On Thursday, June 6, 2019 EIEC members and their families (totaling almost 2,000 people) attended Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s 32nd Annual Meeting at PBL Jr./Sr. High School in Paxton.
The event was geared for family fun and featured several children’s activities, including a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course and slide, miniature golf, a petting zoo, and bucket truck rides.
Other entertainment was provided by the Marvin Lee Band. A pair of costumed energy efficient characters greeted attendees: Solar Sam and LED Lucy.
A full meal of fried chicken, baked ham, noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, and dessert was provided by Niemerg’s Catering. The Rocking K Chuckwagon provided lighter fare including snow cones for those relaxing outside.
During the business meeting, Board Chairman Tom Schlatter, and Eastern Illini’s President/CEO Bob Hunzinger provided co-op updates and discussed the current financial state of the cooperative.
Member voting results for the board of directors were announced. These people were elected to the
Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Board of Directors: Tyler Finegan, Ashkum; Steve Gordon, Rantoul; Chad Larimore, Bement; and Lauri Quick, Tolono.