2021 Annual Meeting of Members and Election Results Announced
Members of Access Energy Cooperative celebrated ”20/20 Focus 24 x 7 x 365” as the theme of the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members on August 3rd once again in a unique format compared to what members are accustomed to.
The decision to once again hold no in-person activities was one the board did not take lightly. As planning for the annual meeting of members starts in January, current information had to be used to make the decision. With so many uncertainties at that time regarding large gatherings, the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members was held as a virtual live broadcast on the Access Energy Cooperative Facebook page on August 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The only business conducted was the election of directors. Facebook Live was used to share the election results with members. The video has been saved to the Access Energy Cooperative Facebook page for members that are interested in watching the meeting.
Marvin Larson was re-elected to represent District 1, Larry White was re-elected to serve District 2, and Bob Chesnut was re-elected for District 3. At the board reorganizational meeting following the election, the following were approved as the officers of the board: President, Marvin Newton; Vice President Marvin Larson; Secretary Robert Chesnut III; and Treasurer David Hollingsworth.
The election was held by mailed-in and online balloting. Each member who submitted a vote, either online or by mail, will receive a $10 bill credit. Members should see the bill credit either on their August or September bill, depending on when their billing cycle falls.
Access Energy Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative, owned by the members who use the services, located in and serving over 9000 meters in 10 counties in southeast Iowa.
Dividends Paid Early
The board approved an early payment of dividends this year. For members with dividend payments greater than $25, a check was mailed in June. For members with dividend payments less than $25, dividends were applied to your electric account in mid-June. Member dividend accounts with less than $5.00 will accumulate until the year they reach or exceed $5.00.
Annual Meeting Returns in 2022 – Save the Date
The Access Energy Cooperative Annual Meeting of Members for next year will be on August 2, 2022. Expectations are to return to a full agenda and all members will be encouraged to attend. We hope to see you at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Members on August 2, 2022.
2021 Annual Meeting Video Reports
To review annual report videos, click on the photo below.
President Report General Manager Report Treasurer Report