Serving East Texans
Each year Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative holds an annual meeting. Not only is this a time to enjoy family entertainment, refreshments, receive member bags stuffed with surprises, and register to win some great electric prizes, this is the time of year members come together for the official business meeting of the co-op. During this meeting members vote for candidates for the Board of Directors, are presented with official financials and plans for the future of the cooperative.
Beginning in 2019, health threats from Covid 19 forced electric cooperatives to hold their Annual Meetings virtually, with the director voting being executed via mailed ballots, as well as the prize registration, and questions to the CEO. The official reports are sent out to members in a booklet, with a produced video of the Board of Directors and CEO explaining the details of the reports in a produced video posted to online. Even during the planning stages of the 2023 Annual Meeting (planning began in mid 2022), the threat of Covid, even though not considered as life -threatening, was still seeing surges throughout the communities of East Texas. URECC hopes to return to live business Annual Meetings in 2024, with no health risks to URECC members.
***The virtual Annual Meetings fulfill all legal obligations and requirements of an annual meeting of members.