By now, Bluebonnet members should have received a form in the mail that allows those who cannot attend the annual meeting on May 8 to vote “by proxy” to fill three seats on the board of directors.
The forms were mailed by Election Services Corp., the third-party company that oversees the elections. If your form did not arrive, or you’ve misplaced it, you can pick one up at a Bluebonnet member service center in Bastrop, Brenham, Giddings, Lockhart or Manor. You may also ask that a new form be mailed to you by calling 800-842-7708.
Your vote is very important, and filling out the proxy form is easy.
“One of the benefits of being a member and an owner of Bluebonnet is that you have a voice in how the co-op is run,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “We encourage our members to attend the annual meeting in May. But if they can’t, we encourage them to vote by proxy so their voices can be heard.”
All you have to do is mark your choices on the form and designate either Bluebonnet’s proxy committee or another individual to cast your vote. You may also choose to allow the proxy committee — or that individual — to select candidates for you.
The six candidates on the ballot are:
- George Kehler of Lee County
- Michael H. Arant of Bastrop County
- Suanna Tumlinson (incumbent) of Travis County
- Richard Schmidt (incumbent) of Caldwell County
- James Kershaw (incumbent) of Bastrop County
- Richard “Dick” Peterson of Travis County
Be sure to write your Bluebonnet account number on the form and return it in the postage-paid, pre-addressed envelope provided.
Your proxy form must be returned to Election Services Corp. by mail by May 1 or hand-delivered to a member service center by 5:30 p.m., May 1, 2012.
More information on Bluebonnet’s annual meeting and bios on the six candidates running in this year’s election are available at the co-op’s website.