It’s that time of year again; Magic Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) is gearing up for the 2022 Annual Meeting, and we hope to see you there.
As we look back at the past two years of the pandemic, it’s been a challenging period for everyone. Although there have been some rough moments, MVEC has made sure to put our members’ best interests in mind. In 2021 we hosted the first MVEC Drive- In Annual Meeting at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes, Texas. This year we are excited to announce our decision to go back to our traditions and host this year’s annual meeting in person, at the Hynes Event Center. Although this year’s meeting will be an in-person meeting, we will still take the necessary precautions to keep our members safe.
There are many reasons to attend the annual meeting. We know the door prizes are probably your favorite part of the meeting, but there is so much more to the event. The annual meeting is a chance for members to gather, share experiences and hear from co-op leadership about what is happening at your cooperative. Most importantly though, the meeting provides you, our member, with the opportunity to vote for the cooperative’s new board members. Voting for cooperative board members is your right as a member, so why not exercise it?
Investors do not own MVEC, nor is it run by a board of directors appointed by such investors. It is owned by you, the member, and run by a democratically elected board of directors made up of fellow co-op members that live in your community. Through your vote, board members are afforded the privilege to serve you and to ensure that the cooperative is operated in a way that keeps the members’ best interests in mind.
The annual meeting is also an occasion to discuss and learn about the new programs that MVEC is offering. In November of 2021, we introduced Operation Roundup, which allows members to round up their monthly electric statement to the nearest dollar. The monies collected through Operation Roundup help local nonprofit organizations provide needed services in the Rio Grande Valley. We are excited about this program, and we are looking forward to the positive impact on not just the nonprofit organizations but also the entire RGV community.
As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, I want you to rest assured that MVEC remains committed to providing you with safe, affordable, and reliable electric service. We encourage you to continue to take part in deciding how we deliver that service. So, make sure you circle April 18 on your calendar, and join us at your annual meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.