From the Top with CEO Patrick Grace — August 2022

It’s been three years — 1,092 days, to be exact — since we last welcomed you to the Lloyd Noble Center. The board of trustees, our employees and I are excited to come together again for our Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night, and we hope you are too.

For those who attended our last Annual Meeting in 2019, this one will look almost exactly the same: entertainment, registration gifts, a $20 electric account credit, a Kids’ Zone, Innovation Expo and, of course, dozens of door prizes.

We’ve had a lot of new OEC members join us since 2019, and I invite you to read through the pages of this month’s Co-op News and use it as a guide to your evening at the Lloyd Noble Center on Aug. 5. We plan each detail with our members in mind and try to make the event as seamless as possible.

One thing that is new this year will be the ticket drawing for door prizes following the business meeting. You might remember names scrolling on the large overhead screens that announced the prize winners the last few years. This year, you will be given a ticket at registration that you must hold onto in case your number is drawn. Registered members may only receive one ticket — we will be unable to replace yours if it is lost. Be sure to hold onto it for the duration of the evening.

I invite you to visit the upper concourse during the evening — an elevator is available on the ramp as you enter — for kids’ activities, a robotics showcase and our Innovation Expo, where our vendors offer hands-on experiences. You can also sign up for additional prizes, and those pursuing post-secondary education can sign up for one of three $1,000 Luck-of-the-Draw scholarships. 

We’ve worked hard to put together a great evening and are excited to see you all there. Stay safe, and we’ll see you Aug. 5.

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