Your co-op has been gearing up for the year’s largest event: the Member Appreciation Day and Annual Business Meeting. Plan to attend on Aug. 26 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.
The theme, Better Together, is so appropriate considering the challenges of this past year. I think we’ve all realized that there truly is nothing like being together. As we emerge from a year of social distancing and shutdowns, we are excited to return to an in-person event.
For many years, this time-honored event was called the Annual Meeting. But the event has grown to be more than just a meeting; it’s a party with you as the special guest. We’ll celebrate you and your membership in the cooperative with live musical entertainment, an electric vehicle show, kids’ entertainment, a catered meal and bingo. Since it’s an open house-style event, you can come and go as is convenient for you and your family.
In addition to all the fun things we have planned, this event will feature our annual business meeting and board of directors election. During the business meeting, co-op leaders will discuss the REMC’s challenges and successes, the financial health of the cooperative, and goals for the coming year. While you are able to vote in the director election prior to the event, member-consumers can also cast their vote in person on Aug. 26. All votes will be tallied that evening with the election results announced during the business meeting.
When members of a community come together for a common purpose, we improve the quality of life for everyone in the community. If you have never attended an REMC meeting or if it’s been a while, please stop by on Aug. 26. Mark your calendar for an evening of food, fun, community and cash prizes.