Our members are always the guests of honor at any Annual Meeting, and we really appreciate the 2,967 who were registered in attendance at this year’s event May 9. Along with hundreds of other guests, they made it a special day indeed.
We took time to recognize a dear member who was sorely missed—the late Charles R. (Dick) Burrell, who served on York Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees from 1998 until his untimely passing earlier this year. I was pleased to present his widow, Jane Barrett Burrell, with a framed board resolution (above) in appreciation of his service to his fellow YEC members, including almost four years as our chairman. We were pleased that many of Mr. Dick’s family members also could be present.
Another special recognition was made for the co-op’s attorney, Melvin B. McKeown, who has given York Electric Cooperative an incredible 50 years of service. Mr. Melvin jokes that he started practicing law when he was 10 years old, but, on a serious note, I know that we could not have asked for wiser counsel. We’re going to miss him, but Mr. Melvin (left) promises we can call him back any time we need him.
Finally, two points I made in my report with unreserved pleasure are worth repeating here: I thanked our employees for best-in-the-nation customer service rating and our board for helping us hold YEC’s electric rates down: Ours remain the lowest rates of any co-op in the state. We’ll continue to protect your pocketbook in 2015 and beyond.
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We hope to see you next spring at our 75th Annual Meeting—if not sooner!
President and Chief Executive Officer