Garden Valley members are urged to attend the 114th Annual Membership Meeting of Garden Valley Telephone Company, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the auditorium of the Win-E-Mac School near Erskine, Minnesota–located on Highway 59 one-half mile north of Highway 2.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30am. Members can register any time after 8:30am and enjoy music entertainment from 9:00 to 10:15am. Adults’ and children’s registration gifts will be provided, prize drawings awarded, and a hot meal served at the conclusion of the meeting. Reports will be presented on the Cooperative’s operations and financial status for the year ended December 31, 2018. Members will be asked to cast their vote for Directors for Districts 1, 4, and 7.

Each Garden Valley member, under Article II of the Cooperative’s By-Laws, is entitled to one vote. Section 5 of Article II provides that “…the spouse of a member may vote on behalf of the member unless the member has indicated otherwise.”

Directors will be elected for 3-year terms from District No. 1 (Beltrami, Fertile & Maple Bay exchanges), which is currently represented by Byron Ness – Fertile; District No. 4 (Bejou, McIntosh & Winger exchanges), which is currently represented by James Ferden – McIntosh; and District No. 7 (Bagley, Minerva & Shevlin exchanges), which is currently represented by Allen Paulson – Shevlin.

Director qualifications are set forth in Article III, Section 1 of Garden Valley’s By-Laws which are located on our webpage (About Garden Valley / User Guides & Additional Resources / Legal Documents / GV Corporate By-Laws) and on pages A53-A58 in our 2019 Directory. Throughout the By-Laws, the masculine pronouns (he, his, him) include the feminine pronouns (she, hers, her).

Annual Meeting Campaign Guidelines

  • Any eligible Garden Valley member may be nominated and elected as a Director.
  • Nominations are made within each district caucus or from the floor after each district caucus.
  • Nominated Director candidates are given an opportunity to address members attending the annual meeting prior voting.
  • Director campaign activity is not permitted at the entry to the meeting facility; nor within the area where members register for the meeting.

TRF Retail Store
Anniversary Sale

June 17 -21
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Open until 8pm on Thursday, June 20

Location: 1517 US Hwy 59 South – TRF

Stop in for cookies and coffee and to sign up to win an Amazon Echo.

Check out the technology products and services on display.
Sign up for Cellular, Security, GVTV and Internet services.

No purchase necessary. Winner will be announced June 26.

Past Events

Customer Appreciation Day – Prizes Awarded

We are very appreciative to all who attended our Annual Customer Appreciation Day on
December 1, 2018.

It was wonderful to visit with so many of our customers!

NameAdult Prizes
Warren & Lisa TvedtWusthof Knife Set
Del Hemmingson JrPortable Car Jump Starter & Charger
Donald SultvedtAmazon Echo - 2nd Generation
Dean & Anita RoySentry Fire Safe Security Chest
Gordon SyversonWinter Survival Kit
Mark & Becky SandnessWireless Bluetooth Earbuds
NameRed Coupon Prize
William GustafsonAmazon Echo Show
NameKids (age 6-17)
Jack BarteltXbox One S
Cole PetersonAmazon Echo Dot
Kylah CherfHello Kitty Selfie Stick
Lucas EgglaInfrared Induction Control Drone
Jacob CarterBluetooth Headphones (black)
Shelby MandtBluetooth Headphones (red)
Malaina JaxMonkey Noodle Stretchy Fidget
Name5 Years & Under
Ryker OppegaardRadio Flyer - My 1st Wagon

Annual Meeting – Prizes Awarded

We are very appreciative to all who attended our 113th Annual Meeting on
June 5, 2018.
It was wonderful to visit with so many of our customers.

Prize WinnersCustomer Name, City
$25 Garden Valley Bill CreditJim Seibel, Thief River Falls
Maynard Johnson, Mentor
Lois Ball, Fosston
William Peterson, Plummer
$30 Cash donated by Moss & BarnettMabel Helgeson, Bejou
Albert Luecken, Bagley
Doris Michaels, Fertile
Edward Pettit, Red Lake Falls
Sylvia Larson, Bagley
Gray GV BlanketVirginia Flatland, Trail
Vonny Lofstrand, Fosston
Wayne Johnson, Bagley
Mark Christianson, Fertile
GV Yeti MugShirley Beltz, Bagley
Gary Loland, Fosston
$25 Amazon Gift Card donated by Olsen ThielenCarolyn Toupin, Erskine
Irene Hemphill, Fosston
Dorothy Johnson, Bagley
Leslie Hofstad, Plummer
Amazon Gift Card donated by CNSLinda McCloskey, Oklee
Pat Finseth, Thief River Falls
GV First Aid KitStephanie Johnson, Gatzke
Don Mosbeck, Red Lake Falls
Clifford Bartz, McIntosh
Judy Dunrud, Gully
GV Cookbook Gift BasketJerry Shaver, McIntosh
Jan Lundmark, Clearbrook
Iris Moen, Fertile
Shirley Dessellier, Oklee
$50 Cash donated by Pinnacle Marketing GroupDon Vaa, McIntosh
Einar Kvasager, Oklee
Floral ArrangementJim Proulx, Mentor
Grand Prize $250 Gift Certificate to GVCharlie Kiesow, Goodridge
Children’s Prize Winners
Bluetooth SpeakerAlanna Willis
Aaron Wiese
24" BicycleJoe Phillips, Bagley