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Q. A.


Where can I find information on qualifications for CEC board members? Shouldn’t this be available to members?


You will find this information and plenty more in the Choctaw Electric Cooperative (CEC)


bylaws. When you become a CEC member, you receive a packet of information that explains CEC services, fees, special programs, procedures and so on. The packet includes a copy of the CEC bylaws. The bylaws are also published on your CEC website at www.choctawelectric. coop. Click on About Us and scroll down to Bylaws. Or pick up a copy at your nearest CEC office.


The bylaws spell out qualifications for co- op trustees in Section 4.02. Among these requirements, board members must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Trustees must live in the cooperative district they are elected to represent and cannot be employed by the co-op or engage in business that benefits or competes with the co-op. They can’t hold public office or any public position with a salary of more than $100 per year, and they can’t have a criminal record. During their first term of office, a new board member must be willing to become a certified trustee by participating in state and national certification programs that educate new board members to the history and business of electric cooperatives.


The CEC bylaws are established and approved by CEC members. Reading the bylaws is an excellent way to learn more about your co-op and your responsibilities as a member.


Do you have a question for your electric co-op? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your questions by mail or email to: Jennifer Boling, Choctaw Electric Cooperative, PO Box 758, Hwy 93 North, Hugo,Oklahoma 74743. Email: jboling@choctawelectric.coop.


4 | april 2014 Closed for Good Friday


The offices of Choctaw Electric Cooperative will close on April 18 for Good Friday. To report a power outage or a service problem during this time please call 800-780-6486.


Prepaid Plan Eliminates Late Fees


Late fees, reconnect and disconnect charges are a thing of the past for members enrolled in Choctaw Electric’s prepaid payment plan. When you sign up for prepaid, you pay for your electricity in advance.


Much like a prepaid cell phone card, CEC’s prepaid plan notifies you via email or automated phone call when your balance drops nears zero. At that point, you have the option to pay a few dollars or whatever you feel you can afford.


If your accounts falls to zero, a signal is issued to your meter to disconnect the service. Service is restored when a payment is made.


Members who participate in prepaid payment plans tend to monitor their usage closely and become more familiar with their energy use habits. As a result, experts say they tend to use less and lower their energy costs.


For more information on prepaid payments, please call your co-op at 800-780-6486 or visit www. choctawelectric.coop.


Install a Storm Shelter


Choctaw Electric storm shelter loans make it affordable for members to install an in-ground storm shelter. CEC loans pay for the cost of the storm shelter, installation and delivery. Financing is available for up to 72 months with affordable monthly payments as low as $46 a month.


Members may choose from two types of storm shelters:


• Manufactured in-ground shelter


• Poured-in-place, solid concrete in- ground storm shelters


All models are available in a variety of sizes with seating capacity up to 20


persons. For details, call 800-780-6486, ext. 2o7.


Need a New Appliance?


With Choctaw Electric Cooperative’s appliance loan program, you can afford to purchase a more energy efficient appliance. CEC will loan up to $2,500 on qualifying Energy Star appliances including clothes washers, dryers, refrigerator/freezers, dishwashers, water heaters, central heat and air units, cooktops, stoves and ovens, and microwave ovens


Loan applications are found online at www.choctawelectric.coop or call 800-780-6486 for more details.


Two Contests For Members Offer Cash Prizes


■Find the Lucky Lightbulb Visit the co-op website at www. choctawelectric.coop and find the lucky lightbulb. If you spot it, please email Lois Ann Beason at lbeason@ choctawelectric.coop. You could win $25!


■Lucky Account Number: Search your newsletter for the lucky account number. If you find the number and it belongs to you, contact CEC by the 10th of the month for a bill credit up to $100.Call, stop by, or email. 800-780-6486, ext 207, email: jboling@choctawelectric.coop.


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