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Foundation supports Equine Program

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Article IV, SECTION 2. Election and Tenure of Office Directors shall be elected by secret ballot at each annual meeting by and from the members of the corporation. Beginning with the election of directors at the annual meeting of Powder River Energy Corporation in the year 1999, ten (10) directors shall be elected with staggered terms of one (1), two (2) and three (3) years. Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston Counties shall have an equal number of directors on the board at all times. At the annual meeting in 1999, one (1) Campbell County director shall be elected to a one (1) year term and one (1) Campbell County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term, one (1) Crook County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term and one (1) Crook County director shall be elected to a three (3) year term, one (1) Johnson County director shall be elected to a one (1) year term and one (1) Johnson County director shall be elected to a three (3) year

term, one (1) Sheridan County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term and one (1) Sheridan County director shall be elected to a three (3) year term, one Weston County director shall be elected to a one (1) year term and one (1) Weston County director shall be elected to a two (2) year term. Thereafter all directors shall be elected for three (3) year terms, except those who may be elected to fill unexpired terms. If an election of directors shall not be held on the day designated herein for the annual meeting or at any adjournment thereof, the board of directors shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the members or at the next regular annual meeting. If the election is delayed until the next regular annual meeting, the term of each qualified director shall be extended one year for each year the election is delayed. Directors may be elected by a plurality vote of the members. Drawing by lot shall resolve,

where necessary, any tie votes. Members taking service outside of the counties of Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan or Weston shall be deemed to be a member of and within the area served by the county closest to the nearest meter serving the member, provided however, the member is not already taking service within the county.â&#x20AC;? Pursuant to Article XII (Amendments) the board of directors, with a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of all directors, at a regular or special meeting of the board may amend the bylaws. Prior to a vote on a proposed bylaw amendment notice of the proposed bylaw amendment or repeal and the date of the board meeting at which an amendment or repeal will be considered shall be delivered to the members at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.


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PRECorp Manager of Business Support Services Peter Rossi, left, greets Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Operations Manager Jasson Howle. PRECorp donated several hundred pounds of Wyoming 4-H beef and pork to the food bank to help feed those in need in northeastern Wyoming.


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PRECorp is excited to announce three competitive scholarships for eligible high school students from northeastern Wyoming. PRECorpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service territory covers Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston Counties.

PRECorp will soon launch an updated, clean and easy-to-navigate website at www.precorp.coop

To apply for any of the scholarships, students must satisfy the required criteria and complete the scholarship application, which can be obtained from area high school guidance offices, directly from PRECorp business offices or online at www.precorp.coop. Updated scholarship materials for 2012 will be made available online after Dec. 31, 2011. Vignettes and deadlines for each scholarship follow.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship Basin Electric Power Cooperative will award scholarships in the amount of $1,000. One student from the PRECorp service territory may be chosen. The filing deadline for the Basin Electric Power Scholarship is Feb. 1, 2012.

Powder River Energy Corporation Scholarship In 2012, PRECorp will award scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to qualifying graduates of the 13 high schools in its service territory. To be eligible the applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents or legal guardians must be members of and receive electric service from PRECorp. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or plans to enroll in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or vocational technical school. The scholarships are available to 2012 high school graduating seniors in the PRECorp service territory. The PRECorp Board of Directors selects the scholarship recipients. The deadline for Powder River Energy Corporation Scholarship is March 1, 2012.

Swanda Scholarship The Powder River Energy Foundation board of directors will award the 2012 Swanda Scholarship for $2,000 to a Crook County high school senior planning to enroll in a course of study in the agricultural or animal science fields at a University or vocational/technical school in Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota. Seniors at Moorcroft High School receive preference this year on the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rotating schedule. However, seniors from Sundance and Hulett high schools are also encouraged to apply in the event an alternate must be selected. The filing deadline for the Swanda Scholarship is April 1, 2012.

Technicians and designers have been working on the new website for several months, with a public launch planned for early November. The new site will bring with it some of the current siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite features, including secure portals for members to pay bills and live radio streaming of local high school sports. The upgrade brings enhanced social media resources, redesigned forms for residential and commercial customers, simple-to-use navigation, reliable technology and constant updates of PRECorp news and community events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to live up to expectations of our members,â&#x20AC;? said PRECorp Manager of Business Support Services Peter Rossi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The one-stopwebsite has a complete range of information about the many services and programs available to our members and business partners.â&#x20AC;? PRECorp retained its convenient and secure â&#x20AC;&#x153;Members-onlyâ&#x20AC;? portal for financial transactions. Job hunters can scan the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employment opportunities. Students can apply on-line for scholarships and industrial customers can find construction standards and rate schedules. Look for phased-in additions to the website in the future, including interactive surveys, personalization and added links to industry resources.

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