Annual Meeting of the Membership
Each year on the first Thursday in May, CCEC conducts its Annual Meeting of the Membership "for the purposes of electing directors, hearing and passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year, and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting."
The cooperative is not owned by far away investors, and it is not run by an appointed board of directors. We are run by a democratically elected board of directors – a board who is given the privilege to serve because of your votes. Elections are conducted by mail each year, with the results announced at the annual meeting. If directors run unopposed, we do not send out ballots for those director seats.
Beyond the election, the annual meeting also is the opportunity for members of to enjoy some good food and entertainment. Members also learn about programs offered by CCEC, and get the chance to get to know the co-op staff and directors. On the flip side, our annual meeting makes it possible for us to gather feedback from you on how we can better serve you and your family.
2016 Annual Meeting set for May 5
Entertainment by two of our area's talented school groups, the West Carteret High School Jazz Band and Havelock High School's Chorus, will get things started at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Membership on May 5.
The meeting will be held at Glad Tidings Church in Morehead City. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the first 600 registered members will receive a free gift.
All co-op members who attend and register will get a ticket for drawings at the close of the meeting. Those drawings include cash prizes, up to $1,000 in free electricity (for bills mailed July through December, 2016) and a Ford F-150 pickup truck retired from the cooperative's fleet.
Energy and information displays and a free hotdog dinner served up by employee volunteers and the co-op's Relay for Life team also will be offered. In addition to those activities, co-op members will learn about the organization's operation over the past year, plans for the future, and more.
Co-op members are an integral part of the annual meeting. Their participation underscores several of the principles that guide our organization," said CCEC Communications Director Lisa Galizia.
One of the principles—Democratic Member Control—is put into practice in the election of board members, who are fellow co-op members. The terms for directors from Districts 2, 6 and 8 expire this year. All three candidates were unopposed. They are: District 2 Director Ben Ball, District 6 Director J. Henry Davis Jr. and District 8 Director Thom Styron.
Another principle—Education, Training and Information—is also evident in the displays and reports provided throughout the evening.