GVEA is owned by its members

And if you are a member, we hope you’ll join us for this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting next Tuesday. New this year, kids will have a chance to dress like a lineman and have a photo button made. There will also be a balloon artist and Wii game giveaways.

Adults and kids can participate in a fire extinguisher demo and enter numerous drawings. Just like past years, we will give away a total of $3,000 in cash prizes. Also, don’t forget to bring your Co-op Connections Card. Members wielding them will have an opportunity to win an overnight getaway to Healy, complete with a stay at the Denali Dome Home Bed & Breakfast and a tour with Denali ATV Adventures.

The meeting theme is Winds of Change. CEO Brian Newton will discuss the status of the Eva Creek Wind Project as well as the other energy options we have been pursuing: liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the Healy Clean Coal Plant. Of course, we fully support a natural gas pipeline and the Susitna Dam, but these projects are a long way out. LNG and HCCP would provide quick relief from high energy costs in the short-term.

We’ve added popcorn to the menu. You

GVEA Giveaway

Win this 1993 Aerostar van. It has just over 50,000 miles and can seat seven.

’ll find this in the arena near the board candidates. Of course, cookies, veggies and beverages will be available, too. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

P.S. When you register in-person at the meeting, you will be given a choice of the following bonuses:

  • $25 SNAP donation
  • $15 credit to your GVEA account
  • LED night light ($22 value)