PURE Oil Jobbers annual stockholders meeting to conclude 15th anniversary of the Co-op

Petroleum marketers’ year-end gathering set for Nov. 14-16, in Savannah, Georgia

Dean and Bruce Phillips, with Marcum Oil Company in Oneonta, Alabama, enjoy the opening reception at last year's annual shareholders' meeting.  This year's event will be held Nov. 14-16, 2008 in Savannah, Georgia.

Dean and Bruce Phillips, with Marcum Oil Company in Oneonta, Alabama, enjoy the opening reception at last year's annual shareholders' meeting. This year's event will be held Nov. 14-16, 2008 in Savannah, Georgia.

(Rock Hill, SC) As this year marks the 15th anniversary of the PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative, the annual stockholders’ meeting is the perfect occasion to commemorate this historical event. The year-end business and planning meeting will be held Nov. 14-16, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia.

All PURE Co-op members are invited to attend, and even though this is perhaps the most anticipated business meeting of the year, the weekend will provide plenty of opportunities for fellowship with family, friends, and fellow Co-op members as well.

The tentative schedule of this year’s PURE Co-op stockholders’ meeting begins with registration from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, followed by the opening reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. However, anyone coming early to the event may want to enjoy a golf outing, set for that Friday morning, as well as historical tours of the city, available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the annual stockholders’ meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., and immediately following its conclusion, the PURE Co-op Board of Directors will hold the fourth and final quarterly board meeting for the year. The PURE Co-op vendor exhibits will be on hand at that time as well, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great time for members to see the products and services available to them through the Co-op, while speaking directly with those PURE vendors who will be on hand.

After the annual stockholders’ gathering and fourth quarter board meeting are completed on Saturday, the weekend’s planned activities will conclude with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

While the annual stockholders’ meeting is the perfect time to reconnect with old friends and learn more about Co-op business and operations, it’s also the time to celebrate the end of another successful year. As members are aware, at the end of each year those in good standing receive annual dividends, as declared by the Co-op at the annual meeting.

As Co-op members have enjoyed the monthly rebates they’ve obtained by reaching their minimum contract volumes, so too are they able to enjoy additional dividends at the end of the year. The Co-op has provided its members with dividends at the end of each year, since 1996. These annual dividends and monthly rebates are just two of the many benefits of membership in the PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative.

“We hope our members will turn out in great number at the annual stockholders’ meeting, especially those who may not have been to this event before,” says Frank Dotson, general manager of the PURE Oil Jobbers Cooperative. “We want to celebrate the end of a challenging, but successful year, as well as our 15th anniversary, and recognize those who have provided leadership during this historical time for the Co-op.”

Media contact: Dr. Chris Wood (770-757-1681, cell, OR jcwood@uga.edu, email)