Lane-Scott Electric's 70th annual meeting was held on July 14th, on a rare mild-temperate and overcast day at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Dighton. This year looked a little different than in years past, but overall the meeting was well received by the members and community.
Catering this year was provided by John Ross & Company Catering out of Garden City who served around 275 guests. Voting for the election of three board of trustee positions was concluded. Ballots were collected prior to the meeting to be combined with the mail-in ballots received. The winners were announced in the days following the annual meeting after ballots were counted. Results of the election were: representing the Ness and Rush County District, PAUL SEIB JR.; representing the Finney/Hodgeman District, RICHARD SOREM; and representing the Lane/Gove District, RANDY EVANS.
Lane-Scott Electric recognized employees CHAD RUPP and DEE SHULL and Trustee CRAIG RAMSEY for their 15 years of service at the cooperative. A special
retirement gift was given to ED GOUGH, who retired after 24 years of serving as a trustee. Board President RICHARD JENNISON introduced KADEN BRADSTREET
and LEXIS BEESLEY who attended the 2019 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Bradstreet and Beesley learned about electric cooperatives, while working on their leadership and teamwork skills. Typically, students selected for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. give
a presentation about their experience during the meeting. However, this year’s trip was canceled due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic .
JOE GASPER, attorney, and Jennison delivered reports. Guest speaker, LEE TAFANNELI, Kansas Electric Cooperative Inc. CEO and Retired U.S. Army Major
General spoke about his experience thus far working in the Electric Industry and the many benefits of Electric Cooperatives. Raffle prizes were handed out and everyone
received a cutting board and kitchen utensil as a gift from Lane-Scott.