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■ Lights for Bolivia Local lineman helps provide power to remote villages. page 2


■ Connect with Savings Shop locally and save using your ECE Co-op Connections card. page 3


■ Meeting Highlights Financial highlights and more from the ECE Annual Meeting. page 4


countryliving SEPTEMBER 2016 PUBLISHED FOR MEMBERS OF EAST CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE


Firefighters from Henryetta with their check from Operation Roundup.


Your Pennies At Work—For You! Operation Roundup donations help rural fire departments serve and protect


pennies they donate to ECE's Operation Roundup program are being put to good use.


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Since 2007, 76 fire departments in seven local fire districts received over $170,000 in funding from Operation Roundup. The money helps fire departments purchase proper fire-fighting equipment, safety gear, and other materials


operation roundup update


Operation Roundup funds support local charitable organizations, civic groups, youth programs, community services, and needy families and individuals. For more information on this voluntary bill roundup program, please visit www.ecoec.com.


ith autumn wildfire season drawing near, East Central Electric members should be happy knowing the


needed to protect thousands of home and property owners. Fire departments in Bristow, Henryetta, Checotah, Nuyaka, Dewar, and Morris are just a few of the funding recipients.


Operation Roundup is funded by co-op members who roundup their electric bill to the next whole dollar and donate the pennies to the program. The average ECE member donates roughly 44 cents per year. For more details on Operation Roundup, please visit www.ecoec.com.


Figures to date: Applications reviewed...........................816 Applications granted..............................573 Applications denied................................231 Applications tabled...................................16 Scholarships awarded..................$169,000


Total Disbursements.........$1,374,170.45 Average member contribution............44¢


East Central Electric Cooperative PO Box 1178 • 2001 S. Wood Drive Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447-1178 (918) 756-0833 www.ecoec.com


OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.


POWER OUTAGE HOT LINE (918) 756-0833


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Lowell Hobbs, President


Larry Harvey, Vice President Dwight Luther, Secretary Treasurer Max Shoemake, Asst. Sec. Treasurer Ed Kloeckler Michael Vernnon Jim Hall


Tim Smith, General Manager PAYMENT OPTIONS


• Pay online at www.ecoec.com using SmartHub, or download the app.


• Pay by phone using VISA, Mastercard or Discover at 866- 999-4584. Available 24 hours a day. Convenience fee associated with payments.


• Pay with cash or credit⁄ debit card at participating Moneygram or Pay Site locations. Convenience fee associated with payments.


• Pay using our drive-through window or lobby, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.


• Pay via automatic draft of your checking or savings account. Sign up online or download the ebill form for easy automatic payments at www.ecoec.com.


Country Living is published monthly by East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2001 S. Wood Drive, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447. Second class postage paid at Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447 and at additional mailing office. Subscription price: 60 cents /year. POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to


ECE Country Living, PO Box 1178, Okmulgee, OK 74447. country living | SEPTEMBER 2016 | 1


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