All member-owners of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) have an important responsibility to participate in the selection of the Cooperative’s Board of Directors.
This year, three directors will be elected. The 2021 Annual Meeting will take place on Aug. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. There will not be an in-person meeting
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
DESIGNATE YOUR PROXY ONLINE. Member-owners with a valid email on file in their MyREC SmartHub profile will receive step by step instructions. To utilize this online proxy designation method, member-owners will be assigned a unique username and password. Member-owners can also log in to MyREC SmartHub beginning on July 1.
RETURN YOUR PROXY DESIGNATION FORM after it arrives by U.S. Mail in early July. If you do not plan to participate in the Virtual Annual Meeting on Aug. 11, designate your proxy for the 2021 Director Elections. The completed Proxy Designation must be received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2021, to be valid.
If your preference is to participate in the Virtual Annual Meeting, registration opens at 7 a.m. on Aug. 5 and closes at 5 p.m. on Aug. 6. Only registered members will receive instructions to join the virtual Annual Meeting on Aug. 11 to cast their vote live.
All members can vote by returning their Proxy Designation form that was mailed to each member at the beginning of July or by logging into their SmartHub account and voting electronically. All mailed and electronic votes must be received by Aug. 4, 2021 at 5p.m.
REC’s regions are designed to ensure member-owner representation from throughout the service area at the Board level.
All REC member-owners are eligible to vote for all regions. Regardless of where you live, we encourage you to vote for each region that is up for election.
REC’s Board of Director regions exist to ensure member-owner representation from across the service territory at the Board level. This is important for anyone interested in pursuing a seat on the REC Board of Directors, but is not relevant for the election and voting process. To determine the region where you reside for future consideration as a Board candidate visit myrec.coop/directorelections.
The 2021 virtual Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7pm. If your preference is to participate in the Virtual Annual Meeting, registration opens at 7a.m. on Aug. 5 and closes at 5p.m. on Aug. 6. Only registered members will receive instructions to join the Virtual Annual Meeting to cast their vote live.
If you would like to watch the Virtual Annual Meeting live, you may do so by clicking on the link that will be available on REC’s website at www.myrec.coop/annualmeeting. You may join as a spectator through this link during the meeting but you will need to vote ahead of time electronically, by mail or register to participate in the live meeting to cast your vote.
To ensure your vote is received by the deadline of Aug. 4 at 5 p.m., members are encouraged to vote electronically through their SmartHub account. If your prefer to have a Proxy Designation form resent to your address, please contact Member Services at email@example.com or 1-800-552-3904, to have another form mailed. Please take mail time into consideration for this option. The deadline is Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.
Checks will be mailed to all prize winners within two days of the prize deadline. Mail services may vary, but winners should receive their checks within a week or so of the deadline.