How Cooperatives Work
Signing a membership application and receiving electric service from Meade County RECC makes you a member/owner of this not-for-profit electric Cooperative.
What’s different about a cooperative?
Meade County RECC is run by an elected, seven-member Board of Directors. They are members, not employees, of the Cooperative; and they are your voice in establishing policies and procedures of the Cooperative. Members of electric cooperatives express higher than average levels of customer satisfaction. It’s no wonder. Electric cooperatives are different than other forms of business, and member-owners of cooperatives notice this difference. For one thing, co-ops put members first because the members are the owners. In addition, co-ops are locally owned and operated. When members call the co-op, they are talking with their neighbors. And both of these aspects combine to make co-ops more responsive since members are the owners and they are accountable to their own neighbors and communities. In addition to electric service, many electric co-ops are involved in community development and revitalization projects, e.g., small business development and jobs creation, improvement of water and sewer systems, and assistance in delivery of health care and educational services. Directors, managers and employees in the electric cooperative network work hard to bring a better quality of life to the people and communities they serve.
Meade County RECC reports to you:
Each year, Meade County RECC sends all members a financial report and notice of the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting. This information comes to you as an insert in the Kentucky Living Magazine, usually in June. The Annual Meeting is your opportunity to elect Directors and tend to the business of Meade County RECC. You are encouraged to attend this meeting.
Communication with Members:
Meade County RECC member-consumers receive Kentucky Living Magazine each month. This publication serves as the official voice of Kentucky’s electric Cooperative program and contains articles on energy conservation, legislative matters, and general interest. The center section of your magazine includes your cooperative’s newsletter, The Hi-Line News. It includes news about Meade County RECC and any activities, policies, procedures, rates, new products or electrical safety programs affecting member-consumers. The cost of the subscription to Kentucky Living Magazine is to be paid as part of the cost of the electric service.
Who represents you?
The business of Meade County RECC is directed by a seven-member Board of Directors elected by members of the Cooperative to serve three-year terms. Each Director represents one of the seven districts composing Meade County RECC. (See Meade County RECC Bylaws, Article IV).