Ketel Thorstenson accounting firm from Rapid City completed the annual financial audit the week of March 18. Traci Hanson, a partner with the firm, will be present at the April board meeting to give a complete audit report and review. I’m pleased to announce another successful audit thanks to the diligence of all the employees throughout the year; with special recognition to the accounting expertise of Linda Dahlgren and Sheila Scherer for their attention to detail.
April 8 will be recognized as National Lineman Appreciation Day – check out our Facebook page when you get a chance. Linemen go into their career knowing that being on call 24/7 is an essential requirement of the job. God bless our linemen and keep them safe.
Director Kelly Landis recently attended training in Pierre for the NRECA CCD (Credentialed Cooperative Director) program. Kelly participated in two courses: Director Duties and Liabilities and Understanding the Electric Business. This takes effort and time out of his schedule to become educated in our industry, we thank him for his commitment to membership.
Congratulations are in order for two of our area youth. Sarah Barnica from Isabel was the recipient of our annual Basin Electric $1,000 Scholarship and Miranda Hulm from Trail City will be attending the Washington, D.C., Youth Tour this
summer on behalf of Moreau-Grand. It is inspiring to see our youth take an interest and become involved with their cooperative. They serve as the eyes and ears to our future.
I’m in hopes by the time you receive this newsletter, winter will have given up its grip on us. We did lose some
poles along the river bottoms during the flooding this spring. When conditions allow, some relocation of line will
be scheduled. We will once again be scheduling pole testing. The focal area this year will be the southwest part of
our service area. Ram Utilities out of Minnesota will be on site for such.
Until next month…think spring and remember to exercise safety daily.