United Electric Announcements — January 2022

United Electric Thanks You

Thank you all for your patience during our office renovation. We hope you will agree the results will be well worth the disruption. We hope to be settled into our new office space by February. Stay tuned!

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 15, 2022, so you will not be late for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Members held at Minico High School.

Catch up on all of the important news of your cooperative, exercise your right to vote, and possibly win some great prizes. Dinner will not be served this year, but light refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the meeting.

Two board positions are up for election. Petitions to run for the board will be available in the office January 3, 2022. They must be filed by February 15, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Can’t come to the annual meeting but want to vote? If there is a vote, ballots will be sent to every member at the end of February. Please fill out your ballot and send it back in the envelope that was provided.

Watch Ruralite magazine, our website, and your mailbox for more details.

Mitten Tree, Food Collection, & UEC Holiday Giving

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of United Electric Co-op members, our mitten tree was loaded again. Your donations will help children stay warmer this winter.

We delivered hats, gloves, scarves, coats, socks, and afghans to local elementary schools and senior centers. Members also donated grocery items that were delivered to local church food banks. Thanks again for giving.

Are You or a Member of Your Household on Life Support?

Occasionally, United Electric must perform maintenance on power lines and equipment, which may require a planned power outage.

Although this is a hindrance to all members, it is especially hard on those who require life support. If you or a member in your household is on life support, please notify us by calling the office at (208) 679-2222. A note will be made on the member’s file to ensure that they receive a phone call when an outage is planned.

Not all outages can be planned and those that are may last longer than expected. United Electric strongly recommends members on life support maintain a sufficient backup supply of medical equipment that may be needed in times of outages.