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From the CEO
As leaders within the cooperative, we have a critical job. Ushering in change as we evolve and move forward as a new cooperative. It’s a job neither of us takes lightly.

There has been a lot of change in the past two years for our cooperative members. We understand that because there has been a lot of change behind the scenes. 

Youth Tour Winners Announced 

Four students will have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, network, and experience the trip of a lifetime through FreeState Electric Cooperative's Youth Programs. 

Tonganoxie Juniors Sierra Staatz, and Allison Williams will be traveling to Washington D.C. in June to experience the Cooperative Youth Tour which is held annually. The trip will allow students to get an up close view of government in action, and will be able to visit national monuments, meet students from across the country, and meet state delegation. 

Megan Ernzen, a junior at Lansing High School, and Mia Bond, junior at Tonganoxie High School, will head west this summer to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to attend the Cooperative Leadership Camp in July. The camp focuses on developing leadership skills while campers focus on the cooperative business model, and how it functions. In Colorado Ernzen and Bond will meet students from Wyoming, Colorado, and Oklahoma, in addition to other students from across Kansas. 

Meet the students representing FreeState Electric Cooperative this summer. 

Buyer Beware: Products That Promise Savings

A FreeState Electric Cooperative Trustee recently received a postcard inviting him to attend a free dinner and hear about ways to lower his utility bills. 

We want to alert our members to be on the lookout for energy saving products that sound too good to be true. These pitches often happen over a free dinner at a local restaurant. One group of people may sell "special" insulation, and some may sell "air ventilation systems" that claim to lower your monthly bill significantly.   

Opt-Out Instructions for Operation Round-Up

FreeState members are automatically enrolled in the Operation Round-Up program. However, we are giving you an option to opt out of this charitable giving program. No members will be forced to contribute. 

If you wish to opt out of the program, you can do so by giving us a phone call, and tell them you'd rather not be enrolled. We'll take you off, and the few cents we rounded up this month will then be adjusted on your bill. No questions asked. No sales pitch. You can also use your SmartHub account and take yourself out of the program. Or, we also have a form below that will go to our customer service desk. If you are opting out for multiple accounts, please note that. 

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Annual Meeting 2018
Members of FreeState Electric Cooperative will hold their first annual business meeting in 2018. Details of that meeting have not been set... 

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FreeState Art Contest

Attention young artists! Your masterpiece could be featured on the FreeState Electric Cooperative corporate card used for general correspondence, thank you notes, and more. All you have to do is create and enter.

Official Rules
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  FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc., is not subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of the Kansas Corporation Commission, except as specified in K.S.A. 66-104d(f). 

Privacy Policy 
FreeState is a consumer-owned and consumer-controlled electric cooperative.  FreeState operates on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of its member-consumers.  Accordingly, the Board has adopted this Policy on Privacy of Member-Consumer Information to establish fair information principles for FreeState in carrying out its responsibility to respect the privacy of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.

Notice: FreeState publicly discloses its policies and practices for the collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information about member-consumers.                       

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Statement of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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