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Harmon Electric Bylaws


Bylaws Concerning Nomination and Election of Trustees


A fair question people often ask is, “What’s in it for me?” This makes sense,


as we all need to act in our own self-interest every now and then. The cool thing about co-ops is that we answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” with, “This is what’s in it for we.” When the market refuses to offer a good or service, or does so


DW VXFK D KLJK SULFH FR RSV VWHS LQ WR À OO WKH YRLG &RRSHUDWLYHV identify members of the community who have the same self- interests and bring them together to make a cooperative decision. Seventy-eight years ago, when Harmon Electric Association got started, the folks in our community shared at least one self-interest - they wanted electricity.


In fact, many Americans who lived in


rural parts of the country needed electricity, which is why electric cooperatives were formed. Individuals acted in their own self- interest, but that self-interest led to the community and economic development of the rural areas in which they lived. Today, rural HOHFWULF FR RSV VHUYH RYHU


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It is good to know that your friends and neighbors are also your co-owners of Harmon Electric. People coming together to meet a particular need is at the heart of every kind of co-op. Local credit XQLRQV EULQJ À QDQFLDO VHUYLFHV WR SHRSOH WKDW EDQNV GR QRW ZDQW to serve. In urban areas and college communities, housing co-ops offer people a safe, reliable and affordable place to live. Many agricultural co-ops started as a way to get their products to market, whether it was oranges (Sunkist), dairy (Land O’Lakes), grapes (Welch’s), organic milk (Organic Valley) or any of the hundreds of other food products that co-ops bring to our table every day. Many people who owned small businesses realized they too had a common self-interest: Stay in business.


So they formed


purchasing co-ops like Ace Hardware and True Value so they could compete with big-box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s. 7RGD\ LW LV HVWLPDWHG WKDW PRUH WKDQ SHUFHQW RI DOO UHVLGHQWV in the U.S. are members of at least one co-op. Worldwide, well over a billion people are counted as co-op members. So every time you turn on (or off) the lights, it can serve as a reminder that as a co-op member, you are in good company with your local neighbors - and with people all around the world. The board of trustees, management, and employees of Harmon Electric wish each of you a vwery Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed New Year.


HARMON ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC 114 North First Hollis, OK 73550


Operating in


Beckham, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer Counties in Oklahoma and Hardeman and Childress Counties in 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.


Section 7 - Nomination and Election of Trustees (a) NOMINATION OF TRUSTEES. Not less than sixty (60) days nor more than ninety (90) days before the date of an annual membership meeting, members desiring to be QRPLQDWHG IRU WUXVWHH PXVW FRPSOHWH DQ RIÀ FLDO QRPLQD tion form which may be secured at the association’s KHDGTXDUWHUV RIÀ FH 7KH IRUP PXVW EH IXOO\ FRPSOHWHG DQG FRQWDLQ WKH VLJQDWXUHV RI À YH RWKHU TXDOLÀ HG members from the same board district. The completed form must be delivered to the Secretary of the Board or his representative not less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the annual membership meeting. Incumbent trustees shall receive an automatic nomination for the GLVWULFW WKH\ UHSUHVHQW $ OLVW RI TXDOLÀ HG QRPLQHHV VKDOO EH SRVWHG DW WKH SULQFLSDO RIÀ FH RI WKH DVVRFLDWLRQ DW OHDVW IRUW\ À YH


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meeting. The secretary shall mail with the notice of the meeting or separately, but at least seven days before the date of the meeting, a statement of the number of the trustees to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates. The names shall be arranged by districts. The members may, at any meeting at which a trustee shall be removed as herein before provided, elect a successor or successors thereto without compliance with the foregoing provisions with respect to nominations, except that the new trustees must reside in the same district as the trustees in respect to whom the vacancy occurs. Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, failure to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall not affect in any manner whatsoever the validity of any election of trustees. (b) ELECTION OF TRUSTEES. Election of trustees shall be by printed ballot. The ballots shall list the nominees arranged by districts. The trustee nominee receiving the majority of votes at a meeting allowing for trustee elections shall become the seated trustee of the association upon announcement of the election results at said meeting. In case no nominee receives a majority of the vote, the two (2) nominees with the highest number of votes shall participate in a run-off election immediately following


initial balloting.


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HARMON ELECTRIC HI-LITES - Lisa Richard, Editor The Harmon Electric Hi-Lites is the publication 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 ......................................................................................... Manager


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pete Lassiter ..................................................................................................District 1 Jim Reeves ....................................................................................................District 2 Lee Sparkman ...............................................................................................District 3 Braden Cunningham ......................................................................................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 service- men. Any time you have an outage to report in the Hollis or Gould exchange area, call RXU RI¿ FH DW


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TO REPORT AN OUTAGE, CALL 688-3342 or 1-800-643-7769 ANYTIME


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