.
District 2: Covers Orange Township in Noble County and part of Johnson Township in LaGrange County.
District 8: Encompasses Washington and Noble townships in Noble County, part of Tippecanoe Township in Kosciusko County and part of Etna-Troy Township in Whitley County.
To run for election, qualified members of Noble REMC, who live in Districts 1, 2 or 8, must file a petition with the signatures of 15 Noble REMC members supporting the candidacy.
The REMC will provide the petitions for election, as well as other board information. Completed petitions and biographical information must be returned to the cooperative no later than April 4.
For more information about the board of directors’ election process, please call Communications and Marketing Manager Kevin Dreibelbis at 800-933-7362.