Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperatives annual meeting is an anticipated event throughout the cooperative community. The neighbors meeting neighbors, family-style event includes a picnic dinner, vendors from throughout the cooperative service area, entertainment and a free health fair. These are just a few of the many attractions members have the opportunity to partake in while at the annual meeting. The 2012 annual meeting drew a crowd of 2,500 people, including 1,135 member-owners. The next annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.
The main purpose for the annual meeting is to elect trustees to the nine-member Board of Trustees. Trustee elections are held at the annual meeting. Candidates seeking election to the board of trustees must file a petition with at least 25 signatures of members residing in their respective district. If more than two candidates file a petition, a district-wide mail-in election will be conducted. The two candidates with the most votes by mail ballot will have their names placed on the annual meeting ballot.
Each board member is elected to serve a three-year term. Their terms are staggered so each year three board positions are up for election. On occasion, the Board of Trustees will ask member-owners to consider amendments to the Cooperative's Code of Regulations or Articles of Incorporation.
In addition, members attending the annual meeting listen to various reports concerning the cooperative and its members.
2012 Annual Meeting Article
2011 Annual Meeting Article
2010 Annual Meeting Photo Gallery