ANNUAL & DISTRICT MEETINGS
Each year, Beltrami Electric Cooperative hosts district meetings and an annual meeting for the cooperative membership. It is an opportunity for members to take part in the business meeting and connect with cooperative employees, directors and fellow members.
2022 District Meetings for Members
District meetings are held each year in districts whose directors are up for re-election. District meetings for members of Beltrami Electric Cooperative will be held in June for Districts 1, 5, and 8. The meetings inform members on current issues and programs associated with the cooperative. Official business will be conducted at the district meetings, to include the nomination of a director candidate. The top two candidates as determined by popular vote will have their names on the general election ballot in August.
NOTE: Members seeking to run for the Board of Directors shall, not less than five (5) business days prior to the district meeting in which there is a director election, submit to the corporate office a completed candidate packet, as provided by the Cooperative, by which the Cooperative will verify said member's qualifications to be an eligible candidate for the director position, per the Cooperative's Bylaws. The top two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall appear on the ballot for the entire membership to vote upon. Each District Meeting begins at 6:00 pm.
If you are interested in seeking a directorship position with Beltrami Electric Cooperative and desire more information, please contact President and CEO Jared Echternach at 218-444-2540 and request a director candidate packet.
2022 District Meeting Details
District 1 Meeting
Monday, June 27, 6:00 pm
North Beltrami Community Center, 220 E. Main Street, Kelliher
Incumbent: Murl Nord
District 1 include the following townships:
Beltrami County: Battle (including account 11-27-018 in Section 27), Birch Island, Cormant, Eland, Hornet, Kelliher, Langor, O’Brien, Quiring, Red Lake, Shooks, Shotley (East and West), Waskish (North, South and West), Woodrow.
Koochiching County: Unorganized T151N R29W, Unorganized T152N R29W, Unorganized T155N R29W.
District 5 Meeting
Thursday, June 23, 6:00 pm
Ten Lake Town Hall, 2142 Mission Road NE, Bemidji
Incumbent: Robert Wallner
District 5 include the following townships:
Beltrami County: Brook Lake, Frohn (Section 25), Moose Lake, Sugar Bush, Ten Lake.
Cass County: Otter Tail Peninsula - NW (Sections 1 thru 18), Pike Bay, Unorganized T145N R30W, Wilkinson (Sections 1 thru 18).
District 8 Meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm
Fern Town Hall, 47978 129th Ave, Becida
Incumbent: Sue Kringen
District 8 include the following townships:
Beltrami County: Eckles, Grant Valley, Jones, Lammers.
Hubbard County: Fern, Guthrie, Lake Hattie, Rockwood, Schoolcraft.
82nd Annual Meeting - Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Beltrami Electric Cooperative’s 82nd Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds.
The business meeting will begin at 5:00 pm, and will be held at the Marilyn Shutter Stage. There is NO gate fee Wednesday night. We invite all cooperative members to join us for the meeting and additional events throughout the fairgrounds.
Bucket Truck Rides - See the fairgrounds from a lineworker's perspective!
Live High Voltage Safety Demonstration by BEC's lineworkers - see the exploding hot dog!
Meet & greet Touchstone Energy Cooperative' mascots LED Lucy & Solar Sam
FREE concert in the grandstand featuring Poppa Bear Norton, America's #1 Daredevil Country Act!
Register for the Annual meeting by 6 pm to receive $10 in BEC Food Bucks to use at participating vendors until 8 pm that night.
Bring your registration slip from your Annual Report (August Northern Lights) to enter to win a DeWalt Electric Trimmer/Blower Kit!