Annual Meeting set for Tuesday, March 10
For more than 80 years, Kansas farmers who received power through their local electric cooperative have had an active role in the management of their local utility.
That tradition continues at the 2020 Meeting of the Members, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 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.
Heartland members who attend the meeting will receive a $25 bill credit.
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.
Those who arrive early will have the opportunity to test drive two Tesla electric vehicles starting at 5 p.m. As in previous years, 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.