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Members Win Big At ECE Annual Meeting


Members attending the East Central Electric Annual Meeting didn't go home empty-handed. Members who registered at the meeting received free gift bags. Registered members were also entered in prize drawings, which took place throughout the meeting.


Winners of the $100 prize drawings include: Denise Goodwin, Morris; Denise Robison, Morris; Theadore Newell, Oktaha; Cora Rogers, Morris; Chad Been, Okmulgee; Vivian Taylor, Bristow; Neal Herring, Mounds; Suzy Neal, Okmulgee; Hester Killingsworth, Checotah; Rick Gage, Bristow; Randy Huelster, Morris; Phillip Sheridan, Haskell; David Hale, Beggs; Chris Sullins, Council Hill; Steve Driver, Beggs; Mildred Hatley, Muskogee; Paul Sears, Morris; Denny Highfill, Council Hill; and David Martin, Morris.


Edward Allen of Henryetta won the grand prize, a $6,000 vacation package good for any destination.


Congratulations to the winners —and a special thanks to everyone who attended the ECE Annual Meeting.


co-oppeople Light for Bolivia


ECE lineman works to provide rural village with electricity


from the August heat, East Central Electric Lineman Stacy Bourne raised lines to help families in Bolivia enjoy the luxury of a single light bulb.


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Bourne and fifteen other electric co-op employees from Oklahoma and Missouri traveled to northern Bolivia August 1 - 17 to bring lights to two remote villages. The employees are volunteers for Energy Trails, a Bolivian electrification project sponsored by electric cooperatives in Missouri and Oklahoma. Bourne and fellow Energy Trails linemen applied to work on the project and were accepted based on their experience and skills.


By the end of their stay, the Energy Trails team raised 250 poles and strung wire to bring electricity to 360


s most co-op members cranked up their air conditioners to get relief


techniques, and watched and asked many questions through interpreters.


“It’s a chance to help people experience something we take for granted. A chance to put smiles on a lot of faces and to me, to see that smile and make that connection with someone.” —STACY BOURNE, ECE LINEMAN


families. Most homes in the villages had only two rooms. Each home received one light bulb and two electric plugs per room.


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According to the Energy Trails blogger Jim McCarty of Missouri, the volunteers heard many stories of life without electricity. Village children did homework by candlelight and dreamed of one day owning a Nintendo and watching television "just a little bit."


During their stay, the team worked alongside employees of the Bolivian electric co-op, Cooperativa Electrica Riberalta. The Bolivian linemen were eager to learn from their U.S. peers, particularly pole climbing


All volunteers expressed appreciation for the generosity and resiliency of the Bolivian people, who treated the team like heroes. One man delivered cold Coca Cola's to team


members via motorcycle, the most popular form of transportation in the region.


For Stacy Bourne and other volunteers, the experience drove home the real power of electricity to change lives and increase opportunities for under- served populations worldwide.


"It's a chance to help people experience something we take for granted," Bourne said. "A chance to put smiles on a lot of faces, and to me, to see that smile and make that connection with someone."


For more details on the Energy Trails project, please visit www.oaec.coop, or read the blog


at https://energytrails.wordpress.com.


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