The Seldovia Native Association, Inc., 2020 Annual Meeting
will be held via teleconference instead of in person.
In order to protect the health of all shareholders, staff and judges who might attend, the Board voted to move the meeting to a teleconference format. The meeting will be abbreviated. It will consist of a report by the CEO and then vote tallying for the open Board seats. Please vote online, or mail in your proxy. To count and be eligible for prizes, your proxy must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2020.
Results of 2020 Election:
Congratulations to the Candidates who won the 2020 election. Returning to the Board will be Paula Elvsaas, Rebecca Hansen and Kimblerly Kashevarof.
Congratulations to the prize winners who will be receiving checks shortly.
General prize, Carla G Knapp $100, Edward A Fox $100, Jasmine J Tanape $100, Lorraine J Resoff $100, Pauline Melton $100
Early Bird prize John Crawford, $500. General prize, Zara J Kreun, $500
Special Extra prize, Rebecca J Hansen $1,000. Grand prize, Benjamin E Botero, $1,000
Election Notice for 2020
Qualify to Win Cash Prizes
Submit your Seldovia Native Association Inc. proxy electronically or date, sign, and return your paper proxy by the deadline below and you will qualify to win one of several cash prizes. This year, SNA will also be giving out an early bird cash prize as well.
Early Bird Prize Online or by Mail
Eligibility: Send your proxy in either electronically or by mail by May 1, 2020, to be eligible for the early bird drawing.
One (1) prize of $500
Special Extra Prize Online or by Mail
Eligibility: Send your proxy in either electronically or by mail by May 11, 2020, to be eligible for the EXTRA PRIZE.
One (1) prize of $1000
Cash Prizes for Mail or Online
Eligibility: Any Shareholder who either has submitted a validly executed proxy in a timely manner.
Five (5) prizes of $100
One (1) prize of $500
One (1) prize of $1000
The Board of Directors of Seldovia Native Association Inc. (SNAI), is furnishing this Proxy Statement and accompanying form of proxy for the use at the 2020 Annual Meeting.
The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 16, 2020, at the Seldovia Conference Center, in Seldovia, Alaska. The proxy may also be used for any other business at the meeting. At the Annual Meeting, the Shareholders will:
- Elect three (3) Directors, each to serve a term of three (3) years.
- Transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Voting at the Annual Meeting
Only those voting Shareholders of record on the books of SNAI as of the close of business on May 11, 2020, will be entitled to vote at the meeting.
The shares represented will be voted by the persons named as proxy holders.
Your shares will also be voted in the proxy holders’ discretion on any other matters which may be properly brought before the meeting.
If you have given a proxy, you may revoke it by doing one of the following:
1. Revoke by written notice:
Sign either another proxy or a written notice revoking the proxy, dated later than the date of the proxy to be revoked and deliver by mail to the following address so that it is received on or before 5:00 p.m. May 11, 2020:
Aldrich CPA’s and Advisors
800 East Dimond Blvd, Suite 3-670 Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone number: 907-365-2106
2. Revoke in person at the Annual Meeting:
You may appear at the meeting in person and vote. If you appear at the meeting to vote in person you will be asked when you register if you would like to revoke your proxy. If you do, you will be provided with further instructions.
As of the Record Date for the 2020 Annual Meeting, there are 25,700 shares of Common Stock outstanding. A combined total of 22,640.556 shares are entitled to vote at the annual meeting. Pursuant to Section 7(h) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), as amended, the remaining shares which are not held by Alaska Natives or descendants of Alaska Natives, are not entitled to be voted.
In the election of Directors, the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected.
Notice of annual shareholders Meeting
Seldovia Native Association Inc. April 16, 2020
TO: All Seldovia Native Association, Inc. Shareholders
FROM: Corporate Secretary, Seldovia Native Association, Inc
SUBJECT: Notice of 47th Annual Shareholders Meeting – Saturday, May 16, 2020
The 47th Annual Shareholders Meeting will be held on May 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at the Seldovia Conference Center in Seldovia, Alaska. (If emergency restrictions impact this meeting it may be moved to an online or teleconference format, as permitted by Alaska law. Please check the SNA website before attending the meeting in person for any updates).
The purpose of the meeting is to elect three (3) Directors to fill three (3) terms on the Board and to conduct any other business of the Corporation that may be properly brought before that meeting.
Pre-registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp and voting will commence when a quorum has been attained. There will be an Annual Report from the CEO, opportunity for questions from the audience, statements by candidates if they so choose, and cash prize drawings.
There will also be cash only door prizes for those attending the meeting. Be sure to either mail your proxy card to arrive at the Proxy Tabulator’s address no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2020 or attend the meeting in Seldovia to have a chance to win cash. Cash prize drawings for seven (7) lucky Shareholders that are either present at the meeting or vote by proxy (online or mail) have the chance to win cash prize amounts as follows: five (5) drawings for $100 in cash, one (1) drawing for $500 in cash, and a grand prize of $1000 in cash. For the first time, there will be an Extra Grand Prize of $1000 in cash to be drawn from only shareholders who send in their proxy or vote online. Please send in your proxy and vote online even if you plan to come to the meeting so you will be eligible for this extra $1000.
Assuming the mandates on public gatherings and food service are lifted, food and refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring the whole family to the meeting and/or lunch.
Enclosed with this notice are the 2019 Annual Report, the candidates’ information, a proxy card and instructions to submit your proxy either online or by mail. We are encouraging all Shareholders to vote online but for those that may not have access to vote online we have included all the materials needed to mail in your proxy for 2020. If you mail your proxy, we’ve included a pre-paid envelope addressed to Aldrich CPAs and Advisors, who is the Proxy Tabulator for SNA, proxies submitted by mail MUST BE RECEIVED by 5:00 p.m., MAY 11, 2020.
Assign your proxy to any candidate or shareholder who will be at the meeting to vote it for you. Proxy forms must be received by the proxy tabulator no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. The stock transfer books will be closed from May 11-16, 2020, and only those voting shareholders of record on May 11, 2020, will be entitled to vote.
Both voting and non-voting shareholders are welcome and invited to attend the annual meeting, luncheon, and may register for cash prizes at the door. However, non-voting shareholders may not vote in the election nor run for office. (For that reason, you did not receive a proxy card in this mailing).
SNAI Corporate Secretary
Election of directors
The following individuals have indicated their desire to be a Director. Each candidate was requested to complete a statement and to provide a photo, which is printed if provided. The Nominees are presented in alphabetical order.
My name is Suzanne Collier and I am running for a SNA board seat in the upcoming election in May. I was born and raised in Seldovia and call it my home today. I asked for your support and vote in this election. By doing so, you can be assured your voice will be heard.
My education includes a bachelor degree in Healthcare Services. I currently hold a position of Property Manager with a large Native Consortium. My area of expertise includes operations, finance, healthcare services, commercial and residential real estate.
The voting material should be arriving in your mailbox shortly. Please feel free to contact me at (907) 830-4021 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and or ideas that you wish to share.
In these trying times around the world we are ALL going through, I once again ask for your support as another term has come to fly by so fast. Let’s hope this Pandemic passes just as quickly. The last thing we want to listen to right now is Politics…
Instead let’s reflect on where it is we are all tied to. Even if you don’t have the honor of saying you were born and raised here as I was, my Father and Grandfather were, we are still connected if you are reading this newsletter.
You have that story that connects you!! Remember those stories and remember the teachings you were taught. I’m sure at this point our ancestors and spirits would be saying “This is why I taught you to catch fish.” “This is why I told you to pick every Pin Bone out.” “To Salt, to can, to make jelly and provide for your family.” This is who we are!! Share it with your children and Grandchildren. We are all in this together. Hold on, be strong and stay safe. This too shall pass.
I was asked once by my Grandfather, “How long do you think you will continue to be on the board of directors?” I replied with “As long as the Shareholders continue to vote me in.” I am a Shareholder First and Foremost, I am you and I am here for you.
If you really need Politics…I was the only Board member to vote No on the stock market, Good thing our CEO knew what he was doing and we did not lose when it crashed. And also I moved for the $12.89 per share dividend I’m sure we are all thankful for at this point in time.
I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope you are safe and well. Please reach out to your Elders as they are lonely in this time.
Thank you again for your support and vote VIA proxy as we don’t know what the future meeting holds. We might all be on video Chat.
907-202-6709 if any questions
Rebecca (Becky) Hansen
My name is Becky Hansen, first I’d like to say thank you for allowing me to serve on the SNAI board for the past 3 years, it’s been quite the privilege.
For the past 3 years the board has come together cohesively and have worked very hard for the shareholders and the future generation.
As a cohesive board we have accomplished a lot. We’ve replaced SNAI’s CEO, got rid of Red Mountain and acquired tax free distributions. We also declared a pretty substantial distribution this year that paid $12.89 per share to all shareholders, tax free.
As the company moves forward and grows, I would like to be a part of its growth and to serve you the shareholders for another 3 years.
Thank you for your time and support.
Hello fellow Shareholders,
My name is Kimberly Kashevarof. I am currently the Chair of the board of directors. I have had the honor and privilege to serve you, the shareholders, as a board member these past six (6) years. I am an original shareholder from Seldovia. I am an accountant, and currently work for a leasing company in Anchorage.
SNAI is a very healthy corporation. We had a great financial year in 2019 and were able to give back to the shareholders a tax free dividend of $12.89 per share, from our SNAI Trust. 2020 looks to be a challenging year, due to the situation unfolding nationally and globally. I believe that SNAI can still be profitable and move forward during 2020 with the right leadership. I would like the opportunity to help make this happen.
I am asking for your support in this upcoming election. I believe the directors work for you, the shareholders. If you have any concerns or questions or would just like to discuss a situation, please feel free to contact me at 907-242-6310 or via email at email@example.com.
How to vote electronically
Step 1: Go to www.snaivote.com
Step 2: Enter your PIN. [Your personal PIN is located on a label on the paper version of the proxy in your packet.]
Step 3: Click “Login”
Step 4: Acknowledge list of candidates running and click “Next”
Step 5: Enter the proxy holder name (to vote quorum only, type “QUORUM ONLY” for the proxyholder name)
- Enter the name of the person you desire to be your proxy holder. If you enter a name in this box, the proxy holder will be able to vote your shares at the Annual Meeting if you are not personally present at the meeting.
- If you do not indicate a proxy holder, please type “Quorum Only” so your shares can be counted toward quorum purposes only.
Step 6: Enter a receipt email (optional)
Step 7: Click “Vote”
Step 8: Be sure your proxy has been submitted! Look for the following message on your screen:
“Thank you for submitting your proxy”
If you provided an email address, a receipt will be sent by email to that address. If you do not see the “thank you” page or receive an email confirmation, please double-check that your proxy was recorded. To do this, you can close your browser and log in to the site again, or you may call the Election Inspector’s office, at 907-365-2106.
Contact Information: Click “Change My Contact Information” after login to update your address and phone contact information.
Early bird cutoff date is May 1, 2020 or
Must be completed online by 5:00 p.m. May 11, 2020
How to vote by paper proxy
1. Box A ‐ Your name, number of shares and your PIN to vote electronically (if you choose). Please verify your name and number of shares. If you received a proxy that is not correct, please contact SNAI.
2. Box B ‐ Please enter the name of the person you desire to be your proxy holder. If you enter a name in this box, the proxy holder will be able to vote your shares at the Annual Meeting if you are not personally present at the meeting.
3. Box C ‐ Please print and sign your name and date your proxy card prior to mailing.
4. Box D ‐ If you are not sure who you want to vote your share’s to on your behalf, you can check this box and your proxy will count as
QUORUM PURPOSES ONLY, or by sending an updated Proxy Card to Aldrich CPAs & Advisors by the deadline.
5. Return your completed paper proxy in the enclosed, prepaid envelope, addressed to Aldrich CPAs & Advisors that is included in this packet.