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Trustee Qualifi cations


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n July, three trustees will host meetings in their membership districts. The purpose of the meetings, in accordance with the Cooperative’s bylaws, is to provide the opportunity for members to nominate candidates for trustee.


To ensure our members understand the qualifi cations and nomination requirements, we have included excerpts from the Cooperative bylaws. The full text of the bylaws can be found on our website, www.neelectric.com, or you may call the Cooperative at (800) 256-6405 to receive a copy.


SECTION 4.02. Qualifi cations No person shall be eligible to become or remain a trustee of the Cooperative who:


(a) while serving on the Board or during the fi ve (5) years preceding nomination there- to shall have been fi nally adjudged to be guilty of a felony; or


(b) is, becomes, or within the last fi ve (5) years has been employed by the Cooperative, a subsidiary of the Cooperative or a labor union which represents, or has represent- ed, or has endeavored to represent any employees of the Cooperative; or


(c) is, and if elected and seated as a trustee will continue to be, a close relative of an incumbent trustee or of an employee of the Cooperative; or


(d) has not continuously been, for at least one (1) year prior to nomination, or who ceases after election to be, a member in good standing of the Cooperative, re- ceiving service therefrom at a permanent and year-round residence which is the member’s primary residential abode in the Trustee District from which the member is elected; or


(e) is not at least eighteen (18) years old; or


(f) is in any way employed by or fi nancially interested in a substantially competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy, services, or supplies to the Cooper- ative or its subsidiary businesses; or


(g) is any way employed by or fi nancially interested in a business selling electrical or plumbing equipment, appliances, fi xtures, supplies or wiring to the members.


Notwithstanding the restrictive provisions of this Section that are based upon close relative relationships, no incumbent trustee shall lose eligibility to remain a trustee or to be re-elected a trustee if, during incumbency, the trustee becomes a close relative of another incumbent trustee or of a Cooperative employee because of a marriage or an adoption to which the trustee was not a party.


Upon establishment of the fact that a nominee for trustee lacks eligibility under this Section or as may be provided elsewhere in these Bylaws, it shall be the duty of the Board to disqualify the nominee. Upon the establishment of the fact that any person being considered for, or already holding, a trusteeship or other position of trust in the Cooperative lacks eligibility under this Section, it shall be the duty of the Board to withhold such position from such person or to cause such person to be removed therefrom, as the case may be.


SECTION 4.06. Nominations


Any member desiring to be nominated as a candidate for Trustee from the district of his/her residence, shall fi le, with the Cooperative, written notice on a form provided by the Cooperative, of his/her candidacy and intention to seek nomination for the offi ce of Trustee from his/her district at such time as may be designated as the offi cial fi ling period by the Board of Trustees. Only persons fi ling such written notice of candidacy and intention to seek nomination shall be eligible for nomination at said meeting.•


If you experience an outage: 1. Check your switch or circuit breaker in the house and on the meter pole to be sure the trouble is not on your side of the service.


2. When contacting the cooperative to report an outage, use the name as it appears on your bill, and have both your pole number and account


number ready.


Please direct all editorial inquiries to Communications Specialist Clint Branham at 800-256-6405 ext. 9340 or email clint.branham@neelectric.com.


Management Team Anthony Due, General Manager


Larry Cisneros, P.E., Manager of Engineering Services Susanne Frost, Manager of Offi ce Services Cindy Hefner, Manager of Public Relations Tim Mixson, Manager of Operations


Connie Porter, Manager of Financial Services


Vinita headquarters: Four and a half miles east of Vinita on Highway 60/69 at 27039 South 4440 Road.


Grove offi ce: 212 South Main.


Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offi ces are closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Available 24 hours at: 1-800-256-6405


Northeast Connection is published monthly to communicate with the members of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.


Offi cers and Trustees


PRESIDENT - Dandy Allan Risman, District 5 VICE PRESIDENT - John L. Myers, District 4


SECRETARY-TREASURER - Benny L. Seabourn, District 2


ASST. SECRETARY-TREASURER - Everett L. Johnston, District 3 Harold W. Robertson, District 1 Sharron Gay, District 6 James A. Wade, District 7 Bill R. Kimbrell, District 8 Vacant, District 9


LUCKY ACCOUNT NUMBER


If this is your electric service account number, contact the co-op at 1-800-256-6405, extension 9332, to claim a $25 credit on your electric account.


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