08 Mar Shareholders Elect New Board Member at Annual Meeting
For the first time in many years, the Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held at a location other than South Callaway R-II High School in Mokane. A school event scheduling conflict led Kingdom to look for an alternative venue, and North Callaway R-I High School in Auxvasse was chosen.
The meeting, held on March 4, 2017, marked the sixty-second time shareholders gathered to administer our cooperative’s business. Perhaps the most important order of business at each meeting is the election of three directors. This year, a new face was added to the Board when Mike Love, Board President and Auxvasse representative, chose to retire, leaving the race for the Auxvasse exchange open to new contenders. Jacob Baumgartner defeated opponent Normal Huls. Jacob is President of Baumgartner’s Furniture in Auxvasse and also serves on the Callaway County Special Services Board. In the Big Spring exchange, incumbent Gene Eldringhoff defeated Mike Grosse, and in the Tebbetts exchange, another incumbent, Eugene Richards, won a close battle with Henry Domke, M.D.
In other business, shareholders voted on several bylaw changes. All proposed changes were passed, and the new bylaws may be seen on the Kingdom website.
Winners of the prize drawings were:
Children 12 and under – Shelby Ward
Children 13-18 – Seth Elley
$300 cash – Carol Elsenraat
$200 cash – Gary Call
$100 Cash – James or Alyce Zerr
Roku – Mark and Debbie Hiatte