Annual Meeting Activities
- Registration 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in auditorium
- Door prizes drawn and awarded after the business meeting. Members must be present to win.
- Call to order
- Determination of quorum
- Posting of colors, Pledge of Allegiance
- Approval of minutes
- Board President’s report
- General Manager’s report
- Old business
- New business: election results
- Prize drawings
Election News: United Electric Co-op
Two directors will be elected during the Annual Meeting of the Members of United Electric Co-op Inc. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Directors whose terms expire are Bruce Beck and George Toner.
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Dawn and I have been active members of this great United Electric since 1973. We have grown and changed with the course of our lives having lived in both the Starr and Pella areas of our co-op, having devoted much of our lives to this organization and many other community opportunities. Although our children have grown and gone, we hope we have instilled in them a sense of community involvement and service, as both sets of parents have taught us. We love kids. Dawn operates a private preschool, molding and encouraging little minds. I am currently operating a small farm with many kids and teens from the same community of Starr and Pella.
Our co-op is in great hands with service minded and dedicated individuals. Working hand in hand with great staff and employees has been a successful and rewarding experience. The board has learned so much together, and I wish to proceed forward with this great United Electric Co-op. United Electric is a leader in local and state organizations and is currently financially secure and viable. I believe in the need for hydro power to provide clean energy and reliable power to those in our community. United Electric is a community. We are a part of this community, and I would appreciate your vote in order to give back some thanks. Together we can continue to provide low-cost power and keep our co-op values. We can keep United Electric strong for this great area we live in.
I was born and raised on a farm in Cassia County. I married Rozella Winters in 1947. We have three children, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
We moved to Minidoka County in 1960, building a home on the river and then moved to Paul in 1972.
I was in the auto repair business for 24 years and worked as a building contractor for the last 45 years. I have built numerous homes in the Mini-Cassia area and done commercial construction, building car washes, convenience stores and truck stops in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and Utah. I am still involved in construction—only now, it’s closer to home.
I was elected to the board of Rural Electric in 1982 and served as board president for six years.
When we merged Rural Electric and Unity Light and Power, I served as the first board president of United Electric Co-op.
I am very proud of United Electric Co-op, the management, the employees and the progress we have made since we consolidated. I would appreciate your vote and continued support.
I was born April 18, 1959, in Burley, Idaho, to Zon and Martha Lloyd. I was the fourth child only because I kicked my twin brother out so I could finally have some room. We lived in Almo, Idaho, until I was two when we moved to Ronan, Montana. I grew up on a cattle ranch and spent all my summers putting up hay, the old way, stacking it all by hand. I graduated from Ronan High School in 1977. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the South Island of New Zealand from 1979 to 1981.
In 1982, I married Cindy Blacker from Burley, Idaho, and we have four children: Linsey, Josh, Keisha and Cameron. We now have 13 grandchildren.
I received an associate degree from Ricks College and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in agriculture economics. I started my banking career working for Zions Bank as a collector. After I graduated from BYU, we moved to Burley to start working for Idaho Bank and Trust. They were bought out by Key Bank, and I worked for them for five years between Burley and Paul. In 1993, I joined D.L. Evans Bank in the Burley office (at the time, the bank had three branches). In 2000, I moved to the Rupert branch as the branch manager.
During the past 35 years, I have been active in many organizations in the area, serving as a board member and in several leadership positions, including:
- Rupert Chamber of Commerce, which became the Mini-Cassia Chamber.
- Minidoka School District Chairman of the Physicality’s Committee.
- Mini-Cassia Economic Development Committee, which merged into SEIDO—Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization.
- Region IV Development.
- City of Heyburn, Urban Development Association.
- Project Mutual Telephone.
- College of Southern Idaho Foundation.
- Merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America and a leader several times.
- I am active in my church and have served in several positions over the years.
I enjoy working with people and doing what I can to help make the Mini-Cassia area such a great place to live.