Updated May 15, 2018: Annual Meeting Packet sent out May 16

Calista Corporation each year schedules an Annual Meeting of Shareholders. This meeting is crucial because Shareholders elect members to the Board of Directors and vote on any proposed resolutions. Due to the high cost of travel, annual meetings are generally held throughout the Calista Region in order to reach as many Shareholders as possible.

Shareholder Award Nominations

2018 Calista Corporation Shareholder Award nominations are closed. The award recipients will be announced in June.

Annual Meeting Packet Mailing Change

To save over $40,000 and reduce paper use by about 3 tons each year, Annual Meeting Packets are now delivered one per Shareholder household. Each individual voting Shareholder will receive his/her own proxy voting form. Click here for more details on the Annual Meeting Packet Mailing Change.

Quorum

A quorum* must be met in order to conduct a valid meeting. If too few Shareholders vote and quorum is not reached, the Annual Meeting must be rescheduled, which would cost Calista and its Shareholders significant time, effort, and money.

Historically, the average Shareholder voting participation of all Annual Meetings is only 50.36%. For the last 6 Annual Meetings, less than 4 in 10 Shareholders 18-39 years old voted. And less than half of Shareholders in their 40s voted.

*As required for ANCSA corporations, Calista’s quorum requirement: A majority (more than 50%) of all outstanding shares must be represented in person or by proxy.

Meeting Locations

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders is held at least once every five years in Bethel, and at least once every seven years in Anchorage. The other meetings will be held in villages in the Calista Region selected by the Board of Directors.

2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders information

  • Date: July 6, 2018
  • Community: Bethel
  • Location: Bethel Regional High School (Google Maps link)
  • Time:
    • Registration starts 10am
    • Meeting starts 1pm
  • Annual Meeting packet mail date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Voting Information / Prize Deadlines

Voting website: www.CalistaVote.com

    • Note: Online voting PIN located on the paper proxy form
      • Opens: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Paper Proxy deadlines

    • Early Bird Prizes deadline: June 18, 5pm
    • Regular Proxy deadline: July 2, 5pm

Online Proxy deadlines (also eligible for Paper Proxy prizes)

    • Online Early Bird Prizes deadline: May 31, 5pm
    • Online Regular Proxy deadline: July 2, 5pm

All proxy votes and ballots are received, verified, and counted by an independent Inspector of Elections.

Quick Facts

  • Through 2017, a total of 32 communities have hosted 42 annual meetings
  • The Calista Region is located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
  • More than 60% of Shareholders live in the Calista Region
  • Online voting was first made available in 2014
  • Of Calista’s 25,000 Shareholders, about 9,000 are original Shareholders
Sleetmute, AK

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