Annual Meeting 2023
Daviess-Martin County REMC’s annual meeting was held April 13th at Barr-Reeve High School. There were approximately 400 people in attendance.
Attendees received either a hat or a vegetable peeler and a chance for large item prizes. These prizes included a Pit Boss grill, Orca cooler, flatscreen tv’s, bill credits and children’s bicycles. A video produced by Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc., entitled Complex Issues/ Cooperative Solutions, was shown prior to the business meeting as members arrived.
All members who submitted a mail-in or electronic ballot for the director received a $10 electric bill credit. In addition, voting members were entered into bill credit drawings on March 24th and April 5th.
Hot dogs, walking tacos and drinks were prepared and served by Barr-Reeve culinary arts class. The Washington High School NJROTC provided the Presentation of Colors. The National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Board Member August Bauer.
The invocation was given by Board Member John Edwards. Announcements of the kids coloring contest winners was presented by Communications Specialist Becca Hollaway followed by the secretary’s report, given by Board Secretary Amy Burris.
The legal report and director nomination process was given by corporate attorney Chris Goffinet. He reported no new nominations were received by petition for those districts where terms were expiring. He stated incumbents for those districts, Brandt Schuckman, District 3 (Washington and Veale townships in Daviess County) and August Bauer, District 6 (Halbert, Lost River, Rutherford and Mitcheltree townships in Martin County), in a timely fashion filed a written notice at the office of the corporation stating their intention to seek a seat on the board of directors. Goffinet verified the election results provided by Survey & Ballot Systems which handled the election process. Goffinet stated that Schuckman and Bauer would serve three-year terms for Districts 3 and 6 respectively.
This year’s meeting also included guest speaker Chad Bauer who spoke on the loss of his son to fentanyl overdose. Daviess-Martin County REMC was happy to also have Bauer speak at Barr-Reeve, North Daviess, Loogootee and Shoals schools on April 13th and 14th to educate students on the risks of fentanyl use.
During the meeting kids were dismissed to a classroom where they watched a live-line safety demo presented by DMREMC linemen Alan Sims and Bob Murphy. Angela Dabney from Hoosier Energy also brought recycling activities for kids to complete and was assisted by Barr-Reeve Beta students.
Congratulations to our 2023 Coloring Contest winners!
Age 4-6: Charlotte Richer
Age 7-9: Addy Richer
Age 10-13: Kenzie Stoll