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
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.
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!
|Warren & Lisa Tvedt||Wusthof Knife Set|
|Del Hemmingson Jr||Portable Car Jump Starter & Charger|
|Donald Sultvedt||Amazon Echo - 2nd Generation|
|Dean & Anita Roy||Sentry Fire Safe Security Chest|
|Gordon Syverson||Winter Survival Kit|
|Mark & Becky Sandness||Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds|
|Name||Red Coupon Prize|
|William Gustafson||Amazon Echo Show|
|Name||Kids (age 6-17)|
|Jack Bartelt||Xbox One S|
|Cole Peterson||Amazon Echo Dot|
|Kylah Cherf||Hello Kitty Selfie Stick|
|Lucas Eggla||Infrared Induction Control Drone|
|Jacob Carter||Bluetooth Headphones (black)|
|Shelby Mandt||Bluetooth Headphones (red)|
|Malaina Jax||Monkey Noodle Stretchy Fidget|
|Name||5 Years & Under|
|Ryker Oppegaard||Radio 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 Winners||Customer Name, City|
|$25 Garden Valley Bill Credit||Jim Seibel, Thief River Falls|
|Maynard Johnson, Mentor|
|Lois Ball, Fosston|
|William Peterson, Plummer|
|$30 Cash donated by Moss & Barnett||Mabel Helgeson, Bejou|
|Albert Luecken, Bagley|
|Doris Michaels, Fertile|
|Edward Pettit, Red Lake Falls|
|Sylvia Larson, Bagley|
|Gray GV Blanket||Virginia Flatland, Trail|
|Vonny Lofstrand, Fosston|
|Wayne Johnson, Bagley|
|Mark Christianson, Fertile|
|GV Yeti Mug||Shirley Beltz, Bagley|
|Gary Loland, Fosston|
|$25 Amazon Gift Card donated by Olsen Thielen||Carolyn Toupin, Erskine|
|Irene Hemphill, Fosston|
|Dorothy Johnson, Bagley|
|Leslie Hofstad, Plummer|
|Amazon Gift Card donated by CNS||Linda McCloskey, Oklee|
|Pat Finseth, Thief River Falls|
|GV First Aid Kit||Stephanie Johnson, Gatzke|
|Don Mosbeck, Red Lake Falls|
|Clifford Bartz, McIntosh|
|Judy Dunrud, Gully|
|GV Cookbook Gift Basket||Jerry Shaver, McIntosh|
|Jan Lundmark, Clearbrook|
|Iris Moen, Fertile|
|Shirley Dessellier, Oklee|
|$50 Cash donated by Pinnacle Marketing Group||Don Vaa, McIntosh|
|Einar Kvasager, Oklee|
|Floral Arrangement||Jim Proulx, Mentor|
|Grand Prize $250 Gift Certificate to GV||Charlie Kiesow, Goodridge|
|Children’s Prize Winners|
|Bluetooth Speaker||Alanna Willis|
|24" Bicycle||Joe Phillips, Bagley|