73rd Annual Meeting of the Members

Saturday, September 12, 2020

10:00 am Registration Begins

11:00 am Meeting Starts

Lincoln County Fairgrounds Arena

Enter and register from any of the three arena entrances - main Osloski Road, upper arena parking off Osloski Road, or via Klinke Fields entrance off Highway 93

Two Grand Prize Drawings!!



Each registered membership will receive a door prize of $10 in Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce bucks and is entered in additional prize drawings for gift certificates, home goods, and more. Only verified members can register and vote at the meeting. To check if you are a member on the account, look at the address label on your Notice of Meeting (delivered to your mailbox around August 27-31). If your name is not printed on the label, the account is a single account and only the person listed will be able to register for the Annual Meeting. To add a member and switch from a single to joint account, please call 406-889-3301 or email us.

Please join us for a different kind of Annual Meeting in 2020!! To give everyone the opportunity to attend, we're having a drive-in option. After registration, members can either use the arena seating areas while maintaining social distancing or remain in their vehicles and listen via their car's FM radio.

As a member of LEC, you have the right to get involved with your cooperative. The main vehicle for doing this is electing the Board of Trustees. These 10 fellow members meet once a month to review cooperative policies, financials and evaluate the direction of the cooperative. Trustees are nominated and elected at the Annual Meeting each year by attending members. District 6 (Upper) Trustees Marianne Roose, Wes Loughman, and Mike Workman and District 7 (Lower) Trustee Myra Appel will be up for re-election at the 2020 Annual Meeting. There is also an open trustee seat in District 6 that will be up for election.

Another member responsibility is voting on proposed By-Laws Amendments. There are five proposed amendments this year (please see attachment below for details) that are important to continue moving Lincoln Electric forward.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be kept as brief as possible to respect your time during this busy season for many members. However, it's extremely important that we are able to elect trustees and vote on the proposed By-Laws Amendments before the 2021 Annual Meeting. To conduct this business, a quorum of about 235 members is needed, so we strongly encourage all members try to attend.

Special Meeting Notes:

Please make sure you register for the meeting by using one of the three entrances noted above. If we don't scan your notice of meeting and hand you a registration packet, you are not registered for the meeting and will not be eligible to vote or win prizes.

Radio broadcast will only be in the general vicinity of the arena.

Limited bathroom facilities will be available.

No food or drink will be provided.

If you plan to nominate a candidate for a trustee seat, be a trustee nominee, or make a motion during New Business, please use the main Osloski Road entrance. Let us know at registration that you plan to speak during the meeting.

There will be no question and answer session. Please contact the General Manager or Board of Trustees with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Annual Meeting!!

*Free Electricity for a Year is awarded as a monthly bill credit of $135 for 12 months. Amount is equivalent to the average residential monthly bill for LEC members in 2019. Non-transferable; not redeemable for cash. Please see certificate for full details.

^Pickup is being retired from LEC's fleet. Mileage is less than 90,000. Winner will receive the vehicle as is - no warranty is included or implied.

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Download this file (2020-09 Notice of Annual Meeting WEBSITE.pdf)2019 Notice of Annual Meeting & Proposed By-Laws ChangesSept 12, 20201585 kB
Download this file (2019 Notice of Meeting WEBSITE CORRECTED.pdf)2018 Notice of Annual Meeting & Proposed By-Laws ChangesMarch 30, 20191754 kB
Download this file (2018 Notice of Annual Meeting WEBSITE.pdf)2017 Notice of Annual MeetingMarch 24, 2018267 kB
Download this file (2017 Annual Meeting Notice.pdf)2016 Notice of Annual MeetingMarch 25, 2017139 kB
Download this file (2017 Proposed By-Law Revisions.pdf)Proposed By-Laws RevisionsMarch 25, 2017176 kB
Download this file (2015 Annual Report Website.pdf)2015 Annual Report and Notice of MeetingMarch 19, 20161009 kB
Download this file (2015 Annual Report FOR WEBSITE.pdf)2014 Annual Report and Notice of MeetingMarch 28, 20151517 kB
Download this file (2014 Annual Report FOR WEBSITE.pdf)2013 Annual Report and Notice of MeetingMarch 22, 20141602 kB