Annual Meeting set for March 26

Heartland members will have the opportunity to learn about the cooperative’s past achievements and future expectations at the annual Meeting of the Members, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College.
Doors will open at 6:30, with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Representatives of the cooperative and the HREC Board of Directors will give their reports, provide an update on the finances of the cooperative, and answer questions from members in attendance.
Results of this year’s election will also be announced during the meeting.
Members in attendance will receive a $25 credit toward their electric bill.
In addition, a total of $1,000 in cash will be given away during a drawing to be held at the end of the meeting.
There are no bylaw changes or voting issues on the agenda.
As in previous years, the meeting will not include a meal, but an ice cream social will be held after the meeting, which is expected to take about an hour.
As a cooperative, Heartland offers members the opportunity to make their voice heard and have a say in the operation of the company.
Members elect the Board of Directors from the membership and get to participate in the business of the cooperative at the annual meeting every year.  Local ownership and governance are what sets Heartland REC apart from other electric utilities.
It is what we call The Cooperative Difference.
Electric cooperatives are owned by their members and focus on members’ needs and local priorities. Members have a voice in business decisions and know they can trust their cooperative because it was created not to make profits, but simply to deliver on the promise of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity.
For additional information about Heartland’s Annual Meeting call the cooperative office at 620-724-8251.