At the annual membership meeting on October 15, 2020 the membership voted to accept two changes to the by-laws of the coorperation. However due to a motion carried to have the proxies validated, the annual meeting could not be closed until the validation was complete. Therefore the by-laws couldn't take effect until the official close of the meeting February 16, 2021. One of these changes concerns the election of directors to the board. It requires a petition signed by twenty five members to be turned in by 4:00pm on the second Thursday of February, to be eligible for election. However that could not take effect for the 2021 annual meeting due to the timing of the validation and official close of the 2020 annual meeting. There has however been a cut off date of March 1, 2021 at 4:00pm to report to the coorperation no petition needed for those who seek election to the board of directors, for the purpose of mailing out the notice of the 2021 annual meeting.