Cookson Hills Electric Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors: President Margaret Johnson, Vice President Gary Winton, Secretary Philip Henson, Traci Highfill, Karen Henderson, Bob Carlile, and Dick Tonnemacher.
For over 70 years, Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative has been meeting the needs of eastern Oklahoma residents. Cookson Hills Electric's principal goal has been to provide quality service to our members. Providing service has meant not only dependable, reasonably priced electricity, but also innovative programs designed to aid our members in the safe, efficient use of electricity.
Cookson Hills Electric is also community-minded. We participate in local Chambers of Commerce, civic organizations, and other groups promoting the economic development of area communities. The youth of our area is of great importance to Cookson Hills Electric. We have free electrical safety programs that are presented to area schools. Each year we sponsor local livestock shows, Youth Tour Essay Contests, and Youth Energy Camp programs.
In keeping with this spirit of meeting the needs of the communities we serve, Cookson Hills Electric participates in Operation Round-Up. Originally formed in South Carolina by Palmetto Electric Cooperative, this community service program is being implemented by cooperatives nationwide. It was designed to gather voluntary contributions to assist with medical care, food, clothing, housing, educational assistance, and many other needed services. Cookson Hills Electric Foundation, Inc. also known as Operation Round-Up will enable you, as a Co-op member, to participate in this assistance.
The program is simple. Each month, participating members will allow CHEC to automatically round up their electric bills to the next highest dollar. For example, if the bill is actually $55.23, you will write a check for $56.00. The difference will go into a fund from which donations are made to individuals and organizations. Individually, it will not be a lot, but in total, the funds will enable the Foundation to fill many needs. The Board of Directors of the CHEC Foundation, Inc. will determine who receives these funds.
Operation Round-Up has enormous potential for helping people who desperately need the support of their communities. It can also aid rescue squads, fire departments, daycare centers, literacy programs, senior citizen centers, health clinics, and many other services.
Operation Round-Up reminds people of how very far a little generosity and cooperation can go towards improving a person's life. And you can be a part of the improvement.