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2 Kilowatt  JUNE 2012 the INSIDE YOUR CO-OP


A Touchstone Energy Cooperative


By Dennis Krueger general manager


Kiwash Electric


Cooperative, Inc. Providing the service


that lights up your life.


Office Location PO Box 100


120 W. 1st Street


Cordell, Oklahoma (888) 832-3362


www.kiwash.coop


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Dennis Krueger manager


Gene Smith director of finance


Lisa Willard director of communications


Roy Dewees director of operations


Board of Trustees officers


Jack Sawatzky president


Robert Travis vice president


Virginia Walker sec.-treasurer


John Schaufele


asst. sec.-treasurer directors


Ralph Cunningham Leslie Hinds Rex Eagan


A


ll around the world, in the year 2012, people will celebrate a business model that puts people


 members needs and provides local service while being part of a global network. Cooperative enterprises build a better world and US co-ops are coming together to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives.


Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by their members - the people who use the co-op’s services or buy its goods or use its services. Cooperatives promote the fullest possible participation in the economic and social development of all people. Cooperative enterprises are united by the principles and values that guide business decisions based on member needs, which  short, cooperatives are socially responsible businesses, strategic community partners, and are often the preferred employer in their communities.


More than 29,000 cooperatives operate in the United States. Collectively we generate 2 million jobs and make a substantial


contribution to the U.S. economy with annual revenues of $652 billion with total assets of $3 trillion.


Cooperatives around the globe have empowered people to improve their lives through economic and social progress. We are a major economic force in developed countries and a powerful business model in developing or emerging countries. Millions of cooperatives operate in every region of the world and are owned and controlled by more than 1 billion members.


Cooperative enterprises build a better world because:


 We exist to meet the needs of our members.


  ownership, participation, shared resources and local service.


 We are innovators to meet members’ requirements.


 Members set priorities and elect leaders to oversee co-op operations.


 Co-ops work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by members/directors.


 We form a global network of independent, local businesses owned by those we serve.


We celebrate and promote the vital role cooperatives play in the economic and social well-being of the world. Kiwash Electric Cooperative is proud to be a small part of this cooperative movement. KEC has come a long way since its establishment in 1938. Meanwhile, the modern cooperative movement has also come a long way since its inception in 1844 in Rochdale, England. None of this could have happened without member-owners like you!


VISIT US ONLINE for information on valuable services from your cooperative including Co-op Connections discounts, bill


payment plans, small business loans, rebates on heat pumps and water heaters, youth programs, college scholarships, weather alerts, online bill


payments and much more! www.kiwash.coop International Year of Cooperatives COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISES BUILD A BETTER WORLD


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