Dear Members,

Libby CalnonThe boards of directors for Hood River Electric Cooperative and the Communications Access Cooperative Holding Enterprise have called for special member meetings on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Community Building to consider merging the two companies.

The meeting for CACHE members begins at 6 p.m. If you buy internet service from us, you are a CACHE member.

The meeting for HREC members begins at 7 p.m. If you buy electric service from us, you are an HREC member.

Dessert will be served at the conclusion of the HREC meeting.

A meeting notice will be mailed to all HREC and CACHE members in early November, along with the proposed plan of merger. Questions and answers about the merger can be found on pages 28 and 29 in this edition of Ruralite. Copies of the proposed bylaws and articles of association for the combined organization are available on our website, www.hrec.coop, or at our office.

If you have questions or would like us to mail you a copy of the proposed article and bylaws, please contact us. Call the HREC office at 541-354-1233, email hrec@hrec.coop or stop by during our office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We hope to see you at these meetings. As member-owners, it is your voice that decides the direction of the cooperative. We appreciate your support and participation as we work to serve you affordably and effectively.

Sincerely,

Libby Calnon
General Manager