April 17th 2018

OAEC I.T. Association

Meeting Minutes


  1. Call to order

Don Pak called to order the regular meeting of the OAEC I.T. Association at 10:05am on 04/17/2018 at OAEC meeting room.

  1. Roll call

Don Pak conducted a roll call. The following persons were present:

  • Casey Davis, OEC
  • Don Pak, East Central
  • Brenda Merkle, TCEC
  • Curt Cloyd, NWEC
  • Chandler Lingle, SWR
  • Greg McComber, Cotton Elec
  • Sid Sperry, Statewide
  • Eric Neill, Rural Elec
  • Steph Jones, Cimarron Elec
  • Approval of minutes from last meeting

Don Pak read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

  1. Open issues
    1. Officer Elections raised by Don Pak
      • Don Pak, President
      • Casey David, Vice President
      • Brenda Merkle, Secretary
      • Treasurers, Greg McComber with Chandler Lingle
      • Recorder/Historian, Shannon Veerkamp
    2. Meeting Committee Members
      • Curt Cloyd
      • Eric Neill
      • Steph Jones
    3. Treasurer to setup account with Energize Credit Union
    4. Email Managers and I.T. with the bylaws along with the $300.00 Membership fee due by June 1st. Note to AP that it should state OAEC I.T. Association annual membership dues
    5. Survey Form for what everyone uses in the OK Coops
    6. Potential Speakers and Vendors
      • Robert McClanahan, Arkansas Electric
      • Luke Williams, First Electric Cooperative
      • Jacek Szamrej, SEDC
      • Timothy Fawcett, Guernsey
      • Anna Imose, McAfee & Taft
      • Bsideok
      • Donovan Farrow, Alias Forensics
      • Nathan Seaney, Secure Ideas
      • Geoffe Wilson, True Digital
      • Slade Griffin
      • Kenny Sparks, Legislative updates
      • Jim Libersky, Barrier1
      • Dana, Infraguard
      • RC3
      • Federated
    7. Kenny Guffey asked about overlap with the AMI and we declined.
    8. Annual Meeting Date September 20th and 21st.
    9. Survey Monkey from Brenda for members involved and who would like to talk.
    10. Facilitators for small roundtables?
    11. Corrected version of Bylaws will be sent by Sid to managers along with the dues to Coops.


  1. New business
    1. Donations of prized from Coops



  1. Adjournment

Don Pak adjourned the meeting at 11:50.

Minutes submitted by:  Shannon Veerkamp

Minutes approved by:  Casey Davis