REMINDER: OPALCO Annual Meeting: Saturday, April 13 FREE Lunch, Prizes and Co-op Q&A

If you pay your power bill to OPALCO, you’re a member of the Co-op and this fun-filled annual meeting is all about YOU! OPALCO holds its annual meeting on the inter-island ferry so it’s easy for everyone to come aboard. Lunch will be served at your ferry landing, and prizes handed out during the short cruise around the inter-island route. The main event is a member Q&A session, following a brief “state of the co-op” address. Election results will be announced.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Safety” and we’ll be celebrating National Lineworker Appreciation Day with cupcakes and a chance to meet some of our lineworkers. OPALCO’s partners will be on board with information and give-aways including: San Juan Islands Conservation District, BPA, Rock Island Communications and T-Mobile. How do you get in on the action? Show up at your ferry landing on Saturday morning and register for the meeting. No reservations required.

Members had opportunities to talk with OPALCO staff during the 2017 annual meeting.  Sharon Kivisto photo

An OPALCO co-op member asks  OPALCO General Manager Foster Hildreth a question during the 2017 annual meeting.  Sharon Kivisto photo

The prizes are always a popular item on the agenda. 

The travel schedule is:

San Juan Island

Register @ 7 am Saturday, April 13

Ferry leaves @ 8:30 am

Return to Friday Harbor @ 11:15 am

Orcas Island

Register @ 7:30 am Saturday, April 13

Ferry leaves @ 9:15 am

Return to Orcas Island 12:40 pm

Shaw Island

Register on ferry Saturday, April 13

Ferry leaves @ 9:30 am

Return to Shaw Island @ 12:20 pm

Lopez Island

Register @ 8:45 am Saturday, April 13

Ferry leaves @ 9:55 am

Return to Lopez Island @ 1 pm

OPALCO is required by the Rural Utilities Services (RUS) to hold an annual meeting each year. Members who missed the meeting can read the 2018 Annual Report online ( A limited number of printed copies are available at your local OPALCO office, as long as supplies lasts.

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,400 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 97% greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937.  

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