HUMBOLDT - "The Cooperative Spirit: Serving with True Grit" is the theme for the 2011 Corn Belt Power Cooperative Annual Meeting April 4 at the Best Western Starlite Village, Fort Dodge.
The theme centers on Corn Belt Power's response to many challenges in 2011, including severe weather, rising operating costs and new environmental regulations.
The keynote speaker will be Aaron Thomas, son of the late Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas, who will present "My Family's Story: Courage, Compassion and Overcoming the Odds."
Corn Belt Power, headquartered at Humboldt, is a generation and transmission electric cooperative providing power to 10 electric cooperatives and one municipal cooperative that serve farms, rural residences, small towns and commercial/industrial members in 41 northern Iowa counties.
The business portion of the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include reports on Corn Belt Power's 2011 operations and financial status.
Donald Feldman, president of the board of directors, and Kenneth Kuyper, executive vice president and general manager, will give updates on cooperative business.
Elections will be held for representatives to the Corn Belt Power board of directors from Grundy County REC, Midland Power Cooperative and North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association.