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The 80th Annual Membership Meeting of Medina Electric Cooperative was held in Laredo on Saturday, October 6. If you weren’t able to make it, find out below what you missed. If you were there, thanks for taking the time to spend some of your morning with us! Staff is already starting to plan the 81st meeting, so be on the lookout next year for information on that event.
All candidates ran unopposed.
District 1—Wayne W. Scholtz—1,246 votes
District 2—Kenneth G. White—1,258 votes
District 3—Joe L. Gonzalez—1,314 votes
Eligible voters – 18,496
Participating Voters – 1,642
Election Participation Rate – 8.9%
Question and Answer Session
Here are a few of the general questions submitted on Ask the Co-op cards during this year’s meeting. Members who asked account-specific questions were contacted directly by a Medina EC staff member.
Do you offer solar panels? Medina EC staff has been evaluating different methods of delivering solar power to members over the last few years, and gathering information to determine what will be the most effective and affordable method for all members. At this time we do not offer solar panels, but it is something staff is actively pursuing, and we hope to have a solution to offer members in early 2019. Staff is always available to answer members’ questions on solar power for their homes.
Is MEC in the stock market? No, Medina EC is not in the stock market. As a member-owned electric cooperative, we are owned by our members, not shareholders. Any margins are returned to members over time as capital credits. Medina EC also does not have money invested in the stock market, aside from employee retirement accounts.
Will I be contacted if electricity goes out on the ranch? You can be, depending on how you have your account set up. We don’t automatically notify members of outages. To receive notifications, log into SmartHub, choose the option to Manage Your Notifications and then select Service. Make changes for the alert types that are important to you. If you have trouble, give a staff member a call, and they can walk you through it. And watch for a future article on how to do this step by step!
Do you have a question for the co-op not answered here? Email MyCoop@MedinaEC.org.