Annual Business Meeting
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members elected four directors at their annual meeting Friday, August 12 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Nearly 2,000 people attended the event.
- Jeff Geisendorfer of Troy was newly elected to serve his first term in Lincoln County District 2. Gary Grunick of Troy was also a contender on the ballot.
- Walter Gregory of Bowling Green was successful in his bid to serve another term in Pike County. Samuel Sherlock of Eolia also bid for the seat.
- Diane Saale of Defiance was re-elected to serve in St. Charles County District 2. Dave London of Defiance, John W. Lewis of Wentzville, and Robert “Bob” Howenstein of Defiance also competed for the seat.
- Daniel P. Elliott of Warrenton was elected to serve in Warren County District 1. Also vying for the opportunity were Cory Johnston of Warrenton, and Chad Smith of Truxton.
Delano Brown of Winfield, who retired from Lincoln County District 2 at the meeting, was honored for his 45 years of service. His election to 15 consecutive terms made him longest-serving Cuivre River director in the cooperative’s history.
Butch Wax & the Hollywoods entertained members attending the event.
John Wheeler of Saint Paul won the top prize of free electricity for one year ($1,500 bill credit). Patricia and Robert Rooney of Lake Saint Louis, and David and Janice London of Defiance took home prizes of a $500 bill credit. Mike and Kelly Day of Saint Charles and Paul and Rose Jordan of Lake Saint Louis won prizes of $250 bill credits. Certificates from other retailers, event tickets and 12 individual months of free electricity were also awarded.
A total of 199 children registered to win special attendance prizes. The grand prize winners Annabelle Lorraine of Wentzville and Jayden Ray of Old Monroe each received a Trek 20” Bicycle and Bontrager Helmet.
Cuivre River is the largest electric cooperative in Missouri, providing dependable electric service to over 63,000 homes and businesses. Currently 59 percent of Cuivre River members live in St. Charles County, 24 percent in Lincoln County, 15 percent in Warren County, and 2 percent in Pike County. Several members also live in Montgomery County.
Annual Meeting Attendance Prize Winners
One year of Free Electricity ($1,500) John H. Wheeler Saint Paul, MO
$500 Free Electricity Patricia A. & Robert B. Rooney Lake Saint Louis, MO
$500 Free Electricity David R. & Janice A. London Defiance, MO
$250 Free Electricity Mike J. & Kelly J. Day Saint Charles, MO
$250 Free Electricity Paul W. Rose A. Jordan Lake Saint Louis, MO
Individual Months Free Electricity:
September 2016 Electricity ($200) Charles Wilber Saint Paul, MO
October 2016 Electricity ($200) Gary A. & Elizabeth Grunick Troy, MO
November 2016 Electricity ($200) Neva Hall O'Fallon, MO
December 2016 Electricity ($200) Ronald E. & Susan Witte Saint Charles, MO
January 2017 Electricity ($200) James H. Grissom O'Fallon, MO
February 2017 Electricity ($200) Herb L. & Lisa A. Colbert Eolia, MO
March 2017 Electricity ($200) Dianne L. Tweedy Saint Charles, MO
April 2017 Electricity ($200) Carroll Schnitzer Louisiana, MO
May 2017 Electricity ($200) Kathy L. Butler Moscow Mills, MO
June 2017 Electricity ($200) Robert E. Allen Winfield, MO
July 2017 Electricity ($200) Richard & Mildred Stopke Lake Saint Louis, MO
August 2017 Electricity ($200) Patricia A. & Benjamin G. Pilla Saint Paul, MO
$200 GC-First State Bank Alice C. Vehige Saint Paul, MO
$150 GC-First State Bank Frank Klaas Foristell, MO
$150 GC - First State Bank Dennis C. Jr. & Trisha K. Goins Lake Sherwood, MO
$75 Lowes GC Tim V. & Carol Sue Besselman Saint Paul, MO
$75 Target GC & $25 Walmart GC Robert W. Prost Saint Charles, MO
$50 B&B Theatre & $50 BWW Barry J. & Linda R. Weber Weldon Spring, MO
$50 GC 5th 3rd & $50 Regal Theatre Brenda K. Hughes Saint Charles, MO
$50 Ruby Tuesday's GC & $50 GC Larry J. & Connie M. Luptowski Saint Charles, MO
$50 BWW & $25 Walmart GC John M. & Barbara J. Underwood Saint Charles, MO
$50 Wehrenberg & $25 Walmart GC Patrick J. & Val M. Todaro Weldon Spring, MO
$50 5th 3rd GC Bruce C. Hudson Saint Charles, MO
Cardinal Tickets Aug 24 (4) Joseph B. Marshall Moscow Mills, MO
Cardinal Tickets Aug 28 (4) Donald J. & Iola C. Jasper Foristell, MO
Fox Theatre - 4 tics U S Bank Lawrence J. & Debra A. Bax O'Fallon, MO
2 Tickets to Toby Keith Sept 10 Dennis W. & Nancy Jackson O'Fallon, MO
Children’s Attendance Prizes:
$300 Trek Girl’s Bicycle & Helmet Annabelle Lorraine Wentzville
$300 Trek Boy’s Bicycle & Helmet Jayden Ray Old Monroe
$50 Walmart Gift Card Kabella Bruno Foristell
$25 Walmart Gift Card Kendan Johnson Weldon Spring