It’s Cooperative Month!

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It’s Cooperative Month!

Join us in Ipswich on Monday, October 18th from 11am to 2pm for a very special Cooperative Month Appreciation Meal. We are joining forces with FEM Electric and North Central Farmers Elevator to provide our members with a FREE lunch, served at the FEM Electric Building in Ipswich. We will be serving Hot Dogs, Pork Loin, Beans, Chips, Cookies & Bars.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Annual Meeting Well-Attended

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Annual Meeting Well-Attended

Thank you to those that attended our 55th Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday, October 6th. Those attending were first treated to a delicious BBQ Pork meal at the Herreid Community Center, catered by The Lyric Restaurant of Eureka.

At 6pm, Kristi LaRae Goldade of Wishek, ND entertained Valleys members at the Herreid School Gym. Kristi sang a variety of country classic songs and entertained the crowd with her fantastic yodeling techniques.

At 7pm, Our Nations Colors were presented by the Jacob A. Heinrich Legion Post #170 of Herreid and Commander Stephan J. Volk led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Jimmy Hall of the Herreid Reformed Church provided the invocation and Herreid Mayor David VanderGeneral Manager John Tormoeheln welcomed the membership and the meeting was called to order by board President Dean Wessel.

Capital credit checks were mailed on Monday, October 4th.  President Wessel reported that a total of $432,649.92 was refunded to members this year. The refund consisted of 100% of remaining credits from the year 2001, 20% of the credits from 2002, and 10% of credits from 2009. In all, 3,794 checks were issued! The largest check was issued in the amount of $5,785.94. The smallest check was in the amount of twenty-seven cents. The average capital credit refund check was $114.04. As you can see, doing business with your local cooperatives really does pay!

Accountant Derrick Larson of Eide Bailly presented the financial report and attorney Darla Rogers of Riter, Rogers, Wattier, Brown & Northrup advised the membership that Valley remains strong and is in good standing. In just fifty-nine minutes, the meeting was adjourned!

Registered members attending the meeting received a handy pocket tool in appreciation for their attendance.

Following are some interesting meeting statistics: 529 meals were served, 289 registered members were present, 357 attendees registered for door prizes. Following is the attendance breakdown: Hosmer – 6, Eureka – 89, Ipswich – 3, Herreid – 114, Leola – 11, Long Lake – 2, Glenham – 6, Pollock – 36, Mound City 22.

Attend our 55th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 6th

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Attend our 55th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 6th

Its almost here! Final preparations have begun! We look forward to seeing you at our 55th Annual Meeting, this Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

The evening begins with our Appreciation Meal at 5pm at the Herreid Community Center. The Lyric Restaurant of Eureka will be catering the meal of BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw, Chips, Cookies & Bars, Coffee, & Kool-Aid.

At 6pm, head up to the Herreid School Gym and be prepared to be entertained! Valley is pleased to present, Kristi LaRae Goldade of Wishek, ND. Kristi has been amazing crowds with her country signing and yodeling techniques for nearly eight years. Remember, seating on the floor is limited so arrive early for the best seats.

At 7pm, President Dean Wessel will call our 55th Annual Meeting to order. Members will hear from Derrick Larson with Eide Bailly, Darla Rogers, of Riter, Rogers, Wattier, Brown, & Northrup, and General Manager/CEO John Tormoehlen.

Throughout the meeting, we will draw for some really great door prizes and each registered member will receive a gift from Valley. In addition, one lucky member will go home with $250 in COLD, HARD, CASH!

We look forward to sharing the evening with you, our valued members! We will see you on Wednesday!