Join fellow members at Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative's 2019 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019. The meeting will take place at the Clay County Regional Events Center located on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect board directors and to report on the past year's business. Please join us for a free continental breakfast, business meeting and drawings!
Doors will open at 8 a.m. for registration and breakfast buffet. Business meeting followed by keynote speaker, Chris Norton, will begin at 9 a.m.
All members will receive an Official Registration Postcard in the mail with the meeting details. You may continue to vote until the Annual Meeting or you can bring your ballot to the meeting.
CHRIS NORTON, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
In October 2010, 18-year-old Chris Norton jogged onto the football field on a kickoff for Luther College and was wheeled off on a stretcher after a routine tackle fractured his spine, causing significant damage to his spinal cord. After 16 hours of surgery, he was given a 3 percent chance of ever moving anything below the neck. Four years later, he defied the odds and, at his college graduation and with the assistance of his fiancé, Emily Summers, Norton walked across the stage to receive his diploma.
Three years after his graduation walk, Norton attempted another incredible feat - this time, perhaps the most important walk of his life - down the aisle with his wife, Emily. As with his graduation walk, Norton prepared relentlessly, spending four hours her day in the gym. Norton and his wife joyfully conquered the challenge - and walked seven yards down the aisle after their wedding ceremony. Seven yards symbolized the seven-year anniversary of his injury.
Norton now speaks at numerous events across the country. His message focuses on the fact that we all face challenges, but our circumstances don't define us - we do. His message resonates with all of us; adversity is universal, but we all have the Power to Stand.
After the Annual Meeting, Norton will be available to autograph his book, The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes. Books will be available for purchase at the annual meeting.