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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Annual Meeting 2020

The safety and well-being of our Membership and employees is of utmost importance. As part of that commitment, we wanted to take a moment to share our current stance as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In short, we are monitoring this situation very closely, and following recommended practices as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other public health resources to ensure the health and safety of our Members and employees. We continually have ongoing and frequent internal communications, assessing the progression of COVID-19, reviewing our current practices and adjusting our course based on recommendations as outlined by CDC, WHO and others.

Due to CDC’s most recent guidance (Sunday, March 15, 2020), and out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our Members and employees, DSEC has decided to postpone its 82nd Annual Meeting until such time as is deemed safe and in the interests of the health, safety, and welfare of our Members, employees and the general public.

While we are postponing the annual meeting, we will not be postponing the distribution of capital credit checks. Consequently, DSEC will not be directly handing out capital credit checks in our usual manner but will instead mail checks the morning of Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Be on the lookout for those to arrive and if you do not see one after a couple of weeks, give us a call and we will do some research. Results of the director elections will also be announced on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 so if you have not returned your mail-in ballot, please do so by March 24th in order to ensure your vote is cast.

While our office will remain available to assist you in the event you need us, if you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, we urge you to contact us via telephone at 806-364-1166 or visit us online for tools and options for servicing your account and paying your bill. We will remain vigilant in our dedication to serve our Members while minimizing the risk of infection for our employees and we have many options to address your needs.

Stay tuned to our web site ( and monitor our Facebook page (/deafsmithec) and Twitter feed (@deafsmithec) as developments arise and our contingency plans change according to those new developments.



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