The District Five Caucus will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Helga Community Center.
The purpose of the caucus meeting is to nominate a director candidate or candidates to represent the district on the Paul Bunyan Communications Board of Directors. The current director from the district is Randy Frisk, Board Vice President and he will be seeking re-election.
Directors serve a five-year term, with District Five’s next term expiring in the year 2024. Once a person or persons are nominated at the district meeting, up to two names are put onto a ballot and voted on by the general membership of the Cooperative. Votes are tallied at the Annual Meeting, and results are announced at that time. Nominees with the greatest numbers of votes from the general membership will be elected Director for the district. This caucus is only open to current members from within District Five.
Please be aware of the cooperative caucus voting rules of one vote per membership and how that applies to married couples, businesses, etc. This includes understanding who is authorized on your account and therefore eligible to vote at the caucus. Often times a husband or wife may sign up for service but not put the other spouse on the account and establish “joint membership”. In that instance, per the cooperative’s bylaws, only the husband or wife who is on the account is authorized to vote. If you have any questions about your voting eligibility for this caucus, please call our offices.
The Expectations of a Director for Paul Bunyan Communications can be found on our web site at https://paulbunyan.net/cooperative/board-of-directors/expectations-of-a-director/ or on page 49 of the information section in the 2019 Minnesota Gold Telephone Directory. Article III, Section 2.(b) of the Cooperative Bylaws states the required qualifications of a Director which can be found on our web site at https://paulbunyan.net/cooperative/documents/articles-of-incorporation-bylaws/ or on pages 42-48 of the information section in the 2019 Minnesota Gold Telephone Directory. Please refer to these qualifications when considering nominations for a Director to represent your district or becoming a candidate yourself.