Kosciusko REMC holds drive-through meeting

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:34 PM EDT
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WARSAW, Ind. (WNDU) - Kosciusko REMC changes up the way they usually run meetings.

They usually host their annual meeting in person, but not this year.

“It’s usually about four to five hours on a Saturday, but with the pandemic that hit last year we had to adapt,” said Employee Mike Whitaker.

Thursday, they went with a drive-through concept and it was a success.

Members drove right up to one of the six lanes to cast a vote.

As a “thank you” they received a 10-dollar credit, a gift and a take home dinner.

“We are all really excited. We are just thrilled to see the members coming out to cast their votes,” Whitaker said.

“The 10-dollar credit was a draw and REMC made it easy with advertising how to do it...,” said Member Rob Janek.

The purpose of the event was to elect three new Board of Directors

“The directors protect the members and make sure everything is going good financially and morally. They just look out for the member, that’s what they are there for. That’s why the members elect the Board of Directors,” Whitaker said.

“We need to meet our quorum, enough voters. It looks like we are going to exceed that,” said President and CEO Kurt Carver.

Of the 18,000 plus members, around 1,000 showed up.

“The employees have been working on planning this for months. The employees got together as a whole and made this happen. My hat off to them, they did a great job. Outstanding for organizing this...,” Carver said.

The company is a member-owned cooperative that supplies electricity in rural areas.

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