The 82nd Annual Meeting of Members

August 9, 2022 | Macon Electric Cooperative Headquarters

Macon Electric Cooperative held its 82nd Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The meeting took place at the Macon Electric Cooperative (MEC) facilities with a drive-through voting format. The drive-through was open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The business meeting started at 6:15 p.m. in the large truck shed. All members who registered and voted by mail, online, or in-person, received a $20 energy credit. A grant prize drawing of $250 was drawn at the business meeting for members present and Mike Burk of Macon, Missouri was the winner.  

The business portion of the meeting included the reports of officers, the general manager’s report, voting results, and the election of three directors. Directors elected to serve a three-year term were Central Area - Bill Lear, Southern Area - Larry Abernathy, and Southwestern Area - Alvin Weimer.

Along with voting for board representatives, a By-law amendment was proposed. The amendment passed. and eliminates the requirement that the unclaimed capital credit listing must be posted in one newspaper in each county and allows MEC to broadcast the listing on its website as well as other forms of communication.

Thanks to all members who expressed their democratic right as a member of the cooperative by voting in and attending the 82nd Annual Membership Meeting. We look forward to seeing you next year for our 83rd Annual Meeting!

 

Click here to view the 2022 President's Report.

 

To view the Macon Electric Cooperative By-Laws, please click here. 

 

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By-Law Amendment - Passed on 8/9/22 at the 82nd Annual Meeting

CURRENT

Article VII, Section 3 – Unclaimed Monies

Notwithstanding any provisions herein contained to the contrary, any member, former member, or other patron who fails to claim any capital credits, patronage refunds, utility deposits, fees, or account balances within two (2) years after payment thereof has been made available to such person shall have made an irrevocable assignment and gift to the Cooperative of such unclaimed monies.  Upon expiration of two (2) years after availability of such monies, the Cooperative shall give sixty (60) days notice in a newspaper of general circulation, published in the county of the last known address of said person.  Such notice shall contain the person’s name, amount and type of monetary interest, and that if said monies are not duly claimed within sixty (60) days of said notice, the same shall be deemed assigned and donated to the Cooperative.  If no provable claim shall have been filed within sixty (60) days after the publication of such notice, the Cooperative shall, after off-setting any outstanding amounts due and owing the Cooperative from said person, thereafter treat the net unclaimed amount as general income of the Cooperative includable in the fiscal year in which the sixtieth (60th) day after published notice falls.

PROPOSED

Article VII, Section 3 – Unclaimed Monies

Notwithstanding any provisions herein contained to the contrary, any member, former member, or other patron who fails to claim any capital credits, patronage refunds, utility deposits, fees, or account balances within two (2) years after payment thereof has been made available to such person shall have made an irrevocable assignment and gift to the Cooperative of such unclaimed monies.  Upon expiration of two (2) years after availability of such monies, the Cooperative shall give sixty (60) days notice in a newspaper of general circulation, published in the county of the last known address of said person on the Cooperative website. Such notice shall contain the person’s name, amount and type of monetary interest, and that if said monies are not duly claimed within sixty (60) days of said notice, the same shall be deemed assigned and donated to the Cooperative.  If no provable claim shall have been filed within sixty (60) days after the publication of such notice, the Cooperative shall, after off-setting any outstanding amounts due and owing the Cooperative from said person, thereafter treat the net unclaimed amount as general income of the Cooperative includable in the fiscal year in which the sixtieth (60th) day after published notice falls