Thank you to all those who attended this year’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held Saturday, June 1 at Chief Leschi School in Puyallup, Wash.
In addition to hearing the results of the previous year’s financial performance and voting to elect the members of the CIRI Board of Directors, shareholders approved a resolution to establish the CIRI Settlement Trust, which will provide mutual benefit to both shareholders and the corporation, including allowing both shareholders and the corporation to take advantage of significant tax savings.
Annual Meeting attendees also enjoyed a delicious lunch and were treated to a performance by the Tsimshian Haayuuk, a Puget Sound, Wash.-based dance group whose performances reflect common themes of Tsimshian culture.
Again this year, CIRI offered to donate $1 to the Brother Francis Shelter for every shareholder with a valid, active proxy (for any proxyholder or candidate) on file by the proxy deadline. Brother Francis Shelter provides temporary, emergency shelter to Anchorage’s homeless population, serving 2,610 homeless men and women and providing 84,865 nights of stay in 2018. CIRI’s planned donation to Brother Francis is estimated to be $3,500.
To best accommodate its geographically diverse shareholder population, CIRI rotates the schedule for its annual meeting between Anchorage, Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and the Pacific Northwest. Next year’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in Anchorage.