Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative Cancels April 7th Annual Meeting in Proactive Response to Coronavirus Concerns
Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperatives’ concern for community extends to the health and welfare of each and every member, neighboring friends and all those we do business with each day. Amid growing global concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to cancel the Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative (Flint Hills REC) annual meeting originally scheduled for April 7th, 2020 at the Herington Community Building.
The Centers for Disease Control’s “All of Community” approach to slowing the transmission of COVID-19 includes minimizing social contact. With that in mind, Flint Hills REC’s board of directors and management have decided to cancel the annual gathering of several hundred members and guests is prudent in helping to slow the transmission of the virus that has been reported throughout the country, including Kansas.
Flint Hills REC is also taking steps now to be prepared in the event there is a significant impact from the coronavirus in our communities. We are focused on maintaining a healthy workforce and keeping key personnel — such as line workers and member service representatives — available so that we can continue to provide the excellent service you expect from us.
While the annual meeting is cancelled, we are still collecting ballots for the election of trustees. To be counted in the election, your ballot must be received at the cooperative office in Council Grove, Kansas, by March 27th, 2020. The election committee will meet on April 2, 2020, to tabulate balloting.
Look for more information in our local pages in the April issue of Kansas Country Living magazine, on our website at www.flinthillsrec.com, social media channels, and through local media announcements.