2022 SBEC Annual Meeting Information
May 21, 2022- Business Meeting begins at 10am, Doors Open at 8:30am
Austin County Expo Center
Democratic Member Control is one of the seven principles that guide all co-ops, and at SBEC there is no better demonstration of that concept than the annual meeting. While there, members cast their votes for whom they think should represent them on the San Bernard EC Board of Directors, and this year three board members are up for reelection.
This year, our traditional Annual Meeting will be taking place at the Austin County Expo Center. Doors open at 8:30am and you must be registered by 10am to be eligible to vote, receive a door prize and your free BBQ meal ticket.
Each member will receive ONE free BBQ meal ticket and additional tickets can be purchased for $10.
This year's Annual Meeting will be held at the Austin County Expo Center in Bellville, Texas.
Austin County Expo Center
1076 Hey 159 E
Bellville, TX 77418
Board District Positions up for Election in 2022: District 2, 4 & 6
Micklitz is a retired State Judge. He has lived in the Pattison area since 1970, where he is a member of the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department. He has been a Director of SBEC since 1980. Upon graduation from Texas A & M College in 1960, he attended law school and graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1965. He also served 30 years in the Army and the Texas National Guard, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1990. Micklitz, who was a paratrooper, is also a licensed pilot but does not fly anymore. He has four children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He attends Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville.
Kiecke is a lifetime resident of Bellville and is not a stranger to the business world. He graduated from Bellville High School in 1977 before he went on to earn his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin.
Kiecke has worked in the Insurance Industry and was president of Anco Insurance in Bryan/College Station before purchasing Tesco Industries in Bellville in 1999. He currently is the CEO of DLN Holdings which owns Tesco Industries, LLC in Bellville and R&M Forge and Fittings, LLC in Houston.
Kiecke enjoys the outdoors when he is not in the office. Some of his favorite activities are biking, hiking, hunting and fishing. He can also be found on the weekends playing guitar and singing with the Bellville United Methodist Church’s praise band or with the popular Austin County band, Red Bulls, in venues in our area.
He and his wife of 41 years, Darcy (Schultz) have three children and four granddaughter.
Elliott grew up in Dayton, Texas, a rural rice farming community in southeast Texas. He grew-up showing animals in FFA and working in every aspect of rice farming. Elliott has been an insurance agency owner since 1988 with the past 13 years being in Columbus, TX. Vance is a Texas veteran who served three years in the U.S. Army Military Police, and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Prior to going into the insurance business, Vance was Employee Safety and Security Manager for the Houston Chronicle for five years. During his tenure as an insurance agency owner Vance was elected three times to the office of Justice of the Peace in Kerr County.
Vance has served on the SBEC board since April 1, 2018 and is a Credentialed Cooperative Director with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Vance has served as President of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and as a District Governor in Lions International. Outside of the office, Vance enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife Heather, kayaking, zip lining, and enjoying live music. Vance and his wife Heather have three married children and one granddaughter.
Please make sure to bring your Registration Card from the cover of your MAy Issue of the Texas Co-Op Power! This is not only your registration card, but also your door prize ticket for our many door prizes!
The 2022 Annual Meeting Door Prizes
Every member that is registered will receive an Annual Meeting Gift the day of the event.
All registered members at the 2022 Annual Meeting are eligible for a prize & must be present to win.
Remember, your REGISTRATION CARD is your Door Prize Ticket and can be found on the cover of your May Texas Co-Op Power Magazine.
Thank you to all our 2021 Door Prize Sponsors!