Co-op hosts its 55th Annual General Meeting
Three new additions to the Board of Directors were announced after the votes were cast. Each nominated individual gave a brief speech as to why they should run and how they can help benefit members.
Qualifications to run included being a member for at least one year, have a minimum of $2,500 in Co-op purchases and their accounts must be in good standing. The newly elected directors were Dalton Madsen, Diane Snyder, and Barry Fullerton.
The Co-op gas bar expansion is expected to begin in the next few years to compete with the increasingly tough market. They plan to build a larger convenience store as well as more gas bars to accommodate the large amounts of people that flood the store in the busy summer season.
“This will allow us to grow the business and be sustainable well into the future,” said Walker.
Within the past year, the Drumheller Co-op has donated over $60,000 to clubs and groups in the area. In June and July, the board made the decision to make cheque donations directly to 4-H clubs in the area rather than attend the Show and Sales and only benefit one to two members.
“This seems to be appreciated and a good way of supporting these local clubs,” said Eric Poettcker, President of the board.