Powder River Energy will hold its 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting, with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, at Sundance High School, Saturday, August 22.
Cooperative members will cast ballots for four director seats that are up for election this year. All members, especially the elderly and those with compromised health conditions, are encouraged to vote by mail. This ensures that your vote will be counted if the meeting is suddenly canceled because of changes to the pandemic health protocols.
In honor of the cooperative’s 75th anniversary, mail-in voters will be entered into 75 drawings for $20 bill credits.
See candidate profiles and the mail-in ballot in the July WREN magazine in your mail next week.
On Saturday, August 22, the Annual Meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. at Sundance High School with member registration and voting. Masks, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing reminders will be available for members who attend in-person. The first 100 members to register will receive a $20 bill credit. Attendees will receive a free 75th Anniversary book and collector’s hat, free noon lunch, and be eligible in door prize drawings.
In the book, local author Shelly Ritthaler highlights the histories of Sheridan-Johnson REA, Tri-County Electric, and PRECorp since 1945. Call 1-800-442-3630 for more information on how to receive a book when voting by mail.
The annual meeting will be held in the High School gym at 11 a.m. The meeting will include remarks from the Board president, Board secretary-treasurer, and CEO Mike Easley. Free lunch and door prizes will be given at noon.
If the pandemic restrictions prohibit the size of in-person gathering, the PRECorp Board of Directors is proposing a bylaw change to allow for an election without a meeting. See the proposed bylaw change below.
In order to limit the duration of person-to-person contact, the wellness blood draw and free bus will not be provided. “We will take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our members,” said CEO Mike Easley. “We hope that as many members as possible will be able to attend and vote at the meeting on Saturday, August 22.”
The order of business at the annual meeting shall be as follows:
1. Report as to the number of members who are present in person in order to determine the existence of a quorum and the number of members represented by proxy. Items will include: Call to order and Appointment of Recording Secretary
2. . Reading of the notice of the meeting and proof of the due publication or mailing thereof, or the waiver or waivers of notice of the meeting, as the case may be. Items will include: Introduction of the PRECorp Board and Recognition of Visitors and Guests
3. Approval of unapproved minutes of previous meetings of the members. Will include approval of the minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting.
4. Presentation and consideration of all necessary reports of the Corporation. Items will include: Treasurer's Report, President's Report, CEO's Report, Foundation Report and Special Presentations
5. Election of directors. Items will include: Report of the Nominating Committee, and Voting
6. Unfinished business.
7. New business.
8. Adjournment. Will include prize drawings