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Recap: 81st Annual Membership Meeting
Highlights from the Medina EC Annual Meeting in Hondo

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    Medina EC members enjoy a breakfast buffet at the 2019 Annual Meeting.
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    President Glenn Schweers was recognized for his years of service to the cooperative. Schweers, who chose not to run for reelection this year, steps down after 21 years on the board. “It’s been a good experience, and I’ll always remember it,” he said.
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    Congratulations to Dora Ojeda of Medina County! By spending her morning with her co-op, she left $1,000 richer after winning the grand prize.
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    Members of all ages enjoyed the meeting. Younger members played and got bags that they could color.
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Medina Electric Cooperative held its 81st annual meeting in Hondo on Saturday, September 28. Members and their guests showed up bright and early to Graff 7A Ranch—home of the South Texas Maize, a 7-acre corn maze—to partake in a breakfast buffet, enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors, hear an update on the business of the cooperative, and for a lucky few, win door prizes. The employees and board members of Medina EC extend their thanks to all who attended. Below is a brief recap of the meeting.

 

Election Results

All candidates ran unopposed.

District 1—Ken Weynand—1,306 votes
District 2—Chris Surles—1,251 votes
District 3—Annette Sorrells—1,220 votes

18,801

Eligible Voters

1,582

Participating Voters

8.4%

Participation Rate

423

In Attendance

247

Memberships Represented

 

Business Meeting Highlights

CEO Mark Rollans provided an update on the business and financial condition of the cooperative.

Medina EC has met all of the financial goals set by its board and remains financially stable. Energy sales continue to increase, and the co-op continues to build infrastructure to keep up with demand.

Solar by Medina EC was launched. This program offers members a 5-kilowatt ground-mounted solar panel system for $15,000 plus tax, installed by the co-op.

Employees were recognized for reaching service milestones in 5-year increments. As employees reach these milestones, Medina EC makes a donation on their behalf. The co-op has donated $1,200 this year to charitable causes and will donate another $800 by year-end.

Several lucky members went home with door prizes, which included gift cards, bill credits and a $1,000 grand prize.

Following the meeting, members and their families enjoyed the attractions at Graff 7A Ranch, including the 7-acre corn maze.

 

Breakfast Casserole

We had a lot of requests for the breakfast casserole recipe served at the meeting. The secret? Betty Crocker.

 

Impossibly Easy Breakfast Bake


24 oz bulk pork sausage
1 cup original Bisquick mix
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 eggs

 

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Cook sausage, bell pepper and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir together sausage mixture, potatoes and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese in baking dish.

2. Stir Bisquick mix, milk, pepper and eggs until blended. Pour into baking dish.

3. Bake uncovered 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 1-2 minutes longer or just until cheese is melted.

 

Ask the Co-op

Here are a couple of the 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. If you have a question, email MyCoop@MedinaEC.org.

Will You Offer Internet Service?
Medina EC is always looking at what services would best suit our membership. With such a large service area, we have to consider what, if any, products and services will benefit all our membership. At this time, we have not found an affordable way to provide quality internet service throughout the 17 counties we serve.

Is Now A Good Time to Purchase Solar Through Medina EC?
Medina EC has spent a lot of time in the solar game—even before we began selling our own panels. We’ve done our research and are ready to provide you with a more affordable and reliable option to have solar on your property. If you’d like to learn more about Solar by Medina EC, visit us at MedinaEC.org/Solar.

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