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Congratulations Cotton Electric: Beacon Awards Recipient


Cotton Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Walters, Okla., was one of the recipients of the Journal Record’s ‘Beacon Awards’ at a ceremony in July. Cotton was named overall winner in the Philanthropic Impact of a Medium-sized Business category for the fi nancial support co- op members provide for organizations and individuals in southwest Okla- homa through its Operation Round Up program. The Foundation has issued more than 280 grants since its incep- tion in 2004.


Co-op Nation Proud


OAEC CEO Chris Meyers presents a check to the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s Foundation, Inc. President Vivian Gibson. As of July 23, $272,770.23 has been donated to the OEC Foundation. Funds come from the Touchstone Energy Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund, Inc. to assist storm and tornado victims. Photo by Patti Rogers/OEC


THANK YOU. For their compassion and concern for our communities, the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives humbly thanks the following:


ACES and ACES Employees, IN Richard & Marlene Arnhold Rex & Debbie Ball Basin Electric Power Cooperative & Employees, ND William Berens


Donald & Deanna Bergquist Jason Boesch Warren & Julie Burns Gregory Carruth CFC Adopt a Family Foundation, VA Ronald Chartier David & Donna Cody CoServ Charitable Foundation, TX Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, OK Rickey Cummings Deborah Dinges Martha Durden East Central Energy, MN ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union, NC First Electric Cooperative, AR Ronald & Rhonda Flax P.D. Flores 1st Cooperative Federal Credit Union, SC Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, GA Patrick Gibbs Kenneth & Stephanie Guidry Brent & Clare Gustin Douglas & Carol Haberman


Joseph & Cynthia Hertel Thomas & Francine Hestermann Scott & Jana Horsfall Gordon Ipson


Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation & Employees, KY Rohit Jaiswal Christy Johnson KAMO Power, OK Yvonne Kloss Lake Region Electric Cooperative, MN Gregory & Kimberly Lambrecht Michael & Judy Landry Toni Ledford Randy & Sherry Levendofsky Macon Electric Cooperative, MO Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, TX Cheryl Malbrough John & Charlotte Massie Michael & Bonnie Matthews Abby McGreevy Anita McNeal Meeker Cooperative, MN Chris & Lori Meyers Sonya Miles North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, NC Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, OK Jacob & Russchelle Overhultz Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, NC


Paula Perry Kelli Persac


Don & Helen Phillips Gina Pickering Stephen Pierceall Todd & Amy Pilcher Jeffrey & Jana Pinney Don Proctor Red River Valley REA, OK Deborah Rose Saint Jacob’s Lutheran Church, OH San Isabel Electric Association, CO San Miguel Power Association, CO Johnnie & Carrol Shaw Southeastern Electric Cooperative & Employees, SD Southern Area Safety Instructors Association, LA Southwest Rural Electric Association, OK Christopher & Anne Spanos Sid & Lisa Sperry Sunfl ower Electric Power Corporation, KS Talquin Electric Cooperative & Employees, FL Luther & Hildred Thorn Turk & Tina Tynes United Power, CO Jacqueline Walker Joseph & Pamela Whiston White River Electric Association, CO


Touchstone Energy Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund, Inc. *The contributors listed above represent donations received from June 18 to July 19, 2013


Oklahoma strong, Co-op Nation proud. AUGUST 2013


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