SMECO newsletter

volume 65 - issue 7 - july 2015

2015 Annual Members' Meeting to be held on September 2, 2015

Annual meeting

The 2015 SMECO Annual Members' Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 2, at the Blue Crabs Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. Register and vote from 4 until 7 p.m. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and end around 8 p.m.

The nominating committee met on May 16, 2015, to choose candidates for the five available seats up for election on SMECO's Board of Directors. The list of nominations follows:

Calvert County (one seat available)

Bill Brier

Samuel "Jack" Hammett

Charles County (two seats available)

Fern G. Brown

Kenneth L. Dyson

St. Mary's County (two seats available)

W. Rayner Blair III

William R. Cullins III

William R. Morris

In addition to nominations made by the Nominating Committee, any 15 or more SMECO members acting together may make other nominations by petition. Members may vote in person at the Annual Members' Meeting on September 2, 2015. Absentee mail-in ballots are available to members who wish to vote but cannot attend the meeting. Requests for absentee mail-in ballots must be received between July 27 and August 14, 2015. To request an absentee mail-in ballot, you can:

• Call 1-888-440-3311, extension 4722.

• Complete an online form on the Co-op's website.

• Mail a request for an absentee mail-in ballot to SMECO Annual Meeting, P.O. Box 670, Hughesville, Maryland 20637. Please include your account number, your service address, mailing address and daytime phone number.

Your completed ballot must be received by SMECO by September 1, 2015, if it is to be counted at the annual meeting.

If you vote on behalf of a business or organization, you must bring its registration identification card to the annual meeting. If you don't have its registration card, you won't be able to vote on behalf of that entity.

Annual meeting

SMECO will mail annual meeting packets in late July. The packet will include biographical information for each candidate running for a seat on the Board of Directors, as well as proposed bylaw changes. The packet will also include your member identification card, which should be brought to the meeting for voting purposes.