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Annual Membership Meeting


Quaker Oats Credit Union

71st Annual Meeting Minutes

April 17th, 2023


The 71st Annual Meeting was held at the New Covenant Church on North Center Point Road. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Ken Owens at 5:03 PM. Brad Dvorak noted that there was a quorum present.  43 members were in attendance. The minutes for the 70th Annual Meeting were handed out to all members and reviewed.  Motion to approve by Gary Gruwell and seconded by David Wiedner.  Motion carried.

Chairperson Ken Owens welcomed everyone in attendance and introduced the Board and Staff:


  • Ken Owens    Chairperson
  • JoAnn Elliott  President
  • Joe Conner      Vice Chairperson
  • Brad Dvorak   Secretary
  • Mike Henry     Credit Committee
  • Bridget Anderson       Credit Committee
  • Justin Jones     Audit Committee Chairperson
  • Ron Dearborn Audit Committee
  • Ellen Sennett  Audit Committee



  • Heather Lemke          CEO
  • Shelby Folken         Operations Manager
  • Nicole Fowler         Member Service

Ken Owens thanked the staff for all of their hard work regarding the upcoming system upgrade.  He thanked all of the membership that was present for their loyalty.

Gabe & Sarah from Securian Financial were present.  They briefly spoke about prices and high inflation post-pandemic.

There was no Old Business.

Heather thanked the Board of Directors for the volunteer work they do to help and said something about each board member and how they individually help out.  She thanked the membership for their patience during the core conversion over the last year.  She also talked about upcoming monthly specials.  Heather also told all of those in attendance that if they are interested in serving on the board, to let a member of the staff know of the interest.

Ron Dearborn and Ellen Sennett presented to the membership some of the credit union’s strategic long-range plan to remain competitive.

Four board members were up for re-election:  Justin Jones, Ron Dearborn, Ellen Sennett, and Brad Dvorak.  A motion from Gary Gruwell was put forward to elect the nominees by acclamation instead of ballots.  Seconded by David Weidner.  The motion passed unanimously, and all four existing board members were re-elected.

Door Prize Winners were drawn:

  • Chad Johnson – Air Fryer
  • David Wiedner – Bluetooth speaker
  • Tom Zahn – massage gun
  • Joe Rizzio – $25
  • Gary Gruwell – $25
  • Steve Lemke – $25
  • Janet Avis – $25 Lisa Richie – $50
  • Noah Anderson – $50
  • Mary Horton – $100

Motion to adjourn by Gay Strunk and seconded by Stacy Elliott.  Motion Carried.  Adjourned at 5:44 PM.

The meeting was followed by everyone in attendance receiving a Papa Murphy’s pizza, cheese bread, and cookies to bake at home.


Brad Dvorak

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