Annual Meeting

Rutherford EMC’s 84th Annual Membership Meeting to be an On-Line Virtual Event

            Due to the lingering concerns of COVID-19, the Annual Membership Meeting will once again be held online for 2021.  Thanks for to the great member involvement we experienced during last year’s first ever virtual Annual Membership Meeting.  We may not be shaking hands and sharing stories as we do when meeting in-person, but we are very thankful to have the technology available to bring the co-op’s business directly into your home.

            The business session can be viewed live on our website at, Saturday October 30, 2021 beginning at 11:00 a.m.  For members who are unable to view the meeting live, it will be recorded and posted on our website from October 30 until November 6, 2021, for you to view at your convenience. 

            Rutherford EMC has again contracted with Survey and Ballot Systems, an independent election administrator, to handle the election in advance of the virtual meeting.  To participate in the 2021 Board of Director’s Election Rutherford EMC members will vote by either a mail-in ballot or an online ballot prior to the Annual Membership meeting.  Members who are active as of August 12, 2021 will be mailed an election packet on or about September 27, 2021. The election packet will include specific directions on how to cast your vote by either mail or electronically on a secure online website. 

            Since the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting will be a virtual event, the prize drawings will be handled accordingly.  Every member who casts a ballot will be included in the prize drawings.  This includes both mail in ballot and online ballot submissions.  All prizes will be cash money and the Grand Prize will be $500!  There will also be (2) - $250 cash prize drawings and (10) - $100 cash prize drawings.   You will have 13 chances to win cash and there is a total of $2,000 in prize money up for grabs, so we encourage everyone to send in your ballot for a chance to win one of these great cash prizes!

            Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us on October 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. for Rutherford EMC’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.  Let’s all come together as a cooperative and make this another successful event!  If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Annual Meeting, the voting process, or any submissions that you would like discussed during the meeting, please contact Chad Bailey at 1-800-521-0920 Ext. 450 or by email at by Thursday October 28, 2021.