The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
The Bank of Stronghurst held its Annual Stockholder's meeting Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at St. Patrick Community Center, near Raritan, IL. Approximately 78 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 Director Kenneth Nimrick.
At approximately 1:34 p.m. the meeting was opened by George Hennenfent, Chairman. Robert Dillon and Mitchell Cortelyou were Judges. Stacie Newberry was Secretary.
The Chairman called on Rodney Brake, Executive Vice President and Cashier, for his financial report. Mr. Brake reported that the Bank of Stronghurst had another profitable year. He went on to discuss the highlights of 2011. In closing, he 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 Hennenfent 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 Thomas Edmonds and seconded by Jean Steck to accept the 2011 stockholder minutes as presented. The motion unanimously carried.
Judges for the meeting, Mitchell Cortelyou and Robert Dillon, reported 2,426 shares of stock represented in person and 1,831 shares represented by proxy, making a total of 4,257 shares represented. Chairman George Hennenfent then declared a quorum present for the transaction of business.
Chairman Hennenfent called for the Election of Directors for the coming year.
A motion was made by David Vancil and seconded by Bonnie Hensley, 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:
Charles E. Neff
W. William Waddill
Charles E. Vaughn
Chairman Hennenfent called on Stacie Newberry to conduct a drawing for door prizes. Winners of the drawing were as follows:
Fresh Floral Centerpieces -James Blender and Jean Steck
2011 US Mint Proof Coin Sets Debra Hale and Cheryl Waddill
Stronghurst Centennial books-Jeanette Lafayette and Reva Peterson
And Then The Water Came books-David Vancil and Pauline Oge
Fisher Foods Gift Certificates-Lynn Beebe and Gary Armstrong
Chairman Hennenfent asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. A motion was made by Curt Eisenmayer and seconded by Dessa Rodeffer to adjourn.
The motion was unanimously carried and the 2012 meeting of the stockholders of Bank of Stronghurst was adjourned.
Following the Annual Stockholder's meeting, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the newly elected Board of Directors of the Bank of Stronghurst met at the bank for the Organizational Meeting. The Officers for 2012 were appointed as follows:
George Hennenfent, Chairman of the Board
Charles E. Vaughn, President and C.E.O.
Jerry Keimig, Senior Vice President and Farm Loan Officer
Rodney Brake, Executive Vice President & Cashier
Shawn McKoon, Vice President
Jane Malcolm, Vice President
Stacie Newberry, Vice President
Josh DeSotel, Loan Officer
Stacie A. Newberry , Secretary of the Meeting
January 24, 2012