Annual Meeting & Co-op Board

Midwest Electric’s Annual Meeting is your chance to exercise your ownership rights and privileges in your cooperative. All members are invited. Best of all – the business meeting typically only lasts 45 minutes! Highlights include:

Trustee election results announced and results of voting of by-law changes, if applicable. (Voting is conducted prior to the meeting, by mail and online.)

Annual “State of the Cooperative” address by the CEO, Board President, and an executive from our power supply cooperative, Buckeye Power.

$3,000 in cash prizes.

Free breakfast buffet.

Kids games.

This year’s Annual Meeting is Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Marys High School. Registration and the free breakfast buffet start at 8:15 a.m. The business meeting starts at 9:15 a.m. Read Country Living for more information and an RSVP card. Watch your mail in mid-May for your official ballot.

Board of Trustees

Midwest Electric is governed by a 9-member board of trustees, comprised of co-op members just like you. Any member residing in a district up for election (listed below) may become a candidate by obtaining a petition form from the co-op’s office, and obtaining at least fifteen (15) valid signatures of members who reside within that district.

The Board meets monthly to review the financial and operating performance of your cooperative. They review reports from the manager/CEO and department managers and provide general direction for management decisions.

Other important issues – such as long-term planning and whether to change electric rates – are also acted upon by the Board. Candidates will need a commitment and a desire to always strive to do what is in the best long-term interest of the cooperative and its members.

A member in a district listed below may be a candidate for the Midwest Electric Board of Trustees. Interested members must obtain a petition from our office and get at least 15 valid signatures of members who reside within the district.

Up for election this year are:

• District 2 (3 years) – Allen/Putnam counties

• District 3 (3 years) – Van Wert County

• District 4 (3 years) – Mercer/Darke counties

Candidates must complete the official petition form. Petition forms typically are available in early spring. The properly completed petition must be filed in the co-op’s office by 8 a.m., April 30. Call us for more information, or for a copy of the Code of Regulations.

2018 Proposed Changes to Code of Regulations and Articles of Incorporation

The Midwest Electric Board is asking for your “yes” vote in favor of a number of changes to update the cooperative’s Code of Regulations and Articles of Incorporation. Here is a brief summary of the requested changes. And here is the complete Code and Articles with the proposed changes.

Annual Report

Click here for the complete 2017 Annual Report, provided in March 2018 by BHM CPA Group.