A Cost-saving Annual Meeting
Nolin tried something different this year at the annual meeting. We cut back on costs by making some changes to the evening’s events, and we believe the results were positive – both in member satisfaction and financial savings. It was just about this time a year ago the Public Service Commission approved a rate increase for Nolin RECC members, and since then we have implemented several changes to reduce our operating expenses and have tightened our belts to decrease budgets in every department. It just made sense to reduce our annual meeting expenses also.
As you know, the main purpose of holding an annual meeting is to conduct the all-important business session as required by our bylaws. And if you were one of the 856 registered members who attended, hopefully you enjoyed yourself and can say you were one of several who won a cash prize. Of course, every registered member received a bucket and bulbs!
Members attending the meeting June 22 at John Hardin High School already know that I will be retiring after this year. This annual meeting is bittersweet for me—it marks the 80th anniversary at Nolin RECC, and it marks the last time I will attend the meeting as your president and CEO after serving 45 years at the co-op. Nolin has an excellent reputation of being one of the best places to work in this community.
You have nearly 100 employees who are dedicated to delivering you excellent service. We’re part of the community and are proud of our commitment to you and your family as we have always and will continue to put your needs first. Thanks to everyone who attended the annual meeting!