Blackfoot Communications announced it will not be holding its cooperative-focused Annual Meeting in 2021. Originally scheduled for October 9, the company’s Board of Trustees determined the Delta variant and the ongoing pandemic played too large a risk to meet this year.
The 2022 Annual Meeting has been scheduled for April 30, 2022.
Blackfoot’s Annual Meeting is a yearly event bringing hundreds of the company’s member-owners across Western Montana together to learn about Blackfoot initiatives and to engage in-person with Blackfoot employees.
“With the spread of the Delta variant, Blackfoot’s Board of Trustees made the decision not to hold the 2021 Annual Meeting. The safety of our employees, customers and communities is of the greatest importance and with the ongoing pandemic, this is the right decision. While we will not meet in-person, Blackfoot will continue working with our member-owners to keep them informed of our many broadband, fiber and voice projects that will benefit their communities. We look forward to meeting with our member-owners at the 2022 Annual meeting.”
– Jason Williams, CEO, Blackfoot Communications
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative operates as a nonprofit corporation serving rural Western Montana homes and businesses since 1954. Customers who buy services from the cooperative become members, and therefore, part owners in the cooperative. The Annual Meeting is an invitation-only event and an opportunity for member-owners to learn more about their cooperative.
Frequently asked questions
Q: There are usually gifts and giveaways provided at the Annual Event; Will gifts and giveaways be available for pickup this year?
A: Gifts and giveaways will not be available for pickup; however we look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting on April 30, 2022 with Blackfoot updates, giveaways and the gift of your presence!
Q: Where can I find more information about the 2022 Annual Meeting?
A: As we build out the 2022 Annual Meeting plan, we’ll post updates here: BlackfootCommunications.com/Cooperative/AnnualMeeting
Q: Are there benefits to becoming a Blackfoot member-owner?
A: Yes! In addition to attending the annual meeting, there are many additional benefits of becoming a member-owner. For more information, please visit: BlackfootCommunications.com/Cooperative
Q: Where can I find more information on your broadband upgrade project?
A: We are continuing to replace portions of our copper network with fiber optics. For more information, please visit: BlackfootCommunications.com/NetworkUpgrades
Q: Can I sign up for news from Blackfoot?
A: To stay updated on Blackfoot news, please visit: BlackfootCommunications.com/Subscribe
Q: Is the 2021 Annual Member report available?
A: Yes! Please click the Publications tab on the Cooperative page.
Q: When are capital credit checks distributed?
A: As member-owners continue to purchase services from the cooperative, their member account balance grows. Based on the company’s financial performance and other factors, Blackfoot’s Board of Trustees annually decides to refund our members a portion of their account balance via a capital credit distribution. This year’s capital credit checks will be distributed in early October.