Archive for OPALCO News: Annual Meeting

Dauciunas and Hall Keep Seats in OPALCO Election; Hildreth Named GM

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

OPALCO members made a good showing for the election with a total of 2524 ballots received (2,475 absentee + 49 on the ferry) – representing 23% of the membership (11,198 members). The successful candidates were incumbents Vince Dauciunas and Glenna Hall for District 1. The member initiated bylaw amendments were both unsuccessful: Bylaw Amendment #1… READ MORE »

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Index of Fun Facts: What Does it Take to Put on OPALCO’s Annual Meeting?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

11,198 ballots and ballot booklets printed and mailed 1,000 copies of the annual reports printed 750 cookies baked 400 bag lunches (10 caterers to prepare and serve them) 250 gifts for members + annual meeting packets 100 Co-op members to make a quorum 50 fabulous door prizes 45 fliers posted on community bulletin boards on… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Election Open; Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 3rd

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Our member-owned electric cooperative is holding its annual meeting and election for the Board of Directors. This is every members’ opportunity to influence who sets our co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election– regardless of their home district. In this election, there are six candidates running for… READ MORE »

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Don Galt, Sr. Withdraws his Candidacy from OPALCO Election

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Don Galt, Sr. has withdrawn his candidacy for the OPALCO District 1 board election. “I want to thank the petitioners for inviting me to participate for the OPALCO board,” Galt wrote in an email. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.” The OPALCO election is open from Friday, April 11th through noon on… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Hears from Members at Town Hall Meetings: A Recap

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Thank you to the members who joined us at a series of Town Hall meetings in March. A total of 83 members attended the meetings (San Juan: 43, Orcas: 23, Lopez: 17). A Town Hall meeting on Shaw Island is scheduled for May (date TBD). We had very positive and productive conversations; board members, staff… READ MORE »

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OPALCO Board Acts to Protect Member Voting Rights

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The OPALCO Board voted unanimously to ensure that all co-op members would be granted a vote and a voice in electing and retaining board members. The co-op model relies on the premise of one vote for each member. Article I, Section 10 of OPALCO’s bylaws has been revised to give all members the opportunity to… READ MORE »

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