Current Word, a newsletter published at least twice a year, is one of the items. “It’s time for Annual Meeting and we want our members to go ahead and mark their calendars now for Tuesday, April 3,” says Penelope Hinson, manager of public relations, marketing and energy management for Horry Electric. “We’ll be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center again this year and doors open for registration at noon.”
The registration gift this year is a $15 electric bill credit. Each member who is present and registers in person at the Annual Meeting between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. will get a $15 credit on their electric bill. “We have all sorts of activities planned for the event,” says Hinson, adding that entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until the beginning of the business meeting at 7 p.m. Danny Stanley and The Bluegrass Gentlemen will be on stage from 2 until 4:30 p.m. and then Elvis (Brian Pittman) will perform from 4:30 until 7 p.m.
Democratic member control is one of the seven cooperative principles. “Attending, registering and voting at the Annual Meeting is a great way for folks to take advantage of being a member of their electric cooperative,” says Hinson. Attendees at this year’s meeting will be electing candidates, who are also members of the cooperative, to represent them on the board of trustees for a three-year term beginning April 4.
Candidates this year include Bobby E. Jordan for District 2; Franklin C. Blanton for District 4 and Henry W. Boyd for District 6. All are running unopposed. “Details about the trustee candidates will be included in the March edition of South Carolina Living, which will be mailed later this month,” says Hinson.
“The other item inserted in electric bills this month is from Santee Cooper,” says Hinson. “They’re promoting their Mini-Bond sale and have produced inserts to let our members know they’ll be accepting orders for the 2012 Series M1 Mini-Bonds between April 1 and April 30.”
Information about the Santee Cooper Mini-Bond sale can be found on their website.
Keeping members updated and informed about what is going on with their cooperative is one way we’re looking out for you.