Original Post Date: December 16th, 2016
2016 Annual Meeting Highlights
Annual Meeting Highlights

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Members of

Western Iowa Energy, LLC

Held:  June 14, 2016

Pursuant to the call of the board of directors of Western Iowa Energy, LLC (the “Company”), the Company’s Articles of Organization and the Operating Agreement (the “Operating Agreement”), the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Company’s members was held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the Wall Lake Community Center, 202 W. 2nd Street, Wall Lake, Iowa.  On May 11, 2016, the Company began mailing the Notice of Annual Meeting of Members and the proxy statement and proxy card for the Member Meeting to all members of record as of the close of business on February 22, 2016.

The meeting was held for the following purposes: 

1.        To elect (2) directors to the board of directors; and

2.       To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. 

·         A quorum which is equal to or above 25% of the outstanding A & B membership units, was present at the meeting. 

·         Chairman Bill Horan called the meeting to order and presided during its deliberations.  Suzanne Kilbourn acted as Secretary of the meeting.  The inspectors of elections, Joseph L.  Neppl (impartial representative), Ronda Bohm (Employee of the Company) were both charged with counting the ballots and proxies for all matters voted upon at the meeting. 

·         Chairman Bill Horan introduced the board, personnel, and guests. 

·         Chairman Bill Horan described the matter of election of the directors and accepted and addressed questions regarding the pending election. 

·         A motion was made and duly seconded to approve the agenda for the evening.   It carried by a voice vote. 

·         A motion was made and duly seconded to approve the minutes of the 2015 annual membership meeting.  It carried by a voice vote. 

·         Bill Horan gave the Chairman’s report of WIE and its previous year’s business. 

·         Introduction of the candidates for election to the Board of Directors was completed by Chairman Bill Horan with each candidate speaking individually.  (Brent Halling and Grant Kimberley). 

·         President/General Manager Brad Wilson gave a report on the general health of the company.

·         Guest speaker TJ Page of IRFA was introduced and reported on federal policy.

·         Guest Speaker Grant Kimberley was introduced and reported on state policy.  

·         The polls were closed while the ballots voted at the meeting were counted together with the proxies cast prior to the meeting. 

·         The floor was opened for questions and general discussion. 

·         Following the question and answer session, Bill Horan received the report of the inspector of elections.  He announced that both candidates, Brent Halling and Grant Kimberley had been elected to serve three-year terms on the board of directors. 


·         Voting by the members for the election of two (2) Director nominees was as follows:


Nominees                           Votes For            Withhold/Abstain

                             Brent Halling                           6,861                               40               

                             Grant Kimberley         6,761                                140


There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned. 


Kevin Ross, Secretary

Last Modified December 16th, 2016

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