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Co-op to celebrate 80th annual meeting with member appreciation open house June 8

Happy 80th anniversary, co-op members!

Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will host its 80th annual meeting Friday, June 8. Co-op members are invited to the Centuria office, 1001 State Road 35 for fair-style food, giveaways, activities and prizes. A member appreciation open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by the annual meeting from 3 to 4 p.m.

Member appreciation open house, 1 - 3 p.m.
Open house activities for all ages include bucket trucks rides, face painting, bean bag toss and lineman selfie photos. Guests can meet Polk-Burnett’s Solar Sam mascot and learn about the co-op’s new SunTuria Solar development. The 10-acre array is the first utility-scale solar in Polk and Burnett counties. 

Co-op members and guests can also meet their co-op board directors, co-op linemen and employees, as well as representatives from other local cooperatives, including Royal Credit Union and Wisconsin Farmers Union.

The open house is a great time to ask questions and learn about your electric service and co-op membership.  “We encourage members to take control of the electricity you use, and the money you spend on your power bill, with Polk-Burnett's SmartHub app, EnergySense rebates and our new Beat the Peak program,” said Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane. “Come learn more and enroll!”

The first 1,000 adults to register at Polk-Burnett’s June 8 annual meeting and member appreciation day will receive an 80th anniversary mason jar mug, and the first 100 kids will receive a $5 DQ gift card.

Food will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. Join us for 80th anniversary cake and ice cream, root beer floats, kettle corn, mini donuts and cheese curds.

All members who attend will be entered into a prize drawing for a 32” LED television, a 32GB Wi-Fi iPad and one of 10 $50 electric bill credits.  Winners will be randomly selected from all who register.

All co-op members who stay after the open house to attend the annual meeting at 3 p.m. will receive an 80th anniversary cap from their co-op.

Annual meeting, 3 p.m.
The annual meeting will begin at 3 p.m. We invite you to stay for the 2018 state-of-the-cooperative report by Board President Ed Gullickson and General Manager Steve Stroshane, a Q & A member forum and results of the 2018 board election in districts 7, 8 and 9. 

“We look forward to gathering with co-op members to celebrate 80 years of service,” said Polk-Burnett Board President Ed Gullickson. “The annual meeting and member appreciation open house is your chance to get to know your co-op directors and employees, learn about co-op performance and provide feedback. We are always looking to improve our service to you and your family.”

“The cooperative was established 80 years ago in 1938 with lines, poles and the notion we all prosper by helping each other. Today, that cooperative spirit continues. We hope you’ll join us Friday, June 8,” added Gullickson.

Annual meeting and open house guests are asked to enter Polk-Burnett on the north side of the building. Doors open at 1 p.m.  For more information, call 800-421-0283. 

Member Appreciation Day is Friday, June 8
















On Friday, June 8, Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will celebrate 80 years of service with a member appreciation open house, followed by its annual meeting for co-op members. Join co-op directors and employees for bucket truck rides, lineman selfie photos and fair-style food at Polk-Burnett in Centuria.


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