Manager’s Message – May 2018
83rd Northern Lights Annual Meeting
May is here, which means it is time for our annual tradition. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12, the day of the Northern Lights’ 83rd annual meeting at the Sandpoint Business and Events Center at 102 S. Euclid Street in Sandpoint, Idaho. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The meeting kicksoff at 10 a.m. PDT.
The annual meeting provides an opportunity for members to meet the board of directors and the employees of NLI, as well as hear updates on the financial condition and future plans of the cooperative. As in years past, we will provide an electrical safety demonstration that is always a favorite with kids. There will be coffee, pastries and fresh fruit for all to enjoy, as well as a variety of great door prizes, including two community solar units and a $250 energy credit. Each member who attends will receive a $25 energy credit.
One of the greatest values of being a member of a cooperative is your right to vote. This year, two districts are up for election. Those seats are held by Judith Simonson of District 2 and David Pemberton of District 4. Both districts’ incumbents were not contested, so no election will take place in those districts this year. Every member, however, will receive a ballot in the mail for two proposed bylaw amendments. You can vote in one of two ways: in person at the annual meeting or by mail.
I look forward to meeting and talking with many of you at the annual meeting. It’s always a pleasure to meet with the faces of the cooperative.
I hope to see you there!