On Saturday, April 1, your board of directors will gather at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the North Butler Elementary School, Allison, for the Butler County REC annual meeting. Members are invited to attend this business-only meeting.

The meeting will include CEO and financial reports and the election of directors. Action will not be taken at the meeting on any matter brought before the board. Should members have an issue to be addressed by the board or want member action taken on a matter, the issue should be brought to the attention of the board so that it may be considered and possibly included for action at a future meeting.

We will not be offering a meal, entertainment, or gifts at the annual meeting. Instead, we will again hold member appreciation events this summer.

As mentioned in your January InTouch newsletter, the board recognizes this new format will likely result in member lower attendance. However, all members still have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate.

One important way to participate is through voting for your directors. Mail-in ballots were mailed Friday, March 3, and votes will be accepted through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at our office in Allison. The ballots count toward meeting quorum requirements. Please be sure to mail only the ballot in the yellow envelope we provided.

Election results will be on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our website after the April 1 meeting and will appear in your May InTouch newsletter. In addition, you can contact us at 888-267-2726 beginning Monday, April 3, for results.

More information regarding the member appreciation events will be available this summer. We look forward to holding these events again this year!