See you at the annual meeting!

Posted on Feb 22 2019 in Marshall County REMC

Marshall County REMC Annual Meeting, April 2, 2019
Plymouth Wesleyan Church

Mark Batman
Mark Batman

Most of us lead busy lives. We find ourselves multitasking, constantly checking phones and email to keep up with the demands of modern life. Thanks to technology, we can accomplish many tasks electronically and remotely to be more efficient. And with so many pressing obligations, we like to protect our “spare” time. Invitations to attend in-person meetings and gatherings are weighed carefully as we decide whether or not our time and effort to attend is beneficial. The answer to the “what’s in it for me?” must be compelling. You may think attending Marshall County REMC’s annual meeting would be easy to lump into the “no benefit to me” category. However, I’d ask you to think again.

Marshall County REMC exists to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to its consumer-members (that’s you!). Equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of all members and to serve the long-term interests of our local communities. This is where you can help.

As a member of the community, you have a perspective that is valuable —and we invite you to share it with the co-op. At the annual meeting, co-op leaders will discuss priorities and challenges, and the financial health and priorities for the coming years. This annual meeting is also the time to vote for new board members who will represent you — the members of the co-op. Board members are local consumers, just like you.

Marshall County REMC is one of the few local organizations that is uniquely positioned to bring together all members of the community. It is worth noting that the health of the co-op and the well-being of the community are closely intertwined.

Perhaps you may feel that you have nothing to add to the discussion, so there is no need to attend the annual meeting. However, every energy bill you pay to the co-op helps ensure better service and reliability for the whole community. Your dollars are reinvested locally into improvements that impact the reliability and affordability of your energy, and Marshall County REMC wants to hear from you to better inform our decisions as we plan for the future.

While Marshall County REMC provides convenient electronic options for bill-paying and communication, there are times when there is no substitute for in-person engagement. When members of our community come together for a common purpose, we improve the quality of life for all in our corner of the world.

If you’ve never attended our annual meeting, or if it’s been awhile, please stop by. Our co-op family looks forward to visiting with you!