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CEC Inside Lines is published monthly for members of Choctaw Electric Cooperative.


Board of Trustees PRESIDENT


MIKE BAILEY • BROKEN BOW VICE PRESIDENT


BOB HODGE • BETHEL SECRETARY TREASURER


RODNEY LOVITT • NASHOBA BILL MCCAIN • IDABEL


BUDDY ANDERSON • VALLIANT HENRY BAZE • RATTAN


JOE BRISCO • FT. TOWSON BOB HOLLEY • ANTLERS


LARRY JOHNSON • FROGVILLE


Management and Staff CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Terry Matlock


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Susan G.Wall


DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS Jia Johnson


BENEFITS SPECIALIST Tonia Allred


DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING Jimmie K. Ainsworth


DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jim Malone


DISTRICT SUPERVISOR Darrell Ward


toll free telephone 800-780-6486


web site www.choctawelectric.coop


TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE PLEASE CALL


800-780-6486 24 hours a day • seven days a week


This year, cooperative members will elect representatives for Districts B, C, and G. Currently, these districts are represented by the following individuals:


Mike Bailey..........District B Bob Hodge..........District C Bob Holley...........District G


The election will take place during the CEC Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in


Co-ops hang together Principles of democracy guide cooperatives W


hen signing the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin has been credited with saying “We must indeed,


all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”


As a co-op we recognize that we need to work together. The principles behind the Declaration of Independence form the American democracy that is the basis for co-ops. Owned and controlled by the people who use the service. One vote per member, all the same, everyone equal.


The Declaration of Independence declared the equality of the rights of the people. At the time the Declaration of Independence was written, democracy was a pretty untested idea, but an idea the founders of our country were determined to make work.


BY TERRY MATLOCK chief executive officer


While celebrating the liberties and rights we enjoy, think about those principles that inspired our Founding Fathers.


They also inspired


the pioneers who established electric cooperatives, folks who were determined to secure the future of our rural communities.


CEC announces board elections Candidates must file by August 2 deadline


August 2, 2011. C


According to cooperative bylaws, any challenger for nominations to the office of the trustee must submit a petition signed by 25 members within their CEC voting district to be eligible for the election. The petitions must be submitted to CEC’s Hugo office by the close of business on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.


hoctaw Electric Cooperative (CEC) members who plan to run for a seat on the Choctaw Electric board of trustees must submit their intention to run by


Hugo. CEC bylaws


define the specific qualifications for board members in Section 4.02. These guidelines require board members to live in the district they represent. They must also be willing to attend training to become


certified as qualified rural electric cooperative board members. Certain restrictions ensure the CEC board remains fair and unbiased as they make decisions pertaining to electric service in Southeast Oklahoma.


CEC board qualifications and proper nomination procedures are at the CEC office in Hugo, or by calling 800-780-6486. CEC bylaws are also available online at www.choctawelectric.coop.


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