Join Us for Our 2018 Annual Meeting and Free Health Fair

Pioneer Electric's Annual Meeting Ad. Picture shows a banner with 74th Annual Meeting, March 17,2018

Pioneer Electric would like to invite our area communities to join us in celebrating 74 years of serving southwest Kansas. The Pioneer Electric Annual Meeting and Free Health Fair will be held on March 17 at the Grant County Civic Center (1000 W. Patterson Ave., Ulysses).

Free Health Fair and Lunch

Attend the Health Fair, hosted by Pioneer Electric in partnership with Pioneer Communications, for a free blood profile test and meet with healthcare professionals from southwest Kansas. The health fair is not limited to members of Pioneer Electric and is open to all who wish to attend. Doors will open at 7 a.m., sharp!

A free blood chemistry profile test will be available to health fair attendees. Profiles will provide information about your general state of health including information regarding cholesterol/lipids, liver functions, kidney functions, electrolytes, nutrition, iron, white blood cell count and red blood cell count.
Those interested in utilizing this service may use the following tips to ensure the best experience:

DO drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
DO continue taking any prescribed medication (unless directed by a doctor).
DO contact the provided contact regarding your test results.
DO go through your morning hygiene routine. Activities like brushing teeth and bathing will not affect results.
DO ensure that you get plenty of sleep the night before the health fair.
DO try to fast 8-12 hours before getting blood drawn.
DO use your full name and proper mailing address on all registration forms.

Individuals may choose to purchase additional tests for Hemoglobin (A1c), Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and Thyroid (TSH). These tests are available at $8 each and can be purchased with cash or check (checks payable to Pioneer Electric Cooperative).

Test results will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form. Incorrect information may result in a delay of receiving your results. Pioneer Electric and Pioneer Communications will NOT have access to any test results. All results will come from Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) in Spokane, WA. A contact number for PAML will be provided to individuals seeking assistance. Phlebotomists will be performing blood draws until 11:30 a.m. At that time, lines will begin forming for lunch. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m.

74th Annual Meeting

Registration for the Annual Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Registered members will receive a ballot for the election of board members along with a complimentary attendance prize. Please note, only members whose names are tied to an account can register at the Annual Meeting. If an account is under the name of a spouse or someone else you will be unable to vote (unless designated by proxy) or participate in official business during the meeting. However, the meeting is open to all.

At this year’s meeting, Pioneer Electric staff will discuss reconstruction from the April 2017 snowstorm, generation and transmission capital credits, results of the 2017 customer satisfaction survey, solar energy and more.

Members will have the opportunity to participate in the election of board members. Those elected will serve a three-year term on the Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees as a representative of their district. Up for election in 2018 are: District 3 (Perry Rubart, Incumbent and Gary Boldt, Nominee); District 4 (Alfred Alexander, Incumbent and Nicki McLain, Nominee) and District 8 (John Jury, Incumbent and Mark Wickwar, Nominee).
It wouldn’t be an Annual Meeting without a bit of fun thrown in the mix. Guests will be able to win one of many great door prizes, meet and congratulate winners of our youth programs and more! Additional information, (including a sneak peek at some of this year’s prizes) will be posted on Pioneer Electric’s Facebook page as we approach the date of the meeting!