Annual Meeting

Runestone Electric Association holds an Annual Meeting each spring to update members on how their co-op is doing financially and operationally, to elect directors, and to transact business. It is an opportunity for members to learn more about their co-op, ask questions, and get educated on programs offered by Runestone Electric Association. Members are notified each year by mail and in the newsletter when and where the Annual Meeting will take place.

Attend the Annual Meeting and receive a $25 gift certificate

2024 Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 2024

4-5 P.M. REGISTRATION
5 P.M. MEETING BEGINS

ALEXANDRIA AREA HIGH SCHOOL 
4300 Pioneer Rd SE, Alexandria, MN 56308

The Annual Meeting of the members of the Association will be held pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the Bylaws of the Association in the Performing Arts Center of Alexandria Area High School in Alexandria, Minnesota, at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 25, 2024, to take action on the following matters:

1. The election of two (2) directors to serve for terms of three (3) years representing Districts Two and Five.
2. Passing upon reports of officers and directors covering the previous fiscal year.
3. The transaction of any and all other business as may properly come before the meeting.

ELECTION BY ACCLAMATION: The director elections in District Two and Five were uncontested, therefore no ballots will be mailed. Candidates will be elected by acclamation at the Annual Meeting.

MEETING REGISTRATION: The enclosed card in the packet is your meeting registration card. Be sure to bring the card to the meeting with you to avoid delays in registration.

Director Candidate Biographies

Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on April 25, 2024

Barbara Johnson

 

DISTRICT 2

Barbara Johnson
Incumbent

Barbara Johnson was nominated at the District Two meeting at Leaf Valley Town Hall in Garfield.

An REA member since 2000, Barbara and her husband, LeRoy, live in Leaf Valley Township on Lake Miltona. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Barbara has served on the REA Board of Directors for fifteen years, six of those years as the board president. She has completed the necessary training to become a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director and has completed the Board Leadership Certificate.

Barbara holds a degree in Math from the University of North Dakota – Grand Forks and worked as a computer programmer, systems designer and later as a bookkeeper.

District 2 Townships: Leaf Mountain, Effington, Millerville, Leaf Valley, and Ida.

Mike Loken

 

DISTRICT 5

Mike Loken
Incumbent

Mike Loken was nominated at the District 5 meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Mike resides on part of the farm where he grew up in La Grand Township. Before retiring in 2002, Mike worked in computer systems management for life insurance companies in the Twin Cities.

Mike has served on the REA Board of Directors for six years. Two years as treasurer and is now the vice-president. He is a certified Credentialed Cooperative Director through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Mike has 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Mike is a member of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria.

Mike has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Love INC, and volunteers during tax season preparing free income tax forms for low income clients through West Central MN Community Action.

District 5 Townships: Alexandria and La Grand.

Gift Certificates are redeemable only at these participating REA member businesses:

2100 Chophouse at Arrowwood Resort
2100 Arrowwood Ln NW, Alexandria
320-762-1124

22 Northmen Brewing
6693 Co Rd 34 NW, Alexandria
320-846-5443

Beau Coffee Company
Starbuck
Local Pick up/Drop off
320-239-2078

Blairview Saddle Shop
6320 MN-29, Alexandria
320-762-5664

Brother’s Market: Carlos
8170 MN-29, Carlos
320-852-7331

Brother’s Market: Miltona
4350 Co Rd 14 NE, Miltona
218-943-3333

Burr Vineyards
10522 Co Rd 58 NW, Brandon
651-726-4397

Carlos Creek Winery
6693 Co Rd 34 NW, Alexandria
320-846-5443

Chet’s Lakeside Inn
15681 Co Rd 102 NE, Parkers Prairie
218-943-2471

Country Blossom Farm
5769 Magnuson Rd SW, Alexandria
320-334-1620

Diamond Waves & Wags Car Wash
5667 St. Hwy. 29 S., Alexandria
320-759-8040

Doraisamy Farm
1090 Co Rd 7 NW, Garfield
320-524-2513

Jim & Judy’s 1 Stop
12321 St Hwy 29 N, Alexandria
320-852-7604

Kadejan Market
11535 Hwy 29, Alexandria
320-460-8710

Lake Miltona Golf Club
3868 Co Rd 5 NE, Alexandria
320-852-7078

Lake Reno Bar & Grill
14566 MN-29, Glenwood
320-283-5030

L’Etoile du Nord Vineyard
16451 NW Irene Ct NE, Parkers Prairie
320-298-4686

Long Lake Lodge
16021 Long Lake Rd NW, Brandon
320-524-2755

Rolling Forks Vineyards
21505 Selnes Rd, Glenwood
320-634-7655

Selective TV
2308 S Broadway, #2, Alexandria
320-763-5924

Stivland Gardens
30085 110th St, Lowry
320-283-5227

Stoke Wood-Fired Pizza
6693 Co Rd 34 NW, Alexandria
320-846-5443

Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course
15185 Golf Course Rd, Elbow Lake
218-685-4271