The Year in Review
For the ﬁrst time in history, FreeState Electric Cooperative had the opportunity to share our success and updates from the consolidation of Kaw Valley Electric and Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperatives in 2017. On April 24, 2018, FreeState held our inaugural annual meeting in Perry at Perry-Lecompton High School’s Theater.
The annual meeting provides a great opportunity for our cooperative staff to get to know our members and offer information and updates on the activities and success of the cooperative throughout the previous year and a look into the future of FreeState
The FreeState staff and board of trustees welcomed 132 attendees with 83 registered members voting and 1,788 members voting by mail-in ballot. Board President Jeanine Murphy welcomed attendees and led in the Pledge of Allegiance following the presentation of colors by Perry American Legion Post 142.
Candidates running for a position on the board of trustees were given the option of a two-minute introduction prior to voting. Running for position one in the East District was Mark Gratny, Leavenworth; Thomas Fousek, McLouth; and Matthew Turecek, Valley Falls. Turecek was elected. Robert Sage, Maple Hill, and Steven Crane, Lawrence, ran for position two in the West District, and Sage was re-elected. Bill Conley, Delia, ran unopposed and was re-elected for position one in the West District.
This year’s meeting consisted of a business meeting followed by refreshments that were provided by First State Bank and Trust and Ronda Turner with Gravel Road Goodies in Valley Falls.
If you were unable to attend, you can visit our Facebook page to view a live video taken of the meeting. Each member in attendance was given a $10 bill credit and an entry into a drawing for prizes donated to FreeState by local businesses, which are listed below.
If you have any questions or want an update on the information presented at the meeting, call us at 800-794-1989.
Members Winning Door Prizes
Bill Credits Donated by FreeState
VIVA C. WITZEL, SCOTT CLEMENT, CHARLES BRYANT, WILBUR HENSON, GEORGE SOMMERS, LESLIE GARMON, DELBERT FAULK, JOE HEINEN, HAROLD SAGE, DWIGHT SANDAHL, and DARRIN GARRETT
Bill Credit Donated by KEPCo
Bill Credit Donated by KSI
Garmin GPS by Electricomm
Lenovo Tab 4 Tablet by KEPCo
Gift Card by Solomon Corp.
$10 Starbucks Gift Cards by KEC
JOHN R. TROUT, MYRON REED, AUDREY RUSH, and CHALMERS SMITH
Gift Cards by GDS Associates
WILLIAM SMITH and ED HUND
Gift Card by Baldwin Pole
HAROLD HICKOCK and SY NYHART
Cooler/Tumblers by HiLine
CARL WELCH, LORI KLOEPPER, FLOYD TROUT JR., and ROGER PERKINS
Wood Owls by HiLine
ROSALIE BANKS and SHARON REYNOLDS
Toy Tractors by Shuck Implement
RICHARD WRIGHT and JOAN SEELY
Bundles by Shuck Implement
ROBERT LYNCH and CLETA HENAK
Leather Gloves by Wesco
JOYCE HARDEN, MELANIE EICHMAN, JOHN R. WHITE, CHARLENE WINTER, ALICE WREN, MARY JO SWOYER, and RALPH MCLEOD
Nest Thermostat by Altec
Jacket by Bridgewell Resources
Hats/Shirts by Hoyt Truck Center
MERCEDES GLOR and JO EMERSON
Toy Trucks by Hoyt Truck Center
BECKY FOUSEK, FRANCES ANTLE, SCOTT BARTH, CHARLOTTE MILROY, CHESTER PERKINS, DENNIS TRYON, ROBERT HUBACH and VIRGINIA A. WULFKUHLE