Moreau Grand presents service awards at annual meeting
Moreau-Grand Electric held their 64rd annual meeting in Isabel South Dakota on Friday, October 12, 2012. The meeting was held at the Isabel Community Center with 106 members going through the registration line. The evening began with the Isabel American Legion Auxiliary serving a delicious barbecued beef supper to members and guests. Following the meal Evy Johnson of Firesteel started the evening with a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem. Board Chairman Rod Schad called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Reports were heard from Board Secretary-Treasurer Beverly Birkeland, Board President Rod Schad, Manager Melissa Maher, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Senior Legislative Representative Steve Tomac. Members listened to the various presenters discuss the Connections Card program, scholarships, demand response program, recap of system restoration efforts made since the storms of 2010, FEMA reimbursement, and future rate increases. Steve Tomac of Basin Electric Power Cooperative provided a Basin update including the increasing energy demand the Bakken oil field is causing Basin Electric.
Service awards were presented to:
Kent Larson – Line Superintendent – 20 years
Cap Pearman –Journeyman Lineman – 25 years
Lois Bartlett – Director – 5 years
Barb Begeman – Director – 10 years
Royce Walker – Director – 20 years
Vender supplied door prizes were given throughout the evening with the big winners as follows:
$50 prize winners were – Darlene Pfaff, Paula Hinkley, Alice Enright, John Beer, Shirley Finkbeiner, Ester Goldade
Star Quilt – Lou Lindskov
Konor Lindskov of Isabel won the kids prize of the Mp3 player and money for guessing the closest to the amount of money in the jar.
Following the annual meeting, the board held a reorganization meeting for the purpose of electing officers. Those selected were Rod Schad – President, Charles Clark – Vice-president and Beverly Birkeland -Secretary-Treasurer.
Moreau-Grand appreciates the community of Isabel for their kindness and hospitality