2022 Annual Membership Meeting
March 15, 2022 at 7pm
(Doors open at 6pm)
The Annual Meeting is open only to cooperative members.
For COVID-19 safety considerations, we will broadcast the meeting live on our website for those who cannot attend. All members will receive a voting ballot by mail that can be submitted at the meeting or returned by mail prior to March 15. Members attending the meeting will receive a $10 credit applied to the May telephone bill (limit one bill credit per membership). Drawings for door prizes will be held after the business portion of the meeting and members must be present to win.
2022 Director Candidates
Join us for our 68th annual membership meeting on March 15th (members have a 278 or 595 phone number). Registration begins at 6:00 pm and the business meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Members will elect Directors and get updates on LightStream’s investments and upgrades. Attendees will also enjoy special offers and door prizes! The meeting will be held at the LightStream Headquarters at 306 S. State Rd. 39 in Buffalo.
Per our Bylaws: The Board shall have nine (9) Directors. The Board shall manage the business and affairs of the Cooperative. Such Board shall exercise all of the powers of the Cooperative except such as are by the Acts, the Articles, or these By-Laws conferred upon or reserved to the Memberships.
Address: PO Box 4, Buffalo
Children: Michael, Garrett and Mallory
Member Since: 1974
LightStream Director Since: 2013
Member of: Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, White County Catholic Mens Assoc., Liberty Township Park Board, NTCA
Other Interests: Family, skydiving, motorcycles, and antique cars
Candidate Statement: I have been honored to serve on the LightStream Board for the past ten years, five of which serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Making the decision to step down after effectively bringing insight and innovation to the Board was difficult but I felt necessary to ensure new ideas and perspectives were continually fostered and promoted into the company’s future. Over the years that I have served on the board, we’ve been able to bring incredible service and value to the LightStream customers and I feel that there is much more to be done. I would be honored to serve again as a member of the LightStream Board of Directors. If reelected, I will continue to serve with dedication and a passion to make LightStream a leader in the telecommunications sector. I will use the wealth of knowledge that I have gained during my time on the board to continue to bring ideas and I will work hard to ensure LightStream continues its strong momentum forward into the future. I will work to always make sure LightStream is “providing the best connection to your world.”
Address: 4894 N 700 E, Monticello
Children: Jorie and Lainey
Member Since: 2009
Member of: Treasurer – White Co Reserve Deputy; White County Extension Homemakers
Other Interests: Gardening, Cooking, Volunteering
Candidate Statement: I am a lifelong resident of White County, a hard-working wife and mother, and I enjoy serving our community.
Address: 7493 E 1000 N, Monticello
Children: Levi and Lillian
Member Since: 2013
LightStream Director Since: 2016
Member of: Buffalo Christian Church, Buffalo Cemetery Board
Committees Served: Benefits, Scholarship, Membership, Documents
Other Interests: Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Family Outings
Candidate Statement: It truly is an honor to serve as the chairman of the board. I have enjoyed being able to meld my professional background experience into my board seat. I am a firm believer in the future plans of growing LightStream’s fiber network and I look forward to continuing to represent the cooperative membership well. I feel that we are living up to our mission statement of “Providing the BEST connection to your world” and fulfilling it to our entire Coop is a great feeling! I appreciate the past and future support of our membership to allow me to continue to serve on this board, thank you!
Address: 5547 W 500 S, Winamac
Children: Boone (3) and Cole (2)
Member Since: 2013
Member of: Indiana Farm Bureau
Other Interests: Farming, camping, hiking and gardening
Candidate Statement: I’ve been a Pulaski district resident for almost 10 years. I hope to bring fresh ideas to the board of directors with my background in accounting and ability to look at all perspectives. My goal is to increase awareness of rural internet business and advocate for future funding that can assist rural broadband infrastructure.
Star City Candidates
Address: 3170 E 800 S, Star City
Children: Will, Megan, Adam
Member Since: 2010
LightStream Director Since: 2013
Member of: Star City UM Church, Winamac Kiwanis
Committees Served: Finance, Scholarship, Annual Meeting
Other Interests: Gardening, reading, and travel
Candidate Statement: Promoting the rural lifestyle and quality of life that represents is so important to those of us who enjoy small town living. That doesn’t mean we must do without the conveniences of modern technology. Advancing that through the quality of service offered by LightStream has been of utmost importance to myself and others who serve on this board.
Address: 5037 S 650 E, Star City
Children: Wyatt and Avery
Member Since: 2012
Other Interests: Spending time with family and working on old tractors/engines.
Candidate Statement: If elected I will do my best to help serve the customers and try to keep costs down.