Last Updated on June 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Members can participate by phone in the annual meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation being held virtually from the corporate office on Thursday, June 24th at 4 pm by dialing 1-866-416-5215 and entering their account number. The annual meeting is being held virtually again this year for COVID-19 safety precautions.
New this year, members can also simply listen or watch by live stream available on the cooperative’s social media channels. However, to vote on motions or ask questions during the Q&A period, members must use the phone option and enter their account number.
Members who have not already voted in director elections by mail or online by the deadline of June 16th may also come to the corporate office during the annual meeting to vote in a designated area that is also arranged for COVID-19 safety compliance.
During the annual meeting, business reports will be delivered from key board and staff members. These reports, as well as director election results, will also be shared online on the cooperative’s website and social media.
Members received annual meeting and director election information in their May issue of Carolina Country which contains the member newsletter, Membership Matters. The June issue provided full details of how to participate in this year’s annual meeting as well as the 2020 annual report. A director election kit was sent to each member in May. Information about director elections and the annual meeting has also been available on the cooperative’s website at www.blueridgeenergy.com/company/2021-annual-meeting.
Under the market name of Blue Ridge Energy, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation serves some 78,000 electric cooperative members in northwest North Carolina. Blue Ridge Energy’s Propane and Fuels subsidiary provides residential and commercial propane, fuels and related hearth and outdoor living products in each local district office showroom as well as Morganton, North Carolina. Blue Ridge Energy also offers energy efficiency programs and innovative energy solutions. More information about Blue Ridge Energy can be found at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.