The annual meeting of CFEC members is held on Saturday before the third Sunday in October. The annual meeting is for the business of electing directors and considering any new or old business. In order to conduct business, we must have a quorum which is 2% of the total membership or 100 members, whichever is less.
The members are encouraged to come and be a part of the annual meeting. Advertising is done through radio, newspaper, and an official notice of the annual meeting appears in The Tennessee Magazine. Refreshments, entertainment, and gifts are provided before the meeting. Door prizes are given away at the conclusion of the meeting.
At a Caney Fork Electric Cooperative annual meeting, a duly executed proxy must be presented for an individual to vote for the membership of a corporation, partnership, church, charitable organization, legal partnership or governmental entity. Please see more information below under "Qualifications to Vote". Proxy forms are here for your convenience:
Guidelines For Voting
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative is required to operate according to certain rules and regulations known as bylaws. These rules are specific regarding the eligibility of voting members.
If the membership is in the name of a deceased individual, no surviving family member can vote in the deceased person’s name. When a member dies, that membership terminates. However, we can easily process a valid request to change a membership from the name of the deceased person to that of the nonmember spouse. Once the change is processed, the new member can vote.
In the event of a married couple where one spouse is a member, both are members automatically. However, unless a joint membership is indicated, the membership is an individual one. Joint memberships require no additional membership costs. A joint membership entitles the holders to only one vote between the couple. At any business meeting, either the husband or wife can vote. If both are present, only one vote can be cast.