CUMMING, GA – Sawnee EMC announced today that it plans to utilize an alternative “drive-thru” format for its Annual Meetings scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd.
Last year, Sawnee EMC’s Board of Directors took action to postpone its 2020 Annual Meeting of Members due to the COVID-19 restrictions that existed for large gatherings. This year, it is planned that both the 2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Sawnee EMC’s headquarters located at 543 Atlanta Highway in Cumming.
Because of the existing COVID-19 variants, and the limited actions which need to come before the membership, the Board of Directors has approved for the staff of the cooperative to hold the Annual Meetings in a drive-thru format.
Members will drive up in their vehicle, and the staff will register the member for the meeting in a contactless manner. This will occur from 8:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, October 2nd. Each Sawnee member who attends will be provided a gift bag and will also be entered into a drawing for various energy bill credits, as well as the grand prize of a $500 VISA gift card.
Attendees will also be provided with a “state of the cooperative report” which provides insight into the affairs of the cooperative and outlines key issues and accomplishments from the past 12 months. Those in attendance will be asked to approve the 2019 Annual Meeting minutes, will receive the results of the recent director elections and will have an opportunity to submit questions or feedback that they may have. Sawnee EMC members are encouraged to attend this “unique” approach to its Annual Meeting.
On September 10th, Sawnee EMC members who are receiving electric service as of September 3rd, will be mailed an Annual Report, which includes the 2020 and 2021 Annual Meeting Official Notice. Sawnee EMC members who attend the drive-thru Annual Meetings are encouraged to bring their “Registration Card,” which is part of the Annual Report.
“Our staff is busy preparing for our first drive-thru Annual Meeting,” states Blake House, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. “We really missed the opportunity to connect with our members last year when we made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone our Annual Meeting. However, we are very excited to see our members this year as we hold this event under a slightly different format,” he further adds.
For more information about Sawnee EMC’s 2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings, please visit sawnee.com/annual-meeting or contact Sawnee EMC’s Customer Call Center at 770-887-2363, text 678-999-8124 or chat online at sawnee.com.
About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation, a two-time J.D. Power recipient for best in customer satisfaction, is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 187,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $837 million, with energy sales of 4.0 billion kWh and annual revenue of $365 million. With a team of approximately 360 dedicated professionals and over 11,700 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready to meet the needs of its members-owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…
“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer