Annual Meeting of the Members

Annual Meeting of the Members

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Members will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Delaware Academy and Central School in Delhi.  Members can enjoy a Brook’s barbeque chicken dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. before the business meeting, which starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

Highlights for this year’s meeting include the release of the 75th Anniversary book and video, guest speaker Ray LaFever local historian, The Nelson Brothers Band and plenty of chances to win cash and door prizes! 

During this year’s meeting, members will elect two members of the Board of Directors, one from each the Northern and Southern regions. Members can still become candidates for the Board of Directors by filing a petition signed by 15 members by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (Bylaws Article IV, section 3). There will be proposed bylaw changes and a complete list will be available in the official notice of the meeting.

The Annual Meeting special edition of Catskill Hi-Line will be included within the August bills and contains the financial report, and your Brooks BBQ Chicken ticket order form.

We hope to see you at this year’s meeting!

Vote by Absentee Ballot
If you are not planning to attend the 2018 DCEC Annual Meeting, you can still make your vote count by requesting an absentee ballot.

One method for a member to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot is to request a ballot by completing an official form (available below) and submitting it to the Cooperative by September 1, 2018. Once the Cooperative receives your form we will provide you with an official absentee ballot which you can then complete and send back to the DCEC office. DCEC will count properly completed absentee ballots as long as they are received by September 17, 2018 (4 business days prior to the Annual Meeting). Once DCEC has received a member’s absentee ballot it cannot be revoked if the member decides to attend the Annual Meeting and vote once there.

Members can also complete an absentee ballot in person at the Co-op office during regular business hours between September 1, 2018 and September 17, 2018. You must have a government issued photo ID with you to vote by absentee ballot in the Cooperative office.

Members can return the below form either in person to 39 Elm Street, Delhi, by mail to the DCEC office at: P.O. Box 471, Delhi, NY 13753, fax to (607) 746-7548, or email to