SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting April 8
SCEC's 80th Annual Meeting of Members
Saturday, April 8
St. Croix Central High School
1751 Broadway St., Hammond
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Free breakfast for the family & registration
9:35 a.m. - Meeting called to order
What you’re missing at the annual meeting
By Adam Schwartz, The Cooperative Way & Dana Bolwerk, SCEC Communications & Events Coordinator
Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to share important financial information, update the membership on the health of the Cooperative, elect directors and occasionally vote on other matters such as by-law changes. And, of course, there's always the member gifts! (Spoiler Alert: All memberships in attendance will receive a pound of cheese from Cady Cheese and a chance to win one of five $80 bill credits!)
St. Croix Electric Cooperative’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 St. Croix Electric 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 too), 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.
Our country and community face many challenges. Overcoming these challenges will only happen if we come together.
St. Croix Electric Cooperative’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, please take the time to be with your fellow co-op members and, if nothing else, enjoy a free breakfast with your family.
We get out of life what we put into it. St. Croix Electric Cooperative 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.