Future planning

Posted on Jun 25 2018 in Noble REMC

Ron Raypole

The Monday after our June annual meeting, employees were busy putting everything away and back in order for next year’s event. We also made notes on items to improve and shared comments from the meeting.

Thank you to the nearly 2,500 members who attended this year’s meeting. Everyone seemed to have a great time learning about our cooperative’s programs, visiting local organizations’ booths and spending time with other members of the community. Annual meetings are like a great big reunion, with small groups of acquaintances gathered at the REMC to talk and catch up on each other’s lives since the last time they were together.

Our employees, myself included, enjoy seeing members we’ve met through the years, which also include our own neighbors, friends and family members. It’s a privilege being a part of the same community we serve, and the spirit of the community never grows old.

Attendees were welcomed to the Noble REMC Annual Meeting with the flag overhead and director candidates shaking hands.

That spirit was reflected in the active engagement we saw from our members when it came to the election of our board of directors. Members re-elected incumbent director Andy Strack to continue to represent District 3, as well as welcomed newcomers George Bennett and Mark Demske to represent Districts 6 and 7, respectively. Congratulations to all!

You voted for leaders from our community who will now provide guidance to co-op leadership on a variety of initiatives and decisions both short-term and long-term.

Noble REMC, like other types of co-ops, originated to serve a need that was not being met by traditional for-profit electric companies. We make decisions based on long-term thinking: What decisions will benefit our community as a whole?

Everyone has valuable, diverse experiences that inform their decision-making process. You may have a different view than your neighbor, but together, those perspectives provide a more balanced view of the community we belong to and serve.

Thank you for helping to lead Noble REMC into the future through your vote!

For more information about the annual meeting, take a look at the following pages for pictures of those who attended and a recap of the big event. You may even see a familiar face!