MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP
ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
The 2019 Annual Member Meeting of Northeastern REMC was held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, pursuant to notice mailed to all members of the Corporation as provided in Article II, Section 2, of the Bylaws. Copies of said Notice and Proof of Mailing are attached and incorporated by reference herein.
Pastor Shane Wilson of New Hope Wesleyan Church in Columbia City gave the invocation.
Mr. Mike DeFreeuw welcomed members and guests to the 2019 Member Appreciation Night and Annual Meeting. Thereafter, he introduced Eric Jung, President and CEO of Northeastern REMC, and the members of the Board of Directors.
Thereafter, Thomas Western, Board Chair, called the meeting to order and confirmed the presence of a quorum. The Board Chair then called the membership's attention to the minutes of the September 8, 2018, annual member meeting which had been distributed to those in attendance. Upon motion made and seconded, the minutes were approved by a voice vote of the members present.
Board Chair Western and CEO Eric Jung then made a presentation on the cooperative’s business which included our growth due to the strong economic conditions in the Northeastern Indiana region, system reliability, overview of the 7 Cooperative principles, community involvement including the Operation Round Up program, and discussed Northeastern’s patronage refund program which is in the top 20% of the cooperatives nationally and top in the state of Indiana.
Thereupon, the Board Chair relinquished control of the meeting to Mr. Jeff Goeglein, General Counsel of the Corporation, who conducted the election of the Directors.
The membership was then entertained by Voice Play.
Following the entertainment, the Credentials and Election Committee reported the election of the following persons as Directors of the cooperative:
District 5 – Don Dafforn
District 6 – Joe Kruyer
District 7 – Cathy Egolf
District 9 – Carol Cooper (1 year term)
Thereupon, the Board Chair asked the members whether there was any further business to come before the assembly, and there being none, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Secretary of the Board of Directors of Northeastern REMC