EQUS Member Newsletter - March 2023

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RSVP today to join us at the 2023 Annual General Meetings

You're invited to join the EQUS Board of Directors at one of three Annual General Meetings!

Join the Board of Directors, EQUS CEO and Leadership, and EQUS members at the 2023 Annual General Meetings. Together, those in attendance will review the 2022 Annual Report and financials, celebrate the successes of the past year, and find out what's coming up in 2023.

Arrive early to join the Board of Directors for a coffee and a meet and greet that will be taking place.

This year, an election for Directors will be held. There are five nominees for a total of four vacant positions on the EQUS Board of Directors.

Members in attendance will be provided with dinner and refreshments, and will be entered in a draw to win one of two $500 bill credits at each meeting.

Meeting Schedule:

4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m Registration

Meet & Greet with the Board of Directors

5:00 p.m. until meeting adjournment

Business Meeting

Dinner to Follow

RSVP online at equs.ca/events, by email to events@equs.ca, or by toll-free call to 310.EQUS (310-3787).

Win a $500 Bill Credit! Two $500 power bill credits will be given away at each meeting!
RSVP to the Meeting in Your Area: Stony Plain - Tuesday, March 28 Best Western Sunrise Inn and Suites 3101 43 Avenue Red Deer - Wednesday, March 29 Westerner Park, Frontier Room 4847A 19 Street Lethbridge - Thursday, March 30 Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge 320 Scenic Drive S Scan this QR Code using the camera on your smartphone, or visit equs.ca/events to RSVP online:
UPCOMING EVENTS Check out the extended online content RURAL ONLINE CONTENT MEMBER NEWS In this issue: Members are free to purchase electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll-free in Alberta). March 2023 Operation Round Up Linn Valley Community Ice Rink Meet the New EQUS App We've made some changes!
2023 Annual General Meetings: • Tuesday, March 28 - Stony Plain • Wednesday, March 29 - Red Deer • Thursday, March 30 - Lethbridge Visit equs.ca/members/events for the latest
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EQUS Board of Directors

2023 Nominees:

The following background information has been provided by the nominees. This year there are a total of five nominees for four vacant positions, as such, an election for the vacant positions will be held at the Annual General Meetings with results of the vote to be shared online at equs.ca and in the May member newsletter.

Johan Feddema

Johan Feddema lives with his wife and three children north of Bentley and has been an EQUS member since 2011. He is a family man that has been successfully self-employed for 28 years.

In 2006, Johan and his family immigrated to Canada and purchased the Riverview Campground in Rocky Mountain House. They won multiple awards over the years and grew the campground to 150 sites, an apartment, glamping facilities, a gift store, and many amenities before selling in July 2022.

Johan previously held positions on the Boards for the Parks and Campground Owners’ Association of Alberta, the Canadian Camping and RV Council, and Blue Mountain Power Co-op. He is seeking election for the EQUS Board of Directors as he finds the REA world incredibly intriguing as it continues to evolve, and he enjoys serving REA members while looking out for their best interests.

Glen Fox

Glen Fox has been the Chair of EQUS since April 2014. Glen was elected to the Central Alberta REA Board in 2009 and has participated on the Governance and Policy Committee, External Relations Committee and the Prairie Power Board. Additionally, Glen served as Vice-Chair of the Board in 2010.

Glen immigrated to Canada at the age of 21 and established an electrical construction company. After moving to Brooks, Alberta in the 1970s, he began a residential construction company, later accepting a position with an electrical construction company in Calgary. Glen worked at Olds College in Alberta for a number of years as the Facilities Coordinator and also served on the Olds College Board of Governors.

Glen has always had an interest in rural areas and enjoys the rural lifestyle. Glen feels that EQUS’ success and growth as the largest member-owned utility in Canada will encourage other REAs to realize their full potential, ensuring that rural Alberta will continue to develop economically.

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Shaunna Mireau

Shaunna Mireau lives with her husband in the Onoway area and has been an EQUS member for nearly 20 years. In 2021, they became microgenerators when they installed solar panels at their home.

Growing up in a farming community near Stettler, Shaunna remembers the story of electrification for their farm, beginning with her grandfather erecting a windmill and wiring their farm after studying with a local rural electrification group.

Shaunna worked as a law librarian and in continuous process improvement until semi-retirement in 2018. She currently works in sales for a legal research technology company and consults in legal information management. Shaunna’s career as a law librarian and her experience with Board work has given her an understanding of governance models, meeting protocols, legislative requirements, conflicts of interest, and fiduciary duties of Board members. Throughout her career, she has observed that the most productive Boards and Committees have a diverse makeup of members.

Shaunna is seeking election to EQUS’ Board of Directors as her family history has sparked her interest in REAs and she believes she could bring a unique perspective to the Board being a member with microgeneration.

Marvin Neumann lives on his family farm in Barrhead County, where they have been EQUS members since 1977.

With his educational background in Civil Engineering Technology, Marvin previously worked as a Senior Director of Canada Lands Company until he retired in September 2022 to pursue farming full-time. Marvin has sat on the Alberta Barley Commission and Edmonton Salutes Committee and received the Sovereigns Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada.

Marvin has experience working with utilities and is curious about where the industry is headed. He is seeking election to EQUS’ Board of Directors so he can learn more about REAs and help ensure a sustainable future.

Murray Stauffer

Murray lives with his wife and sons on a farm east of Innisfail and they have been EQUS members since 2001. As a farmer, he and his family appreciate the dependability of EQUS as their power co-operative.

Elected to the EQUS Board of Directors in 2019, Murray has since served on the Governance and Policy Committee, External Relations Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, and the Prairie Power Board. He is also a past member volunteer on EQUS’ Operation Round Up Committee.

Murray’s career with the Alberta Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Branch involved chairing Apprenticeship Trade Committee meetings and presenting recommendations to various government officials and industry representatives.

Now retired from government work and with his adult sons assuming more of the farm responsibilities, Murray enjoys devoting his time to board work and giving back to our communities.

Marvin Neumann

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