What you’re missing at the annual meeting

Posted on Jan 26 2017 in Marshall County REMC

This year’s annual meeting will be on Tuesday, April 4, at Plymouth Wesleyan Church. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership?

We will hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as bylaw changes and, of course, the great door prizes!

Marshall County 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 Marshall County 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.

Marshall County REMC’s annual meeting 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.

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.

We get out of life what we put into it. Marshall County 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.

Keep an eye out for your annual meeting ticket coming to your mailbox in March. Please sign and bring the ticket with you to the annual meeting. This ticket will be used for registration and prize drawings.