KVREMC’s Annual Meeting

Posted on Apr 02 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Your ticket to the meeting is on the back of this month’s magazine! Don’t throw it away!

Dennis Weiss

Each year the cooperative hosts a meeting of the membership as a special time for co-op members to gather, share experiences, hear from co-op leaders and elect board members. This is the annual meeting, and it takes place on April 10 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.

Our employees work hard to host this fun event, and we encourage you to attend and exercise the many rights you have as a member of an electric cooperative. The event will include dinner, entertainment for all ages, prizes and much more.

The Kankakee Valley REMC annual meeting is designed to take care of important business relating to your cooperative. This is also an opportunity to learn more about topics that impact you and talk about what we, as a dedicated supporter of the community, can do to help address these topics and take advantage of the opportunities.

This is an exciting year for your cooperative as we embark on the opportunity to consolidate with Jasper County REMC. We encourage you to come to the meeting, learn more about the consolidation and ask questions to see how this opportunity will benefit the membership and strengthen the cooperative.

As a member of the cooperative, you have the unique opportunity to be involved in the decisions that shape your cooperative for the future. One of these opportunities is to vote for member representation on the board. This year you will be able to vote for three members to represent you and lead the cooperative on the board of directors. The individuals you elect are entrusted to oversee the strategic direction of the cooperative and ensure the cooperative has good governance.

If it has been a few years since you have attended an annual meeting, we encourage you to join your friends and neighbors at this year’s event. You might just know us as your electric company, but we are connected to you in other ways. As members of the local community, we are also your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on April 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. CDT with dinner served until 6:15 and the business meeting to follow at 6:30.

Dennis Weiss
Kankakee Valley REMC

By your presence at the Kankakee Valley 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.


5 p.m.

Doors Open / Registration Begins

Food is Served

5:15 p.m.

Musical Entertainment by State Line Drive

Face Painting / Balloon Art for Children
(5:30 to 8 p.m.)

6:15 p.m.

Magic Show for Children

6:30 p.m.

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome (Board President Otto Werner)

Awarding of Kids’ and Oldest/Youngest Member Prizes

Introduction of Board Members

Call to Order

Proof of Notice of Meeting to Members

Approval of 2017 Meeting Minutes

Report of Candidates

Election of Three Directors

Report of the CEO

Consolidation Financial Discussion
(Earl Ridlen III, LWG CPAs & Advisors)

Awarding of Operation Round Up® Scholarships

Honor Flight Network
(Don Roberts, 2017 Honor Flight recipient)

Musical Performance
(State Line Drive)

Report of Director Election

Unfinished Business

New Business

Closing- “God Bless America”
(State Line Drive)

Prize Drawing

8 p.m.

Adjournment (time is approximate)

2018 Kankakee Valley REMC ANNUAL MEETING

Porter County Expo Center

Dinner 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Business Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Live performance by State Line Drive

State Line Drive was formed when twin brothers Mason and Micah Marrs from Missouri joined forces with brothers Joel and Jordan Mills from Kansas. They have released two albums, Stay Green and Crushin’ on You. Playing 50-60 shows a year, the band has shared the stage with acts including Parmalee, Scotty McCreery, Gloriana, Mark Chesnutt, Billy Currington and more. The band’s high energy show, which spotlights the brothers’ tight harmonies, focuses on country music. But pop and rock tunes from the ’80s to today also make it on the set list.

YOU COULD win a dream vacation!

A grand prize of up to a $4,000* credit for a vacation booked through World Travel Unlimited.

Four – $250 cash prizes • Five – $50 cash prizes • Kids’ prizes for children under 18

*Winner is responsible for all taxes and insurance. A lesser cash option is also available. You must be present to win all prizes.

Free, Catered Dinner
A free, hot meal will be served from 5 – 6:15 p.m.

Voting for Directors
Registered members can vote for three directors for member representation on the board of directors.

Gift for Each Member
Each registered member will receive a $10 bill credit and a lighted outlet cover plate. Only one per family.

Kids Entertainment
A magic show along with face painting and balloon art will be available to children from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Purchase Your LEDs at the Annual Meeting
LEDs starting at $1 will be available for purchase at the annual meeting. A maximum of 30 LEDs can be purchased in a calendar year.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


KV REMC’s “Pack A Backpack” drive supported 350 students throughout 7 area schools last year.

We’re now collecting: rulers, crayons, pencils, backpacks, pencil boxes, notebooks, folders, loose paper, dry erase markers, glue, glue sticks, and scissors

Look for the bus display at the annual meeting to drop off supplies or make a monetary donation.

5 Reasons to attend the KV REMC ANNUAL MEETING

  1. Your Vote Counts
    Vote for the board candidates who will represent District 3, District 5 and the at-large district. Every member gets a vote!
  2. Good Food
    Enjoy Italian beef sandwiches, pork chops and hot dogs, plus delicious side dishes and great fellowship with fellow members while you enjoy dinner.
  3. $10 Bill Credit
    Every member in attendance gets a $10 bill credit, a lighted outlet cover, and is entered in for a chance to win a $4000 dream vacation, one of four $250 cash prizes or one of five $50 cash prizes.
  4. Entertainment
    Enjoy live musical entertainment by State Line Drive, magic tricks from Magic Mike and lots of fun for the kiddos, too!
  5. Updates
    Hear exciting updates from your cooperative leaders.