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MINUTES OF THE 75th ANNUAL


MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON APRIL 5, 2013 Pursuant to notice, the 75th Annual Membership Meeting of


the members of Harmon Electric Association, Inc., was held on Friday, April 5, 2013 in the Hollis Civic Center, City of Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma. The secretary declared a quorum of members was present and


registered with the following number registered at the meeting: District No. 3


District No. 7 Other


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78 Said members present, consisting of at least fi ve percent (5%)


of all duly accepted members of the Association, constituted a quorum in accordance with Article III, Section 4 of the bylaws. Thereupon, the meeting was offi cially declared open for the transaction of business. The assistant secretary-treasurer Jim Reeves kept the minutes


of the meeting. The invocation was given by Garland Jones. Burk Bullington, president, called the meeting to order and


welcomed the members to the annual meeting. A drawing of 7-$50.00 cash prizes, one in each district, was


held at this time. Also, the name of the $100.00 winner was drawn but would not be announced until the end of the meeting. Charles Paxton, General Manager, introduced the board


of trustees, employees and special guests. He directed the members’ attention to the Annual Report and to the Statement and Conditions printed in the annual report. Mr. Paxton informed the membership of some of the changes in the electric industry. Mr. Paxton recognized retired board members, Billy


Nowell, Clinton Nesmith, J. B. McAlexander, Calvin Argo and Forrest Drury. He also recognized the Youth Tour winner, Nolin Moreau of Mangum High School, and spoke briefl y about Harmon Electric’s involvement in Youth Tour and Energy Camp. Sid Sperry portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt helped members


take a look back at 1938 and what was happening the year that Harmon Electric was incorporated. He spoke of the dust bowl,


HARMON ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION Incorporated


114 North First Hollis, OK 73550 Operating in


Beckham, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer Counties, Oklahoma Hardeman and Childress Counties, Texas


Member of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative


Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives National Rural Electric Cooperative Association National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Oklahoma Rural Water Association, Inc. www.harmonelectric.com


Superman, Dennis the Menace, how a gallon of gas was 10 cents, and how membership in Harmon Electric in 1938 was $5.00 and now, in 2013 membership is still only $5.00. Sid gave a history on Franklin D. Roosevelt and his involvement in the May 11, 1935 establishing of the Rural Electrifi cation Administration (REA) and the Rural Electrifi cation Executive Order. Gary Roulett, CEO/General Manager of Western Farmers


Electric Cooperative, spoke about renewable energy and how Western Farmers incorporates it into their portfolio. Mr. Paxton presented to the members for approval, the


Notice of Annual Meeting, Certifi cate of Mailing, Certifi cate of Duly Accepted Members, and 2012 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes.


It was moved by Billy Nowell and seconded


by J. B. McAlexander to dispense with the reading of said notice, certifi cates and minutes and said items be approved. Motion Carried. Mr. Paxton announced the next order of business would


be voting for trustees. The candidates that have qualifi ed for nomination pursuant to Article III, Section 7 for election are the following:


District 3 Lee Sparkman District 7 J. R. Conley


There being no quorum, no election was held. Mr. Paxton


announced the seating of Lee Sparkman, District 3 and J. R. Conley, District 7. A drawing of door prizes was held at this time. The manager then called for any old business or questions,


there were none presented. Mr. Paxton called for new business to be presented and there being none he declared the business session of the meeting closed. A fi nal drawing of the $50.00 cash prize was held and the


announcement of the $100.00 cash prize winner. There being no further business, the meeting was declared


adjourned.


HARMON ELECTRIC HI-LITES Lisa Richard, Editor


The Harmon Electric Hi-Lites is the publica- tion of your local owned and operated rural electric cooperative, organized and incorporated under the laws of Oklahoma to serve you with low-cost electric power.


Charles Paxton .....................General Manager BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Pete Lassiter .......................................District 1 Jim Reeves ........................................District 2 Lee Sparkman ....................................District 3 Bob Allen ...........................................District 4 Burk Bullington .................................District 5 Jean Pence ..........................................District 6 J. R. Conley ........................................District 7 Charles Horton ....................................Attorney


Monthly Board of Directors meetings Held Fourth Thursday of Each Month


IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF REPORT THE OUTAGE


We have a 24-hour answering service to


take outage reports and dispatch servicemen. Any time you have an outage to report in the Hollis or Gould exchange area, call our offi ce at 688-3342. Any other exchange area call toll free, 1-800-643-7769.


TO REPORT AN OUTAGE


CALL 688-3342 or 1-800-643-7769 ANYTIME


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