Join us for the 2022 virtual Annual Meeting of Members June 16 at 11:00 a.m.
The election for the East-Central Iowa REC Board of Directors will get underway May 16, when voting opens, and continue until June 13. This year’s Annual Meeting of the Members will once again be held virtually via Zoom.
In today’s challenging environment, cooperative leaders carry a significant responsibility. Over the past year, we’ve been reminded how incredibly essential our utilities are. ECI REC is blessed to have a Board of Directors that is prepared to not only power through obstacles, but is also excited to find ways to power possibilities.
While we will not yet have the opportunity to gather in person and vote, we’ve extended our voting window this year, and we are offering members three ways to cast their ballots. We hope you’ll join us for our livestream and take part in guiding our Cooperative’s future!
ECI REC also wants to highlight the efforts of our Nominating Committee, who met virtually this year as they worked to make this election possible. Thank you to: District 1, Robert Hanson; District 2, Peggy Bearbower; District 3, Clint Sandburg; District 4, David Inman; District 6, Ernie Henderson; District 8, Randy Merkel; District 9, Gary Maurer; and District 10, Carl Dodge.
The well-being of our members and employees comes first. Thank you for your understanding during these special circumstances, and we hope to see you all at our virtual annual meeting!
Virtual Annual Meeting of the Members
June 16 2022 Meeting Agenda
- 10:30 a.m. – Login Opens... click this link to join the Zoom meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88363902168?pwd=YzhGSmIzcktpK3pmQWpHZU96WnVOdz09
- Meeting ID: 883 6390 2168 / Passcode: 939562
- 11:00 a.m. – Business meeting begins
- 2021 Annual Report (link)
Order of Business:
Call to Order
Introduction of Directors - Steve Rau, President
Reading of Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of Annual Meeting
Reading of the Notice of Annual Meeting - Ryan Kress, Secretary/Treasurer
Approval of Agenda (Annual Meeting Program) - Ryan Kress, Secretary/Treasurer
Minutes of Last Annual Meeting - Ryan Kress, Secretary/Treasurer
Introduction of Attorney- Steve Rau, President
Reading of the Nominating Committee Minutes - Julie Pulkrabek, Attorney
Election Results - Julie Pulkrabek, Attorney
Adjournment of Business Meeting
Annual Meeting Mailing Drops May 16, 2022:
2022 Voting Guide and Prizes
On May 16, ballots will be mailed and online voting will open. All votes—online and mail-in—MUST be received by June 13.
MAIL - A ballot was mailed to every member with a self-addressed and stamped return envelope.*
SMART HUB - Log in to SmartHub at https://ecirec.smarthub.coop and click VOTE NOW. Please note: SmartHub voting must be done in a web browser, not the SmartHub mobile app.
ONLINE - Click the blue VOTE NOW button located on the home page at www.ecirec.coop. Enter your voter number and election passcode, which were listed at the bottom of your mailed ballot. Follow online voting instructions.
*ECI REC partnered with Diamond/OSG to administer the 2022 Annual Meeting mailing and ballot validation processes. They will tabulate all the ballots, both paper and online.
ARE THERE PRIZES
- 12 $50 credits to be digitally selected from members that vote;
- Two grand prizes will be given away this year. We will randomly select a winner for one of two $100 bill credits from two pools of members - one name will be randomly selected from the pool of members who join the virtual meeting and the other from the pool of members who submit a ballot.