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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 Ron Pelanconi 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 Value of Co-op Membership Exploring the benefits of being a member-owner


have to pay my monthly bill.” But the truth is we’re more than just a utility provider that you pay each month for electricity. Kiamichi Electric has a lot to offer – and we want you to know about these benefits.


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There are more than 900 electric cooperatives in the U.S. that serve 42 million members. Kiamichi Electric serves 21,426 meters with lines stretching across 4,092 miles. So what's so unique about being a co-op member?


We’re all in this together. You are a member of Kiamichi Electric, not a customer. That means you have a voice when it comes to the way we do business. You have the option to vote for your board of directors. These directors play a key role in making important decisions for Kiamichi Electric, which is why your voice is important.


We’re local. It’s likely that you know a Kiamichi Electric employee. Our employees – who are your friends and neighbors – share the same concerns for our communities that you do. We support our local schools and communities through programs like Coats for Kids and Operation Roundup, Youth Tour and more. To learn more about what we do, visit our website at www.kiamichielectric.org.


ou set up your electric service account with Kiamichi Electric and think to yourself, “That’s done. Now I just


We’re not-for-profit. This means Kiamichi Electric doesn’t offer profits to investors. Instead, we return money over and above operating costs to you, our members, based on your electricity consumption. Every year, electric co-ops nationwide return millions of dollars to members through this capital credits process. Last year, Kiamichi Electric members received $775,632.15 in the form of capital credits.


By Jim Jackson CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


We’re here for you. At Kiamichi Electric our mission is to provide you with safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. We care about our members’ quality of life, which is why our employees are continuously finding innovative ways to improve our service or help you make your home more efficient.


These are just a few facts about electric cooperatives that make us unique. In the end, it's all about local service and staying tuned to your needs.


For more information about Kiamichi Electric and the services we offer, give us a call at 800-888-2731, or visit www.kiamichielectric.org.


operation roundup Monthly Financial Report


YEAR TO DATE COLLECTIONS: YEAR TO DATE DISBURSEMENTS: TOTAL COLLECTED SINCE INCEPTION:


$29,594.87 14,830.99


$1,135,651.152 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS SINCE INCEPTION: $1,068,335.90 2 | may - june 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.


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