Alger Delta celebrated their 80th annual meeting on June 5. Four hundred thirty-seven members attended the event at the Island Resort Casino and Convention Center in Harris. The event included a dinner, business meeting, staff reports and prize drawings. Doors opened early to accommodate the crowd that was lined up outside.
Director Darryl Small opened the meeting with an invocation. During the meal, Chief Financial Officer Amanda Seger discussed the co-op’s new bill print, pointing out several features of the new design. Operations Manager Troy Tiernan also spoke, discussing several ongoing projects and work-related developments. After dinner, Board President Paul Sederquist called the meeting to order and commenced with the seating of the elected directors. CEO Tom Harrell addressed the members and spoke about the co-op’s success over the past 81 years, with emphasis on the highs and lows of the past 15 years in particular. Harrell also acknowledged the long tenure of President Sederquist and Director Small, having served 30 years and 14 years, respectively. “These two are, essentially, the elder statesmen of the board” Harrell said.
All incumbents on the board were reseated.
New business included a motion to approve multiple changes to the bylaws. Director Ray Young chaired the Policy Committee and explained the board undertook a thorough review of the bylaws with the intent of cleaning up outdated language, ensuring compliance with current law, making them clearer, and revising the structure of the document itself. Members agreed and voted to adopt the changes.
The meeting concluded with the awarding of prizes to those lucky members whose ticket was drawn.
“It’s wonderful to see such a good turnout at the annual meeting,” said Harrell. “This is a great expression of the interest the members have in their co-op and their desire to be involved and engaged.”