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Vail Daily letter: Get to know your energy co-op

Mark your calendars and be sure to RSVP at holycross.com for the annual Holy Cross Energy members’ meeting on Thursday, June 8, at 4:30 p.m. out at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott. There will be free kids’ activities, free dinner, music by a local string band, thousands of dollars in raffle giveaways, and you will be able to inform yourself about Holy Cross activities.

For those not aware, Holy Cross Energy is a co-op, which means anyone who has electric service with this company also has a vote in its activities. It is a democratically controlled corporation. That is hugely important because the elected board and entire organization exist to fulfill the will of the membership. As members, we have the power to direct the current and future operations and goals of the co-op.

However, if we do not reach out to the Holy Cross Energy board, vote for those running for the board, return the annual surveys or show up at the meetings, then our voices will not be heard. You truly can play a part in steering our corporation’s future. Holy Cross has done an incredible job of providing extremely reliable power service at one of the cheapest rates in the country. They are so good that we don’t even think or marvel at the modern miracle that is turning on the lights or charging our smartphone.

Please RSVP at holycross.com so that you are not only an informed member but also can share your thoughts on how we can improve our local co-op for the current and future benefit of all us members. P.S. Did I mention free kids’ games and free food?

Patrick Tvarkunas

Holy Cross Energy co-op member, Eagle