SECO News, March 2019

SECO News, March 2019



I would like to extend a personal invitation to join us for our 81st Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23. Gates and registration open at 8 a.m. and the business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. SECO’s ever-hospitable, friendly employees are excited to host members and guests on Annual Meeting day.


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RSVP online if you plan to attend. The online RSVP is for breakfast and gift headcount only. You will still need to register upon arrival. To RSVP online or click on the RSVP home page banner. You’ll be entered in a $300 bill credit prize drawing and must be present at the meeting to win.


Annual Meeting Home Page Banner


The theme of this year’s meeting is also a mission: “Feeding the Cooperative Spirit.” Many local food pantries are experiencing critical food shortages that compromise their ability to support area residents. Join SECO, the United Way and your fellow members to help restock local food dispensaries in the counties we serve. Consider donating healthy options including meats and vegetables; grains (oatmeal, rice, pasta); baby food and canned meals (soups, stews). United Way and local food pantry volunteers will be on-hand to collect your donated items at food drop-offs located near the big American flags in the parking areas.


Speaking of food, we are serving the now-famous “big breakfast biscuit” (sausage, egg and cheese – one per person please). You’ll also find cookies, doughnuts, coffee and sodas. Limited picnic and high top tables are available on the south side of the Annual Meeting Pavilion. You are welcome to bring your own picnic blankets, folding/camp chairs or grab a seat under the Pavilion.


To register, bring a copy of your bill. A photo ID is required. At registration, pick up a ticket set for breakfast, gifts and door prizes. Immediately after registration, you’ll drop your door prize ticket in the prize barrel at Station 1 and proceed to Station 2 to pick up your SECO gift bag. Inside you’ll find Voting Packets for the Board-recommended Articles of Incorporation amendment and the corresponding Bylaws revision. You’ll also find a copy of our 2018 Annual Report.


Scout a good seat early. Visit our Energy Showcase before the business meeting begins to learn more about energy efficiency, visit with our partners and pick up a free LED provided by our wholesale power provider Seminole Electric Cooperative. Tap your toes, sing along or dance to live music provided by member-favorite Margo Rochelle & Rodeo Drive Band.


Take a stroll and locate a member of our Facebook Help Squad. Snap a selfie or pose for a picture with a SECO photo frame. Members who “like” SECO’s Facebook page and post a photo or comment during the Annual Meeting on our page are entered into a drawing for a $300 bill credit.


The Articles of Incorporation amendment with Mr. Duncan cover letter 2019 and Bylaws revision with Mr. Duncan cover letter 2019 votes take place before the business meeting adjourns. Prize drawings begin directly after the business meeting. Grand prizes include a refurbished 2009 Ford SuperCab 4X4, a golf cart and cash prizes. The door prize list also includes gift cards and high-tech items. Keep reading for a sneak peek of the complete door prize list!


You must be present to win, so I hope to see you there!


Jim Duncan, SECO Energy's Chief Executive Officer


March 2019 SECO News SECO Champions blog header




SECO’s 400+ employees are dedicated to providing exceptional service to members, co-workers and communities.


Thousands of members and guests join SECO Energy and its 400+ employees at our Annual Meetings. Members are surveyed about their Annual Meeting experience after the event, and they are not shy about sharing their feedback. Members enjoy the cooperative update, the breakfast biscuits and snacks, the live entertainment and learning about energy efficiency ideas at our Energy Showcase.


But hands-down, the highest-rated Annual Meeting experience is our members’ interactions with, and the hospitality provided by, our 400+ SECO Champion employees. Our group of hard working, local folks provide top-notch customer service to our members. Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, SECO is proud of each employee and his/her work that helps pen our cooperative’s success stories – the stories of SECO Energy Champions.


Join us at our 81st Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23, to interact with our employees and enjoy SECO hospitality at its finest. See you there!


2019 Annual Meeting prize list blog header



  • Refurbished 2009 Ford SuperCab 4X4
  • Gas-powered golf cart
  • $1,500
  • $1,000
  • (2) $500
  • Masterbuilt Smokers
  •  Shark Robotic Vacuum
  • Nest Learning Thermostats
  • Apple TVs
  • Wood-Burning Fire Pit
  • DEWALT Cordless Drills
  • Power Air Fryers
  • Foodsaver Vacuum Sealing Systems
  • Ring Video Doorbells
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets
  • Victrola 6-in-1 Entertainment Centers
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Black & Decker Cordless Combos
  • Amazon Fire TVs
  • Nix Digital Photo Frame
  • Nostalgia Vintage Ice Cream Makers
  • JBL Portable Bluetooth Speakers
  • Kobalt 227-piece Mechanic’s Tool Set
  • Fitbit Activity Trackers
  • Kobalt 22-piece Household Tool Set
  • Stanley Shop Vacs
  • $50 Visa Gift Cards


Read the full March 2019 SECO News online.

2 thoughts on “SECO News, March 2019

  1. MARY LYNN OTWELL - March 21, 2019 at 10:15 am


  2. MARY LYNN OTWELL - March 21, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Sounds like fun.We have come before. Great prizes!!!!!! Wish us luck


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