PURE Annual Meeting Success

Members and families gather at Chateau Elan in Atlanta

PURE Members gather for the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in Atlanta.

PURE Members gather for the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in Atlanta.

Despite the unusually wet conditions for the month of February in Atlanta, the continual rainfall did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance at the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting and First Quarter (2013) Board Meeting of the PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative in late February. Many members noted they were impressed by the amenities and services of the Chateau Elan Resort outside of Atlanta, the site of this year’s Annual Meeting.

Approximately 100 members and guests were on hand to enjoy a vendor showcase to open the Annual Meeting on Friday afternoon, followed by an opening reception sponsored by Professional Energy and dinner sponsored by TransMontaigne.

In addition to these two sponsors, those vendors taking part in the showcase included Pinnacle Resources, Inc., Cobb & Cobb Promotional Products, Petroleum Card Services, Worldpay, COFACE North America, and Federated Insurance.

Pure_members_at_reception Federated also sponsored Friday’s breakfast, which included an informative presentation from the company’s attorneys who advised members on topics such as estate planning, current and expected changes in tax law, family business succession plans, and more. The legal update during breakfast received positive feedback from PURE members in attendance.

Following the Friday breakfast, the PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative held its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, where members and guest heard reports from the Supply, Nominating, Back Office, and Personnel Committees. In addition, the Co-op recognized its members and leaders who had achieved superlatives during the year, such as board members who served during 2012 and members who attained 10-year service awards to commemorate their anniversary in the Co-op. During the closed session, the PURE Board reported to members on the finances of the organization, while Co-op President Buck Grist recapped the year in his President’s address.

Johnny_and_joe At the conclusion of the Shareholders’ Meeting, the PURE Co-op held its First Quarter Board Meeting. In addition to hearing from committees who shared insights during the Shareholder’s Meeting, the Board also officially welcomed the elected slate of officers for 2013. Buck Grist will continue as President, joined by Dennis Combs as Vice President, Clayton Hooks as Treasurer, and Lynn Keffer as Secretary. Following the board meeting, Jeff Deatherage of Professional Energy led a discussion on supply and purchasing opportunities for PURE members. Sponsors providing refreshments for the Board Meeting and Shareholders’ Meeting included Allied Energy Corp and Worldpay.

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