Minutes of the 73rd Annual Meeting
The 73rd Annual Meeting of the members of the Kiwash Electric Cooperative, Inc., was held at the Cordell High School Auditorium, Cordell, Oklahoma on August 16, 2012, with Mr. Jack Sawatzky, President of the Cooperative presiding as chairman.
Mr. Sawatzky welcomed KEC members and welcomed the entertainers, Nash Street.
Pastor Ronald Boelte of the St. Lutheran Church, Lone Wolf gave the invocation.
Mr. Krueger introduced the guests in attendance and then welcomed Key Note Speaker, Glenn English.
Glenn English, CEO of NRECA talked about the beginning of the electric cooperative system, why he became involved in the industry and the roles that Kiwash and all electric cooperatives play.
Next, Mr. Sawatzky called the 73rd Annual Business Meeting to order and introduced each Board of Director and their spouses.
Mr. Sawatzky introduced KEC’s Attorney, General Manager and their spouses. He also thanked the Kiwash employees for another successful year and thanked Supt. Brad Overton and his staff for the use of the facility.
Mr. Sawatzky then declared a quorum of members was registered and present, and that the 2012 Annual Meeting was officially open for the transaction of business.
Mr. Sawatzky requested a motion to approve the Notice of Meeting and Affidavit of Mailing and advised that both of these documents were included in the monthly publication, Kilowatt, and sent to each member of Kiwash Electric. A motion was made and seconded, which was approved unanimously.
Next, Mr. Sawatzky requested a motion to approve and vote on the approval of the 2011 Annual Meeting Minutes as it appeared in the August edition of the monthly newsletter. A motion was made to approve the 2011 Annual Meeting Minutes as presented and seconded, which was approved unanimously by the membership.
At this time, Mr. Sawatzky requested a motion to approve and vote on the 2011 Financial Statement as it appeared in the August edition of the monthly newsletter, Kilowatt. A motion was made to approve the 2011 Financial Statement as presented. The motion was seconded, which was approved unanimously.
At this time, Mr. Sawatzky announced that re-elected to the District #3 board seat was Mr. Jack Sawatzky and re-elected to the District #4 board seat was Mrs. Virginia Walker and relected to District #5 board seat was John Schaufele. Mr. Sawatzky, Mrs. Walker and Mr. Schaufele have been elected for a three year term.
A motion was then made to adjourn the business portion of the meeting, which was approved unanimously.
Next, Mrs. Willard recognized Youth Tour Winners, Andrew Troyer and Mitch Cruse. Andrew was present and spoke briefly about his Youth Tour experience.
Next, the winners of the cash and prize drawings were awarded.
|The following were the winners of the cash and prize drawings.|
|Willie Basler, Leedey||$500|
|Mike Baker, Arapaho||$250|
|Kermit Raab, Arapaho||$100|
|Truman Schrock, Thomas||$500|
|Dwaine Horton, Thomas||$250|
|Mel Miller, Thomas||$100|
|Le Mon Nichols, Clinton||$500|
|Jud Regier, Corn||$250|
|Thomas Snider, Clinton||$100|
|Ed Holt, Cordell||$500|
|Allen Wedel, Cordell||$250|
|Daniel Jaronek, Cordell||$100|
|Jesse Parker, Dill City||$500|
|Ray Miller, Cordell||$250|
|Kim Burnett, Lone Wolf||$100|
|A D Shewmaker, Hammon||$500|
|Florence Wood, Dill City||$250|
|Ila Ward, Foss||$100|
|Tim Galloway, Rocky||$500|
|James Fletcher, Cordell||$250|
|Jeff Schmidt, Rocky||$100|
|Evelyn Shephard, Arapaho||$30 Gift Card|
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|Dirk Webb, Cordell||Tool Set from|
|James Garman, Putnam||$1,000|
|Marvin Sperle, Cordell||$500|
At the conclusion of the drawing, the meeting adjourned.