2015 Annual Meeting Door Prize Winners
The following BBNC shareholders won door prizes at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Early Bird Prizes:
Kathleen Marie Skonberg; Clara A Amidon; Rose Marie Thomas; Joann J Tikiun; Elaine Charlotte Blu; Carla J Drvenkov; Greg Anelon Jr.; David L Patterson; William G Wassillie; John D Highet; Amos Eric Bavilla; Wilson William Fox; and Roberta A Nicholai
Online Voting Prizes:
William Elgie Tucker; Marlo Gripp Jaffey; Matthew I Snyder; Edgar John Shangin; Teresa M Capo; Denise M Tuttle; Geraldine Dale Murphy; and Tracy I Christopher
Annual Meeting Prizes:
Janis L Lewis; Delores K Dillard; Lonnie Craig Knowlton; Natalia Balluta; Margie Marie Karasti; Louie K Dyasuk; Rena E L Nanalook; Clara Ann Smith; Corey A A Olympic; Ariel K Roberts; Craig E Delk Jr.; Elna Christine Gripp; and Gary L Olson Sr.
Webcast Viewing Prizes:
Gayla Hoseth; Shanda Ring; Mary Cossette; and Ricky Lind Jr.
CLICK HERE for the 2015 Annual Meeting Webcast
Starting at 10 a.m. Alaska time on Saturday, October 3, BBNC shareholders who cannot attend the meeting in Naknek are invited to tune in to the live webcast by CLICKING HERE, or visiting http://www.bbnc1.evomac.com/webcast1/
The login information for the meeting can be found on the special annual meeting postcard recently mailed to shareholder households, or in the Fall issue of the Bay Report.
Vote your 2015 BBNC Proxy!
You will need your Shareholder ID number (found on the back of your Shareholder ID Card, or in your mailed proxy material), your PIN number (found in your mailed proxy material), and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
If you have any questions about voting your proxy, locating your Shareholder ID or PIN, please contact Election Certifiers, Sramek Hightower, at (907) 677-3310.
Early Bird Deadline: September 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
To be eligible for the early bird cash bonus, your written or electronic proxy must be received by Sramek Hightower (if by mail, at P.O. Box 240569, Anchorage, Alaska 99524-9968, or if delivered personally, at 2525 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or by fax at (907) 561-4341, or electronically at www.bbncvote.net) by 5:00 p.m., Alaska Time, Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
Proxy Voting Deadline: September 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
In order for written or electronically submitted proxies to be voted at the annual meeting, they must be received by Sramek Hightower (if by mail, at P.O. Box 240569, Anchorage, Alaska 99524-9968, or if delivered personally, at 2525 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or by fax at (907) 561-4341, or electronically at www.bbncvote.net) by 5:00 p.m., Alaska Time, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
BBNC Honorees of 2015
During BBNC’s annual meeting October 3, we will announce the names of three individuals who we will honor as BBNC Elder of the Year, BBNC Citizen of the Year and BBNC Student of the Year. Nominations may be made by individuals or organizations.
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. Mail or fax your nomination(s) to:
BBNC Honorees of 2015
111 W 16th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Fax: (907) 276-3924.
Download the nomination form by clicking here.
For further information, call Sonya Stewart at 1-800-426-3602.
BBNC Welcomes President Obama
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Welcomes President Obama
- Electronic Regional Guide to Bristol Bay available for download below -
Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) president and CEO, Jason Metrokin, issued the following statement in anticipation of President Obama’s visit to the Bristol Bay region:
“Our communities, the BBNC Board and all of our employees appreciate the privilege of having President Barack Obama visit Alaska and meet with the people of Bristol Bay,” said Metrokin. “We are grateful for the opportunity to open our homes and show the President how the land and water has sustained our people for centuries.
“In our region, the changing arctic climate poses daily challenges, from impacts to the salmon that sustain our villages, to coastal erosion and even in how we maintain and build infrastructure. Concerns about the future of our land and water also led the majority of our shareholders to oppose the proposed Pebble mine, and we continue to applaud President Obama and his Administration for the initial steps they have taken to protect Bristol Bay’s valuable fishery from harmful development.
“We take great pride in the choices we have made to protect our region, which includes a ‘Fish First’ policy for land and resource management. We urge the Administration to implement a similar priority in Bristol Bay. By putting Fish First, we ensure our most treasured resources will be enjoyed by future generations.”
In support of its “Fish First” policy, BBNC has launched a social media campaign utilizing the hashtag #BristolBayFishFirst that will run in anticipation of President Obama's visit to Dillingham. The purpose of the campaign is to urge the President to continue assisting the people of Bristol Bay by directing all federal agencies to follow a “Fish First” priority in decision making that implicates Bristol Bay’s lands and waters, recognizing the importance of the region’s wild salmon fishery. More information about the #BristolBayFishFirst campaign is available on BBNC's blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
BBNC has produced a regional guide that provides background on our communities and Bristol Bay as a whole, as well as the issues most important to BBNC shareholders. It can be downloaded by clicking here and paper copies are available by request.
About BBNC: Bristol Bay Native Corporation is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its more than 10,000 shareholders—the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.