The value of your membership goes beyond saving money on your power bill. Members are the heartbeat of York Electric and our most valuable asset. That’s why we do everything we can to look out for you, improving your quality of life and taking your service to the next level. Let’s look at an overview of what you’re worth to us.
First, I would like to invite you to take advantage of your membership by joining us for our 78th Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at our main office in York. The Annual Meeting provides a place for each member to have a voice, a vote and a purpose by putting democracy to work to govern your co-op. This year, we have a few Bylaw updates that improve our governance. We’ve included all of them in the York News Extra for your review, along with more details about the meeting:
As a member of the co-op, you get a piece of the pie. YEC returns any amount of money we make in excess of our operating costs back to our members in the form of capital credits. This year, we are retiring the largest amount of capital credits in our history—$1.5 million dollars.
Last month you learned that you are served by locals, making the value of your membership personal to all of us here at YEC. Our commitment to community runs deep, which is why we are asking for your help to pay it forward at the Annual Meeting. Bring a canned food item with you on May 11th and be entered in a drawing for a $100 power bill credit that will take place on Monday, May 13. The winner will be notified by phone. All donations will go to PATH, a 501c3 organization that helps feed the hungry. To learn more about how you can help, visit pathyork.org.
Rest assured we’ve got your best interest in mind. You can trust us to always try to do the right things for the right reasons because you are worth it. Thank you for being members of YEC and for supporting your co-op. I look forward to seeing all of you and your families at our meeting on Saturday, May 11, to celebrate the value of your membership.
President and Chief Executive Officer
You are hereby notified that the following amendments to the Bylaws of York Electric Cooperative, Inc., will be proposed and offered for adoption at the annual business meeting of members of the Cooperative to be held on May 11, 2019, at the Cooperative’s headquarters located at 1385 East Alexander Love Highway, York, South Carolina.
Candidates for trustees for 2019 election
The following members of the cooperative are candidates for trustees to be voted on during the Annual Meeting by acclamation for a three-year term, beginning May 2019.
William Roy “Will” Mitchell
1044 North Beersheba Road
Clover, SC 29710
2895 Sawmill Road
Hickory Grove, SC 29717
Richard B. Sadler
3873 McConnells Highway
Sharon, SC 29742
Annual Meeting FAQ
The candidates for the YEC board of directors election will be announced after February 13, 2022, the deadline for petitions.
YEC has three grand prizes available to win at this year’s annual meeting. They include a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado pickup and (2) $500 power bill credits. Winners will be contacted on Monday following the annual meeting.
Each member who attends the annual meeting and registers will receive a $20 power bill credit.
There will not be any bylaw amendments in 2022.
The YEC annual meeting will be held at our main office, 1385 E. Alexander Love Hwy. on Friday, May 13 from 7 am-7 pm and on Saturday, May 14 from 7 am-1 pm. The virtual business meeting will be live online Saturday evening.
Only members who 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.
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.
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 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.