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commentar y BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Larry Culwell, President DISTRICT 7


David Ray, Vice President DISTRICT 4


Don Parr, Secretary-Treasurer DISTRICT 5


MEMBERS Dale Shaw


Richard Medlock Doug Binns Mark Ichord


DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 6


Jim Jackson Executive Vice President-CEO


Kiamichi Electric Cooperative (KEC) is committed to providing reliable and affordable electric service to members in Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Atoka counties.


The people and businesses that purchase electricity from Kiamichi Electric are considered member-owners of the co-op. Each member—regardless of how much electricity they purchase – has an equal say in how the cooperative is operated.


To exercise their right, Kiamichi Electric members are encouraged to attend co-op meetings and vote in co-op elections.


Kiamichi Electric service territory is divided into seven districts. Members within each district meet every two years to choose a fellow member to represent their interests on the Kiamichi Electric board of trustees. KEC board members set policy and oversee cooperative business.


Through local leadership and control, Kiamichi Electric Cooperative members can rest assured their electric co-op remains focused on the needs of its members and its rural communities.


The Heart of Our Community Let's salute the spirit of giving in Southeast Oklahoma


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It’s great to let loved ones know you care about them, but let’s go a step further. As a member-owned electric cooperative, we’re committed to powering our rural communities and empowering you to improve your quality of life. How can life be better in southeast Oklahoma? We need hearts for service.


On February 14, take time to thank a police officer or rural firefighter. Give a pat on the back to a school teacher. Visit a retirement home and spend some time with the folks who built our community, or volunteer your time to the United Way, Salvation Army, Turning Point, or your local church.


These organizations are the heart of our community, and their work goes a long way in helping southeast Oklahoma residents of all ages live a better life.


I'm proud of those who serve our area, and I'm particularly proud of Kiamichi Electric members. Through Kiamichi Electric's Operation Round Up program, members like you have donated over $1 million to improve the lives of others and build our rural communities.


Some of the good things happening with Operation Roundup funds include:


operation roundup


Monthly Financial Report YEAR TODATE COLLECTIONS:


YEAR TODATE DISBURSEMENTS: TOTAL COLLECTED SINCE INCEPTION:


$88,124.26 $96,866.50


$1,106,056.65 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS SINCE INCEPTION: $1,053,504.91 2 | january-february 2014 | Light Post


Operation Roundup is a voluntary bill roundup program that benefits southeast Oklahoma communities, organizations and needy families. Applications for funds are available at Kiamichi Electric, local social services , or online at www.kiamichielectric.org.


'alentine’s Day could be a great holiday, but the cards and candy cramming aisles miss the mark.


• Providing $4,000 to support nutrition programs such as the backpack program for kids.


• Equipping rural fire departments with $7,900 worth of firefighting equipment and safety gear.


• Making sure local residents stay safe by contributing $9,200 for storm sirens and other community improvement projects.


By Jim Jackson CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Your generosity—and spare change— have made these improvements possible. There are more, of course, but listing them all is impossible.


Last year alone, our members donated donated more than$35,000 to service organizatons across our community. Your support helps youth groups, food banks, low income home restoration projects, health clinics and senior citizen centers, to name a few.


On Valentine’s Day—and every day— let’s celebrate those who work to make southeast Oklahoma a better place to live. That spirit of giving is the true heart of our community.


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