Annual Meeting
of the Members


Annual Meeting of the Members

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

The 2024 Annual Meeting was held for the following purposes:

  • To approve and confirm the 2023 minutes of the Annual Meeting of Members. 2023 Annual Meeting Minutes (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 Arriba, Hugo, and Karval 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


Arriba – Colleen McCormick

Hugo – Wade Hollowell

Karval – Curtis Dutro

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 15, 2024 for the Arriba, Hugo, and Karval 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, May 3, 2024. For a full listing of the Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Bylaws click on the link below.

Annual Meeting Drawing Winners

Gift Cards – $50 RVW gift cards – Norman Olsen, Richard Torres, James Mannis, Victoria Tillotson
Gift Cards – $25 Butler gift cards – Martin Adams, Phyllis Dixon, Flagler Coop
Cup/$50 Cash from TCA – Carol Walsworth, Pat Pelster, Jim Michal
Backpack from Millennium – Jennifer Sitzman
Bistro Set purchased at Ace Hardware in Flagler- AA Blooding-Laird
Yeti Cooler donated by Clearfield – Travis Hare
Karaoke Machine – Cody Jolly
Shark MessMaster Vacuum  purchased at Moore Lumber in Bennett – Richard Hoefler
34″ Monitor – Perry White
Honey Basket – Virgil Lessenden, Meg Loutzenhiser
Pint of Honey – Rosalyn Stone, Gordon Hollowell, Linda Green, Tim Weeks, Harvey Martin, Paul Martin, Mary Meyer, Mary Black



$50.00 Cash

Carl Sondburg
Benjamin Brent
Sharla Book
Hugo Liquors
Diana Jolly
Dave Edwards
Robert Woods
Albert Pepper
Linda Blevins
Larry Nickell
Mary Francis Weatherly
Vella Vassios
Leanna Collins
Mary Gonzalez
Joyce Yowell
Shirley Christensen
Kevin Poss
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)
Save the Date (PDF)
Capital Credit Checks will be mailed out June 20, 2024.