“In past year’s we’ve given Energy Star-qualified appliances as door prizes at our annual meetings,” said Dan McClendon, DMEA’s general manager. “In today’s economic climate, simply providing a direct economic stimulus of a $100 credit to a member’s electric bill was recommended by our committee as the best way to encourage attendance. Ten DMEA member-owner households will be selected at random from those who RSVP and attend so the odds are actually fairly good of winning a valuable prize.”
Western United, a co-op supplying DMEA with materials and Members Federal Credit Union are also donating door prizes to be given away at the conclusion of DMEA’s annual meeting.
DMEA will also be giving a home energy efficiency kit to every member household who RSVPs and attends. The home energy efficiency kit includes a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) estimated to save $92 on electricity over its life; an LED night light; foam electric outlet seals that reduce heating and cooling bills; an “Energy Savers” booklet published by the Dept. of Energy; and a low-flow showerhead.
“The kits are a $15 value at retail, plus they’ll help members save energy,” said McClendon. “We thank our power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, for providing a rebate on the kits, reducing our cost to provide these energy saving items.”
Registration and voting take place at the Montrose Pavilion from 5-6:30 p.m. Snacks and other light refreshments will be available in the expo area of the Pavilion that features more than 40 exhibits of energy saving businesses, products, and ideas.
The annual meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to run approximately two hours. U.S. Army energy expert Don Juhasz will deliver the keynote presentation.
To RSVP or for more information about the annual meeting, call DMEA at 240-1273.