2020 Board of Directors election results
In the four districts with seats open, three incumbents who chose to run for re-election were selected by members for new three-year terms, continuing their service to the cooperative. One new director was elected in Lincoln County District 1 as the incumbent, Troy Galloway, chose to not run for re-election this year. The winners are (an asterisk * indicates an incumbent):
Lincoln County District 1
Warren County District 3
St. Charles County District 4
St. Charles County District 5
CREC members also voted on two bylaw changes, which were approved:
BYLAW PROPOSITION A: Shall the bylaws of the Cooperative be amended to reduce the percentage of member signatures needed for nominations by petition?
Approved bylaw - ARTICLE IV: DIRECTORS - Section 4. Nominations – now reads:
A minimum of one-tenth of one percent (.1%) of membership, as of December 31 of the previous year, acting together may make other nominations by petition not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the meeting and the Secretary shall post such nominations at the same place where the list of nominations made by the committee is posted.
BYLAW PROPOSITION B: Shall the bylaws of the Cooperative be amended to change notification requirements of unclaimed monies?
Approved bylaw - ARTICLE VII: NON-PROFIT OPERATION Section 3. Unclaimed Monies – now reads:
Upon expiration of at least two (2) years after availability of such monies, the Cooperative shall give at least sixty (60) days notification by publishing at least two (2) notices within a thirty (30) day period in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the member last received service from the Cooperative, or by other means reasonably calculated to have equal effect. Such notice shall contain reference to a website and/or physical address at which information regarding such monies may be found including the owner's name, and type of owner's interest and that if not duly claimed within sixty (60) days of said notices, the same shall be deemed assigned and donated to the Cooperative.
Free electricity prizes awarded
Survey & Ballot Systems, the third-party company that handles CREC’s election, randomly drew winners from those members who had voted in the election, either absentee or at the meeting. This year’s winners of free electricity are:
- $1,500 Alyssa Buis
- $500 Tamara Siebuhr
- $500 Richard Gentemann
- $250 Sally Burgess
- $250 Samantha Labruyere
In addition, 12 more members each won a free month of electricity:
- Sept 2020 Abdelmisseh Misdary
- Oct 2020 Carl Fader
- Nov 2020 Philip Mallinckrodt
- Dec 2020 Gary Schellert
- Jan 2021 Roger Groner
- Feb 2021 Robert Seely
- March 2021 Lois Crocker
- April 2021 Richard Wolf
- May 2021 John Pellerito
- June 2021 Maxine Weir
- July 2021 Tammy Smith
- Aug 2021 Dan Brown