Jeff Moyer Appointed to Serve the District 3 on the Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees

Ulysses, KS- The Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees announce the appointment of Jeff Moyer to the cooperative’s Board of Trustees. Moyer will serve as the representative of District 3 and finish the unexpired term of Perry Rubart.

Moyer is a Ulysses native, graduate and resident. He graduated magna cum laude from Kanas State University’s Architecture program and after practicing architecture for a year, moved back to Ulysses in hopes of raising a family. He and wife, Artrisha, are the proud parents of Jazstyn (a sophomore of K-State Polytechnic), Jett (a senior at Ulysses High School) and Jyntri (a junior at Ulysses High School). He enjoys volunteering as a youth sports coach, a troop leader for Boy Scouts and as a Deacon at the Ulysses Church of Christ and balances his community service with his work at Moyer Aviation Inc. and the Jayhawk Gas Plant.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the cooperative,” said Martie Floyd, board president.  “Jeff’s involvement with the board will provide a new perspective for Pioneer Electric. We appreciate him stepping up for this responsibility and look forward to seeing the impact he will make on our cooperative.”

In September, Rubart stepped down from his position as trustee after serving over 34 years with the cooperative. As outlined in Pioneer Electric’s member-approved bylaws, the cooperative board shall appoint a representative to serve the remainder of the term left vacant by a trustee. Nominees for the appointment had to meet the qualification standards outlined by the cooperative and interview with the remaining member-elected trustees. Trustees of Pioneer Electric serve a three-year term with the cooperative; ending with the seat moving into general election. Elections are held at the Annual Meeting of the Pioneer Electric, held in March. The last appointment made to Pioneer Electric’s board occurred in 1999.

Questions regarding the board, Moyer or the appointment process may be directed to Pioneer Electric by calling 620-356-1211.

Celebrating Cooperative Month

National Co-op Month is a wonderful time for cooperatives all across the country. Special events are usually happening all month long wherever co-ops are, and southwest Kansas is no different.

In recognition of our 75th anniversary, Pioneer Electric wants 2019’s National Co-op Month to be the best yet for our members. Senior center lunches, football games, Trick-or-Treat Trail and of course Safety Fest are just a few of the big things we have planned this October.

Senior Center Lunches Join us for a free meal and great company at the following senior centers! Anyone is welcome for lunch, but please call ahead if you are not a regular attendee. Oct. 7 at noon in Moscow Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Hugoton Oct. 10 at noon in Sublette Oct. 16 at noon in Ulysses Oct. 17 at noon in Richfield Oct 17 at noon in Johnson Oct. 22 at noon in Elkhart Oct 23 at noon in Satanta Oct. 29 at noon in Rolla

Football Tailgates Enjoy football, free food and giveaways. Come out and show your school spirit at awesome tailgates hosted by Pioneer Electric! Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m., Hugoton High School Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m., Stanton County High School Chamber Coffee Oct. 25 enjoy coffee and refreshments in our lobby.

Co-op Month will  see Pioneer Electric expanding our coloring contest to include not only third graders, but fourth graders as well. That’s right—twice as many students and twice as many winners. The coloring contest is open to all third and fourth grade classes within our service territory and we will even provide the paper to your school. A winner from each grade will be selected and receive a pizza party for their class along with $100 for their teacher for classroom improvement.

For our 75th anniversary we have also been giving away a $75 energy credit every month and will continue to do so through December 2019. All you have to do to enter is visit here and update your contact information. This information will only be used for cooperative business and our records.

Pioneer Electric Hosts Another Successful Safety Fest

Pioneer Electric Employees, David Norton and Dee Longoria, greet members at Safety Fest.

Ulysses, KS-  Pioneer Electric and Pioneer Communications was proud to host over 650 for 2019’s Safety Fest celebration at the Grant County Activity Center.  Safety Fest is a yearly collaboration of the two companies and serves as an interactive opportunity to educate and promote safety within southwest Kansas.

Safety themed booths and activities greeted the public and attendees freely explored all that the event had to offer. These were manned by 17 local businesses and organizations and they shared information, provided giveaways and gave presentations.

New to this year’s event, Pioneer Electric added bucket truck rides to the experience. The opportunity served as a chance for the community to ride up in the bucket of a service truck and get a bird’s eye view of the event. The cooperative brought the rides to the event after receiving positive feedback after their debut at the Grant County Fair, this past summer.

Closing out the event was a free hot dog feed and various prize drawings. Youth had the chance to enter into drawings for either scooters, basketball goal, Nintendo Switch or tablets. The remaining tickets were then put towards the grand prize drawing of tickets to Parrot Cove indoor water park, in Garden City.  Pioneer Electric would like to thank all who joined us and those that partnered with us to make the event possible!