PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative Annual Stockholders Meeting builds momentum for 2011

Charleston weekend a successful mixture of business and pleasure

John Strickland (left), with Wayne Oil Company, tees off during the PURE golf outing, while teammates Stan Whitfield (center), with Whitfield Oil Company, and Scott Gordon, with RBS Worldpay, prepare to follow.

John Strickland (left), with Wayne Oil Company, tees off during the PURE golf outing, while teammates Stan Whitfield (center), with Whitfield Oil Company, and Scott Gordon, with RBS Worldpay, prepare to follow.

The PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative members, staff and vendors met in Charleston, South Carolina at the Doubletree Hotel in November for the 2010 Annual Stockholders Meeting. The two-day event featured a golf outing and an opening dinner and reception on Friday, followed by Saturday’s breakfast, shareholders meeting and fourth quarter meeting of the PURE Board of Directors.

The golf outing, sponsored by JWA Public Communications, with contributions from Colonial Oil and RBS Worldpay, was held at The Links at Stono Ferry golf course, which is home to the College of Charleston men’s golf team. Special thanks go out to Charleston’s head men’s golf coach Mark McEntire and his wife Meredith, who is the director of sales at Stono Ferry. The McEntires helped secure lunches, tee times, and prizes for all participants.

“The golf tournament was a great success, primarily because it allowed members, staff, and vendors, an opportunity to fellowship together and get to know one another outside of our business involvement in the Co-op,” says Chris Wood, president of JWA.
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Finishing in first place at the golf outing was the team of Harold Kennedy, with Rex Oil in Thomasville, North Carolina; Greg Rogers, with Rogers Oil in Columbia, Mississippi; and Rick Belford of Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. The winning group won a tie breaker with the second place team of John Strickland, with Wayne Oil Company in Goldsboro, North Carolina; Stan Whitfield, with Whitfield Oil Company in Chickamauga, Georgia; and Scott Gordon of RSB Worldpay.

The Friday evening opening reception and dinner was sponsored by TransMontaine, Inc. Saturday’s breakfast was sponsored by Professional Energy Management, and Fuel Power Marketing sponsored refreshments throughout the day on Saturday, during the stockholders meeting and PURE board meeting that followed.
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Members in attendance also had a chance to visit with preferred vendors who provided table top displays of their products and services. Those represented included Cobb & Cobb Promotions, Fuel Power Marketing, LION Uniforms, and others.
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“We enjoyed a very successful stockholders meeting, which is always a special time for us to get together in a relaxing environment to reflect upon the year and share ideas as we look forward to the future of the Co-op,” says Frank Dotson, general manager of the PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
770-757-1681 (phone)
chris@besurewithpure.com (email)

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