Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members elected four directors at their annual meeting Friday, August 12 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Nearly 2,000 people attended the event.

  • Jeff Geisendorfer of Troy was newly elected to serve his first term in Lincoln County District 2. Gary Grunick of Troy was also a contender on the ballot.
  • Walter Gregory of Bowling Green was successful in his bid to serve another term in Pike County. Samuel Sherlock of Eolia also bid for the seat.
  • Diane Saale of Defiance was re-elected to serve in St. Charles County District 2. Dave London of Defiance, John W. Lewis of Wentzville, and Robert “Bob” Howenstein of Defiance also competed for the seat.
  • Daniel P. Elliott of Warrenton was elected to serve in Warren County District 1. Also vying for the opportunity were Cory Johnston of Warrenton, and Chad Smith of Truxton.

Delano Brown of Winfield, who retired from Lincoln County District 2 at the meeting, was honored for his 45 years of service. His election to 15 consecutive terms made him longest-serving Cuivre River director in the cooperative’s history.

Butch Wax & the Hollywoods entertained members attending the event.

John Wheeler of Saint Paul won the top prize of free electricity for one year ($1,500 bill credit).  Patricia and Robert Rooney of Lake Saint Louis, and David and Janice London of Defiance took home prizes of a $500 bill credit. Mike and Kelly Day of Saint Charles and Paul and Rose Jordan of Lake Saint Louis won prizes of $250 bill credits. Certificates from other retailers, event tickets and 12 individual months of free electricity were also awarded.

A total of 199 children registered to win special attendance prizes. The grand prize winners Annabelle Lorraine of Wentzville and Jayden Ray of Old Monroe each received a Trek 20” Bicycle and Bontrager Helmet.

Cuivre River is the largest electric cooperative in Missouri, providing dependable electric service to over 63,000 homes and businesses. Currently 59 percent of Cuivre River members live in St. Charles County, 24 percent in Lincoln County, 15 percent in Warren County, and 2 percent in Pike County. Several members also live in Montgomery County.

Annual Meeting Attendance Prize Winners

Grand Prizes:

One year of Free Electricity ($1,500)       John H. Wheeler                                  Saint Paul, MO

$500 Free Electricity                                Patricia A. & Robert B. Rooney            Lake Saint Louis, MO

$500 Free Electricity                                David R. & Janice A. London               Defiance, MO

$250 Free Electricity                                Mike J. & Kelly J. Day                          Saint Charles, MO

$250 Free Electricity                                Paul W. Rose A. Jordan                       Lake Saint Louis, MO


Individual Months Free Electricity:

September 2016 Electricity ($200)          Charles Wilber                                      Saint Paul, MO

October 2016 Electricity ($200)               Gary A. & Elizabeth Grunick                Troy, MO

November 2016 Electricity ($200)           Neva Hall                                              O'Fallon, MO

December 2016 Electricity ($200)           Ronald E. & Susan Witte                      Saint Charles, MO

January 2017 Electricity ($200)               James H. Grissom                               O'Fallon, MO

February 2017 Electricity ($200)              Herb L. & Lisa A. Colbert                     Eolia, MO

March 2017 Electricity ($200)                  Dianne L. Tweedy                                Saint Charles, MO

April 2017 Electricity ($200)                     Carroll Schnitzer                                  Louisiana, MO

May 2017 Electricity ($200)                     Kathy L. Butler                                     Moscow Mills, MO

June 2017 Electricity ($200)                    Robert E. Allen                                    Winfield, MO

July 2017 Electricity ($200)                     Richard & Mildred Stopke                    Lake Saint Louis, MO

August 2017 Electricity ($200)                Patricia A. & Benjamin G. Pilla             Saint Paul, MO


Gift Cards:

$200 GC-First State Bank                       Alice C. Vehige                                    Saint Paul, MO

$150 GC-First State Bank                       Frank Klaas                                          Foristell, MO

$150 GC - First State Bank                    Dennis C. Jr. & Trisha K. Goins            Lake Sherwood, MO

$75 Lowes GC                                        Tim V. & Carol Sue Besselman            Saint Paul, MO

$75 Target GC & $25 Walmart GC          Robert W. Prost                                   Saint Charles, MO

$50 B&B Theatre & $50 BWW                Barry J. & Linda R. Weber                  Weldon Spring, MO

$50 GC 5th 3rd & $50 Regal Theatre     Brenda K. Hughes                               Saint Charles, MO

$50 Ruby Tuesday's GC & $50 GC        Larry J. & Connie M. Luptowski          Saint Charles, MO

$50 BWW & $25 Walmart GC                John M. & Barbara J. Underwood       Saint Charles, MO

$50 Wehrenberg & $25 Walmart GC      Patrick J. & Val M. Todaro                  Weldon Spring, MO

$50 5th 3rd GC                                       Bruce C. Hudson                                 Saint Charles, MO



Cardinal Tickets Aug 24 (4)                    Joseph B. Marshall                             Moscow Mills, MO

Cardinal Tickets Aug 28 (4)                    Donald J. & Iola C. Jasper                  Foristell, MO

Fox Theatre - 4 tics U S Bank                Lawrence J. & Debra A. Bax               O'Fallon, MO

2 Tickets to Toby Keith Sept 10              Dennis W. & Nancy Jackson               O'Fallon, MO


Children’s Attendance Prizes:

$300 Trek Girl’s Bicycle & Helmet          Annabelle Lorraine                              Wentzville

$300 Trek Boy’s Bicycle & Helmet         Jayden Ray                                          Old Monroe

$50 Walmart Gift Card                            Kabella Bruno                                     Foristell

$25 Walmart Gift Card                            Kendan Johnson                                 Weldon Spring