The time has come; Annual Meeting just days away

Pat Howle

James P. “Pat” Howle
Executive Vice President and CEO

The May edition of South Carolina Living magazine, which included a special outer wrap with all of the details members need to prepare for the Annual Meeting of Members, has been delivered to the mailboxes of the members of Horry Electric Cooperative.  Official Notice Registration postcards were received in advance of the magazine.

Important Annual Meeting Reminders
  • Please remember that only members who register, in person, to participate in the Annual Meeting of Members between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, are eligible to receive the $25 electric bill credit.
  • Members will need their Official Notice Registration postcard, some form of photo identification and a little bit of patience. The registration lines can be long, but the process goes a lot faster and runs much more smoothly when the postcards and identification are ready to present to employees taking care of registration when a member gets to the front of the line.
We need you to be there

The Annual Meeting is important. It’s one of the best examples of how membership matters. For Horry Electric, it’s an opportunity to report on the business of the cooperative.  Trustees, staff and employees also get a chance to meet members face to face rather than through voice, electronic or written communications.

For members, it’s an opportunity to proactively participate in the business meeting of their electric cooperative.

Horry Electric’s bylaws and South Carolina Code of Laws require a quorum—equal to 5 percent of the membership—in order to conduct an official business meeting. With a preliminary estimate of 54,676 members of Horry Electric on Annual Meeting Day, that means a minimum of 2,734 members must register. If that number is not met, business won’t be conducted.

Don’t forget

Attendance records are expected to be broken at the  new meeting location. More members means more traffic. Not wanting traffic concerns to discourage members from coming, the board of trustees removed the requirement that keeps people there until the last winning ticket is called in the prize drawing.

Effective in 2013, members no longer have to be present at the time of the prize drawing in order to win.

Each member who registers, in person, at the meeting during the designated hours for Registration, will not only qualify to get the Registration Gift, but will also be automatically entered into the prize drawing.

Winners, if they are not present, will be notified by phone the following day.

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