DRIVE THRU MEETING BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
At Wharton County Electric Cooperative, you are not a customer - you are a member and an owner.
A cooperative is an organization that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits. As a member, you have the opportunity to attend one of the most important meetings of the year for your cooperative - the Annual Meeting of Members.
Annual Meeting is your opportunity to become involved in the operation of the cooperative by electing the directors that represent you on the board. WCEC has a rotating board with nine directors representing our members in the nine districts that make up our service territory. The Directors serve three-year terms and are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting of Members in June each year. Annual Meeting is also our opportunity to inform our members of any changes and progress over the past year, what opportunities and obstacles we may be facing, and how we are planning for the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of the Annual Meeting in 2020 when a drive thru meeting was held to protect both members and our employees. We will continue the drive thru method this year at the request of you, our members.
84th ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
EL CAMPO MIDDLE SCHOOL
The drive thru line will open at 4:00 p.m.
Enter El Campo Middle School parking lot through the back entrance off of N. Wharton Street.
There will be multiple Registration stations in the ECMS parking lot. You will receive a Director Election and Report Approval Ballot for each membership. To speed up the drive thru process, please look over the sample ballot and determine your choices before the meeting.
Pick up your attendance gift and drop off your completed ballot with the Balloting Committee. Each voting member will receive a $20 bill credit on their next month’s bill and be entered into the prize drawing which will be held at a later date. Winners will be contacted by phone.
As proxy voting is not allowed in WCEC bylaws, members MUST be present in the vehicle to vote. Voting will end at 7:00 p.m. sharp – no access to the parking lot will be allowed after 7:00 p.m.
The strength of our cooperative comes from you, our members. We encourage our members to stay informed and involved by electing those people who value our way of life and work to improve the quality of life in our communities. So, mark your calendars and plan to attend the WCEC Annual Meeting.