Co-op hosts its 55th An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS -

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.

Terri Hux­ley

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