Co-op appoints new director
THE appointment of new director Greg Power was announced at the Killarney Co-op annual meeting on October 14.
Mr Power replaced outgoing director, Bruce Wickham and joined chairman Andrew Peterson, general manager Pat Brosnan, along with Kay Hancock, Dave Weier and Scott Petersen, as the Killarney Co-op Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 year.
Mr Peterson welcomed Mr Power on to the board and thanked Mr Wickham for his four years as a director of the Killarney Co-op, saying his expertise would be missed.
It was worthwhile noting that four other young local farmers put their names up for this year’s election, the most put forward for many years, Mr Peterson said.
In the his annual report, he told members that overall takings were down on the previous 12 months, mainly due to the closure of the Killarney Abattoir and the domino affect that had.
Board members opened the meeting for questions from shareholders, with one question asked about the service station.
Mr Petersen said the board was already working on an upgrade to the service station department and was already down to discussing the possibility of shareholders having 24 hour access to fuel.
“But like all new things, it takes time for these projects to go ahead."
Mr Brosnan said it had been another busy year with the board and management team meeting to formulate their next five year business plan.
He thanked the management team and staff for another successful year and also congratulated Sharon Young, Tammy Grayson and Kacie Kay for 10 years’ service and Craig Thompson for 30 years’ service to the Co-op.
He said the Co-op was still committed to the Killarney Medical Task Force, which would continue to seek Government funding to provide a Medical Centre in Killarney.
In closing his report, Mr Brosnan said he had to thank the most important people in the business – the shareholders – for their continued support.
Now the Killarney Co-op was looking ahead as it would be celebrating 100 years’ service in October 2022.
Although that was still a long way off, they invited past and present shareholders, suppliers, directors and staff for any memories, stories or photos they may like to share at the celebrations.