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)

(all schedules and dates for upcoming meetings are tentative and subject to change at this time)

The 80th Annual Meeting of Members is Tentatively Scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2020.

The 79th Annual Meeting of Members was held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 on the campus of UNC – Pembroke.

Please click the following link for our News Release with Election Results:
Lumbee River EMC HOST 79th Annual Meeting

Important Dates for the 80th Annual Meeting of Members

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  • Nominating Committee Meeting - 8/4/2020 - 4PM
  • Last Day for Petitions - 8/21/2020 - 4PM
  • C&E Committee Meeting - 8/24/2020 - 4PM
  • Mailing of Official Notice - 9/22/2020 - 5PM
  • Annual Meeting - 10/8/2020 - 1PM (voting begins)

Directorate districts that are up for election in 2020 are:

    • District 1 (1 seat): Scotland County and Quewhiffle
    • District 3 (1 seat): Orrum, Smyrna, Britts, Lumberton, East Howellsville, West Howellsville, Whisarts, Saddletree, St. Pauls, and Philadelphus
    • District 5 (1 seat): Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Shannon, Rennert, Rockfish, Blue Springs, Allendale, Smiths, and Red Springs Townships
    • District 6 (2 seats): Raeford, McLauchlin, Seventy-First, Antioch, and Stonewall Townships

How to Become a Director:

Lumbee River EMC is a cooperative owned by the members we serve.  Every year we have an annual meeting of the members for the purpose of electing Directors, hearing and passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year, and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting (LREMC Bylaws, Article IV, Section 4.01).

Members interested in becoming candidates and placing their name in nomination for membership on the Board of Directors can access the qualifications and election procedures prescribed by the Bylaws of Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation by clicking here.  (please see Article V – Directors, beginning on page 22 of the pdf document)


Nominating Committee:

2020 Nominating Committee Members – Available After Approval of the 2020 Annual Meeting Schedule

Nominating Committee Report – Available After the 2020 Committee Meeting


Important Documents:

*The Official Notice can be accessed by clicking here. (Available After 2020 Mailing)

*The Annual Meeting Petition Packet can be accessed by clicking here. (Available After Approval of the 2020 Annual Meeting Schedule)

*The Cooperative Bylaws 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.

*2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

*Hard copies of all documents will be available at our Pembroke office.