SkyLine customers who have active memberships in the cooperative are invited.
Member registration begins in the commons area at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting in the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The business meeting will include reports from officers, election of directors and recognition of participants of the following SkyLine youth programs: the Frank James-SkyLine Scholarship, National Institute on Cooperative Education and Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour. The following SkyLine directors have been nominated for election to the board for a three-year term: Molly Gambill (Ashe County); Buster Burleson (Avery County) and Thomas J. McNeil (Watauga County). Additionally, SkyLine, SkyBest and Carolina West Wireless will provide educational and informational displays in the commons area. At the close of the business meeting, several door prizes will be awarded.
From 10 a.m. until the close of the business meeting, children’s activities will feature face painting and a variety of hands-on art activities, provided by the Ashe County High School Art Department. Following these activities, a complimentary barbecue lunch catered by Smoky Mountain Barbecue will be served to SkyLine members in the school cafeteria. Entertainment at this year’s meeting will feature bluegrass music by the Ashe County Bluegrass Band, who will perform during registration in the auditorium and at lunch in the cafeteria.
Established in 1951, SkyLine is among the state’s nine rural telephone cooperatives, serving over 35,000 access lines across a five-county region in northwest North Carolina and east Tennessee.
For more information about the Annual Meeting, please call your local SkyLine Customer Service Center at 1-800-759-2226.