At ANEC, Our Principles Haven`t Changed in 68 Years.

At ANEC, Our Principles Haven’t
Changed in 68 Years.
Cooperatives, such as ANEC, are not like other types of businesses.
Our business model is based on the 7 Cooperative Principles.
This is the first in a series to remind our consumer-members
of these basic principles on which the
business they own is operated.
Cooperative Principle #1: Membership for All
(Voluntary and Open Membership)
“Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their
services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender,
social, racial, political or religious discrimination.”
The 7 Cooperative Principles
1. Voluntary and Open Membership
5. Education, Training and Information
2. Democratic Member Control
6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
3. Members’ Economic Participation
7. Concern for Community
4. Autonomy and Independence
Together, Powering Virginia’s Eastern Shore