2021 Annual Virtual Meeting
Thank you to all our members who virtually attended the 83rd CWEC Annual Meeting.
ALMOST 200 MEMBERS ATTEND VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative held its 2021 Annual Meeting virtually on April 27, with just under 200 members logging in and participating in the meeting.
CWEC had hoped it would be able to return to its traditional in-person annual meeting in 2021, but due to the continued presence of COVID-19, the CWEC Board of Directors chose to hold a virtual annual meeting. The decision was made for the safety of CWEC members and employees.
The virtual meeting lasted around 30 minutes. After the meeting was called to order by CWEC Board Chairman Anthony Buss Jr., the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and an invocation was done.
Director Buss and Director Leonard Oppor, who both decided to retire from the CWEC Board of Directors and didn’t run for reelection, were recognized and thanked for their time of service to CWEC. Buss served on the board for 20 years, while Oppor served for 12 years.
Key statistics for 2020, the statement of operations, and the balance sheet for the co-op were presented by Lila Shower, vice-president of accounting & finance at CWEC. Buss presented the Chairman Report and Mike Wade, president & CEO at CWEC, presented the CEO Report.
Ronald Onesti was announced the winner of the District 1 Director election. He ran unopposed and received 154 votes. He will replace Anthony Buss Jr. on the board.
Louis (Lou) Oppor was announced the winner of the District 2 Director election. He received 204 votes, while Gregory Loeser received 170 votes. Louis Oppor will replace Leonard Oppor on the board.
After the meeting, the following members who attended the virtual meeting were randomly selected for the following door prizes: $100 bill credit – Gary Johnson; $50 bill credit – Charles Filtz, Roger Napiwocki, and John Kieliszewski; $25 bill credit – David Paulson, John Mesyk, Guy Russ, Kyle Brown, Georgia Link, Donald Sorenson, Sheila Kroseberg, Jeanne Opperman, Shelly Ostrowski, and Ronald Balke.
Board elects new officers
When the CWEC Board of Directors met on April 29 it elected new officers.
Director Tom Smith was elected as Chairman, while Director Mike Schultz was elected Vice-Chairman and Director Lee Lehrer was elected Secretary/Treasurer.