Shareholder Participation Committees
How to Become a 2013 Shareholder Participation Committee Youth Representative
The success of CIRI depends on shareholders who are excited about participating in their corporation. It is important to teach the next generation about CIRI today so that they are engaged and ready to lead the organization tomorrow. With that in mind, and based on discussions with the Shareholder Participation Committee (SPC) members, CIRI seeks to appoint youth representatives to each of the three SPC committees.
Youth representatives will participate in the SPC's two-day October 2013 meeting, which will be held in Anchorage during normal school-day hours, and will have the opportunity to meet directors, executive and management staff from CIRI and CIRI-affiliated nonprofit organizations, and to hear about CIRI initiatives and business developments and the many programs and services offered by the CIRI nonprofits. In turn, the addition of youth representatives will allow CIRI to learn more about what is important to the next generation of CIRI shareholders.
Youth who are interested in serving as an SPC youth representative must either be a CIRI shareholder or descendant, 13 to 17 years of age, and must submit (a) an application, (b) a letter of introduction, (c) a reference letter and (d) a short essay explaining why they want to serve as a youth representative and what they know about CIRI and their Alaska Native heritage. Completed packets received by the deadline will be reviewed by a selection committee and winners will be contacted.
CIRI SPC Youth Representative Application: PDF
Deadline: 5 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
How to Become a Shareholder Participation Committee Member
SPC members are chosen by random drawing from the names of shareholders who have indicated an interest in participating on a committee and have correctly answered a questionnaire about CIRI. The drawing is held the week following the Annual Meeting, with the names of new and continuing SPC members announced in the CIRI newsletter.
Questionnaires for the random selection drawing are mailed to all voting shareholders prior to each CIRI Annual Meeting, typically in mid- to late-April. Interested shareholders must complete and return the questionnaire no later than the day of the Annual Meeting to be eligible for the drawing.
Members must be 18 years of age and a voting shareholder. CIRI directors, management staff and employees are not eligible to serve, nor are directors and management staff of CIRI subsidiaries or nonprofit affiliates. Former members must wait six years before being eligible to serve again.