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Annual Meeting gathering is Saturday, March 26

Members are invited to the co-op’s 84th Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 26 at the football stadium at Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and the event will last around 2.5 hours.

The gathering of members will begin with a light breakfast and all adults receiving a door prize ticket and goodie bag. The meeting will be called to order at 9:30 a.m. and will include the announcement of trustee election results and remarks from the general manager and president of the Board of Trustees. Members will also have the opportunity to stop by an energy services booth and view the co-op’s electric vehicle, a Chevy Bolt, to learn about the advantages of driving an EV. The drawing of door prizes will conclude the gathering. Members must be registered by 9:45 a.m. to be entered in the door prize drawing.

For the first time, the event is not taking place at the co-op’s headquarters on a Thursday and voting for trustee elections has already taken place by absentee ballot only. There will be no voting in person or a vehicle giveaway. The traditional grand prize of a vehicle from the co-op’s fleet has already been awarded to a member who voted in the trustee elections.

Chief Public Relations Officer Derick Thomas said several factors, including COVID-19, meeting facilities, cost, safety and parking prompted the changes to the Annual Meeting gathering and how voting takes place. To accommodate the change in the day of the gathering and the co-op’s growing membership, it was decided to move the event to another venue in Clay Electric’s hometown of Keystone Heights. The high school football stadium was determined to be the best location to provide the parking, seating and other options needed.

Where to park

Members and guests to Annual Meeting should park at the property adjacent to the Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School baseball/softball fields. This is the area indicated by a “P” on the map. This field is located on the corner of Orchid Avenue and Pecan Street.

The meeting will take place in front of the bleachers at the school’s football stadium. There will not be a shuttle to the field; some light walking will be necessary. Those who have vehicles with a disabled person parking permit will be able to park closer to the stadium. Seating for the event will be in the bleachers. Accessible options will be available. The football field is indicated with an “M” on the map.