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Cancelation of 2020 Annual Meeting, Directors Appointed
On July 23rd 2020, the Surprise Valley Electrification Corp. (SVEC) Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the Annual Meeting of the Members this year because of the threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the health of its Members and the probability that the State of California current public health directives which prohibit gatherings such as the Annual Meeting of the Cooperative's Members would still be in effect.
"The Annual Meeting of the Members is an event that is important to the Cooperative and our Members," stated Dennis Flynn, President of the SVEC Board of Directors, "but the risk to the health of our Members and the expense of getting the event planned was too great given the unique circumstances we are all facing this year."
The Annual Meeting of the Members is the time when the Cooperative holds its elections for those who serve on the Board of Directors. District No. #4 and District No. #7 were to be decided at the meeting this year because the terms of John Erquiaga (representing District No.4) and Dennis Flynn (representing District No.7) expire this year. In that the Annual Meeting of the Members was cancelled, the Board of Directors appointed John Erquiaga (representing District #4) and Dennis Flynn (representing District #7) to continue to serve on the Cooperative's Board representing their respective Districts. Both will serve three (3) year terms.
The Board of Directors instructed the Cooperative's Management to provide information directly to the Cooperative Members concerning the activities and financial health of the Cooperative. General Manager Brad Kresge explained that, the information that is usually presented at the Annual Meeting will be published in the monthly Ruralite Magazine early this Fall.
Surprise Valley Electric is your non-profit rural electric cooperative that is owned by those it serves. We currently have the lowest rates in California and are among the lowest in Oregon ad Nevada. Our objective is to provide quality electric service with stable and affordable rates. Individuals receiving electric service from SVEC are member-owners of the cooperative.
Surprise Valley Electric serves 7,650 square miles covering Summer Lake, Oregon, south to Ravendale, California, west to Day, California, and east to Vya, Nevada. We do not serve the down town areas of Alturas, Lakeview, Cedarville, and New Pine Creek, as these are covered by Pacific Power. Enjoy our website, we hope it brings you a lot of valuable information and resources on your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.