EREC’s Annual Meeting Is Virtual This Year (And Yes, You Can Still Get A Gift Bucket)

April 18, 2021

Escambia River Electric Cooperative’s 82nd Annual Meeting will be held virtually this year as a safety precaution due to COVID-19. And yes, you can still get one of those registration gift buckets.

The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. A link will be provided on, and information will be posted on Facebook prior to the start time for members to access the meeting.

“Safety for our members and employees is top priority at EREC,” said Ryan Campbell, CEO. “We are encouraging members to vote by absentee ballot to minimize their risk of exposure. With vaccines readily available now to the public, I’m hopeful the pandemic will soon be a distant memory.”

Absentee ballots will be available at the EREC offices in Jay and Walnut Hill until end of business on April 23. Members voting by absentee ballot will receive a registration gift bucket when their ballot is submitted in person to an EREC office. Members returning their absentee ballot by mail will be able to pick up their registration gift bucket after EREC has received their ballot.

Members unable to vote by absentee ballot can go to either EREC office Saturday, April 24, between 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. only and vote in person in a drive-thru setup. No registration gift buckets will be given to members voting in person April 24. They can be picked up later at either office.

Every member voting by absentee ballot or in person will be registered for prize drawings. Winners will be notified later for prize pickup at their local office. Members can find voting ballot information in their April issue of Florida Currents magazine. Election results will be posted on the EREC website and Facebook immediately after election office personnel complete the vote count.

“EREC’s annual meeting is different this year because of COVID, but I hope our members will join us virtually on the 24th,” said Campbell. “The presentation will include announcement of our scholarship winners and a 2020 hurricane recap video. Even though we can’t meet in person, we’re looking forward to this great opportunity to connect with our membership.”

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3 Responses to “EREC’s Annual Meeting Is Virtual This Year (And Yes, You Can Still Get A Gift Bucket)”

  1. just sayin on April 20th, 2021 8:59 am

    @ Berry.. Berry wants a bucket and two months free electricity for paying his bill on time? My goodness. What other option for an electric company do you have to choose from for your address?

  2. Berry on April 19th, 2021 10:16 pm

    I wish I could get a bucket. Those who always pay their bills on time or early should receive a discount or something. A one or 2 month waiver. Something for appreciation saying thank you for being a loyal trustworthy customer who knows how to prioritize their money. Something to say thank you for chosing us and staying with us. Idk.

  3. Rodchester on April 19th, 2021 12:49 pm

    I would love to be welcome to get my “bucket”, but I’ve had to use another USPO since August of 2019. And I’ve been a resident of Walnut Hill for 39 years!

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