SECO Energy invites members to its 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership on Saturday, March 19th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Business Meeting starts at 10:30 a.m.
Come and join us for entertainment and breakfast – we are serving big breakfast biscuits with sausage, eggs and cheese, as well as coffee, soda, cookies and doughnuts.
“I want to personally invite all SECO members to the 2016 Annual Meeting,” said CEO Jim Duncan. “As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, our owners are our members, meaning we are not focused on shareholders and profits. Every SECO employee concentrates on delivering reliable electric service, low rates and top-notch customer service for each member, and the Annual Meeting is a great way for our employees to showcase SECO’s hospitality, renew friendships and meet new members.”
Members who attend will receive several gifts and are eligible to enter the drawing for the grand prize, a refurbished 2005 Dodge Dakota 4×4! The prize drawing begins after the conclusion of the Business Meeting; we have a lot of cash and door prizes, largely donated by local businesses who are SECO members, to give away. Winners must be present to claim their prizes.
New for 2016, those who engage with us on social media at the meeting will be entered to win a special $300 electric bill credit awarded just before the Business Meeting begins. Members who “like” SECO Energy on Facebook and attend the meeting can win by uploading a photo to or commenting on our 2016 Annual Meeting status update. Interacting with SECO can have a big payoff, don’t forget to include #secoenergy or #secoselfie on your comments and photos. The SECO Energy Facebook Help Squad will be at the meeting to help you access the page and get started. Again, the randomly drawn winner of the bill credit must be present to claim the prize.
Visit our Energy Showcase in the big tent and browse our displays to discover ways to save energy and lower your electric bill. You’ll find displays that educate about safe landscaping for accessing electric equipment, locating underground facilities before digging, understanding our vegetation management program and more. Inside the Energy Showcase tent, members will also find a working solar demonstration display that includes a simple touchscreen solar estimator. Find out how to sign up for an online account, called SmartHub, at www.secoenergy.com. All members registered with SmartHub by May 15th will be eligible to win an iPad mini.
Board President Ray Vick is looking forward to the meeting and stated, “Our employees and members appreciate this time to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Please join us to experience SECO’s world-class hospitality. Mr. Duncan and I will update the membership about the business side of SECO and a number of other issues that affect electric cooperatives. And, of course, the prizes are always the best part.”
For express registration, members should bring their ID, the official notice and a copy of a bill. The meeting takes place at our Sumterville Compound at 293 S. Hwy 301, across the street from our headquarters. Employees will be on hand to offer parking assistance and shuttle service. Gates open at 8:00 a.m.