The 25th Annual Meeting of the Members of East-Central Iowa REC was held virtually on June 18. Typically, the annual event garners around 300 in attendance. This year, circumstances spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations provided by federal, state, and local authorities led ECI REC to move the meeting to a virtual platform.
The virtual meeting was held via Zoom and recorded. Members can view the recording here: 2020's Annual Meeting of Members recording
One of the primary pieces of the Annual Meeting is the Board elections. This year, members could vote by mail-in ballot, or they could vote online via SmartHub or the link included in the Annual Meeting Notice that was mailed out to the membership.
Jeff Elliott (District 1) and Steve Rau (District 9) were re-elected to serve another three-year term on the Board of Directors.
A Board reorganization meeting followed the main meeting. Re-elected to office were Steve Rau, president; Jeff Elliott, vice president; Ryan Kress, secretary/treasurer; and Gary McKenna, assistant secretary/treasurer.
This year’s theme—Powering Tomorrow with Today’s Innovations—is not new to ECI REC. It has been an underlying force throughout the life of the Cooperative, as we’ve embraced innovative and forward-thinking opportunities to achieve the best interests of you, our member-consumers.
Members who cast a ballot in this year’s election were entered to win one of ten $100 bill credits. Winners were electronically selected from the ballot validation database (five paper voting members and five online voting members).
The following members were the recipients of the $100 bill credits:
- John J. Kemp
- Bart Frush
- Clark E. Crisman
- Scott Dinderman
- Jeffrey R. Hutton
- John Wroten
- Delbert L. Hillman
- Leon Goedken
- Jeff D. Andersen
- Timothy L. Donnelly