ECE Annual Meeting Announced

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 5:59 am

BRAHAM, MN- East Central Energy’s (ECE) 73rd Annual Meeting will spotlight the many ways the cooperative works for its members as a partner and advocate in challenging times.

“Your cooperative working for you” is the theme for the annual membership meeting, which will be held on Saturday, April 4 at East Central Schools, just east of the I-35 Askov/Finlayson exit.

ECE invites members to bring their family for a delicious pancake breakfast, which starts at 7:30 a.m. Visit with friends, get a bucket truck ride, pick up some helpful information about managing energy use and conserving energy, and play bingo for a chance to win a prize. Free child care and fun activities will be available in the Kids’ Zone.

Members will have the opportunity to join ECE and cooperatives across the country in the Our Energy, Our Future grassroots initiative to keep electricity reliable and affordable. Exhibits will highlight ECE’s energy-saving programs, its electrical safety and environmental education initiatives, its emphasis on great service and its commitment to local communities.

The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. ECE President and CEO Garry Bye will review the co-op’s financial report for 2008. The results of the director elections in districts 2, 4, and 5 will be announced. A panel discussion, featuring regional leaders in the electric industry, will give members the opportunity to have their questions answered.

“Members who attend the annual meeting will gain an understanding of the transformation that’s underway in our industry and how ECE is working to keep energy flowing reliably at an affordable price,” Bye said. “The annual meeting is a great place for members to obtain information about their cooperative and to learn how ECE can help them save energy and save money. We really are partners as we navigate these turbulent times.”

East Central Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative that serves more than 57,000 homes, farms and businesses in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. ECE provides electricity, high-speed Internet and long distance services, as well as community and business development and environmental services.

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