YEC will celebrate 81 years of service to the members of York Electric Cooperative by hosting their annual meeting of members on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, 2022, at YEC’s main office, located at 1385 East Alexander Love Highway in York. Because of the record number of participants and efficiency, the meeting will be drive-thru only again this year. Registration and voting for the annual meeting will be open on Friday, May 13 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday, May 14 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. We will host a virtual business meeting that will stream online at yorkelectric.net and on our Facebook account. A transcript of the virtual meeting will be available on our website for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Action will be taken on the following matters during the meeting:
- The report of officers, trustees, and committees
- The election of trustees
- All other business that may come before the meeting
Members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting and MUST bring a valid photo ID and their registration postcard, which is attached to the front of the April 2022 issue of South Carolina Living magazine. All members who wish to be entered into the prize drawing and vote must be in line by 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.
If your card is lost or forgotten, we will make a new one for you when you arrive.
Each member registering will receive a $20 credit on his or her June 2022 electric bill and is limited to one vote and registration. You must be present to vote and receive the registration credit. Registered members will also be entered into drawings for valuable prizes, including a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado pickup truck and two $500 power bill credits.
Your cooperative’s audited financial report will be available during the week of the annual meeting on our website, at each of YEC’s offices, and by request at the annual meeting.
You will find a map for the voting and registration drive-thru route on the back of the magazine and here on our website. We invite you to learn about the two candidates running for trustee in District 3 on the inside back cover of the magazine. You will also have the choice to meet with the candidates on the day of the annual meeting or continue to the express lane if you already know for which candidate you plan to vote. For more details about the annual meeting, please contact our member services team at (803) 684-4248.
I look forward to seeing you and your family as we celebrate another year of serving you!
Secretary/Treasurer, District 5
2022 Annual Meeting Trustee Elections
Incumbent, nominated by petition
William Roy “Will” Mitchell
104 N. Beersheba Rd.
Clover, SC 29710
Incumbent, nominated by petition
2895 Sawmill Rd.
Hickory Grove, SC 29717
Nominated by petition
Thomas “Lee” McClellan
1054 Oakmont Dr.
Rock Hill, SC
“If I am elected to serve as a YEC trustee, I will be a good listener and work with other board members to keep YEC members happy as the world continues changing. Being a part of a group of people with good morals and values is important to me as a Christian. YEC has always demonstrated these same standards with a great group of employees who take care of their members, and I would be honored to be a part of the organization.” Read Mr. McClellan’s full interview.
Incumbent, nominated by petition
Richard B. Sadler
3873 W. McConnells Hwy.
Sharon, SC 29742
“I’m thankful to be a lifelong member of YEC and grateful to have the privilege of serving our members and community as YEC trustee. I credit my YEC neighbors and friends to providing me the opportunity to continue to give back to my community and be the man I am today. If re-elected, I will continue to work to represent each member and stand for good, safe service for a reasonable cost while navigating the future.” Read Mr. Sadler’s full interview.
2022 Annual Meeting Video
Annual Meeting FAQ
The candidates for the YEC board of directors election will be announced after February 13, 2022, the deadline for petitions.
There will not be any bylaw amendments in 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Yes – the annual meeting will be held, rain or shine.
Each member who attends the annual meeting and registers will receive a $20 power bill credit.
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.
In an effort to keep everyone safe in the ongoing pandemic, YEC will not host any entertainment or food vendors during the annual meeting.
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.
All other door prizes will be announced during the virtual business meeting. Winners will be contacted on Monday following the annual meeting.
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.
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.