UNITED INVITES MEMBERS TO ATTEND VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING IN 2023
United Cooperative Services’ 2023 Annual Meeting will be conducted virtually at 4 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13). We look forward to you joining us virtually!
Members can access the 2023 Annual Meeting virtually.
United members this year are invited to connect virtually and hear the meeting in progress via live electronic access from the comfort of their own home, as well as to vie for their chance to win this year’s Grand Prize Cash Drawing for $1,000 if they remain on the call throughout the entire meeting. Once the access information is available, United will post it on its website, social media and in Texas Co-op Power magazine.
United’s bylaws require the cooperative to have an annual meeting every year in October or November. State law governs when notification of the annual meeting is sent to members.
Although members cannot attend the annual meeting in person this year, they can still participate in one of the most important co-op functions—voting. This year, members can choose to vote online by clicking the sample ballot link on the 2023 Election page and supplying their identifying information. This information is unique to each member, and it is provided on the dust jacket of the September 2023 issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine. They also can choose to return the signed and completed paper ballot in the postage-prepaid return envelope, which is also provided on the September magazine's dust cover.
Deadline for receiving ballots will be by 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 6). All ballots must be returned and postmarked before or by that date to be eligible for a variety of cash prize drawings.
The return of ballots is important since ballots will be the sole means to determine the existence of a quorum (at least five percent of the cooperative’s membership) required to conduct business at a meeting of the members.
Previously, members have been able to register and cast a ballot in person at the meeting.