The Co-op’s Annual Meeting was originally scheduled for June 16th; however, the meeting was adjourned because there was not a quorum of members present. Therefore, the Board of Directors has selected Tuesday, July 21st as the date for reconvening this year’s Annual Meeting. Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Hutchinson Event Center with the business meeting taking place at 10:00 a.m.

Light refreshments will be available. Those members registered for the meeting also will receive a bill credit of $15.00 applied to their August bill statement for attending the meeting.

Being 100% locally controlled, cooperatives are democratic organizations meaning the Annual Meeting is an important opportunity for members to hear directly from our Board of Directors. During the meeting, members are provided details on the financial security of the cooperative, while also getting a chance to hear how the business is run. There’s also an opportunity to bring any questions you might have as well as provide input to the Board of Directors. We hope you can join us as we reconvene for the organization’s Annual Meeting on July 21st.

The MCPA Annual Meeting will consist of a short business meeting. Preventive distancing and sanitation measures will be employed for attendees. Any members with a fever, cough, or COVID-19 symptoms, as well as anyone with at-risk health issues or weak immune systems, are encouraged not to attend.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the Board of Directors has reopened the balloting process for anyone that has NOT already voted as part of this year’s election. As previously instructed, sealed ballots should be returned by mail or in-person to the Co-op using the BALLOT ENVELOPE for confidentiality and then placed inside the yellow postage-paid return envelope, which has the member’s customer ID number printed on it for ballot registration purposes. Ballots received on or before the day of the Annual Meeting will be counted by the Nominating Committee. Members also can turn in their ballot at the Annual Meeting during the registration from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.