See you at your annual meeting!

Posted on Feb 27 2019 in Noble REMC
Ron Raypole

Do you know why the cooperative holds an annual meeting each year? It gives you the opportunity to vote for your board of directors, hear important financial information and, of course, pick up your free registration gift and energy credit!

Noble REMC’s annual meeting and picnic is a community gathering where members 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, we must renew the value of face-to-face human connections. Very few organizations are uniquely positioned like ours to bring together members from our local communities.

While rural Americans probably do a better job of staying connected to our neighbors than most, it is not something we should take for granted. The simple act of smiling, saying hello and shaking someone’s hand truly lifts everyone involved.

Set for Saturday, June 1, Noble REMC’s annual meeting is designed to take care of the important business of our 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 electricity 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 come out and celebrate with your fellow co-op members.

We get out of life what we put into it. Noble 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 Saturday, June 1!


Board applications sought

At this year’s annual meeting on June 1, Noble REMC members have the opportunity to vote for individuals to represent them for the following districts:

District 1: Perry and Elkhart townships in Noble County and the part of Benton Township in Elkhart County served by the cooperative. Currently served by Robert Lortie, who will retire at the end of this term and will not be on the ballot in June.

District 2: Orange Township in Noble County and the part of Johnson Township in LaGrange County served by the cooperative. Currently served by Rick Robertson.

District 8: Washington and Noble townships in Noble County and the parts in Tippecanoe Township in Kosciusko County and Etna-Troy Township in Whitley County served by this cooperative. Currently served by Doug Burnworth.

Qualified members of Noble REMC, who live in those districts up for election, may seek election by filing a petition with the signatures of 15 Noble REMC members supporting the candidacy. Petitions for election and other board information are provided by the REMC, and must be completed and returned no later than April 1. For additional information, stop by the office or call us at 800-933-7362.