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Candidates Nominated for Director Elections

Posted 4/05/12 (Thu)

The 2012 Nominating Committee of BEK Communications Cooperative met on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 to nominate members of the cooperative to run for the Board of Directors for District II, District III and District IV.  The election of directors is an integral part of BEK Communications Cooperative’s Annual Meeting.  Each year the member-owners of the cooperative elect directors to three-year terms. 

The 2012 Nominating Committee, consisting of seven members appointed by the Board of Directors, made the following nominations:

District I
(McKenzie, Regan, Sterling, Wilton and Wing)
No election in 2012

District II
(Pettibone, Robinson, Steele, Tappen and Tuttle)
Brett Stroh, Tappen (incumbent)

District III
(Hazelton, Kintyre, Linton and Strasburg)
Leo Meier, Hague (incumbent)

District IV
(Lehr, Napoleon, Wishek and Zeeland)
Anton Braun, Napoleon (incumbent)*
Gerald Burlack, Wishek

*Anton Braun was included in the nominating committee’s report; however, he has withdrawn his candidacy and did not accept the nomination for personal reasons.

Serving on the 2012 Nominating Committee of BEK Communications Cooperative are Wayne Moen, Steele; Mary Ann Gefroh, Linton; Michael Welder, Napoleon; Peggy Bosch, Linton; Ronald Volk, Strasburg; Jonni Kramlich, Tappen and Steve Fettig, Wishek.

The Annual Meeting of the BEK Communications Cooperative will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Kidder County School in Steele, N.D.

BEK Communications, a leader in residential communications services and business solutions, is committed to delivering cutting-edge, advanced services and technologies to its customers. 

BEK’s reputation of being a market leader is demonstrated by the early adoption of high-speed Internet technology with nearly 100% of BEK’s lines being broadband capable.  BEK was first in the state to deploy fiber to the home in rural areas and one of the first in the state to offer Digital TV.  BEK has the vision to plan for future services such as the acquisition of wireless licenses and by expanding its technological network and digital voice solutions to the business market in the upper Midwest.

BEK Communications has been providing innovative technologies and highly responsive local support to its membership in Burleigh, Emmons, Kidder, Logan, McLean, and McIntosh counties since 1952. 

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