I just received a notice regarding my Capital Credits. When can I collect those?

  • Per Cooperative Bylaws, the Board of Trustees determines how many years and how much of the capital credits will be paid out or retired for each year.
  • If you just received a notice regarding your capital credits, that notice covers patronage capital earned during the last calendar year. Right now, the Cooperative is not able to retire those amounts.
  • The Bylaws require that patronage be retired on a first-in, first-out basis. (Those who first earned capital credits must be paid first)
  • The first year the Cooperative earned a margin was 1947, so we have started with that year and will work our way toward present day as resources allow.