Boys and girls ages 6-13 are invited to take part in the Minnesota Twins Play Ball! Clinic, Sat., May 12 at Burnside Park (near the aquatic center) in Sleepy Eye.
The event is free to participants and is sponsored by Brown County REA through its wholesale power supplier Great River Energy and coordinated by Sleepy Eye
Community Education. It is open to all area youth. Six to 9-year-olds are scheduled from 9:00 to 10:30 and 10 to 13-year-olds should come from 10:30 to noon.
There is no registration required but youth must sign a waiver at the clinic. The Twins will provide safe, youth friendly equipment.
Participants are asked to bring their own glove to learn throwing, hitting and fielding skills.
More than 480 members and spouses, employees and guests of Brown County Rural Electrical Association (REA) filled the Sleepy Eye Event Center April 5th for the cooperative’s 81st Annual Meeting. A total of 288 members registered at the meeting.
Sister JoAnne Backes, Pastoral Administrator at the Church of St. Paul in Comfrey, shared the invocation. During the business meeting, Board President Jim Mickelson recapped cooperative happenings from the past year. He presented a plaque and expressed appreciation to Attorney Robert Hinnenthal, who is retiring later this year after serving as the co-op’s attorney for 34 years.
CEO Mike Heidemann reviewed highlights of the past year, including average outage statistics which are among the lowest in the state, and employee retirements and new hires. He also noted that wholesale power supplier Great River Energy, is already supplying 25% renewable energy to Brown County REA and other member cooperatives, ahead of the state mandate of 25% by 2025.
The 2017 audited financial report was reviewed by Office Manager Darla Ruschen. Julie Seifert shared her experience serving on the Member Advisory Council, topics addressed at the meetings and the behind the scenes look at the co-op. Katelyn Hauth presented highlights and photos of her trip to Washington, D.C. last June as the cooperative’s Rural Electric Youth Tour representative.
Directors were elected in Districts 6,7, and 9. Incumbents Joel Christensen, Greg Mages and Tom Hayes were each re-elected to three-year terms.
At the organizational meeting which followed, Jim Mickelson was elected President of the Board, Bill Berg chosen as Vice President, and Jim Hanson elected Secretary/Treasurer. Reuben Kokesch was again selected as Brown County REA’s representative on the Great River Energy board.