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NOTICE OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING

 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF LEWIS COUNTY RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE MET ON APRIL 28, 2016 AND SELECTED THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE 2016 NOMINATING COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO BE PRESENTED TO THE MEMBERSHIP AT THE 2016 ANNUAL MEETING.

John Parker                  Rt. 1 Box 116, Luray, MO 63453

Sam Wheeler                Rt. 1 Box 83, Williamstown, MO 63473

Bill. T. Hall                    56577 Rock Creek Road, Edina, MO 63537

Mike Peters                  57013 State Hwy T, Edina, MO 63537

Walter Spilker               5586 Shelby 1540, Bethel, MO 63434

Craig Myers                  27433 200th Avenue, Ewing, MO 63440

David Plant                  14792 State Highway 6, Lewistown, MO 63452

 

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE WILL MEET AT THE LEWIS COUNTY RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE OFFICE TO MAKE NOMINATIONS ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 AT 6:30 P.M.

 

Notice to the member of Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Any person, firm, association, corporation, or body politic or subdivision thereof may become a member in Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (hereinafter called the “Cooperative”) by:

  1. filing a written application for membership therein;
  2. agreeing to purchase from the Cooperative elec­tric energy as hereinafter specified;
  3. agreeing to comply with and be bound by the arti­cles of incorporation and by-laws of the Cooperative and any rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors; and
  4. paying the membership fee hereinafter specified.

provided, however, that no person, firm, association, cor­poration or body politic or subdivision thereof shall become a member unless and until he or it has been accepted for membership by the board of directors or the members. No member may hold more than one mem­bership in the Cooperative, and no membership in the Cooperative shall be transferable, except as provided in these by-laws.

 

Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the members shall be held during the months of July, August, or September, beginning in the year 1958, on such date during one of said months, and at such place within the territorial limits served by the Cooperative, as the Board of Directors may determine by resolution duly made at a regular meeting of said Board, for the pur­pose of electing directors, passing upon reports for the previous fiscal year and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to make adequate plans and preparations for the annual meeting. Failure to hold the annual meeting as herein provided shall not cause forfeiture or dissolution of the Cooperative.

Qualifications. No person shall be eligi­ble to become or remain a director or to hold any position of trust in the Cooperative who:is not a member and bona fide resident in the dis­trict they will be representing.

  1. is in any way employed by or financially inter­ested in a competing enterprise or a business sell­ing electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling elec­trical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the members of the Cooperative.
  2. is a close relative of an employee. Close relative shall be defined as grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, wife, husband, niece, nephew, brother-in- law, sister-in-law, or first cousin.

Upon establishment of the fact that a director is hold­ing office in violation of any of the foregoing provisions, the Board of Directors shall remove such director from office.

Nothing contained in this section shall affect in any manner whatsoever the validity of any action taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

Nominations. It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to appoint, not less than ninety days nor more than one hundred twenty 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 nor more than eleven members who may be selected from different districts so as to ensure equitable representation. No member of the Board of Directors may serve on such committee. The committee, keeping in mind the principal of geographical representation, shall prepare and post at the principal office of the Cooperative at least sixty days before the meeting a list of nomina­tions for directors which may include a greater number of candidates than are to be elected. The nominating committee shall nominate at least two members to fill each vacancy to be residents of the same district as those are set forth below. Any fifteen or more members acting together may make other nominations by petition not less than fifty 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 five 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.

Section 5. Director Districts. For the purpose of providing equitable geographic representation of the Board of Directors, the area served shall be divided into three districts. The districts shall be as follows:

  1. District 1: The counties of Clark and Scotland.
  2. District 2: The counties of Lewis and Marion 
  3. District 3: The counties of Knox, Shelby, Adair and Macon.

 

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