Minutes of the 75th Annual Meeting

Minutes of the 75th Annual Meeting

The 75th Annual Meeting of the members of the Kiwash Electric Cooperative, Inc., was held at the Cordell High School Auditorium, Cordell, Oklahoma on August 11, 2014, with Mr. Jack Sawatzky, President of the Cooperative presiding as chairman.

Mr. Sawatzky welcomed KEC members and welcomed the entertainer, Threefold Chord.

Pat Garling of the Bessie Peace Lutheran Church gave the invocation.

Mr. Krueger introduced the guests in attendance and recognized the Kiwash Electric employees.

Mr. Sawatzky recognized retired Board of Director, Leslie Hinds. He presented a plaque to Mr. Hinds as a token of appreciation for his years of service.

Next, Mr. Sawatzky called the 75th Annual Business Meeting to order and introduced each Board of Director and their spouses. During the introductions, Mr. Sawatzky recognized Virginia Walker. She will retire as of September 1, 2014.

Mr. Sawatzky introduced KEC’s Attorney, General Manager and their spouses. He also thanked the Kiwash employees for another successful year.

Mr. Sawatzky then declared a quorum of members was registered and present, and that the 2014 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 2013 Annual Meeting Minutes as it appeared in the August edition of the monthly newsletter. A motion was made to approve the 2013 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 2013 Financial Statement as it appeared in the August edition of the monthly newsletter, Kilowatt. A motion was made to approve the 2013 Financial Statement as presented. The motion was seconded, which was approved unanimously.

At this time, Mr. Sawatzky announced that re-elected to the District #2 board seat was Mr. Robert Travis and re-elected to the District #6 board seat was Mr. Jevon West. Mr. Travis and Mr. West 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, Kaylee Shipp and Kolton Kardokus. Kaylee was present and spoke briefly about her Youth Tour experience.

Next, the winners of the kid’s prizes were awarded as well as the COPA/ACRE credit and cash and prize drawings.

The following were the winners of the kid’s prizes, COPA/ACRE and cash and prize drawings.

Southwest Distributing, Clinton$250
Will and Moeta Davis, Mountain Park$125
Roy Shepherd, Clinton$ 50
Lyle Miller, Weatherford$250
Perry Mast, Weatherford$125
W R Lehman, Weatherford$ 50
Claude Snider, Clinton$250
Michael Steigman, Clinton$125
Zane Bergen, Weatherford$ 50
Cloud Chief Homemakers, Cloud Chief$250
James Warner, Weatherford$125
James Prize, Cordell$ 50
Bruce Hanlin, Lone Wolf$250
Claude Watkins, Cordell$125
James Etris, Cordell$ 50
Dean Luttrell, Hammon$250
Dennis Greteman, Foss$125
Goeringer LLC, Bessie$ 50
Emma Bingham, Burns Flat$250
Clarence Turney, Rocky$125
Gayle Goodman, Hobart$ 50
Jeff Schmidt, Rocky$50 Gift Card Ron Wilson Consulting
Dirk Webb, Cordell$50 Visa Card Western Farmers
J.C. Whitacre, Putnam$250 Electric Credit (action.coop)
William Barrick, Arapaho$250 Electric Credit (ACRE)
Dale Roberts, Rocky$500 Grand Prize
Dick/Snow$250 Grand Prize
Isaiah Snider, ClintonSamsung Tablet 4.0 and cover
Stetson Turney, RockySamsung Tablet 4.0 and cover

At the conclusion of the drawing, the meeting adjourned.