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Claverack Cancels Annual Meeting Gathering

To protect the health and safety of its members and employees, Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative has canceled the gathering portion of its 83rd annual meeting due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual meeting had been scheduled to take place Sept. 2 at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds during the Wyoming County Fair. Out of an abundance of caution, the co-op’s board of directors opted to cancel the public event. Instead, the cooperative will hold a non-public annual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23, prior to the regularly scheduled board of directors meeting, which will be held at the co-op’s Wysox headquarters facility.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, the annual business meeting will be closed to the public. The order of business will be limited to approval of routine annual reports and the 2019 annual meeting minutes, and announcement of director election results.

Three incumbent board members are running for re-election in an uncontested race this year. Claverack will mail director election ballots to members in early August, and elections will be conducted by mail-in ballot only. Director election results will be announced through digital and print media following the Sept. 23 meeting.

“We are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in person with our members at the Wyoming County Fair,” Claverack President & CEO Bobbi Kilmer said. “In keeping with our efforts to promote a culture of safety at the cooperative, we felt it was prudent to forego our traditional in-person annual meeting this year. We appreciate our members’ understanding and patience during these challenging times and look forward to gathering again someday soon.”

Member questions and feedback have always been an important part of the annual meeting.  While we will be unable to conduct our normal question and answer segment at this year's meeting, we encourage members to contact us with questions or concerns that can be addressed individually or in a future issue of Penn Lines.  Please contact us by email at or call us at 1-800-326-9799 and ask to speak with our executive assistant, Annette Koder.

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