Yes! CREC bylaws require that an annual meeting is to be held and it will be. The format of the meeting is different from prior years. In the past, before online voting was available, and before absentee voting counted toward a quorum, the meeting's original format was necessary to provide a way for members to vote in person and to reach a quorum. That format is no longer necessary. 

The 2024 meeting will be held on August 22 at 4 p.m., prior to the Board’s August 2024 regular meeting.

Voting will be available prior to the meeting, online and by paper ballot, as it has been for the last several years. Members still have the option to attend the annual meeting to vote at that time if they choose.

Free electricity will still be awarded but will be tied to voting, not attendance. The drawing will be from the pool of members who vote either online or by paper ballot prior to the meeting, and those who do choose to attend and vote at the meeting. Anyone who votes will still be eligible to win prizes, however, being present at the annual meeting will no longer be required to win if your name is drawn.

Yes. Further information is offered in CREC's newsletter, Current Times (Rural Missouri), through our e-newsletter, CREC Connections, on our website here, through social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube), and through local media/newspapers. You are also welcome to contact CREC directly by phone if you have a specific question. We’ll do our best to ensure that you are kept informed.