87th Annual Meeting Plans Set

Plans are set for the 87th Annual Meeting of the members of Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium of the Wayne City School on Friday evening, June 7, 2024.

Registration and the serving of a pork chop dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. Information booths will be set-up in the west gymnasium, while entertainment by Prairie Blend will be in the east gymnasium beginning at 6:20 p.m.

The business meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., following the dinner and entertainment. As in the past, there will be a variety of door prizes given away through a random drawing of present members, and give away items will be handed out to the first 300 memberships that come by the Wayne-White Electric table (one item per membership).

There will be a $25 bill credit applied to each membership (not meter) that is registered and attends the meeting. The bill credit will be applied towards a future electric bill. You must be present at the meeting to receive the bill credit. If you have multiple meters or multiple accounts, there is still just one bill credit applied per active membership.

Even though the Cooperative is handling the maintenance and billing for the City of Fairfield, they are not members of Wayne-White Electric Cooperative, as their power is still supplied from the City’s supplier: IEMA. Therefore, City of Fairfield customers are not eligible for the Annual Meeting dinner, the bill credit, the ability to vote in the Cooperative election, the incentive rebate program, or participate in the scholarship program. These are all perks for Cooperative members only.

Three Board of Directors will be elected during this 87th meeting. They are the seats held by Larry Hosselton (District #1), Bryan Williams (District #5), and Richard Rubenacker (District #7). Each race is uncontested.

Just a reminder that you can park on either side of the school and enter in EITHER door (East or West side) to register and get in line for the dinner. If you plan to attend, tear the registration card off the back of this booklet and bring it with you to register.

There will be door prizes given away by a drawing near the end of the business meeting, including prizes for kids. You must be present to win one of the prizes. Some of the informational booths will provide you with knowledge regarding insulation for your home, heating and cooling options, surge protection for your home, and more.

We will also recognize Jaden Schwarzlose from Edwards County High School as a statewide winner of a $2,000 scholarship as well as the ten (10) winners of the $500 scholarships that the Cooperative is giving away for the third consecutive year.