As we celebrate another year of being an electric cooperative, we are excited to come together again at the annual meeting. (See below for more details on this year’s annual meeting!)
Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, and occasionally vote on other matters. It 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.
Harrison 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 Harrison REMC 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. We all have a role to play. As your local electric cooperative, we promise to do our part for the community and the members.
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.
Harrison REMC is connected to you by more than just powerlines. We are your neighbors, and we look forward to seeing you at your annual meeting.
DAVID C. LETT is CEO at Harrison REMC.
Attention members over 70! If you are unable to attend the annual meeting on April 4, you can still take part in a drawing for one of three $25 bill credits. The registration card can be dropped off by you or someone else to the REMC office or at the annual meeting to be eligible for the drawing. We will choose the lucky winners April 5.
Harrison REMC annual meeting
April 4, 2017
Corydon Central High School
375 County Road SE, Corydon
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Children’s program begins at 6:30 p.m. Business meeting with director elections begins at 7 p.m.
- Vote for your director
- Attend the meeting and receive a $15 bill credit and energy efficiency kit
- Children’s program for ages 3 to 10
- Music by Nashville recording artist Blaise Streets
- Blood pressure checks from Harrison County Hospital
- Information and energy efficiency booths
- Prize drawings
2017 director election
The following individuals are candidates for board seats at the 2017 annual meeting:
District 4: Franklin Township in Harrison and Floyd counties
- David Walther, incumbent
District 5: Posey and Taylor townships in Harrison County
- Darin Duncan, incumbent
District 7: Jackson and Spencer townships in Harrison County, Jennings Township in Crawford County
- Todd Uhl, incumbent
- Eric Wise, candidate
There were no opposing petitions submitted for districts four and five.