SECO Energy understands that members may have difficulty in the coming weeks with potential unexpected Coronavirus impacts of illness, quarantine, lack of regular income or caring for an affected family member. SECO’s not-for-profit electric cooperative is applying flexibility to these scenarios.
SECO will proactively waive late fees and allow additional payment time during the declared emergency. Members can call the automated IVR to request a payment arrangement, log into SmartHub to conveniently request a payment arrangement or visit with one of SECO’s Member Service Representatives to discuss extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
It’s also important to know that every quarter SECO Energy funds local United Way chapters managed through Florida 211 for bill payment assistance in the counties SECO serves. The reliability of SECO’s electric service also plays a role in SECO families’ wellbeing, and the cooperative is taking precautions to keep its employees healthy and ready to serve members.
SECO’s upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting’s format is now VIRTUAL ONLY. SECO typically hosts a crowd of 6,000 to 8,000 attendees at the Annual Meeting. Based on Florida’s declared public health emergency in response to Coronavirus developments, CDC advisories and SECO’s corresponding need to activate our Emergency Response Plan, the Board of Trustees and senior leadership have determined the need to hold a Virtual ONLY Annual Meeting instead of hosting the large crowd of thousands who typically attend the Annual Meeting.
On Saturday, March 28, attend the Virtual Annual Meeting by visiting SECOEnergy.com and clicking on the Virtual Annual Meeting link which begins at 10:30 a.m. Board President Jerry Hatfield and CEO Jim Duncan will deliver their respective addresses via the Virtual Annual Meeting streamed live. Results of member votes on the Bylaws Revision and the 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes will be announced and the 89 prize winners from the names drawn from all members who cast votes.
Since SECO won’t be holding an in-person prize drawing, all members who vote on Annual Meeting business are entered to win all prizes. To vote, visit SECO Energy’s homepage and click on the VOTE homepage banner to cast your vote on the Bylaws Revision and 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes. A complete list of prizes is available on the website. Win from the comfort of your own home.
Prizes include a 2010 Chevy Colorado 4×4, two 2016 EZGO RSV golf carts, cash prizes ($1,500, $1,000 and two $500s), electric bill credits, WiFi thermostats, Instapots, air fryers, tool sets, Ring doorbells, Amazon Fire and Apple TVs, Fire HD tablets with Alexa, Fitbits, a 43-inch Visio TV, twenty $100/$50 VISA gift cards and more. View the full prize list at SECOEnergy.com.
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