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2019 Director Candidate Profiles

Ballots for this year’s director election were mailed to each member on Feb. 18, 2019. Completed ballots must be returned to the EnerStar office by Friday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. or can be brought to the annual meeting on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Voting District A and B elections are uncontested. In Voting District C, there are two candidates for the director position. The biographical information for all candidates have been provided by the candidates who are solely responsible for the content.

EnerStar wins safety award

More than 100 Illinois electric co-op linemen, supervisors and warehouse personnel attended the annual Safety Supervisory Technical Conference held in Decatur, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The meeting provides the newest safety information to help them continually evaluate and improve safety performance.

Years of Service Recognized at Annual Meeting

L-R: Chad Cornwell (20 yrs.), Russ Camp (10 yrs.), Angela Griffin (30 yrs.), Mike Huddleston (20 yrs.) and Tim Haddix (30 yrs.).v

All you need to know about EnerStar’s upcoming Annual Meeting of Members

Saturday, March 16, 2019

EnerStar’s Annual Meeting of Members is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16.

When you receive your booklet:

Read and follow the voting instructions, and return your ballot in the envelope provided.

It may be mailed or hand-delivered to the ­EnerStar office and must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. Ballots received in the mail or in the office ­after that date will be null and void. Ballots may also be brought to the Annual ­Meeting on ­Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Crestwood School, Paris, IL.

Please do not use the Ballot Return Envelope for any purpose other than the return of your ­ballots. 

Voting qualifications: who can vote

Because there are certain rules regarding voting procedures for the Annual Meeting of Members, it is important to remind members of their voting rights and responsibilities. The following points explain who can and cannot vote in the annual director election. By knowing these points, you can be assured your vote counts at the meeting.

Luck of the Draw Scholarship

At the upcoming EnerStar Electric Cooperative annual meeting on March 16, three lucky high school seniors could each win a $250 scholarship! It’s easy to qualify. Just come to the meeting with a parent and enter your name into the drawing by 9:15 a.m. and you could win! See below for all the details! 

Now is a great time to sign up for budget billing

Members wanting to eliminate the fluctuations of their monthly electric bills are encouraged to sign up for EnerStar’s Budget Billing program!

Accounts with at least 12 months of consumption history and with account balances paid in full are eligible.

Employee spotlights: The new faces at EnerStar

There were several employee retirements at EnerStar in November 2018, so that means we have a few new faces at our cooperative. Rest assured, they will still give you the great member experience that you have come to expect from your cooperative employees!

Kim Stewart

Final call to apply for the Youth to Washington Tour

Deadline to represent EnerStar in D.C. is January 31

The deadline is quickly approaching to represent EnerStar Electric in Washington, D.C. this summer. For more than 50 years, electric co-ops of Illinois have given tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from today’s public officials, and EnerStar is looking for two outstanding students in our cooperative family to represent us at Youth Tour this year. 


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