TO VIEW the business meeting, visit fb.com/sciremc.
September 25, 2021, at 9:45 am
Your annual meeting mailer is on the way!
SCI REMC members should anticipate receipt of mailer the first week of September.
The business for this year’s 82nd Annual Members’ Meeting will be conducted online, by mail, and during a live Facebook broadcast. The annual meeting mailer contains:
The 2020 meeting minutes and annual report.
The 2021 ballot, candidate bios, and instructions on voting online or by mail.
A prepaid postage envelope. (Please do not mail ballot to SCI REMC.)
Please submit your questions in advance to email@example.com.
Online voting is available until 11:59 pm, September 21, 2021, to be eligible for the cash drawing.
Mail-in ballots must be received by September 21, 2021, to be eligible for the cash drawing.
The first 500 members who vote online and the first 500 returned mail-in ballots will receive a $20 bill credit. All members that vote by the deadline will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 $500 and 15 $100 cash prizes.
Only one vote per member will be counted. Please do not mail your ballot if you vote online.
Scan the QR code on your paper ballot with your phone camera and follow the instructions.
- Enter your member number and election passcode located on the top of your paper ballot.
- Once registered, follow the instructions.
Online Voting is available until 11:59 pm, September 21, 2021, to be eligible for the cash drawing.
Do not mail your ballot if you voted online, only one vote per member will be counted.
Voting by Mail
- Mark your ballot by filling in the box next to your choice.
- Complete, detach and return the ballot in the enclosed return envelope.
Do not mail to SCI REMC.
Envelopes must be received by September 21, 2021, to be eligible for the cash drawing.
Paper ballots must be received no later than September 21, 2021.
Online voting is available until 11:59 pm, September 21, 2021.
Ballots tabulated by Survey & Ballot Systems.
DISTRICT 3: Brad Shields
Brad Shields of Martinsville is a District 3 candidate and has been an SCI REMC member for 21 years. He is currently the president and an owner of FORM/TEC Plastics (SHIELDS Windshields), and before that, he worked as a high school teacher and the head football coach at Peru High School and Trinton High School. Shields and his wife, Karen, live in Martinsville. He has two children, Beau and Alyxa. Shields graduated from Indiana University; during his studies, he was an Alpha Beta Academic Honorary Athlete recognized for football from 1985 to 1989.
He is a former board member of the Martinsville Education Foundation, the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce, Martinsville Youth Center, Martinsville Jr. Football League, Morgan County Leadership 2003, and an Albert Merritt Award Recipient.
“I would hope I could help to continue the good work and service and possibly help in improving the effectiveness of SCIREMC in the years to come.”
DISTRICT 4: Lisa Prosser (Incumbent)
Lisa Prosser of Mooresville is the incumbent director for District 4 and has been an SCI REMC member for 35 years and on the board of directors since 2014. Prosser and her husband have lived in Morgan County since 1986, and they have three children and five grandchildren.
Prosser has significant Board experience. She has 30+ years of senior management experience and is a small business owner. During her time of service, she has earned all NRECA required training and certifications. She has served as Chairwoman of the following Committees: CEO Search (National Search), Budget and Workplan, Evolving Technologies, and Personnel. She has also served as Vice Chairwoman for SCI Services, LLC, and served on the Board of Directors for St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Central Indiana, and Morgan Co. United Way.
“You have my commitment to work diligently to make sure my knowledge base and experience continue to expand for the benefit of my fellow members. I appreciate your vote, and thank you!”
DISTRICT 8: Jim Koch (Incumbent)
Jim Koch of Unionville is the incumbent director for District 8 and has been an SCI REMC member for 33 years and on the Board of Directors since 2018. Koch is a retired veterinarian. He and his wife MaryAlice Cox moved to Indiana 33 years ago, where they owned and operated a veterinary hospital until they sold the practice several years ago. Until the COVID 19 pandemic, they offered low-cost veterinary services to pet owners.
Koch attended elementary, high school, and university in Ontario, Canada, where he graduated with a DVM from the University of Guelph. Since joining the board, he has earned NRECA’s highest certifications. Koch is on the Board of Directors for Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, Friends of Music, and the Bloomington chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.
“I would like to assist in our energy transition and our member use of electricity and technologies to power their homes, vehicles, and lives.”
DISTRICT 8: Donald Renner
Don Renner from Bloomington is a District 8 candidate and has been an SCI REMC member for two years. He and his wife Barbara have two sons John (wife Haley) and Brad (wife Jenni), with two grandsons, Austin and Connor. He is active in his church and Christian ministries.
Renner graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He took Fiber Optic Systems Design classes from George Washington University. Renner is a Consultant for Orange County REMC and managed the successful applications that have provided $18,340,087 in broadband grants over ten years. He is a former owner of an internet service provider with over 900 clients, a broadband construction company that built hundreds of miles of copper and fiber lines per year, and a past president of the National Power and Communications Contractors Association.
“Serving REMC members first and foremost, reducing power outages, reducing operating costs, and speeding up fiber construction will be my goals.”
DISTRICT 8: Jason Vencel
Jason Vencel is a lifelong resident of District 8 and has been an SCI REMC member for 11 years. He and his wife Holli of 23 years have three children, Ethan, Isaac, and Lucas. Vencel is currently a staff real estate appraiser for Farm Credit Mid-America located within the Bloomington office. He was previously the Co-Owner of Vencel Appraisal Services, covering Real Estate Appraising within south-central Indiana.
Vencel is a 1989-Graduate of Bloomington High School North and has a Criminal Justice AS degree from Vincennes University. He previously served on Shelter Inc’s board of directors for five years and on the Bloomington Board of Public Safety for 14 years, and he is a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Bloomington.
“Continue expanding quality services to our membership including high-speed internet while keeping the consumers’ expenses low, and the employment of local qualified persons dedicated to living in our community.”