May the FOURTH be with you. Save the date for your 2024 annual meeting of members on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Our team is excited to offer another year of convenient drive-thru registration and we’ll have free hot dogs again, while supplies last.
Look for more information about our annual meeting in upcoming issues of South Carolina Living, on our website and on our social media channels. Remember, your registration card will be on the cover of April’s magazine.
If you are interested in running for YEC’s board of trustees, including the vacant seat in District 2, please review the qualifications and timelines as they are written in our Bylaws (see below).
Article IV Trustees, Section 4.06 Nominations:
Not less than ninety (90) days prior to the meeting, nominations may be made by twenty-five (25) or more Members of the Cooperative in writing over their signatures on an explicit petition document listing their nominee(s) in like manner. This document must be obtained from the Cooperative no more than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the Annual Meeting and must be specific to each Trustee District. In addition to the required petition, candidates must attend a Board-developed educational program on Cooperative history, operations and governance not less than sixty (60) days prior to the next Annual Meeting or have a minimum of three (3) years of service as an electric cooperative Trustee. The educational requirement will be offered at the Cooperative on two (2) specified dates prior to the Annual Meeting. In addition to the other qualifications and requirements set forth herein, no person shall be eligible to be nominated as a Trustee candidate if they were an unsuccessful Trustee nominee for any Trustee District in any of the last three (3) years. In other words, a person may only be nominated as a Trustee candidate once every three (3) years.
The Secretary shall mail to the Members with the notice of the meeting, or separately, but at least thirty (30) days, but not more than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the meeting, a complete statement of the names and addresses of all nominees for each Trustee District from or with respect to which one (1) or more Trustees must be elected, showing clearly those who have completed the educational requirement and those who have completed a minimum of three (3) years of service as an electric cooperative Trustee. The Secretary shall post in like manner such nominations at the Cooperative offices at least forty-five (45) days prior to the next Annual Meeting.
District 2 vacancy
Former YEC Trustee Marion Comer’s seat is vacant and open to petition for candidacy from interested, qualified members. Please note—if you are successfully elected to fill this seat, you will be required to run again in 2025 per the defined term limits set forth in our bylaws.
You may direct any questions regarding board elections to Carol Newman at (803) 628-5555 or Carol.Newman@yorkelectric.net.
Let us know what you think by completing our American Customer Satisfaction Survey here! In addition to the drawing for a $100 gift card, one lucky York Electric member who participates will receive a $100 power bill credit. That’s two chances to win! To be entered in both drawings, either complete the survey online, return the survey to the address provided or drop a completed survey by one of our office locations.
YEC offices will be closed to celebrate the following holidays:
- Thanksgiving–Nov. 23 and 24
- Christmas–Dec. 25 and 26
- New Years–Jan. 1, 2024
Crews will be on standby in the event of an outage. YEC wishes you and your family a healthy, safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas from your co-op!
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