Annual Meeting

A message and invitation from the CEO
Watch the recording of the 2023 Annual Business Meeting
Watch the 2024 Business Meeting here on June 1 at 12:30 p.m.

Annual meeting June 1

Registration and voting May 31, June 1 only at LEC’s main office

Make your voice heard on May 31, June 1

Recently, a Laurens Electric member reminded me of a conversation we had at our annual meeting a few years back. She provided a valuable, unique perspective on a community initiative we were exploring at the time. Conversations like this are one of the many reasons I look forward to talking with our members. You always bring value to the discussion, and I know our co-op team is energized by these interactions.

Although we no longer have the traditional annual meeting, your voices are heard. As a matter of fact, we have continued to hold drive-through registration each year because you told us (and showed us) that you prefer it to in-person meetings. More members than ever before are participating by taking advantage of the faster, more convenient registration process.

This year’s annual meeting drive-through registration and voting will take place on Friday, May 31, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. – noon. If you’ve not attended the annual meeting recently, I’d encourage you to participate. Input from members like you matters. It helps drive the direction of the co-op.

Electric co-ops are democratically controlled by the members we serve, which means you have a say in who governs our co-op. By voting in the annual director election, you can weigh in on the leaders who will make important decisions about the future of the cooperative and our local energy needs. We rely on the board – who are themselves members – to help us make more informed decisions on long-term priorities and investments. Laurens Electric board members are the eyes and ears of the community because they provide their unique perspective on various local issues.

This year, you’ll cast ballots for Districts 5, 6, and 8. As a member of Laurens Electric Cooperative, you have the power to help shape our community’s energy future when you participate in the annual meeting.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from us, as well.

At laurenselectric.com on June 1 we will report on current initiatives and discuss financial health and priorities for the coming years. That way, you know about what’s happening at your cooperative now and for the future.

So come by and see us on May 31 and June 1. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

PRESIDENT & CEO

Matthew Stanley

Join Us

Laurens Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting

Only at Laurens Electric’s Main Office
2254 Highway 14, Laurens

Drive-thru registration and voting
Friday, May 31
7 a.m.– 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 1
8 a.m.– noon

LEC employees will guide you to the registration lanes where you will present your registration card, receive a ballot and cast your vote.

Virtual business meeting
On June 1 at 12:30 p.m. we will stream our Business Meeting only at laurenselectric.com.

Registration gift and prizes
Each member who registers and votes will receive a $25 credit on their electric bill and will be eligible to win a retired LEC fleet vehicle. The first 3,000 registrants will receive a Stanley 12 oz. mug. Winners for the drawing will be announced on our website and social media Monday, June 3.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be drawn for high school seniors. Instructions to apply available after voting in-person.

Important
To register and vote, bring the registration card that will be mailed May 18.

2023 Annual Meeting A Success

On June 2 and 3, 5,013 members took part in Laurens Electric Cooperative’s drive-thru registration and voting for their board of directors.

Members elected Charles Adair to represent District 4; Marcus E. Cook to represent District 7; and Mitchell Powers to represent District 9.

Board Secretary/ Treasurer Mitchell Powers reported that the co-op’s finances remain strong, which allowed the board last year to approve the return of more than $1.7 million to members in the form of capital credits.

The co-op continues to experience solid growth in our service area as one of the fastest growing electric co-ops in the state. This leads to stability for the future for the co-op, and the community.

The business meeting and prize winners can be viewed on this page.

Thanks to the members of Laurens Electric who helped make our 2023 Annual Meeting a success.

PRESIDENT & CEO

J. David Wasson, Jr.

Laurens Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Winners

Winner of the retired LEC fleet vehicle: Robert Redden of Waterloo.

Winners of the $1,000 college scholarships for high school seniors:

Gary Putnam on behalf of student Jason Putnam.

Benjamin Adams on behalf of student Jordan Adams.