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81st Annual Meeting - Save the Date

The 81st Annual Meeting of Town & Country Credit Union will begin in Fargo on Tuesday, March 17 at the Holiday Inn and will conclude in Minot on Thursday, March 19 at the Minot Moose Lodge. Each meeting will begin with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting at 7 p.m. Tickets are only available in advance and will be on sale for $5 each beginning Friday, January 31, 2020. Again this year, the credit union will donate $10 to a local nonprofit for every ticket sold.
 
During the Annual Meeting, a nominating committee will be elected consisting of three members. It is the duty of the nominating committee to nominate at least one member for each board member vacancy the following year's election, as well as any unexpired term vacancies. Our board of directors’ election for 2020 will take place in the weeks prior to the meeting with the winners announced during the meeting.
 
Voting Instructions
Every member of the credit union is eligible and encouraged to vote in the board of directors’ election. The election will open on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. and will close on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. There will not be any nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting. There are three seats up for election in 2020, the Kenmare seat, the Fargo seat, and one Minot seat. Each open seat must be filled by a member living within that branch’s field of membership. Board members are elected to a term of three years.
 
Members can vote one of three ways:

To vote by phone or to request a paper ballot, call 1-888-304-1693. If a paper ballot is requested, it will be sent with a prepaid postage return envelope. Completed paper ballots must be received by 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Ballots will not be accepted at any branch location.

When voting by phone, your ID will be your account number, password is your birthday (Ex: January 12, 1960 would be 01121960) and business account password will be the last four digits of your tax ID number. Nominees by petition are required to submit to the Board Secretary a statement of qualifications and biographical data with a petition signed by 100 members before February 6, 2020. Qualifications and biographical data will only be included on the mail ballot and the voting website.
 
Members may not vote by proxy, but a business or organization may vote through an agent designated in writing. A trustee, or other person acting in a representative capacity, may not vote.
 
Questions or concerns? Please contact us at 1-800-872-6358.
 

2020 Board Candidates

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson (Incumbent), Kenmare 

Jim Anderson was born and raised in Bowbells, ND. He graduated from Bowbells High School in 1973 and attended NDSU where he received a BS degree in Mechanized Agriculture. He has been farming and ranching since 1978. Jim is now retired, but for more than 15 years he served as the secretary/ manager of the Flaxton Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., a property-casualty insurance company. Jim and his wife, Bonnie, have three children: Jill, Kayla, and Ian. They also have four grandchildren. The couple moved to Kenmare in 2004 and over the years Jim has been involved with the Jaycees, Bowbells Acting Theatre, Kenmare Movie Theatre, Bowbells Volunteer Firemen, church council, Bowbells School Board, Farmers United Elevator Board, Clayton Township Board and Kenmare Recreation Board as well as served as a football and baseball coach, and school bus driver for both school districts.

 

 

 

Joseph Hurt

Joseph Hurt, Minot

Joseph Hurt grew up in Minot and is a graduate of Minot High School. In 2015, Joseph and his wife, Deidra, opened Imagination Daycare which they have recently expanded to serve additional families. In 2017, Joseph launched Chaos Games, a successful gaming and hobby store located in downtown Minot. Through Chaos Games, Joseph has been closely involved with Imagicon, a family-friendly comic convention which brings people from across the region to Minot. Managing two businesses has provided Joseph with a strong understanding of the ins and outs of business, with a focus on customer service just like the Credit Union. He looks forward to the opportunity of using his business knowledge and his experience as an active member of the Credit Union to serve the members of Town & Country well as a board member. Joseph and his wife have two children, Joseph and Katerina, and are expecting their third child in February.

 

 

Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson, Fargo

Brian was born in Edmonds, Washington and moved to Stanley, ND in 7th grade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, with minors in physical education and driver’s ed, from Minot Statue University and a masters in educational administration from Northern State University at Aberdeen. He started his teaching career in Rolette, ND and later taught and served as principal in Carson, ND and at Newburg United. In 1996, he was selected as Superintendent and Elementary Principal for Berthold Public School and went on to be the superintendent of the Lewis and Clark Public School District when Ryder, Makoti, Berthold and Plaza schools reorganized. Brian was named Superintendent of the Year in 2008-2009 for the Northwest Region in North Dakota. Brian lives in Fargo, ND and is currently employed as the Superintendent in both Rosholt, SD and Fairmount, ND. He also serves on the Fargo School Board, a seat he has held since 2018. Brian and his wife Ellen have 10 children and six (soon to be seven) grandchildren. He is a member of Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, the North Dakota School Board Association, the School Administrators of South Dakota, and the North Dakota Drivers Education Association. He enjoys fishing in Alaska and Lake Sakakawea, as well as traveling, cruising, and spending time at their lake house on Lake Lida 5.5 miles east of Pelican Rapids, MN.

 

 

DelRae

DelRae Zimmerman Geinert (Incumbent), Minot 

DelRae Zimmerman Geinert grew up on a dairy farm in rural North Dakota and graduated from Towner High School. She attended Minot State University and graduated in 2004 with a double major, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. DelRae has been a licensed REALTOR®️ since 2004, obtaining her Brokers license in 2009. As one of the owners of Brokers 12 Real Estate, she actively markets herself and her team as “Team Rockstars.” Past professional accolades include being named as Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30 designee in 2011, the first in the state of North Dakota. She has also attained numerous Realtor of the Month awards for the Minot Multiple Listing Service. In 2015, she received the Young Alumni Achievement Award from Minot State University. DelRae is active in the Minot community and volunteers with many organizations including Backpack Buddies, Meals on Wheels, Souris Valley United Way, Minot State University and the Salvation Army. She is a member of the Minot Board of Realtors, Minot Association of Builders, Minot Young Professionals and Minot Area Chamber of Commerce. She is married to Matt Geinert and they have two daughters, Ivy and Violet. In their spare time, they enjoy being at the lake, gardening, golfing, and spending time appreciating the outdoors.

 

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