Prairie Energy has successful Annual Meeitng
Prairie Energy Cooperative held its annual meeting of the member/owners on June 7th at the Belmond-Klemme High School in Belmond.
Golf cart service was provided for the members from the parking lot to the front entrance of the school. The members and guests enjoyed a roast beef/chicken dinner catered by Hillside Country Club. The number of registered members was 158 and dinner was served to 300 members and guests. Prior to the business meeting, members enjoyed listening to entertainment provided by Lindsey German.
This year’s annual meeting theme was: “Together We Can Grow” and focused on the many ways the cooperative is growing through economic development; programs offered; and its employees.
Directors Jim Wellik, district 2 and Marion Denger district 5 ran unopposed and were appointed to serve another three-year term.
Secretary/Treasurer Donald Christopherson gave the Secretary/Treasurer’s report and President Marion Denger and General Manager Becky Bradburn presented the President’s and Manager’s report. Highlights of the President’s/Manager’s report included the upcoming Community Solar project and economic development projects and awards.
Guest speaker was the 2016 Youth Tour winner Nicole Lampe who shared her experiences in Washington D.C. Nicole attends West Hancock High School in Britt and is the daughter of David and Sondra.
Names were drawn to award two free Energy Trail Bus Tours to Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Bismarck, North Dakota. Winners for the July 12-14 were William and Lee Ann Kurtz, alternates were Larry and Linda Denklau. Winners for the August 2-4 was Max Krause and the alternate was Dennis Zuehl.
At registration, each membership received a drink cup, a writing tablet; and reusable grocery sack. Following the business meeting, members received a $20 bill credit.
Michael Riedman of Basin Electric Power Cooperative displayed energy efficiency products and demonstrated a Segway.
An organizational meeting was held following the annual meeting and officers elected were: Marion Denger, president; Jim Wellik, vice president; Donald Christopherson, secretary/treasurer; Scott Stecher, assistant secretary/treasurer and Corn Belt representative; and Becky Bradburn, executive vice-president.
Prairie Energy would like to thank those who helped make this year’s annual meeting a success.