October 2018 update on where we are and what changes have happened as a result of DIUA’s FCC License Acquisition.
Our annual membership meeting will be held on November 10th 2018 at 6:30pm in the MARC building (across from the IGA) in Darrington. There will be a short presentation by the Board followed by a Q&A session for our members. Also during this membership meeting we will have an election to vote on our 2 open board member positions.
If you would like to nominate yourself to serve on the DIUA board please email the board secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello my name is Jacob Kukuk President of the Darrington Internet Users Association (DIUA), when starting this Non Profit Internet Service Provider (ISP) in July of 2017 I didn’t know where it would lead, now with 7 board meetings under our belt, 37 members, over $10,000 in contributions, and countless support from government agencies and local community organizations we are making ground breaking progress.
We have established our network transport provider and the final infrastructure agreements are taking place that will enable construction of backhaul equipment allowing us to deliver service to your home or business. With my goal of getting high speed Internet Service to many of you by late 2018, I’m confident me and my team will make it happen.
I would like to say a big thanks to the team who is working hard to ensure this project is a success and has the best interest of the community and its members. This team includes Jeromy Statia our Vice President/Board Member, Justin Sisney our Secretary/Board Member, and the remaining board members Drew Bono the Board Chair, Joseph Mcconnaughy, and Kaleb Wyatt.
We invite you to attend one of our board meetings to learn or ask questions. They are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Darrington Fire station unless otherwise posted.
If you would like to become a member where the $150 membership includes the cost of your first installation of an internet service with speeds up to 50 Mbps with no contract or data cap visit https://www.diua.org/membership/
Darrington Internet Users Association (DIUA) is honored in receiving its first grant from United Way. This community partnership with North Counties' Community Collaborative will work to increase access to services outside of the Darrington/Arlington area through improved internet connectivity. We will soon begin field testing of equipment with opportunities for the public to see that it is a functional and practical infrastructure. DIUA has raised over $10,000 in funding and is on track to provide high speed internet service to the community by late 2018.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The Darrington Internet Users Association will be holding its November board meeting on Thursday, Nov 2nd, at 7:00 p.m., in the Darrington Maker Cowork Space, at 1140 Seeman St, in Darrington, WA. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The Darrington Internet Users Association through its strategic partnerships presents the DIUA Maker Coworkspace located at 1140 Seeman Street, Darrington, WA 98223 dedicated to enabling producers and thinkers in vivifying the Stillaguamish Valley providing access to high speed internet, work spaces, maker tools, and resources that meets our mission objectives of enabling commerce.
On September 28th the Darrington Council voted to transfer the Darrington CoWork Space to the Darrington Internet Users Association starting on the 10th of October. The Town feels that this merger will provide existing CoWork space users with enhanced tools and even better opportunities for collaboration and connectivity with other independent business owners, workers, and remote users.
If you would like more information on access or would like to book a tour visit https://diua.org/maker
Darrington Internet Users Association (DIUA) is a non profit 501(c)(3) internet service provider solving the rural internet divide. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes DIUA as a Section 501(c)(3). Gifts to DIUA are tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 82-2290713.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The Darrington Internet Users Association will be holding its October board meeting on Thursday, Oct 5th, at 7:00 p.m., in the Darrington Cowork Space, at 1140 Seeman St, in Darrington, WA. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Agenda and reports contained in the Board Meeting Packet
Darrington Internet Users Association proudly presents a community program that gives free email accounts, no membership required. If you support our loggers you can get an email with @gologgers.org if you would like more of a geography style email you can choose @darrington.org. This enables our community to be recognized and it can even start a conversation with someone you give your email to so it gets attention to our local community. Time to get rid of those generic email accounts and represent local!
This program was made possible by domain donations from godaddy and email account license donations by Microsoft.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The Darrington Internet Users Association will be holding its first board meeting on Friday, Sept 1st, at 6:00 p.m., in the Darrington Cowork Space, at 1140 Seeman St, in Darrington, WA. We request all members to attend in person.
You can find the agenda and reports contained in the Board Meeting Packet
Proof of Notice of meeting or waiver of notice
3.2.3 Organizational Meeting. The first meeting of a newly elected Board shall be held
immediately following the annual meeting and no notice shall be necessary to the newly
elected Board Members in order legally to constitute such meeting, provided a majority of the
whole Board shall be present.
Darrington Internet Users Association shareholders elect board
DARRINGTON, WA — August 25th, 2017 — At 11:45 PM on Friday August 25th the shareholders of DIUA voted in 5 board members from a selection of 9 candidates that are shareholders.
Newly Elected Board Members
Drew Bono - Three-year Term
Joseph McConnaughy - Three-year Term
Jeromy Statia - Term to be decided by coin flip
Kaleb Wyatt - Term to be decided by coin flip
Justin Sisney – One-Year Term
See results after missing vote correction at https://diua.org/board
Darrington Internet Users Association (DIUA) is a 501(c)(3) with the mission to Improve the conditions of local internet service, making residents shareholders, technicians, and learners of technology. Changing the consumer internet service to a producer internet service where families can connect to over messaging platforms, small businesses can upload high quality content to the world-wide web, and our younger demographic can have access to what is a norm in a larger city. DIUA will Improve Access, Enhance Public Safety, and Enable Commerce.
If you have received a letter like the one attached it was due to our automated mail processor mixing up our mail with New York Times payment reminder mail. No Personal Identifiable Information was released as the letter contained a simple welcome message and the names and addresses are that of the TO field on the mailer, the barcode is proof of being processed through our mail provider equipment and NO information was stolen.
I apologize for the confusion and this will be solved promptly with our mailing partner.
New York Times and DIUA use a automated mailing system called Lob, this system is used by companies like UBER for sending mail to its customers.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me. email@example.com or 425-583-4921
Darrington Internet Users Association is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.
Great news! Darrington Internet Users Association is officially 501(c)(3)! Donors can now deduct contributions made to DIUA. Those of you whom have contributed previously or plan to our EIN is 82-2290713 If you wish to contribute visit http://diua.org/donate/
Here is the progress report for the Darrington Internet Users Association. We are currently at 13 member shareholders 4 board member elects, 1 government agency, 1 homeschool, and 2 hardship program participants. Presentation about DIUA was done at Darrington Strong, and we got the access key to the CoWork space in town so we can get to work the moment we have a board seated.
WAVE Broadband will be our IP Transport provider getting us from Seattle to Arlington. Frontier will provide us with access to local lines and Central Office for roof mount equipment and colocation. Hurricane Electric will be our IP Transit provider, and the Seattle Internet Exchange will be our connection to the many PEER opportunities we can take advantage of.
Registration for the board election ends August 19th. If we have less than 5 then they will be automatically accepted with no vote and the only votes will be for executive positions. If you would also like to become part of DIUA since we are rapidly growing, you can learn more at https://diua.org/
Jacob Kukuk - President
Darrington Internet Users Association
http://diua.org | (425) 366-7074
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