On Thursday, June 1, Blue Grass Energy hosted a virtual annual meeting, concluding two days of member appreciation at their local offices.
From 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 31 and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 1, registration was held at the four local offices. There were over 700 registered members. At 3:30 p.m., on Thursday, the business meeting was livestreamed from the Nicholasville office.
Board Chair Dennis Moneyhon opened by saying, “I’m pleased to report that Blue Grass Energy has had another successful year. We delt with challenges like supply chain delays and weather events but learned and grew through each one and were better for the experience.”
Moneyhon went on to say, “Some good news I’d like to share is, in 2022, our members awarded us our highest member satisfaction rating in our history. Thank you for recognizing our commitment to serving each of you.”
Director and Board Secretary-Treasurer Jane Smith presented the treasurer’s report.
Cooperative Attorney David Royse performed the installation of the re-elected directors. They were:
• Richard Cobb, District 2
• Jody Hughes, District 6
President and CEO Mike Williams also addressed the membership. Williams gave a report that focused on the cooperative’s purpose.
Williams said, “We talk about purpose often, because everything we do is centered around it. It is what keeps us focused on what is import, and that is serving you and our communities.”
Blue Grass Energy awarded $15,000 in scholarships. Following the business meeting, 10 high school graduates, served by Blue Grass Energy, were selected during a random draw. They each received a $1,500 scholarship from the co-op.
We congratulate the following young members for being selected:• Brayden Murphy, Lexington
• Emilie Ann Von Hagel, Lexington
• Kornelia Lyons, Cynthiana
• Kylie Fornell, Harrodsburg
• Hannah Phillips, Lawrenceburg
• Hannah Pittman, Lawrenceburg
• Shelby Foxworth, Cynthiana
• Ryan Mora, Nicholasville
• Leah Hendrickson, Berea
• Dorsey Bryce Watkins, Carlisle
ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION
The cooperative also hosted its 2nd online charity auction. This auction raised $3,820 to benefit Blue Grass Energy’s 2023 charity, CASA organizations in the service area.