Arrowhead Cooperative 65th Annual Meeting Wrap-up

Over 160 members and guests joined us last month for Arrowhead Cooperative’s 65th Annual Meeting. After a hearty breakfast prepared by the Cook County Vikings Softball team, we gathered in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts for the meeting.

Our guest speaker this year was Jon Brekke, Vice President & Chief Power Supply Officer at Great River Energy (GRE). Just days before Arrowhead Cooperative’s Annual Meeting, GRE had their own annual meeting and made a major announcement. GRE committed to the goal of achieving 50% renewable energy by 2030. Jon Brekke explained GRE’s decision to set this voluntary goal, ahead of any regulation requirements. Member cooperatives like Arrowhead have pushed for GRE to expand their renewable energy portfolio. Wind energy is GRE’s lowest-cost new generation resource. In 2020 they will complete construction of a 300-megawatt wind farm and achieve 30% renewable energy generation.

After the updates from GRE, Arrowhead Cooperative’s management team gave their reports and took questions from the members.

Before wrapping up the meeting, Board President Scott Harrison announced the results of the director elections:

District 2 (Maple Hill/Colvill): Bob Nesheim
District 4 (Rosebush/Devil Track): Mike Littfin
District 5 (Cascade/Pike Lake): Stan Tull

After the meeting ended member names were drawn for door prizes.


THANK YOU to all the local businesses that provided donations for the door prizes!

Betsy Bowen Studio
Clearview General Store
COMO Oil & Propane
Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
Great Gifts, Lutsen
Hedstrom Lumber
North House Folk School
North Shore Music Association
North Shore Winery & Sawtooth Mountain Cider House
Superior National Golf at Lutsen
Tall Tale Yarn Shop
Wild Country Maple Syrup

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