Your Vote Is Your Voice
To date, there are eleven candidates vying for five seats on the RGEC Board of Directors. As soon as candidates are certified by the board, they will be formally announced. Look for this information in the September edition of the RGEC Update in Ranch & Rural Living Magazine, and online at Rio grande website and the Co-op’s social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
In the meantime, those who were not selected by the District Nominating Committees, and would like to be on the board, can file by petition for a place on the ballot. All it takes are the signatures of fifteen (15) of your fellow members from the district in which you are seeking a director seat and submission of the required paperwork by the August 10 deadline.
Yet another way to run for a director position is by waging a write-in campaign. One current member of the board gained his seat in this way, so it can be done!
The director election is very important to the vitality of the Co-op. You can do your part by voting for the most qualified candidate in EACH director race. Voting is “At Large”, which means you can vote for candidates in districts other than your own, as well.
Speaking of voting, remember to add the Co-op’s new election administrator to your safe sender's list, in order to ensure you are able to receive all electronic election materials. Visit Onlinevoting.dmsolutions.com
The election gets underway September 7, at 10:00 A.M. (Central). Paper election materials will be mailed that day, and those voting online will be able to cast their ballots at this time.
The election runs from September 7, at 10:00 A.M. (Central) to October 6, at 10:00 A.M. (Central). Regardless of whether you cast your vote by mail, or online, vote!
Election results will be announced at the emPOWER Summit, RGEC’s 76th Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 9.
Fall Member Advisory Committee Meetings
The fall round of Member Advisory Committee meetings begins this month with Alpine scheduled for August 31.
September meetings are scheduled as follows:
- September 1 Dell City
- September 7 Brackettville
- September 9 Carrizo Springs
- September 14 Fort Stockton
Members who have questions or concerns they would like presented to RGEC management can contact their area committee members, who can relay that question or concern. Of course, RGEC is always glad to answer any member question or concern at any time, however, some feel more comfortable retaining their anonymity. To see who serves on the Member Advisory Committee for your area, go to Advisory Committees Page.
A great big “thank you for your service” to those whose terms on the committees expire next month: Alpine - Paul & Voni Glaves, and M.R. Gonzalez; Brackettville - Amelia Wysocki, Pat Fritz, and Howard & Suzon Wakefield, Jr.; Carrizo Springs - Geoffrey Todo Mayane, Jr., and Fernando Villegas; Ft. Stockton - Paul Golligher, Jay & Theresa Garvin, Armando Mandujano of Mandujano Bros., Joe Bob Hayter, Gerald Porter, and Glenn & Arna McCorkle.