San Juan County cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month

Co-op members understand the power of the vote – it’s in our DNA. With Americans holding more than 350 million co-op memberships and rural electric cooperatives serving 75% of our country’s land mass: we have the power. OPALCO, the Orcas Food Co-op and San Juan Island Food Co-op encourage you to register to vote, cast your ballot and advocate for friends and family to show up on Election Day, too.

October is National Cooperative Month and a great time to celebrate what it means to be a co-op member: democracy, community and resiliency. Please join us for treats, refreshments and voter registration at co-op member appreciation events in October:

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Orcas Food Co-op: 10 am to 2 pm

San Juan Island Food Co-op: 10 am to 7 pm

Lopez Island OPALCO Crew Station: 12 noon to 2 pm

Eastsound OPALCO headquarters: 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, October 11, 2018

San Juan Island Food Co-op @ San Juan Bakery: 5:30pm

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Friday Harbor OPALCO office: 9 am to 3 pm

Voter registration forms will also be available in OPALCO’s offices and you can register online at www.sanjuanco.com/1225/Voter-Information with MyVote. Go online today to check your name and address for any changes so that your ballot gets to you in time.

Co-ops Vote (www.vote.coop) is a non-partisan program developed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives.

For the latest information about OPALCO, go to: www.opalco.com; sign up for our email newsletter (https://www.opalco.com/newsroom/email-newsletter-sign-up/); and follow us on Facebook (Orcas Power & Light Cooperative) and Twitter (@orcaspower). OPALCO is our member-owned cooperative, powering about 11,000 members on 20 islands in San Juan County since 1937.

 

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