2018 Annual Meeting

Posted on Jan 24 2018 in Boone REMC

Annual Meeting overview

Your ticket to the meeting is on the back of this month’s Electric Consumer magazine! Be sure to bring it with you!

DATE: Saturday, March 10, 2018

LOCATION: Lebanon High School Herman B Wells Community Center and Auditorium, 510 Tiger Way (Essex Dr.) Lebanon, IN

ELECTION: Districts 4, 5 and 6 are up for election this year.

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS: Catered Breakfast, Cash Prizes, Director Election, Video Presentation, Kids’ Fun Zone

Bill Conley

Powering Growth

I would like to personally invite you to the 2018 annual meeting! Our theme this year is “Powering Growth;” we look forward to sharing with you how we’re working hard to power our members’ homes and businesses and our local and global communities.

Connect with your board.
The annual meeting provides you, as a member, with an opportunity to talk with your board of directors and the cooperative’s employees. Throughout the morning, you can visit our many informational booths to learn more about the programs and services offered by your local, trusted energy company.

Come hungry and win prizes!
Enjoy breakfast, entertainment, and a special video presentation highlighting the many ways we’ve worked to power growth over the past year. As always, we’ll have cash door prizes and giveaways, as well as several larger cash prizes to close out the business meeting.

Bring the kids!
The Kids’ Fun Zone will feature all kinds of activities for our younger members, including makerspace projects hosted by the Boone County 4-H Club, information from Witham Health Services, a magician, the chance to dress up like a lineman, and more! There will also be cool prize drawings just for kids! And, we’re excited to welcome back Silly Safaris once again for an entertaining live animal show for all ages!

Scholarships are available.
Don’t forget – if you have a child who will be enrolled full-time in college for the fall 2018 semester, we have a scholarship drawing at the annual meeting. The application is easy to complete; download it directly from our website. This year, we’re tripling the number of scholarships we’re awarding, from five $500 awards to 15, thanks to a donation from the Operation Round Up® board of trustees.

Vote for directors.
Because we are a democratically controlled organization, an election is held each year to select members to serve on the board of directors. At the 2018 annual meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for directors to represent districts 4, 5, and 6.

I look forward to seeing you on March 10 at Lebanon High School! Don’t forget to bring your official registration card – the perforated area on the back of this magazine cover!

Bill Conley
President & CEO

By your presence at the Boone REMC annual meeting, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and to the use of your likeness, voice, and name as a result of your attendance for any REMC-related purpose. If you do not so agree, please notify REMC staff before the meeting or immediately upon entering the meeting venue.


8:15 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Registration (Main Entrance Lobby)
  • Breakfast (Community Center)
  • Meet Your Directors (Community Center)
  • Information Booths (Gym Lobby)
  • Kids’ Fun Zone (Gym Lobby)

9 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Entertainment by Silly Safaris (Auditorium)

9:45 – 10 a.m.

  • Kids’ Prize Drawings (Auditorium)

10 – 11 a.m.

  • Business Meeting (Auditorium)
  • Welcome
  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introductions
  • Proof of Notice/Quorum
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Financial Report
  • Nominating Committee Report
  • Election of Directors
  • Video Presentation
  • Employee and Director Recognition
  • Scholarship and Prize Drawings



G. Tom Taylor is a third generation grain farmer who also owns and manages West Central Indiana Contractors. He has served on the Boone REMC board since 1994 and has earned the Certified Cooperative Director credential from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Taylor served on the board of the REMC’s wholesale power provider, Wabash Valley Power, for 11 years and on the ACES board for six years. Taylor is a member of the Dover Christian Church, where he served as chairman of the board for two years. He volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Custom Harvesters Association. He and his wife, Janice, have two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. They enjoy fishing, boating, traveling and vacationing in Minnesota with their family. By nominating committee.



Russell E. Dulin is the manager at ATP Steel & Welding Supplies in Lebanon. He has been a member of Boone REMC for 12 years. He and his wife, Luana, have one son and one daughter and attend Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, where Russ is a deacon. Dulin is an emergency medical technician and serves as an advisory council member of the Boone County Emergency Management Agency, where he has also been the deputy director since 1999. In addition, he is a member of the Boone County Local Emergency Planning Committee and an advisory board member for the Lebanon chapter of the Future Farmers of America organization. By nominating committee.


Jon Stevens is vice president – ag/commercial banker at the State Bank of Lizton and has been a Boone REMC member for 18 years. He received a Bachelor of Science in farm and business management from Purdue University. He and his wife, Colleen, have two daughters and attend New Hope Christian Church, where Jon previously served as a trustee and is currently a deacon and member of the mission and finance teams. Stevens is a member of the Lebanon Rotary Club, for which he has served as treasurer, and also sits on the board of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation and the Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Boone County Leadership class. His past involvements include serving as a member of the Boone County 4-H Council, Boone County Junior Achievement Board, Danville and Lebanon Optimist Clubs, and Sheridan Rotary Club. By nominating committee.


David Cross has been a member of Boone REMC for 28 years. David and his wife, Amy, have two adult children. A graduate of Lebanon High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University. David worked in risk management for most of his career before retiring as a vice president from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. He was also a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. David currently serves as a director on the board of the Central Indiana Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and he is a member of InfraGard, a partnership for collaboration between the FBI and the private sector. As a long-time member of the Lebanon Christian Church, David served as a deacon for many years, and he served as the treasurer for six years. By petition.



Alan Cragun is a self-employed grain farmer who has served on the Boone REMC board since 2006. He has earned the Certified Cooperative Director, Board Leadership Certificate, and Director Gold credentials from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Cragun holds a food science degree from Purdue University. He is a Gideon and also serves as a food distribution volunteer at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary School. He and his wife, Grace, attend New Hope Christian Church, where Alan serves on the missions team. They have a son, two daughters, and a grandchild. By nominating committee.

5 Reasons to attend the BOONE REMC ANNUAL MEETING

Plus, learn more about your cooperative, just by attending.

  1. Kids’ Prizes – Kids can enter to win one of three incredible prizes: an Xbox One X Console, a drone with camera or a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant camera.
  2. Free Breakfast – Enjoy eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, Titus doughnuts, and fruit.
  3. Save Energy – Adults are entered to win an energy-efficency prize pack that includes a Nest Learning Thermostat, a Nest Protect and a Google Home Mini. You can also speak with an energy advisor and sign up for a free energy evaluation!
  4. Scholarships – Dependents of Boone REMC members can apply for a chance to win one of 15 $500 post-secondary education scholarships. Apply at bremc.com!
  5. Win $500 – Every member in attendance gets a door prize and is entered for a chance to win $500. Other cash prizes include ten $50 cash prizes; five $100 cash prizes; and two $250 cash prizes.