From the CEO: 2023 Annual Meeting

It’s that time of year again! Coastal Electric Cooperative is gearing up for Member Appreciation Days beginning Monday, May 22, capped off by the Virtual Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

2023 Annual Meeting Notice (PDF)

Smiling Mr. Fettes in a blue blazer and tattersall shirt
Chris Fettes, CEO

Member Appreciation Week is a special time for our members to stop by one of our office locations, have some face time with Coastal Electric employees, hear from your co-op leadership and, perhaps most importantly, elect the directors who will make decisions on behalf of their fellow members.

Coastal Electric employees work hard to make Member Appreciation Week as convenient, inviting, helpful and relevant as possible to our members. We encourage you to stop by and exercise a few of the many rights you have as a member of a community-owned electric cooperative. We know the registration gifts and prize drawings are compelling reasons to participate, but there is so much more to this event.

Did you know Member Appreciation Week is an occasion to learn more about issues affecting our community? All cooperatives serve an economic and social purpose. While safe, reliable and affordable electric power is crucial to our mission, improving the quality of life for all members is at the core of what we do every day.

During the Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 25, you’ll hear updates and behind-the-scenes insight from Coastal Electric leadership about the topics that impact you, and what we as a co-op can do to address our most pressing challenges. We’ll let you know what we’ve been up to over the past year and share specifics about what the future holds.

Our country and community face many challenges—challenges we like to think of as opportunities for good. Taking hold of what could be will only happen if we come together. The good news is, as a cooperative, Coastal Electric is positioned to bring together all members of the community for the common good as few other organizations can.

We look forward to greeting you face to face during the Member Appreciation Days, May 22-24, and we hope you’ll tune in and participate in our Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m.

Lodge brand cast iron skillet embossed with the Coastal Electric Cooperative logo
Every member who registers takes home a Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet.

Stop by Coastal Electric Cooperative’s Midway or Richmond Hill offices May 22-24 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to register to win $1,000 during Member Appreciation Days! Be sure to bring the perforated portion from the front cover with you to make the registration process as quick and easy as possible.

The winner of the $1,000 will be announced during the Thursday, May 25, Virtual Annual Meeting, which will be live-streamed beginning at 10 a.m.

Every member who registers during the May 22-24 Member Appreciation Days takes home a 10.25-inch Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet and Lodge Silicone Hot Handle Holder. Members must register in person to receive the Lodge registration.