Annual meeting plans take shape

A year like no other…

We would like to personally invite you to the Boone REMC 2021 annual meeting! We look forward to sharing our 85th diamond anniversary with you and how we are working hard to put our community first during this unprecedented time.

Connect with your board and Boone REMC employees from a distance with our first drive-through meeting. The Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds will be the site of this very special event. As you drive through the Boone REMC Hall and Circle, you will have an opportunity to meet your board of directors and employees, pick up fun giveaways, receive bill credits, and get a voucher for a dozen Titus donuts.

Scholarships are available

Don’t forget – if you have a child who will be enrolled full-time in college for the 2021-2022 school year, we have scholarship drawings at the annual meeting. The application is easy to complete; download it directly from our website and email it to [email protected] This year, we are awarding 15- $500 scholarships. We will do a live drawing on Facebook, so everyone can tune in virtually.

Vote for your directors

Because we are a democratically controlled organization, an election is held each year to select members to serve on the board of directors. At the 2021 annual meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to elect directors to represent districts 4, 5, and 6. I look forward to seeing you on April 17 at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds!

 G. Tom Taylor, District 4

G. Tom Taylor is a third generation grain farmer who also owns and manages West Central Indiana Contractors. He has served on the Boone REMC board since 1994 and has earned the Certified Cooperative Director, Board Leadership and Director Gold credential from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Taylor served on the board of the REMC’s wholesale power provider, Wabash Valley Power, for 11 years and was on the ACES board for six years. Taylor is a member of the Dover Christian Church, where he served as chairman of the board for two years. He volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Custom Harvesters Association. He and his wife, Janice, have two sons, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. They enjoy fishing, boating, traveling and vacationing in Minnesota with their family.

  Jon Stevens, District 5

Jon Stevens has been a Boone REMC member for over 20 years and has earned the Certified Cooperative Director credential during his first term on the Boone REMC Board. He received a Bachelor of Science in farm and business management from Purdue University. He and his wife, Colleen, have two grown daughters and attend New Hope Christian Church.  Jon has previously served as a trustee and deacon at New Hope where he currently serves on the Finance Team and heads up the Mission Team.  Stevens also previously served on the Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up board. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Boone County Leadership class. His past involvements include serving as a member of the Boone County 4-H Council, Boone County Junior Achievement Board, Danville and Lebanon Optimist Clubs, and Sheridan and Lebanon Rotary Clubs.

   Alan D. Cragan, District 6

Alan Cragun is a self-employed grain farmer who has served on the Boone REMC board since 2006. He has earned the Certified Cooperative Director, Board Leadership Certificate, and Director Gold credentials from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Cragun holds a food science degree from Purdue University. He is a Gideon and also serves as a food distribution volunteer at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary School. He and his wife, Grace, attend Chinese Church of Indianapolis, Northwest and also attend New Hope Christian church where Alan also serves on the Missions team. They have a son, two daughters, and a granddaughter.

Don’t forget to bring your official registration card. The registration card with your personal barcode should be arriving soon in the mail.  However, if you can’t attend the event, drop your registration card and voting ballot in the mail to claim your $20 bill credit.