The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
The Bank of Stronghurst held its Annual Stockholders meeting Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at St. Patrick Community Center, near Raritan.
Approximately 90 stockholders and guests attended the 12:30 p.m. luncheon buffet and meeting.
Charles E. Vaughn, President and C.E.O., led the stockholders and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was given by Joshua DeSotel.
At approximately 1:40 p.m. the meeting was opened by Charles Neff, Chairman. Robert Dillon and Sidney Dowell served as Judges. Brenda Brokaw was Secretary.
The Chairman called on Stacie Newberry, Vice President and Cashier, for her financial report. Mrs. Newberry reported that the Bank of Stronghurst had another successful year in 2013. She went on to discuss the highlights of 2013. In closing, she stated that with our strong capital position, continued conservative banking philosophy and loyal customers and stockholders, the Bank of Stronghurst looks forward to another year of profitability and growth.
Chairman Neff then called on Jerry Keimig, Sr. Vice President and Farm Loan Officer, to report on the Bank's loan portfolio. Mr. Keimig gave a breakdown of the loan categories. He closed his report by stating that we have four locations to serve the public and we will continue to work hard to serve our present customers and to attract new customers.
Each stockholder was given a copy of the minutes of last year's meeting. The Chairman asked for a motion to approve the minutes. A motion was made by Bonnie Hensley and seconded by Marlene Knutstrom to accept the 2013 stockholder minutes as presented. The motion unanimously carried.
Judges for the meeting, Robert Dillon and Sidney Dowell, reported 2,461 shares of stock represented in person and 2,782 shares represented by proxy, making a total of 5,243 shares represented. Chairman Neff then declared a quorum present for the transaction of business.
Chairman Neff called for the Election of Directors for the coming year. A motion was made by Robert Dillon and seconded by Erin Anderson, that the present Directors be nominated for the coming year and that a unanimous ballot be cast to elect the nominees. The motion unanimously carried. The Directors for the coming year will be:
As recommended by the Board of Directors, a discussion was held regarding changing the date of the annual Stockholders Meeting. Sidney Dowell entertained a motion to change the annual meeting date to the second Tuesday in March with David Vancil, Sr. seconding the motion. The motion unanimously carried.
Chairman Neff called on Robert Dillon for a presentation to the bank. Mr. Dillon, representing the Bunt Family, presented an original water color painting of the Bank which was painted by Evelyn Bunt in 1989.
Chairman Neff called on Brenda Brokaw to conduct a drawing for door prizes. Winners of the drawing were as follows:
Fresh Floral Centerpieces
2012 US Mint Proof Coin Sets
Gift Basket of Specialty Items
January 28, 2014
Following the Annual Stockholders meeting, Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the newly elected Board of Directors of the Bank of Stronghurst met at the bank for the Organizational Meeting. The Officers for 2014 were appointed as follows: