On behalf of Rusk County Electric Cooperative, we'd like to personally invite you to join us April 19, 2018 in the Tommy McDaniel Exhibit Hall located at the Rusk County Expo Center. Doors will open at 4:30pm and the members business meeting will begin at 5:30pm.
Each year, we look forward to getting together with our co-op community, enjoying fellowship among friends and giving members the chance to win prizes.
The co-op's annual meeting is not only a chance to visit with loved ones, though. It's also a great opportunity to learn about programs offered by the cooperative and get to visit with staff.
It's also an opportunity for you to exercise one of the greatest rights of electric co-op membership: voting for the board of directors.
Your cooperative is not owned by faraway investors nor run by a board of directors appointed by such investors. It's owned by you, the members, and run by a democratically elected board of directors - made up of fellow members afforded the privilege to serve because of your votes.
A democratic and open election is one of many elements that sets our electric cooperative apart from other kinds of utilities. Having a voice in who makes the major decisions that directly affect your life and family is a right we all share as Americans. We all vote for our state and federal congressional representatives, but not every American has the right to vote for those who represent community interests within their electric utility. You have the right, so why not exercise it?
Our directors are members of the community. They are concerned with the issues you face every day because they face them too.
Rest assured, no matter what happens, we remain dedicated to providing you with safe, reliable and affordable electric service. We encourage you to take part in deciding how we deliver that service. So circle April 19, 2018 on your calendar and make sure to join us at the annual meeting. We'll save you a seat!