York Electric Cooperative is owned by the people we serve. Our number one priority is providing you, our members, with reliable, safe and affordable energy. We’re working together to make this happen, using the latest technology and investing in programs that benefit you to make a difference.
This year, YEC will continue to expand our Advanced Metering Infrastructure technology which improves outage notification and the restoration process and provides additional metering data to better assist members with billing and service questions. I’m proud to announce that our Power Saver Rewards load management program is now available to approximately 85 percent of YEC’s membership. This system helps your cooperative reduce the cost of power, and it helps keep all members’ bills lower.
We will also continue to protect the environment through our Green Power program and the development of an overall electric vehicle plan which will include beta sites for in-home charges and special electric rates to encourage vehicle charging on non-peak times. We’re also excited about providing you with a new whole section of our website, focusing on alternative forms of energy and renewables.
YEC’s economic development efforts and Operation Round Up® community service program will continue to provide a better quality of life for our members, and our educational outreach will be enhanced by offering $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. In addition, we will continue to save co-op members money through the Co-op Connections® Card discount program. And, we pledge to keep rates affordable and constantly look for ways to help you manage your energy costs.
Save the date
As we celebrate at our Annual Meeting Saturday, May 11, 2013, you’ll have input on the direction you want your co-op to take and have the opportunity to elect fellow members to our board to represent your best interests. Plus, you and your family will have a fun-filled morning and have the opportunity to win valuable prizes.
The April edition of South Carolina Living includes all of the details you need to prepare for the Annual Meeting of Members. Watch for your official registration postcard to arrive in the mail at the end of the month. You’ll need your 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 you have your postcard and identification ready when you get to the front of the line.
Be sure to mark your calendars, call your friends and make plans to be there. We’re encouraging everyone to come, and if you don’t, it won’t be the same without you.
All of us here at YEC are your neighbors. We live and work here, and we believe in the benefits of a community working together. When we cooperate with each other, pool our resources and focus on a goal, we can make a difference.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 11.
President and Chief Executive Office
Annual Meeting FAQ
No parking will be available at the annual meeting because it is completely drive-thru.
Each member will receive an official announcement in the April South Carolina Living magazine, as well as a registration postcard. Please keep your registration postcard and bring it with you to the annual meeting.
All other door prizes will be announced during the virtual business meeting. Winners will be contacted on Monday following the annual meeting.
YEC has three grand prizes available to win at this year’s annual meeting. They include a 2500 HD Chevrolet pickup and (2) $500 power bill credits. Winners will be contacted on Monday following the annual meeting.
Only members who are attend the annual meeting, provide proper identification and their registration card are eligible to receive a registration gift, vote and be entered into the door prize drawing. To extend a greater opportunity for our members and to encourage participation, our meeting days and times have been extended to two days.
In an effort to keep everyone safe in the ongoing pandemic, YEC will not host any entertainment or food vendors during the annual meeting.
All members of the cooperative are eligible to register with a valid photo ID and their registration card. The registration card will be mailed to members the first full week in April.
The YEC annual meeting will be held at our main office, 1385 E. Alexander Love Hwy. on Friday, May 7 from 7 am-7 pm and on Saturday, May 8 from 7 am-2 pm. The virtual business meeting will be live online Saturday evening.
Each member who attends the annual meeting and registers will receive a $20 power bill credit and a pack of 2 LED light bulbs.
The door prize winners, including the grand prize winners, will be announced during the virtual business meeting. All door prizes that can be mailed will be sent directly to winners. If your name is chosen we will contact you to provide you details about your prize on Monday following the annual meeting.
Yes – the annual meeting will be held, rain or shine.
The annual meeting is drive-thru, so just stay in the comfort of your car. YEC employees will be there to help guide you through each step of the process to register and cast your vote.
The Annual Meeting is a meeting of YEC’s members and a special occasion for members to participate in cooperative business and meet their cooperative leaders and employees. As a democratically controlled, not-for-profit business, our bylaws indicate we host a meeting for members to gather and vote on important matters each year. We’ve adapted the meeting to be safe for all and convenient for you by hosting registration and voting as a 2-day drive-thru experience and virtual business meeting. Each member who is present and registers receives a registration gift and will be eligible to win door prizes. Most importantly, members can exercise their cooperative right to vote in the election for seats on the cooperative’s Board of Trustees. During the virtual business meeting that will be streamed on our website and our Facebook page, our President and CEO, attorney and Board Chairman will update you on important Cooperative business and share election results.