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ORU board member Charlotte Corlette (left) and Salva- tion Army program coordinator Joyce Dishman stand in the backpack program pantry.


districts and is made up of community leaders who serve on a voluntary basis.


The Trust Foundation board receives and evaluates all requests, determines who receives funding and how all Operation Round-Up monies will be distributed. Typically, the funding is used to ad- dress crucial community needs such as emergency equipment, medical care and education—but is not limited to these categories.


With the possible participation of over 33,000 accounts, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative has the potential to make even more of a diff erence in the years ahead.


pation to ensure its success. When a member does participate, his/her aver- age contribution is about 50 cents per month, totaling around $6 on an annual basis. A bill of $52.73 would be rounded up to $53 with the additional 27 cents going to the Operation Round-Up fund. This may seem like small change, but if every consumer took part in the pro- gram, we could raise nearly $200,000 a


year to help worthy community projects within our service area.


All Operation Round-Up donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent board of directors called the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Trust Foundation. The Trust Foundation board consists of one desig- nee from each of the cooperative’s nine


If you would like to sign up to participate in Operation Round-Up, or if you need additional information, contact a North- east Oklahoma Electric Cooperative member services representative toll-free at 1-800-256-6405. •


Proof required for individuals representing organizations S


chools, churches and other member organizations are being reminded that the Cooperative must receive satisfactory evidence, or a written letter, allowing a person to register and vote as a representative of an entity at Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s 76th annual meeting on September 20, 2014.


Bylaw 3.05 states: Voting by members other than members who are natural persons shall be allowed upon the presentation to the Cooperative, prior to or upon registration at each member meeting, of satisfactory evidence entitling the person pre- senting the same to vote.


Letters must state the name of the person given authori- ty to register and vote for the entity. Approval signatures from the administrative body of the entity must also be included. Sample letters are available upon request.


Due to identity theft protection requirements, the Coop- erative is once again requesting an identifi able number, such as a Tax Identifi cation Number (TIN) or a Social Security number, be included in the entity’s account information to verify access to any account information and to verify representation.


Members wanting to receive a sample letter or with further questions may contact the cooperative at 800- 256-6405. •


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