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DTC voters reject bylaw changes
New directors elected
GARRISON, CAMPBELL and CURTIS - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
Three proposed by-law changes were voted down by members of the DeKalb Telephone Cooperative at the annual meeting Saturday.The meeting, held at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, saw the defeat at the polls of changes in the by-laws that would have prohibited any former employee of the cooperative, close relative of a director or director's spouse, or close relatives of an employee of DTC or an employee's spouse from being nominated for or becoming a member of the DTC Communications board of directors, The proposal defined a close relative as a "spouse, parent, in-laws, grandparents, sibling, child, grandchild, uncle, aunt, niece, or nephew, by blood, marriage, or adoption."Another proposed amendment would have made it possible to change the customary location for the annual meeting from the fairground to “such location within the service area as the Board of Directors may designate before each and every meeting.”Members of the cooperative voted 231-62, not to make the changes recommended by the board of directors.All three rejected changes to the cooperative’s by-laws were placed on the ballot as one vote.The three incumbent DTC board members up for election were all running unopposed, and were all re-elected to new three-year terms at the meeting.Ronnie Garrison received 231 complimentary votes in the race for the Smithville exchange seat.Voters cast 207 complimentary votes for Randy Campbell for the Liberty exchange, and Bennie Curtis of the Alexandria exchange earned 197 complimentary votes.Charles Dwight Vinson of Milton, Roy Nelson Pugh of Auburntown, Greg Rogers of Woodbury, James Dillard, Jr. of Gordonsville, Terry McPeak of Norene, Jimmy Oakley of Temperance Hall, and David Parker of Woodland round out the DTC board.