Our Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting set for Saturday, April 29th at GHS
GRANTS, N.M. – Continental Divide Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting of its membership is Sat., April 29 at Grants High School.
The meeting will be called to order at 8 a.m. by CDEC Board President Keith Gottlieb. Registration of the members will begin immediately at that time, along with the Cibola General Hospital Family Wellness and Health Fair. Registration and the pre-meeting festivities conclude at 11 a.m.
At promptly 11:15 a.m., CDEC’s business meeting will convene, inside the GHS Auditorium. The number of registered co-op members needed to satisfy this year’s business-meeting quorum is 556, according to CDEC’s Member Services Manager Mac Juarez.
“We anticipate a healthy turnout; no pun intended,” Juarez said. “Several candidates are running for the vacant seat of District 2. The hospital once again is offering highly discounted packages of screenings and a diverse lineup of wellness vendors. And, our members are always very interested in the business affairs of the co-op.”
In addition to the business meeting and health fair, other activities include:
• A Grants Parks and Recreation 5K “fun run” at 8 a.m. at the Grants High School track field;
• A car-seat clinic between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the GHS parking lot at the Mountain Road entrance;
• A blood drive by United Blood Services in front of the Second Street lobby entrance to the school;
• A performance by the Dance Center at 10 a.m., inside the GHS cafeteria;
• And, Future Foundations Family Center jumping castles and other kid-oriented activities inside the school’s main corridor, near the old gym.
“Grants High School has been kind enough to allow us to inflate the jumping castles inside because we never know whether we’ll have spring or winter weather on the last Saturday in April,” Juarez said.
Another change this year is the location where members pick up their goodie bags after registering in their respective districts with CDEC employees in the GHS lobby. “In an effort to keep the lobby clear immediately in front of the classroom where co-op members vote, we’ve decided to put our goodie-bag tables in the adjoining classroom. This method will also keep the flow of traffic going in one direction, as members will not be exiting the same door they entered to vote,” Juarez said.
This year, three trustee seats are up for election. Two of the seats are currently held by incumbents who are running unopposed. Those seats up for election and their current representation are as follows:
• District 7, currently represented by Joe Hoskins of Thoreau, includes Ambrosia Lake, Thoreau, Crownpoint, Standing Rock, Pinedale, Mariano Lake, Smith Lake, Churchrock, Ft. Wingate, McGaffey and Iyanbito.
• At-large, currently held by Keith Gottlieb of Cubero, represents all eight districts.
Five candidates are running for election in District 2, which encompasses Milan city limits and immediate surrounding areas, including both sides of NM State Road 605-North to the Homestake site, Lobo and Zuni canyons and Mt. Taylor Addition. The candidates, listed in the position they will appear on the District 2 ballot, are Sylvia Knotts, Oscar A. Cisneros, Jose M. Griego, Jeanette Cornett and Wes Malcolm.
A drawing of candidate names was held at CDEC on April 6 to determine the order that names would appear on the ballot. Candidates Knotts and Malcolm attended the drawing.
“As mentioned previously, the number of registered members needed to officially conduct the business meeting is 556. That number is 3 percent of the co-op’s total membership, which is the ‘quorum’ required by CDEC bylaws to hold an annual meeting of record,” Juarez said.
The number of CDEC members needed for a quorum is arrived at in late March when the co-op is required to audit the number of active co-op members – accountholders – in each district to ensure they fall within the proper boundaries for registration and voting purposes. In addition, a team of employees researches the co-op’s database to ensure members with multiple accounts receive only one certificate of registration. Per CDEC bylaws, members are allowed only one vote, regardless of the multiple services they may have, according to Juarez.
Links to CDEC's 2015 Fiscal Year Annual Report can be found below this year's meeting photo.
More annual meeting photos can be found on CDEC's Facebook page, here.
CDEC Board President's fiscal year 2015 report, here.
CDEC CEO/General Manager's fiscal year 2015 report, here.
CDEC Condensed Balance Sheet for fiscal year 2015, here.
CDEC Statement of Operations for fiscal year 2015, here.
CDEC Statistical Highlights for fiscal year 2015, here.
CDEC Notice to Membership of 2016 Annual Meeting, here.
CDEC 2015 Annual Meeting minutes, here.
Official copies of the 2015 Fiscal Year Annual Report booklet can be found at CDEC's Grants and Gallup offices, or contact CDEC's Member Services Department at (505) 285-6656 and we'd be glad to provide a copy by U.S. Mail.
200 E. High St., P.O. Box 1087, Grants, NM 87020 • (505) 285-6656