Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives want to thank you, our Member-Owners, for your continued involvement and personal investment in your rural Electric Cooperatives. For each day we work to bring reliable, safe, and affordable power to rural Missouri, you’re there voting and participating in your local Cooperative. We couldn’t do it without you, our Member-Owners.
Your Voice is More Important Than You Realize
Missouri’s Cooperative system is one of the best three-tiered systems in the United States. We offer some of the most reliable service in the country, and we have you to thank for that legacy. We hope that you’re proud of your Missouri Electric Cooperative, and that you’re proud of the ownership that you have in it.
Your Cooperative can offer the best service when we understand what you want and need from us. Mike Torres of Platte Clay Electric Cooperative says it well when he says that:
“We’re there to provide the service and the reliability to Members that they want in the way that they want it. We’re constantly asking them questions and looking for their answers. Your voice and your participation in the Cooperative is so much more important than you realize (source).”
Be an Active #MemberOwner
You can tell your Cooperative what you want and need by participating at your annual meeting, responding to surveys your Cooperative sends out, and sharing new ideas with your Cooperative when you have them.
At your annual membership meeting, you get to vote on bylaws, board member selections, and other voting matters of the Cooperative. You have a direct say in your Cooperative’s operations and policies when you attend — and vote — at your annual meeting.
Surveys are used by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), and by your local Cooperative to gather important feedback about Member-Owner priorities, including cost of electricity and the importance of renewable energy sources.
Finally, your Cooperative counts on your ideas to continually improve on our engagement with our community. Whether your ideas regard civic programs, legislative advocacy, educational services, or some other aspect of Cooperative operations, we welcome your input.
As Emery (Buster) Geisendorfer, Jr., of Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative says, “New ideas are wonderful. We need new ideas.”
If you’d like to be a more active #MemberOwner, reach out to your Missouri Electric Cooperative today. We’re always glad to answer your questions, share tips for energy efficiency, and help you find ways to get more involved. Remember, we couldn’t do what we do without your help.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in your Missouri Electric Cooperatives!