Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is offering more than $1,500 in electric bill credits and other prizes at its 73rd Annual Meeting.


Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is offering more than $1,500 in electric bill credits and other prizes at its 73rd Annual Meeting.
The event will be held Thursday, May 24 at Tipton High School. The festivities kick off with a meal at the Tipton Knights of Columbus Hall beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The cooperative will hold drawings immediately following its business meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  
There will be one drawing for a $50 Wal-Mart gift card for members who visit at least 15 booths and have a special sheet marked by the vendors. Multiple marks are available for those who attend the special breakout sessions on energy efficiency and electrical safety, held in classrooms by the booths, or the health fair, held in the high school library.
A drawing for a $50 electric-bill credit will be held for those who sign up for Operation Round Up at the Co-Mo Cares booth before the meeting begins. Operation Round Up is a program in which Co-Mo members elect to have their bill rounded up to the next whole dollar. The spare change goes into a fund administered by the Co-Mo Cares board of trustees. Grants from that fund are given to individuals or organizations in need. The fund is also used to provide college scholarships to local students seeking to further their education. Co-Mo members have donated more than $1.3 million through Operation Round Up since the program began in 1997.
There also will be a special drawing for a $50 credit for members who sign up for a new Operation Round Up program, to be announced during the meeting.
Members who register before the business meeting begins will be eligible for door prizes at its conclusion. There will be three drawings for a $100 credit and one drawing each for $150, $200, $250 and $500 credits.
In addition to the electric-bill credits and Wal-Mart gift card, the cooperative is handing out a gift bag full of information, energy-efficient CFL light bulbs and a special gift for each registration. The cooperative’s mascots, CFL Charlie and Buddy Bear, will be roaming the grounds before the business meeting giving gifts to children.
“Our members are who we are,” said Ken Johnson, the cooperative’s chief executive officer and general manager. “Giving back to them is a way to say ‘thank you’ for their support of us throughout the year and, truly, throughout the years.”
ABOUT CO-MO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE - Co-Mo's service area comprises approximately 2,300 square miles in Central Missouri. Co-Mo exists to fulfill its members’ needs for superior electric and related services at fair and reasonable prices and support its communities through economic, civic and educational opportunities.