Attend Your Annual Meeting
Tuesday, August 20
Mason Community Building in Mason City Park
Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. - Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Not every company invites its customers to an annual meeting to elect a board of directors that will set policy – but your electric co-op does just that!
When you signed up as a member of Central Texas Electric Cooperative, you automatically became a member but an owner of this co-op. Co-ops use a business model that is different from most other utilities. They don’t sell stock on Wall Street, so there are no profit-seeking investors. Control of a co-op is by members only.
Each customer of a co-op is an equal partner in that utility. You may run for a seat on the board of directors, if you’d like. You may vote for the candidates who do run and know that every candidate is also an interested rate paying member of the co-op.
It is important to attend your co-op’s annual meeting. It is a place where you can meet the CEO and staff who run the co-op and get to know the directors who advise the staff and make decisions on important policy matters.
It is also where you can vote for the board of directors and learn what kinds of business issues your co-op is dealing with.
Membership in a co-op comes with privileges but it also comes with the responsibility to keep on top of co-op matters and cast your vote for the directors you think will do the best job. We need everyone’s participation. Attend CTEC’s annual meeting on August 20 in Mason. If you have other plans and cannot make the meeting in person, be sure to participate by sending in your proxy card on the cover of this month’s issue by the deadline.