Rock Energy Cooperative held its 88th Annual Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2024, at the Eclipse Center in Beloit, Wis. Total attendance was 399, representing 215 co-op members.

During the meeting, 2024 Rock Energy director elections results were announced for districts 1, 3 and 5. Presiding over the elections was attorney Niles Berman. Directors elected were as follows:

  • Barb Miller (board vice-chair) – re-elected in District 1
  • Theresa Huber – re-elected in District 3
  • Bill Fischer – re-elected in District 5

Calling the meeting to order and providing opening remarks was Board Chairman Clark Schoonover, followed by an address from Rock Energy CEO Shane Larson. Schoonover also provided the Official Notice of the Annual Meeting, Treasurer’s Report and Chairman’s Report.

In Larson’s address, he discussed, among other topics, increasing wholesale supplier and equipment costs that have affected member rates (due to the rising costs). Additionally, he spoke about the tornadoes that occurred in February that caused damage in the co-op’s service area. He also reiterated the co-op’s commitment and dedication to its members.

“Most importantly,” said Larson, “I want to say, ‘thank you’ to all of you (members). You are the reason why we are here, and we are extremely motivated to do a good job on your behalf.”

The 2024 Rock Energy scholarship winners were also recognized. Education committee and board member/vice-chair Barb Miller announced each scholarship winner, while scholarship certificates were presented to the winners by education committee and board members Marian Trescher and Bill Fischer. A full-service dinner was provided for guests in attendance following the scholarship presentation.

Rock Energy Attorney Niles Berman was also recognized for honorable service with the co-op over the past 11 years. Berman will retire as the co-op’s attorney later this year.