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ENERGY EFFICIENCY


Tip of the Month


Set your thermostat two degrees higher in summer and lower in the winter for major energy savings. Invest in a programmable thermostat to save even more—these devices automatically lower and raise your home’s temperature. Find more ways to save at www. TogetherWeSave. com.


—TOUCHSTONE ENERGY COOPERATIVES


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OCTOBER 2012


published monthly for members of Kiwash Electric Cooperative, Inc.


A SUPPLEMENT TO OKLAHOMA LIVING


Celebrate your cooperative membership Co-op Month salutes a year of worldwide cooperation


very October is Cooperative Month—a time 


reasons why consumer- owned businesses like Kiwash Electric Cooperative are important to your local economy— and your family.


This year, that celebration is even more meaningful because the United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives. Electric co-ops, credit unions, dairy, grain and produce associations, insurance and housing cooperatives were all created and are governed by the people who use them. Furthermore, they help


your co-op's annual meetings; and keep up with Kiwash Electric  via your newsletter and website.


keep their member's money circulating in their local communities.


They also give you a say when it comes to policies and decisions. Cooperative businesses are run by boards of directors whose members are consumers of the business. Those


consumer/directors are elected by all of the other consumers who belong to the co-op.


You can run for a seat on your electric cooperative’s board of directors; exercise your right to vote in board elections; attend


When you "joined” Kiwash Electric you became a co-owner of the co-op, along with all of the others in your area who get their energy from Kiwash. Please take advantage of the privilege of


cooperative membership, starting with Cooperative Month in October. And know that consumers like you in countries all over the world will be doing the same during the International Year of Cooperatives.


BILL PAYMENT LOCATIONS


Kiwash Electric 120 W. 1st Street Cordell, Oklahoma


Pay online:


www.kiwash.coop Custer City Hall


Custer City, Oklahoma


First National Bank Thomas, Oklahoma


SO LONG, FAREWELL Smith retires from Kiwash Electric


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iwash Electric Cooperative bid a fond farewell to  who retired after 37 years of service.


Kiwash Electric hosted a come-and-go retirement celebration   time with his grandchildren, catch up on his 'honey do' lists, travel and barbecue.


 and wisdom will be missed by coworkers and members alike. 


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