It was a pleasant summer evening with over 1,255 members, special guests and friends of the cooperative attended the annual meeting.
“Doofus aka Randy Newman” entertained the crowd with his amazing talent and charismatic personality. Randy Newman truly is a multitalented and exciting performer as he plays fiddle and entertains with his jokes and stories. He is undoubtedly a talented individual that put together a show that had something for everyone as he entertained the crowd with a great mixture of fiddle playing and storytelling while the members finished registering, voting, eating the famous Lion Burgers served by the El Dorado Springs Lions Club and visiting with other members. A number of prizes donated by the cooperative’s venders were given away to attendees, as well as a 42” Flat Screen T.V., Apple iPad, Kindle Fire along with eight bicycles for the youngsters.
Two director candidates ran unopposed to serve on the Board of Directors of Sac Osage Electric Cooperative, Mr. Jim Murray, from the rural Iconium area, Mr. Neale Johnson, from the rural Stockton area.
Mrs. Jan Neale, from the rural El Dorado Springs area was running for reelection. She was opposed by Vanessa Hardy of El Dorado Springs. Mrs. Jan Neale won with 68 votes over 13.
Following the Cooperative’s 72nd Annual Meeting the Board Directors elected officers in their annual re-organizational meeting. Each officer is elected by the directors to serve in these elected capacities until the next re-organizational meeting after the Annual Meeting. The elections were conducted by secret ballot and overseen by the Cooperative’s attorney, Chris Hoberock.
Brad Thompson, Walker, was re-elected to the position of President of the Board by his fellow directors. In addition to acting as chairperson of each board meeting, he serves as the cooperative’s delegate to serve on the KAMO POWER Board of Trustees.
Tony Underwood, Jerico Springs, was re-elected to the position of Vice-President of the Board by his fellow directors. As the Cooperative’s Board Vice President, Tony stands ready to perform the duties of the President if there is an absence of the President.
Jan Neale, El Dorado Springs, was elected as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board. It is her duty to see that minutes and notices of meetings are properly recorded and executed and to execute approved expenses and deposits within the provisions of the Bylaws of the Cooperative.