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By Brett Orme CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Larry Culwell, President DISTRICT 7


David Ray, Vice President DISTRICT 4


Don Parr, Secretary-Treasurer DISTRICT 5


MEMBERS Russell Shaw


Richard Medlock Ron Pelanconi Mark Ichord


Brett Orme 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.


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Election Fatigue Is Understandable


vote for granted, maybe because there are so many opportunities to exercise that right. There are national, state and local elections for political offices. Then there are elections for social and civic organizations, church groups, school boards and more. It's easy to see how “election fatigue” can take hold.


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As we head into the final stage of what has been a divisive national election, it's a good time to remember that elections don’t have to be about name calling and bitterness. Co-ops can and do play a role in cultivating a civil society where people can practice democracy at the local level. As a member of Kiamichi Electric Cooperative, you have the right to run for the board of directors. Even if you choose not to participate at that level, you can still reach out to current board members and candidates and let them know your questions and concerns.


The beauty of belonging to a co-op is every member has a voice, but you have to use that voice if you want to be heard. In their document, “A Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade,” the International Cooperative Alliance, a global organization made up of co-ops from over 100 countries, identified member participation as one of the five key ingredients for a co-op to be successful.


operation roundup Monthly Financial Report


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


$ 42,486.00 $ 63,287.00


$ 1,325,352.00 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS SINCE INCEPTION: $1,252,021.00


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.


t has often been said that those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it. It's easy to take our right to


Voting and being actively involved in the affairs of your cooperative are key ways in which members can participate. Take the time to get to know who is running for your electric cooperative board. Attend your co-op district meetings and the annual meeting where you have the opportunity to visit with your elected trustee face to face, not to mention meet the folks that run your cooperative.


The cooperative business model is great because it encourages member engagement. Over 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt recognized this value when he said, “The cooperative is the best plan of organization. Under this plan, every business is [governed by a board], every person has one vote and only one vote. Everyone gets profits based on their use of the co-op. It develops individual responsibility and has a moral as well as a financial value.”


Those words are truer today than ever before. Don't let election fatigue stifle you. Use your voice by participating in all the elections. If you're unsure about national candidates, take some time to visit Co-ops Vote at www.vote.coop. The site explains the issues electric co-ops are concerned about and why. It also shows each candidate's stand on these issues. From there you can make your own decisions. Most important— get out and vote!


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