The 16th Annual Meeting of the Members of East-Central Iowa REC was held on June 16. This year's meeting was well attended by an estimated 300 members plus guests.
Chris Sackett was newly elected by members to represent District 12 and serve a three-year term of office on the Board of Directors. Jeff Elliott (District 11), Bill Frazier (District 15), and Steve Rau (District 26) were re-elected to serve three-year terms.
Following the meeting, representatives of the Benton County Beef Producers grilled hamburgers and Dostal Catering Services provided side-dishes and beverages. Joseph Weber of Brandon also served ice-cream.
Finally, a Board reorganization meeting followed. Re-elected to offices were: Steve Rau, President; Allen Albers, Vice President; Jim Alberts, Secretary/Treasurer; and Don Shonka, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.
Members attending the Annual Meeting received an East-Central Iowa REC umbrella upon registering. Door prizes included several gift cards.
2010 Youth Tour Winner Presents at the Annual Meeting
The 2010 Youth Tour winners, Connor Roth from the Luzerne area, and Nicole Thompson from the Palo area, also attended this year's Annual Meeting of Members. Both Connor and Nicole shared with the membership some of their experiences while in Washington, D.C. Both young women expressed words of appreciation for the opportunity to be a part of the 2010 Youth Tour.
2011 Prize Winners
Grand Prize Bistro Electric Grill
- Sam Mentzer, Brandon
- Galen Eilers, Walker
- John Lemert, Brandon
- Thomas Coder, Shellsburg
- Jerry Wauters, Elberon
- Don Allers, La Porte City
- Alfred Schwartz, Vinton
- Margaret Hoffman, Walker
- Katherine Wellner, Dunkerton
- Gene Spicer, Vinton
- Kenneth Westphal, Fairbank
- Dona Venz, Fairbank
- Donald Martins, Fairbank
- Howard Miller, Independence
- Bob Baughman, Garrison
- Don Gosse, Independence
- District 1, Benton area - Dennis Colsch, Shellsburg
- District 2, Buchanan area - James Goeller, Fairbank