80th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Headquarters at 1732 Finney Road, Murphysboro, Illinois
You are invited to attend the 80th Annual Meeting of the Members at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at our new headquarters site in Murphysboro, Ill., located at 1732 Finney Road. Registration will open and food service begins at 4:30 p.m. All registered cooperative members will receive a $15 credit on their August bill (one per registered account)! There will be escorted parking and meeting registration, scholarship registration, and food service will take place inside our truck storage building. Please bring this registration card with you to expedite registration. A hot dog dinner will be provided with chips and a drink. An information booth will be set up to display our website and assist with SmartHub registration. All members that register for SmartHub that night, as well as those who prove they are already registered, will be entered to win an Apple iWatch, FitBit or cash prize! After dinner, we will have Dairy Queen Dilly Bars, kettle corn and balloon animals. Weather permitting, we will again be conducting bucket rides, given by our linemen, as well as performing Live Line Demonstrations. The supervised Children’s Art Program and movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. inside for the duration of the business meeting, sponsored by the Murphysboro High School Art Club. After the meeting and scholarship drawings, there will be numerous gifts and cash prizes given away, so we hope to see you there!
To view the July center section with all Annual Meeting information, including Meeting Agenda, Board Profiles, Statement of Earnings, Nominating Committee Report, as well as the Voting Authorization for Organizations, click below:July 2018 Annual Meeting Center Section View More 2016 Annual Meeting Photos View More 2017 Annual Meeting Photos
2017 Meeting Recap: Egyptian Electric Cooperative conducted their 79th Annual Meeting of the Members on the evening of Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Steeleville American Legion. It was again a hot day for an annual meeting, but the evening couldn’t have went any better! Approximately 708 guests, including the 416 registered members, were served a hot dog dinner, chips and dilly bars! Bucket truck rides were again given by the linemen of Egyptian Electric and Cassie Andrews and the Calico Creek Bluegrass Band performed in the main hall.
During the business meeting, members re-elected Steve Prest of Coulterville, Larry Ebers of Steeleville, and Gil Kroening of Carbondale, to new three-year terms on the board of directors. Paul Hicks, Egyptian Electric Cooperative (EECA) Board Secretary-Treasurer, reported that 2016 wholesale power costs from Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC), EECA’s generation and transmission cooperative, amounted to more than 28 million dollars, or about 70 percent of operating expenses. Assets and liabilities totaled about 77 million and revenue from electric sales totaled approximately 39 million dollars. In addition, other operating expenses totaled about 11 million. He also stated that there were no margins to be allocated as capital credits for 2016.
EECA Board President Ken Jarrett brought members up-to-date on the status of coming changes. He also reminded members that the co-op is operated according to the co-op core values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. “Because we are a cooperative, our focus is not on generating a profit,” he explained. “We strive to provide you with the service you desire and deserve.”
Retiring General Manager Jim Riddle reported on Egyptian Electric rates and how they are affected by SIPC. He explained that a cost of service study is being conducted, and that he does anticipate a rate increase this year due to materials, labor, general overhead, and wholesale power costs. He additionally added that in 2016, EECA had the third overall lowest rates of Illinois electric co-ops. Regarding the new office, he told members EECA will continue to maintain two serviceman positions in the current Steeleville service area, and after-hours outage and responses will continue out of that operations center. He also reminded members of the multiple payment options they have including new payment kiosks. See our Annual Meeting Scholarship page for the 2017 winners and results!