Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will hold its 65th Annual Meeting of the Members in Forsyth, MT on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  At that time, the membership will elect trustees to fill the three seats on the Board that are up for election.

The three seats up for election are Trustees Bob Fjelstad (District #1), Thane Thomas (District #3), and Gary Packard (District #4).  All three trustees are seeking re-election for another three-year term.  The districts and exchanges that they represent are listed below.

A Nominating Committee consisting of six Cooperative members has been appointed for the purpose of nominating as many qualified candidates as they deem necessary for placement on the 2018 election ballot.  The Committee will meet via teleconference at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., March 22, 2018, at the Range Telephone headquarters office in Forsyth to nominate candidates to be placed on the ballot for the three positions.  To qualify for placement on the ballot (per Article IV, Section 3 of the Cooperative bylaws), candidates must (a) be current members of Range Telephone, (b) maintain their principal residence in the area served by the Cooperative and in the district which that person is to represent, (c) no person shall be eligible who is in any way employed by, or financially interested in, a competing enterprise or a business engaged in selling communication service or supplies, or constructing or maintaining communication facilities, other than a business operating on a cooperative non-profit-basis for the purpose of furthering rural telephone or other communications service.  In addition, no member may be nominated if he/she is related to a current employee of Range Telephone.

Anyone interested in being placed on the ballot should contact one of the Nominating Committee members below from your district prior to March 21st and ask to be placed on the ballot for the Board of Trustee 2018 election:

District #1 – Hysham (342), Rosebud (347), Forsyth (346 & 356)

Peggy Deveny                          406-342-5693 or 406-696-8282

Ted Church                              406-342-5843 or 406-740-1589

District #3 – Lame Deer (477), Busby (592), Ashland (784) and Birney (984)

Augie Lopez                             406-784-2071

Dick Fletcher                           406-784-2371

District #4 – Arvada (736), SE Sheridan (737), Decker (750 and 757), and Clearmont (758)

Thad Stoltz                              307-736-2602

Gary Roebling                         307-758-4328



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