Make your vote count! In May, you will receive a mailing from us that includes your registration card, a ballot, and a return envelope, postage paid. All households serviced by Sussex Rural Electric are entitled to a vote prior to the Annual Meeting to elect board members and decide on important changes to our bylaws. All of our members are encouraged to attend to not just see the results but also receive free food and take part in random giveaways!
About the Annual Meeting
Every year, as required in our bylaws, Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative hosts its Annual Meeting in the auditorium of High Point Regional High School. At this meeting, employees and board members of SREC take this opportunity to present our members with an Annual Report, recapping the year financially and professionally for the Co-op. As members, all who receive and pay for SREC's electric service are part-owners of the Co-op, so this Annual Meeting is our chance to remain open and transparent. Annual Reports from previous years can be accessed on our Currents page. Each Annual Report is published in May's issue of Currents for that year.
Membership in the Co-op also comes with the right to a vote in our board elections. Each year, three of our nine board positions are decided at the Annual Meeting, where results of mail-in ballots from the month before are announced. Our democratically-elected board members allow members of SREC to have real influence over the way the Co-op does business. Here's how the process works:
Even if Annual Reports and board elections are of no interest to you, all of our members are encouraged to attend! Free catering, prize drawings, and a chance to take part in a community event make this a fantastic way to spend your evening.
A video version of the most recent annual meeting, from June 3, 2018, is available below for those who missed it! It's not quite the same without the food and prizes, but it's a good way to catch up with what your cooperative has been up to!