Vernon Electric Cooperative's 87th Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
Location: VEC headquarters building, 110 Saugstad Rd, Westby, WI
Time: Registration 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Attendance gift and chance at great door prizes
The Annual Report is placed in the March billing newsletter and Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News magazine. The purpose of the meeting is the announcement of director election results, passing reports for the previous fiscal year, and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
Candidates for Board of Directors - 2023
Division 1 - Towns of Bergen, Hamburg, Medary, Shelby
- Jerry Kramer - W5004 Hwy 14/61, La Crosse, WI 54601 (Incumbent)
- David Humfeld - E3775 Myhre Ln, Chaseburg, WI 54621
Division 4 - Towns of Viroqua, Christiana, Coon
- Orlan Bakkum - E6136 Jore Rd, Westby, WI 54667 (Incumbent)
- Monte Dunnum - S3062 Larson Ln, Viroqua, WI 54665 (Withdrawn)
- Alicia Leinberger - 330 Minshall Ave, Viroqua, WI 54665 (Withdrawn)
Division 7 - Towns of Kickapoo, Liberty (Richland Co.), Forest, Stark, Webster
- Samantha Laskowski - S4794 Lieurance Rd, La Farge, WI 54639 (Incumbent)
- Ole Yttri - E10978 Hwy 82, La Farge, WI 54639
2022 Annual Meeting Minutes - Unapproved
Proposed Bylaw Amendments as recommended by the District Committee Delegates
Annual Meeting Rules
Order of Business
The order of business at the annual meeting of the members, and so far as possible, at all other meetings of the members, shall be essentially as follows:
Call of the roll.
Reading of the notice of the meeting and proof of the due publication or mailing thereof, or the waiver of notice of the meeting, as the case may be.
Reading of unapproved minutes of previous meetings of members and the taking of necessary action thereon.
Presentation and consideration of, and acting upon reports of officers, directors and committees.
Election of directors.
Nomination Procedures and Board of Director Duties
A ten-member board of directors meets monthly to conduct the business affairs of the cooperative. One director is elected from each of the ten geographic divisions that comprise the Vernon Electric Co-op service territory. Directors are elected to serve for three-year terms. The terms are staggered so that their terms do not expire all at once. The initial process of selecting director candidates starts with the members in each director Division. The top three vote recipients from each of the Town Districts in each of the 10 Divisions become delegates to the District Committee Conference.
The district committee delegates at the Annual District Committee Conference select director candidates. The bylaws require two candidates from each Division for which there is an election. A petition of fifteen (15) or more members can also select candidates. A mail ballot elects directors. The results of the mail ballots are presented at the Annual Meeting.