The NRTC Annual Meeting convenes one week from today, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Rhythms Ballroom, Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. The session is being held in conjunction with NTCA’s Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo (RTIME) and will cover NRTC telco-member issues as well as a board election.
As earlier announced, Raymond Henagan, CEO of Rock Port Telephone, Rock Port, MO, is unopposed for re-election to a District 12 board seat. In other business, NRTC CEO Tim Bryan will touch on several aspects of broadband opportunities in rural America, including recent successful telco/electric broadband partnerships. NRTC will be in Booth #700 in the RTIME exhibit hall. Exhibit hours are 10:45 am-12:30 pm and 3:15-5:00 pm on Feb. 4 and 11 am – 2:30 pm on Feb. 5.
The second session of the NRTC Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, March 10, in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, during the NRECA Annual Meeting and TechAdvantage conference. The meeting, focused on rural electric issues, will have a similar agenda of board elections and an address by Tim Bryan.
In addition, the Orlando meeting will feature a guest speaker, filmmaker Brett Culp (pictured). Culp describes himself as a “personal cinematographer” to a wide range of personalities, from movie stars to authors and athletes. Many of his film deal with community, leadership and collaboration. Culp is co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a non-profit organization that produces videos about individuals overcoming adversity.
Update, January 30: On January 3, NRTC sent a notice to all Class B telephone members with registration information for the February 5 session in New Orleans. Since then, we have had a change in our scheduling due to staff availablity and travel arrangments. The NRTC registration desk will now open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 3.