The annual meeting of members is a gathering of the member/owners of the corporation and the primary reason for the meeting is to provide our member/owners the opportunity to have their voices heard.

As a member/owner you have a voice in how the corporation operates and at the end of the day, we are accountable to you, not outside investors.

The annual meeting is held in the month of October of each year and typically includes the following activities:

  • Registration gifts for registering members
  • Entertainment
  • Election of director(s) whose terms are up for renewal or to fill vacancies on the board of directors
  • Review of the corporations annual report
  • Discussion of new projects and activities
  • Open forum to discuss and address issues or concerns of the membership
  • Door prizes (after the corporate governance process)


This year’s Annual Meeting of Members has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 on the campus of UNC – Pembroke.

Important Dates for the 78th Annual Meeting of Members

  • Nominating Committee Meeting - 8/7/2018 - 4PM
  • Last Day for Petitions - 8/24/2018 - 4PM
  • C&E Committee Meeting - 8/27/2018 - 4PM
  • Mailing of Official Notice - 9/24/2018 - 5PM
  • Annual Meeting - 11/03/2018 - 1PM (voting begins)

Directorate districts that are up for election this year are:

  • District 3 (1 seat): Orrum, Smyrna, Britts, Lumberton, East Howellsville, West Howellsville, Whisarts, Saddletree, St. Pauls, Philadelphus Townships
  • District 4 (1 seat): Pembroke, Burnt Swamp, Raft Swamp Townships
  • District 6 (2 seats): Raeford, McLauchlin, Seventy-First, Antioch and Stonewall Townships


Nominating Committee Report (08/07/2018) :

To access the Nominating Committee Report please click here.

Important Documents:

*The Cooperative Bylaws can be accessed clicking here.

*The Annual Meeting Petition Packet can be accessed by clicking here.

*Representatives of Member Businesses, Churches, and other non-person entities or organizations (collectively, “Member Entities”), must present a notarized resolution (“Member Voting Document”) executed by or on behalf of the entity authorizing the representative to vote the entity’s interest. The resolution (“Member Voting Document”) and instructions can be accessed by clicking here.

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes (Pending Approval at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Members)

*Hard copies of all documents are available at our Red Springs office