The Access Energy Cooperative Board of Directors voted to return patronage dividends early to members this year. Checks are distributed to members based on the amount of dividends in their account for the years being paid in 2021.
Dividends owed to members that are less than $25 will be paid in the form of a credit on the member’s bill. Dividends owed greater than $25 will be mailed to the member as a check. Members can request that all of their dividends be paid as a bill credit by returning the information below, calling us at 1-866-242-4232, or contacting our finance department at email@example.com.
Accounts with dividend payment due of less than $5 will continue to accumulate and will be paid in the year they reach or exceed $5.
Patronage dividend checks are normally distributed at the annual meeting of members in August, and checks not picked up are mailed out after the meeting. This year, due to the continued uncertainty still surrounding restrictions and requirements of large groups to gather in coming months, the board of directors approved to modify the format of the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members to eliminate the in-person portion of the meeting and conduct the election of directors by mail and electronic voting. The election results will be announced live on Facebook at 7:00 p.m. on August 3rd. No other business will be conducted.