April 6 marked another great annual meeting for Clark County REMC. I received lots of great feedback about the things you loved most. The music brought by the Rigbys was electric. As always, Amazon John from Silly Safaris made sure the children had a great time. And, of course, the door prizes were a huge success, especially for Lenora Hunter, who went home with a $1,000 bill credit.
Another exciting takeaway from this year’s meeting was the ever-growing success of the REMC’s new voting system. For the second year, members could vote early online, by mail, or at our office. More than 3,400 members either voted online or by mail, and more than 800 members voted at the annual meeting.
Some may think that casting a vote in a small election for an electric cooperative isn’t that big of a deal, but it really matters! One of the cooperative founding principles is democratic member control. Instead of being controlled by distant shareholders driven by profit, cooperative directors are elected from among the membership, and all members have equal voting rights: one member, one vote. Through your vote, every member gets equal say in deciding who makes the decision at Clark County REMC.
Congratulations to Candy Meyer and Steve Dieterlen on each being re-elected to represent Districts 1 and 2. I look forward to another year working with them and the rest of the REMC board of directors to serve you, our member-owners.