Annual Meeting 2021
Osage Valley Electric Cooperative (OVEC) held their 83rd Annual Meeting on August 26, 2021 at their office headquarters in Butler, Mo. Due to COVID-19, the OVEC Board of Directors made the difficult decision to alter how the meeting was held again this year. No “In-Person” attendance was allowed, but member participation was encouraged through online registration and voting. OVEC had a tremendous response from our members with 581 registering for the meeting. A $10.00 electric credit will be given to all registered members to be applied to their September electric bill.
The business meeting was called to order by Board President Ron Steuck and was followed by the invocation, given by Director Jack Baker. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited by all present. The first two items of business were the approval of both the 2020 Annual Meeting minutes and the proof of publication of the official 2021 Annual Meeting notice. Both were approved by the members via online voting. The next item on the agenda was the election of three members to the Cooperative’s Board of Directors. OVEC’s legal counsel reported the results of the election. As all three incumbent directors ran unopposed, they were re-elected by acclamation to the Board to serve a three-year term. They were Chelle Black, representing Bates County, Ray Heuser, representing Cass County, and Gerald Stephan, representing St. Clair/Benton Counties. OVEC’s legal counsel then reported that Proposition A – Bylaw Amendments were approved by the members via online voting with 487 voting “yes” and 47 voting “no”.
There being no further business to address, President Steuck called for a motion to adjourn, which was seconded and carried.
Additional electric credit certificates were also randomly drawn from the members that registered and there were nine lucky winners of a $50 credit, and nine of a $100 credit. Scott and Jacqueline Allyn and Vicki Kidd were each the lucky winners of the grand prize of a $250.00 electric credit. All winners were notified by letter that their credits would be applied to their September 1st bill.
Despite the disappointment of altering our original plan to meet in person this year, we want to express our appreciation to our members for being actively engaged in the process through online registration and voting. We were able to continue with the necessary business of the cooperative due to your cooperation and involvement. As always, we appreciate your support.
Explanation of bylaw changes: