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Grundy Electric Cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting was held August 3, 2023, at the South Harrison High School in Bethany, Missouri. Over 270 members and guests began the evening with dinner served by Harrison County 4-H Members.Entertainment was provided by Grandview Station.
Members browsed the information booths and visited employees of Grundy Electric Cooperative and Mid-States Services, LLC. Lynne Shea, Principal Economic Development Specialist, of Associated Electric Cooperative visited with members regarding the mix of generating resources and technologies used to provide member-owners with safe, reliable electricity at the lowest cost possible.
Prior to the business meeting, GEC Community Foundation President Cliff Addison discussed the
Foundation and Operation Round Up. Foundation Trustee Tony Nelson presented fourth quarter grants to area schools totaling $11,277.00.
Pastor Trent Willhite offered the invocation. Grundy Electric Cooperative Board President Dan Lentz presided over the business meeting. Lentz welcomed and thanked members for their attendance and participation in the Cooperative’s Annual Business Meeting. Lentz introduced Grundy’s Board of Directors.
President Lentz announced that the Board of Directors approved a capital credit refund for the year 1990 and 25% of 2022 totaling $ 254,672.90. Capital credit checks will be credited to members’ bills later this year.
General Manager Scott Wilson thanked members for their commitment to the cooperative by attending their Annual Membership Meeting. Wilson discussed the delivery of safe, reliable, and affordable power through a diligent right-of-way plan and continued maintenance by changing poles and reconductoring efforts. He discussed electronic and software upgrades that allow for better service, optimal operations, and reduced costs. Wilson also discussed the rate adjustment implemented this year, as it was the first-rate increase since 2018. This was necessary to meet rising costs and increasing regulations; the cooperative will remain dedicated to providing exceptional service and affordable electricity.
Members elected three directors to each serve a 3-year term. Board incumbents Rodney Ewing of rural Lineville, Iowa representing Area 3; Richard Moore of Princeton representing Area 4; and Marvin Harding of rural Ridgeway representing Area 5 were re-elected. Members approved the proposed bylaw amendments.
The prize drawing included six $200 electric bill credits, two $25 Walmart gift cards, and a Vizio
Grundy Electric Cooperative directors held a re-organizational meeting in which the following officers were elected: Eric Woodard, President; Joe Hartley, Vice President; Marvin Harding, Secretary; Richard Moore, Treasurer, and Alan Guernsey, Assistant Secretary. Other board members are Rodney Ewing, Dan Lentz, and