2018 Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting

Renville-Sibley's 80th Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, April 5 at the Island Ballroom in Bird Island, MN. More information about the annual meeting can be found in the May and June Cooperative Connections newsletter. These newsletters are located on the website in the "Newsletter" tab.

At the annual meeting, the following Board of Director candidates were elected for a 3 year term:

District 1: Alan Neyers

District 2: Helen Ruebel

District 3: Gary Peterson

Members voted in favor of the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws amendment. The updated Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of the cooperative can be found under the tab "Your Co-op".

Scholarships selected by the Scholarship Committee were awarded at the annual meeting. Ryan Albrecht, son of Randy & Darla Albrecht was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through Basin Electric. Katie Filzen, daughter of Dale & Tina Filzen was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the cooperatives general fund. A random drawing was held from the remaining scholarship applicants for the last $1,000 scholarship. Meghan Beckendorf, daughter of Brad and Jennifer Beckendorf, was the winner of the random drawing scholarship. Congratulations to each of these students.

Congratulations to the following members for winning a prize at the annual meeting. Items listed in red are children's gifts.

  1. Flashlight Glove – Ron Kopacek
  2. Spinning Water Sprinkler – Levi Swanson
  3. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Barb Robertson
  4. Night Light Outlet Cover – Orlin Kiecker
  5. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – John Sietsema
  6. Sidewalk Chalk – Erica Jaenisch
  7. Laser Level – Jim Schewe
  8. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – James Santjer
  9. Disc Golf Set – Butch Buschette
  10. Smoke Detector – Eloid Penke
  11. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Howard Jahnke
  12. $25 Cenex gift card - James Gartner
  13. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Curt Groen
  14. Mosquito Protection Lantern – Jack Kiecker
  15. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Donn Stellmacher
  16. Giant Bouncing Ball – Anika Lee
  17. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Larry Mueller
  18. Solar LED Outdoor Light Set – Rodney Peterson
  19. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Clay Bryan
  20. Household Vacuum – Dave Muench
  21. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Darlene Konz
  22. $25 Cenex Gift Card – Dale Frank
  23.  6 Player Croquet Set – Tom Kodet
  24. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – David Fischer
  25. $25 Cenex gift card – Scott Refsland
  26. Inflatable Body Bumpers – Felicity Johnson
  27. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Dale Filzen
  28. Black & Decker Electric Screwdriver – Randy Albrecht
  29. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Wayne Zaske
  30.  3 Cup Chopper – Mike Haubrich
  31. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Kevin Ziesmer
  32. Climbing Cart – Kathleen Frank
  33. Curve Ball Set – Carson Lee
  34. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Doug Krause
  35. Toaster Oven – Jeff Rice
  36. $25 Energy Gift Certificate – Jason Swanson
  37. Slow Cooker – Dwayne Lee
  38.  East River Electric picnic basket/cooler – Fred Amberg
  39.  East River Electric picnic basket/cooler – Mark Chan

Each year, Renville-Sibley invites children 12 and under in attendance to color a picture about being safe around electricity for a coloring contest. The winners received a $10 Dairy Queen gift card. The winners, by age category, are as follows:

0 - 4 years old: no entry

5 - 8 years old: Anika Lee

9 - 12 years old: Erica Jaenisch