Annual Meeting of the Members

Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, Inc. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Members is Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds building in Hugo, Colorado.

The 2023 Annual Meeting was held for the following purposes:

  • To approve and confirm the 2022 minutes of the Annual Meeting of Members. See the Past Minutes here (PDF).
  • To receive and act upon reports of the officers of business transacted since the last Annual Meeting.
  • To review the financial position of the company. See the Annual Report here (PDF).
  • To elect (3) Directors of the Association – one each from Flagler, Haswell, and Kit Carson Exchanges. Find Candidate Information here (PDF)
  • To transact all other business which may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
Note: Please see the Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association Inc.’s By-laws (PDF), paying special attention to Article I – Membership, Article III – Meeting of the Members, and Article IV – Directors.

Director Service Areas up for Election

Flagler – Gary C Elrick Jr.

Flagler – Jon Smithburg

Haswell – Shane Lessenden(incumbent)

Kit Carson – Director open

The Board of Directors for Eastern Slope Rural Telephone would like to announce that petitions are available in the Hugo Business office (403 3rd Ave) on Monday, April 10, 2023 for the Flagler, Haswell, and Kit Carson Director positions.
Candidates for the Director position must be a member of the cooperative. Petitions will need to be signed by 15 or more members of the cooperative and filed with the Board of Directors by Friday, April 28, 2023. For a full listing of the Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Bylaws click on the link below.

Annual Meeting Drawing Winners

As a member of the Eastern Slope cooperative you are also an owner.
Capital Credits…What do they mean to you. (PDF)
Eastern Slope Bylaws (PDF)
Capital Credit Checks will be mailed out June 14, 2023. Sharing the profits (PDF)