BEC's Annual Meeting of the Membership

Bandera Electric Cooperative will hold its 83rd Annual Meeting of the Membership virtually
on Saturday, August 13, at 10 a.m. from BEC’s headquarters in Bandera.
Each person receiving service is a member-owner of the cooperative and is invited to take an active part in the business of the cooperative by attending the annual meeting. Each year, the CEO and board chair present the annual report and plans of the cooperative. A full annual report for 2021 is available here, and a condensed version can be found beginning on Page 21 of the August edition of Texas Co-op Power.

The annual meeting provides an excellent opportunity to participate in the business of the cooperative, learn about energy efficiency programs, fiber broadband and future cooperative goals. BEC is dedicated to providing members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and other related services and encourages all members to take part in helping BEC improve how that service is delivered.

If you have questions about the annual meeting, please call 866.226.3372 and select option 3.


How to Attend the Meeting

Members with a billing email address on file will receive a link via email to register for the virtual meeting, members will also receive a copy of Texas Co-op Power with a QR code to register for the meeting. Members can also sign in to their myBEC account online or in the myBEC mobile app to register. Once a member is registered for the meeting they can attend the meeting via an internet-connected device or call in to the meeting using the information provided in their registration confirmation email.

The meeting will be held virtually at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 via Zoom. We recommend that members download the Zoom desktop or mobile app to their device prior to the meeting start time.


How to Vote in the BEC Election

Members will receive a mail-in ballot to the billing address on file. Members with a billing email address on file will also receive a link via email to vote in the BEC election, members can also sign in to their myBEC account online or in the myBEC mobile app to vote.

BEC will conduct the election for directors by mail, email and online for directors of districts seven, eight and nine. Voting will begin July 18 at 8 a.m. and closes August 12 at 11 a.m. Mail-in ballots must be received by the cutoff date and time to be counted.




Prizes You Could Win

Members who attend the annual meeting and/or vote in the director election will be eligible to win a prize. More than $8,000 in prizes will be distributed, and winners will be randomly selected during the livestream after the regular business of the meeting has concluded. Members who complete the post-meeting survey will be entered to win additional prizes including gift cards.

The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed in-person within 30 days of the Annual Meeting end date unless otherwise stated. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, BEC reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. Each winner is solely responsible for paying any and all applicable taxes and duties related to the prize(s). For prize(s) valued at more than $600, winners must complete a 1099 before receiving their prize(s). Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Employees and directors of BEC and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related are not eligible to win. Eligible members must vote in the director election to be eligible for prizes shown.