We’re almost ready

James P. "Pat" Howle, Executive Vice President and CEO

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

Annual Meeting 2014 stage is being set

If you keep up with your co-op through our social media outlets or through South Carolina Living magazine, then you are already very familiar with some of our plans for the big event. It has been a major focus for all of us at Horry Electric for more than a year. We’re holding to our promise to make adjustments to the plan from last year, and we believe we’ve come up with something that will work for our members and allow us to continue to follow the guidelines we need to follow for the Annual Meeting of Members.

A few members have commented they have felt like they’ve been a part of the planning process. That’s a good thing. We want  members to be ready for the event, and we hope you realize that all plans have been made with you, our members, in mind.

Make sure of the date

Your Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. We say it is your meeting because it is one of the most important and best examples of how your membership matters. There is a quorum  requirement in order for business to be officially conducted at the meeting. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to make attending the Annual Meeting of Members as convenient and rewarding as possible.

A few 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 May 13 are eligible to receive the Registration Gift. There are absolutely no exceptions! The  Registration Gift is an electric bill credit. This year, the amount is $15.

Official Notice/Registration Postcards will be mailed to members prior to the meeting. Please put your card in a safe place when it is delivered. You’ll need to bring it, plus some form of photo identification, when you come to the Annual Meeting. The registration process goes a lot faster and runs much more smoothly when members have their postcard and photo identification ready when they get to the front of the line. Speedy Pass lines will be set up for members who have their registration cards and photo ID ready to present for registration. That way, members who are prepared won’t have to wait in line while employees manually look up accounts, which is sometimes a lengthy process.

Prize drawing entry automatic

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.

Members no longer have to be present at the time of the prize drawing in order to win. Winners, if they are not present, will be notified by phone the following day.

This worked well for members last year. Concerns about traffic and safety were eliminated, and it increased the efficiency of the prize-drawing process.

Stay tuned, more to come

May 13 is going to be an exciting day for all of us at Horry Electric. We’ll see you then!


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