Petitions Available for March Board Elections
EnerStar’s 79th Annual Meeting is just around the corner and cooperative members have the opportunity to run in the upcoming board of directors election. Members who are eligible candidates and can commit the time and energy to the member-owned corporation may want to consider this opportunity.
The role of director is a huge commitment – of time, energy and education – more than most members realize. Thankfully, there are members who are willing to serve in this important capacity. Decisions made can affect the membership into the next generation.
For the 2018 election, EnerStar has three director seats, which are three year terms in Districts 2, 4, and 7.
Members interested in running for the board should contact the cooperative office to verify eligibility and receive a petition packet. The packet includes all the necessary information one would need to learn more about the cooperative and the role of the director.
Board petitions require the signatures of 15 EnerStar members who live in the candidate’s Voting District. All members signing petitions must have an original membership card on file and must be currently receiving electricity from the cooperative. Candidates will also need to check with cooperative personnel to make certain they reside within the correct Representative District.
Petition packets can be obtained at the EnerStar headquarters in Paris beginning November 28, 2017. They may also be obtained via mail or e-mail by calling the cooperative office at 800-635-4145 during normal business hours.
Completed petitions may be turned in to the cooperative office from January 8, 2018, to January 23, 2018. Candidates should also provide a short biographical sketch, 250 words or less, and a digital photo to be published with the Annual Meeting Notice. Candidates should also make plans to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, March 24, in the Crestwood School gym in Paris.
The Townships of Carroll and Love in Vermilion County, Illinois; the Townships of Young America, Ross, Prairie, Edgar, and Brouilletts Creek in Edgar County, Illinois; and all that portion of the Township of Shiloh lying north of the 1800th Road in Edgar County, Illinois