Delaware Electric Cooperative to Host 82nd Annual Meeting and Community Fair

By
Jeremy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2018

GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative will hold its annual community fair and business meeting on Tuesday, August 7th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Members will be treated to a free chicken dinner, have a chance to visit with various community organizations and hear an update on the state of the Cooperative from President and CEO Bill Andrew. Included again this year is a utility demonstration, where Co-op crews will show members how they restore power and rescue those who are injured without the help of a bucket truck.

More than six thousand people are expected to attend the 82nd annual meeting of the member-owned Cooperative. Dinner, voting for the board of directors and the community fair begin at 3 p.m. in the Centre Ice Rink, and the business meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Dover Building. Members will also have the opportunity to vote on a proposed amendment to DEC’s bylaws that will prevent conflicts of interest on the board of directors.

According to Bill Andrew, “We consider our annual meeting to be a celebration of what it means to be part of Delaware Electric Cooperative. We are the state’s largest not-for-profit utility, our members are entitled to any profits, and our Board of Directors is elected by those we serve. These things make us very different from other utilities and are part of what makes being part of a cooperative so special.”

Members will be treated to live music from Junior Wilson and the Jones Boys, musicians who have thrilled the audiences at Co-op meetings for several years. Members of Delaware Electric Cooperative are also encouraged to bring their family members to enjoy the music and food.  

“We want to visit with as many of our members as possible at the annual meeting. There is a lot to see and the food and entertainment are great. People can connect with their Cooperative and their community,” said Andrew.

The Co-op’s Annual Meeting is the largest private gathering in southern Delaware.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving more than 95,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware. For more information, visit us on the web at www.delaware.coop or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.