Annual Meeting 2016

Annual Meeting 2016 Highlights

 

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Annual Meeting Highlights

 

PCEC Lineman Truck

Registration

First 1000 members to register received an outdoor thermometer featuring Platte-Clay Electric lineman.

Capital Credit Checks

If you received electric service from Platte-Clay in the years 1992, 1993 or 2015 you may be eligible for a capital credit refund. If your refund is less than $15, a check will not be issued at this time. Capital Credit checks were mailed to eligible members after the meeting.

 

Dinner

PCEC Annula Meeting Dinner

Guests enjoyed grilled hot dogs, chips and cookies. Pathfinders, PCEC’s member volunteer group, helped serve refreshments.

 

Co-op Displays & Community Fair

  • Board of Directors
  • Area Chambers of Commerce
  • Geothermal Dealers
  • Insulation Dealers
  • Various Other Organizations
  • Understanding Demand

Members watched a short informative video explaining what is demand and employees answered member’s questions concerning the new demand billing changes.

Customer Service & Product Information

  • Water Heaters
  • Water Heater Service
  • Water Softeners
  • Generators
  • Convectair Room Heaters
  • Ritchie Waterers
  • LED Bulbs
  • Pathfinders (PCEC’s member volunteer group)

Coop Displays And Community Fair

Customer Service Product Information

PCEC Partners And Affiliates

 

Carnival & Other Activities

Annual Meeting Carnival

 

Prizes ~ Prizes ~ Prizes

Kids Prizes:

  • $150 iTunes Gift Card – Troy Fisher
  • Razor Electric Scooter – Sierra Quinn
  • Beats Solo2 Headphones – Joseph Oliphant
  • Beats Pill Speaker – Emma Graff
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab4 – Xander Kyle
  • LEGO Minecraft The Mine 922-Piece Building Playset and Minecraft Mini Collector Case – Emery Wells
  • Girls Power Wheels Kawasaki – Briann Dickson
  • Boys Power Wheels Kawasaki – Lucas Thies

Annual Meeting Prizes

Directors Booth Prize:

LED Smart Television – Kenneth Farr

Booth Prize Winner Kenneth Fair

Members Carrie Pyzer and Nancy DeBerg were winners of a bag of prizes which included a $50 Platte-Clay Fuels gift card. Members received a special punch card during registration and they were one of many members who visited all the booths listed on the card for a chance to win the bag of prizes.

Carrie Pyzer

Nancy DeBerg

Grand Prizes:

1 year of electric service $1,500 – Von Hager

6 months of electric service $750 – R.H. Schrivener

6 months of electric service $750 – Darrell Shea

PCEC Annual Meeting Grand Prizes

 

Business Meeting

Directors Elected at the Meeting

Larry Leachman – West District (Buchanan and Platte Counties)
Steve Adkins – North District (Clinton, Caldwell and DeKalb Counties)
Kim Goepferich – South District (Clay and Ray Counties)

Annual Reports will be available to review the cooperatives financial standing.

Annual Meeting National Anthem

Kearney High School Chamber Choir sang the National Anthem

Annual Meeting Business Meeting

 

Cooperative By-Law Changes and Additions

By-Law Change

Article IV – Directors, Section 4-Nominations

It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to appoint, not less than thirty (30) days nor more than one-hundred twenty (120) days before the date of a meeting of the members at which directors are to be elected, a committee on nominations consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than eleven (11) members who shall be selected from different sections so as to insure equitable representation. No active employee of any electric Cooperative may be a member of the nominating committee. No member of the nominating committee shall be a candidate for the office of director. The committee, keeping in mind the principle of geographical representation, shall prepare and post at the principal office of the Cooperative at least twenty days before the meeting a list of nominations for directors which may include a greater number of candidates than are to be elected. Any fifteen or more members acting together may make other nominations by petition not less than fifteen days prior to the meeting, and the Secretary shall post such nominations at the same place where the list of nominations made by the committee is posted. The Secretary shall mail with the notice of the meeting or separately, but at least seven days before the date of the meeting, a statement of the number of directors to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates, specifying separately the nominations made by the committee on nominations and also the nominations made by petition, if any. The chairman shall invite additional nominations from the floor and nominations shall not be closed until at least one minute has passed during which no additional nomination has been made. No member may nominate more than one candidate. (Amended August 2, 2001)

Revision (change in bold italics underlined)

It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to appoint, not less than thirty (30) days nor more than one-hundred twenty (120) days before the date of a meeting of the members at which directors are to be elected, a committee on nominations consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than eleven (11) members who shall be selected from different sections so as to insure equitable representation. No active employee of any electric Cooperative may be a member of the nominating committee. No member of the nominating committee shall be a candidate for the office of director. The committee, keeping in mind the principle of geographical representation, shall prepare and post at the principal office of the Cooperative at least twenty days before the meeting a list of nominations for directors which may include a greater number of candidates than are to be elected. Any fifteen or more members acting together may make other nominations by petition not less than seventy (70) days prior to the meeting, and the Secretary shall post such nominations at the same place where the list of nominations made by the committee is posted. The Secretary shall mail with the notice of the meeting or separately, but at least seven days before the date of the meeting, a statement of the number of directors to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates, specifying separately the nominations made by the committee on nominations and also the nominations made by petition, if any. The chairman shall invite additional nominations from the floor and nominations shall not be closed until at least one minute has passed during which no additional nomination has been made. No member may nominate more than one candidate.

Article IV – Directors, Section 3(b)-Qualifications

(b) is in any way employed by an electric cooperative or has a financial interest in another electric cooperative, other than a current or past member, is in any way an employee, has ownership or has a financial interest in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in 1) selling electrical appliances 2) plumbing appliances 3) futures or 4) supplies to the members of the Cooperative; except where such ownership is in securities in widely-held corporations traded regularly in recognized security markets;

Revision (change in bold italics underlined)

is in any way employed by an electric cooperative or has a financial interest in another electric cooperative, other than a current or past member, is in any way an employee, has ownership or has a financial interest in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy, electric services or electric supplies to the Cooperative (in an amount in excess of $5,000 annually in the case of electric supplies), or a business primarily engaged in 1) selling electrical appliances 2) plumbing appliances 3) futures or 4) supplies to the members of the Cooperative; except where such ownership is in securities in widely-held corporations traded regularly in recognized security markets;

By-Law Addition

Article IV – Directors, Section 9-Restrictions

For a period of seven (7) years after serving as a director of the Cooperative, no person shall be eligible to become or remain an employee or to hold any position of trust in the Cooperative.

In addition, if a former director of the Cooperative becomes in any way an employee, has an ownership interest in or has a financial interest in an enterprise or a business selling products or services, the Cooperative shall not be allowed to do business with such enterprise or business in an amount in excess of $5,000 annually for a period of seven years after such former director’s service as a director of the Cooperative ended.