Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Co-op Bylaws: Guiding Principles & Current Issues (BLC)

Start Date: 10/9/2024 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/9/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: The Lodge at Mauston

104 Lodge Lane
Mauston, WI  United States  53948

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Location: The Lodge at Mauston
Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Cut-Off:  Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Rate:  $109.99+/night
Link to Online Reservations: www.thelodgeatmauston.com
Online Booking Code:  WECAOCT

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Co-op Bylaws: Guiding Principles & Current Issues (BLC #925.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

The continuing evolution of the structure of the electric industry in the U.S. has brought about increased scrutiny by consumers and regulators. As a result, many electric cooperatives are being challenged to make sure their bylaws adequately address new situations including changing membership, "large load" exceptions to some state territorial laws, diversified services, distributed generation, and changes in some state or federal laws and regulations. This course will assist directors, CEOs, and agents of electric cooperatives in undertaking a comprehensive review of the co-op's bylaws and highlight the implications that these changes, issues, and challenges bring to bear in future bylaw revisions.

Key Topics:
  • Overview of the role of bylaws.
  • Member issues and expectations.
  • Director issues and expectations.
  •  Issues impacting co-op operations as not-for-profit corporations.
  • Revising and amending bylaws.

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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