2018 Dialogue with Doyon Update
Dialogue with Doyon meetings commenced on October 2 in Kaltag, followed by visits to McGrath, Minto and Manley. Doyon, Limited is pleased to announce that the gatherings were well received and highly attended within the communities.
While in McGrath, Doyon’s president and CEO, Aaron Schutt, honored veterans, including former veteran and 15-year Doyon board member, Peter Snow. Snow served as a board member from 1984 – 1999.
October’s meetings included details surrounding the Doyon Settlement Trust and special meeting, and offered clarifications on any uncertainties about the Settlement Trust decision. The special meeting, which will be held on November 16, has been arranged so shareholders can vote whether or not to create the Settlement Trust. The primary benefit of the Settlement Trust is a tax break for Doyon shareholders and the corporation.
At the meetings, staff also explained why Doyon supports Stand for Alaska, and encouraged all Alaskans, especially shareholders, to vote NO on Ballot Measure 1. The significance of this ballot measure has lasting negative impacts to the Doyon region that are too great to ignore.
Information about the Doyon Family of Companies and future opportunities for students are also addressed at the meetings.
Community meetings such as Dialogue with Doyon provide great opportunity for board members and senior management to communicate important updates on Doyon’s current activities and offer an overview of the performance of the previous fiscal year. In a forum with staff, shareholders are able to ask questions and express their thoughts and concerns. Additionally, the records department is available at the meetings for shareholders who need to update personal information or ask any questions regarding their records.
It is imperative to Doyon that young voices are given a chance to be heard and an intentional effort is made to speak with students in the local schools during these community visits.
Dialogue with Doyon will resume in January 2019 in:
- Anchorage, Alaska: Thursday, January 17, Change Point, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
- Everett, Washington: Saturday, January 26, Delta Hotels by Marriott Seattle Everett, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information about the Dialogue with Doyon meetings, please contact shareholder outreach at 459-2085 (in Fairbanks), 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.