Annual Meeting June 8th

Annual Meeting June 8th

Annual Meeting is June 8

Verendrye Electric’s 78th Annual Meeting will be Thursday, June 8th in the State Fair Center in Minot.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. and a free meal featuring meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy with all the fixings and ice cream, will be served from 4:30 to 6:30. If you want to come a little earlier to learn about issues affecting your cooperative, join us for a coffee and cookie reception at 3:30 to learn about the Action Committee for Rural Electrification.

All of the crafts and display booths will be open at 4, as well as games for kids. Local fiddler Shelby Huston will perform from 5:30 to 6:30 and we encourage members to get dressed up and dance to the music.

The business meeting begins at 6:30, which includes an election of board members. There will be several prizes given away, including a $2,000 prize for a member who is present and registered. For the $2,000 prize, we will draw a name from all of the members.  If the first name drawn is of a member who is not present and registered, a consolation prize of $770 cash prize will be awarded to a member who is present.

Look for more details of the meeting in the annual report that will be mailed this month.

Shelby Huston To Perform at 78th Annual Meeting

Shelby Huston, a fiddle player from Minot, will be performing at the Verendrye Electric Annual Meeting in Minot on June 8th.  She is a senior at Minot High School and teaches violin classes at Sunnyside Elementary in her spare time. She was the Minnesota State Champion in 2015 and plays with the help of a guitar player, Selmer Moen.

We recently sat down with Shelby and asked her some questions about how her fiddling career. Make sure to like our Facebook page to see a video of her fiddling before the annual meeting.

When did you start playing the fiddle?

Started violin in 4th grade orchestra and my instructor started me with fiddle music in 5th grade because I liked to play everything really fast.

What caught your interest?

Grew-up listening to bluegrass and country music with my dad and picked it up.


How many years have you entertained guests at Norsk Hostfest?

I have played at the Norsk Hostfest for 5 years and played on stage with Williams and Ree last year.

Where do you enjoy playing the most?

I enjoy playing assisted living facilities in the area, they really understand the music and its music they grew-up with.

What kind of music with you be playing at the Annual Meeting?

Traditional fiddle music, Keltic fiddling, hymns; music you can dance to!

How much do you practice?

I practice and or play 11 hours a week, give or take.

What are your plans for the future?

I will be attending Concordia College in the fall for Bachelor of Music and Education. I would like to teach high school orchestra and be a performer.

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