|Allen Albers, District 13|
|Burt Byers, District 17, re-elected Board Vice President|
|Jim Alberts, District 23, re-elected Secretary/Treasurer|
|Steve Rau, re-elected Board President|
|Don Shonka, re-elected Assistant Secretary/Treasurer|
The 18th Annual Meeting of the Members of East-Central Iowa REC was held on June 20. This year’s meeting was well attended by an estimated 153 members plus guests.
Allen Albers (District 13), Burt Byers (District 17), and Jim Alberts (District 23) were re-elected to serve three-year terms.
Following the meeting, representatives of the Buchanan County Beef Producers grilled beef burgers and Bill’s Pizza and Smokehouse out of Independence provided side dishes and beverages. Joseph Weber of Brandon also served ice cream.
Finally, a Board reorganization meeting followed. 2013-2014 offices are as follows: Steve Rau, President; Burt Byers, Vice President; Jim Alberts, Secretary/Treasurer; and Don Shonka, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.
Members attending the Annual Meeting received an East-Central Iowa REC 75th anniversary commemorative magnetic/hand-held LED flashlight upon registering. Door prizes included several gift cards.
2012 Youth Tour winners Dalton Schmitz of Jesup and Parker Oltogge of Shellsburg presented at this year’s Annual Meeting. Each year, ECI REC, along with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, sponsors two high school juniors on this expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.They joined 1,500 students from across the United States for a week of visiting historical sites, meeting congressional leaders, and learning about American history and government. Dalton and Parker shared with the attending members some of their experiences while in D.C. Dustin, after expressing appreciation for the opportunity to participate in the Youth Tour, stated one of their favorite experiences was the morning jog with Senator Charles Grassley.
2013 Prize Winners
Grand Prize $100 Bill – Charles Weber, Jesup
$50 Gift Card Winners:
- Amy Marlow, Independence
- Charles Besler, Dundee
- Teresa Schremser, Independence
- John Lemert, Brandon
- Allen Peterson, La Porte City
- Roger Beau, Vinton
- Dennis McFarland, Brandon
- Linda Donlea, Independence
- John Latteyer, Shellsburg
- Clifford Miller, Independence
- Steve Usher, Hazleton
- Harold Sadler, Dunkerton
- Leslie Duncalf, Belle Plaine
- William Luebbers, Independence
- Lawrence Fettkether, Arlington
- Frances Bissell, Arlington
$100 Energy Credit Winners for Mail-In Ballot
- District 1, Benton area – David Berger, Amana
- District 2, Buchanan area – Ronald Tonn, Brandon