Member Update 4/15/2020: At the March Board Meeting, the 2020 Annual Meeting was postponed indefinitely, due to growing concerns with the COVID-19 health crisis. At last night's Board Meeting, given the need for continued social distancing to protect the health and safety of our members and community, and to continue REMC's support of the Executive Order 20-17, the Board voted to not reschedule the 2020 Annual Meeting, but instead to accept the early voting results as they were at the voting deadline on April 9th. We are proud to say that even in these uncertain times, our members were able to let their voices be heard, as we received nearly 4,000 votes by mail and online!
In light of that decision, we would like to congratulate the following candidates for being selected to serve on the Board for the next three years:
Some of the most popular features of our Annual Meetings are the registration gifts, door prizes, and bill credits. So now that the meeting has been cancelled for 2020, here's how we will be giving those away:
- $10 Bill Credits - All members who cast their vote by mail or online will see a $10 bill credit on their next bill statement. We're processing these as quickly as possible to help during this uncertain time.
- Door Prizes - Every member who voted in the election will be entered to win the door prizes, including the Grand Prize of a $1,000 bill credit. Names will be drawn later this week, the winners will be contacted by phone, and then their names will be published in the Indiana Connections magazine and The Wire newsletter in May.
- Umbrella Registration Gift - Once the Stay-at-Home orders are lifted and life it back to normal, REMC plans to have a Member Appreciation event, most likely in the fall. We will plan to give the umbrellas away to members who attend that event. More info to come in the months ahead!
Member Update 3/31/2020: Some of our members may have been surprised when they opened their bills this week and saw our bill insert with information about the Annual Meeting planned for April 4th. THE MEETING IS STILL POSTPONED. We apologize for any confusion. Those newsletters were planned and printed before the Board of Directors decided to postpone the meeting. As always, if you have questions, please reach out to us.
Safety has always been our number one concern, both for our employees and for you, our members. With the growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution, the Board of Directors is indefinitely postponing the Annual Meeting originally scheduled for April 4th. Based on the best information available to us today, we believe many of our members may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, especially when gathering in large numbers. The Board will continue to monitor the situation in the weeks to come, learning more about how best to protect our members and their families. The Board will decide on future Annual Meeting plans at our April 14th Board Meeting. Watch for updates here on our website, social media, email, and in print publications.
Since the future of our gathering is uncertain, we encourage you to cast your Director Election vote early, which you can do online or by mail. We have extended the early voting deadline by one week to April 9th to make sure everyone has a chance to vote. To vote online, log into your SmartHub account. If you would like to vote by mail, please contact our office at (812) 246-3316 and request a paper ballot. Requests must be received by March 30th.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you.
If you would like to receive a paper ballot, please go to our Contact Us page and fill out a form for a ballot to be mailed to you.