On Thursday,, June 7, more than 1,000 members and their families (totaling over 2,000 people) attended Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s 31st Annual Meeting.
The event was geared for family fun and featured several children’s activities, including bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, a petting zoo, miniature golf, and bucket truck demonstrations.
Other entertainment included the Marvin Lee Band, and all registered members received a $25 attendance credit for attending the days’ festivities.
A full meal of fried chicken, ham, noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and assorted desserts was provided by Niemerg’s Catering. Lighter fare and snacks was provided by The Rocking K Chuckwagon.
Several seminars were held during the day. The wide-ranging topics included a session by Mary Dickinson, Master Gardener, about growing sassy succulents.
Matt Viverito, a conservation police officer brought his dog, Hank, and discussed private land owner challenges. Robert Baren with the State of Illinois Office of the Treasurer, shared tools to achieving the American Dream.
Other sessions included Don Gerdes from EIEC talking about tips and techniques for felling and cutting trees. Gayle Ford, EIEC accountant, discussed the ins and outs of capital credits.
Several legislators attended the meeting to show their support for Eastern Illini and they were able to spend time with their constituents.
Incumbent board members Steve Meenen of Melvin, Bruce Ristow of Cissna Park, and Brad Ludwig of Fithian were re-elected to Eastern Illini’s Board of Directors.
Board Chairman, Tom Schlatter, and Eastern Ilini’s President/CEO, Bob Hunzinger provided an update about the cooperative during the business portion of the meeting.
Eastern Illini’s annual meeting is a tangible benefit of being a member of your locally owned and governed electric cooperative.
(each seminar will be offered three times – at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.)
|Room 604||Conservation Police & the Private Land Owner|
|Room 605||Tips and Techniques for Felling & Cutting Trees|
|Room 608||Succulents with Style: Growing Sassy Succulents in Containers|
|Room 609||Giving you the Tools to Achieve the American Dream|
|Room 610||Capital Credits: What are They, and How they Apply to Me?|