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2023 Annual Meeting

Mark your Calendar for your Cooperative's 2023 Annual Meeting

Join us on Saturday, April 15 at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer. Beginning with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a business meeting at 9 a.m. The event will feature keynote speaker, Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson, director elections, door prizes, student scholarship awards and more! Scholarship applicants must be present during the meeting to win. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson
Author, Speaker, Survivor

A survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, Kacey Johnson is a wife and mother of four, author and national speaker. Her story includes turbulent teenage years marred by the sudden deaths of several friends, a quick slide into a deep depression, her own suicidal ideation, and the life-altering experience of sustaining serious injuries during the Columbine shooting. 

Kacey shares details and insight into the devasting effects of depression, physical trauma, PTSD, and fear. Her ultimate choice to "survive to thrive" has led to important healing. Her recovery culminates in a new found purpose and passion to share her story to provide hope and encouragement for others. Kacey's greatest joys are found at home with her husband Patrick, parenting their three young daughters and son, chauffeuring them to swim meets and hockey practices, and enjoying Friday movie nights at home in their beautiful state of North Carolina. 

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