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May Message from the Manager

It’s annual meeting time!

Jerry King

It’s that time of year again – annual meeting time! On behalf of Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative, I would like to personally invite you to join us for your Cooperative's 73rd annual meeting.  This year's annual meeting will be held Wednesday, June 13, at the Cooperative’s new outpost in Kenmare.  Our new facility is located just North of Kenmare along Highway 52.


The annual meeting is a great opportunity for members to learn about the operation of the cooperative and the programs and services offered.  It provides an opportunity for you to get to know your co-op directors and staff and to visit with members of our co-op community.


Our annual meeting makes it possible for us to gather feedback from you by providing a forum where you can let us know how we can better serve you and your family.  This is an occasion to discuss and learn more about the issues affecting our local communities.


It is also an opportunity for you to exercise one of the greatest benefits of being a member of an electric co-op—voting for the upcoming year’s board of directors.  Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative is governed by a democratically elected board of directors – a board who is given the privilege to serve because of your vote.   Our directors are members of your community and are concerned with the issues you face every day because they face them too.


If you have never attended the annual meeting or if it has been a few years, we encourage you to participate in this year’s annual meeting for a chance to learn more about your cooperative, visit with fellow co-op members and enjoy a complimentary meal.


And don’t forget the prizes!  This year’s progressive cash drawing will be $450.  One name will be drawn from the entire membership for a $450 cash prize!  The member must be present to win.  If the member drawn, is not present, next year’s cash prize will be $550.


As always, the directors and employees remain dedicated to providing you with safe, reliable and affordable electric service, and we look forward to seeing you at your annual meeting June 13 at the new Kenmare Outpost.


Until next time,


Jerry King

General Manager


NOTICE:  An official Annual Meeting Notice and Annual Report will be mailed to each member of the Cooperative the week of May 21.



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