San Juan County cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month

  • Tue Oct 2nd, 2018 12:07pm
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Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative

Co-op members understand the power of the vote – it’s in our DNA. With Americans holding more than 350 million co-op memberships and rural electric cooperatives serving 75 percent of our country’s land mass: we have the power. OPALCO, the Orcas Food Co-op and San Juan Island Food Co-op encourage you to register to vote, cast your ballot and advocate for friends and family to show up on Election Day, too.

October is National Cooperative Month and a great time to celebrate what it means to be a co-op member: democracy, community and resiliency. Please join us for treats, refreshments and voter registration at co-op member appreciation events in October:

Thursday, Oct. 4

– Orcas Food Co-op: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

– San Juan Island Food Co-op: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

– Lopez Island OPALCO Crew Station: 12–2 p.m.

– Eastsound OPALCO headquarters: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11

– San Juan Island Food Co-op @ San Juan Bakery: 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

– Friday Harbor OPALCO office: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Voter registration forms will also be available in OPALCO’s offices and you can register online at with MyVote. Go online today to check your name and address for any changes so that your ballot gets to you in time.

Co-ops Vote ( is a non-partisan program developed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives.

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