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April 13, 2012
Another Earth Day has come and gone. In the past, WFEC
has hosted numerous school groups at one of the wind farms
we take power from. This year was a significant change as
everyone wanted to try something a little different.
WFEC sponsored an Earth day event on April 25 & 26, which
was held in Chickasha. The new format is structured to allow
students to pass through numerous Earth Day learning stations
and learn a little about a lot of different related subjects. After
attending the event, their teachers are provided information
that can be used to continue a related school study program
back in the class room.
At last count, barring weather or other disruption, between 1,500 and 2,000 children were scheduled
to be involved in the two day event.
We all need to give WFECs Marketing and Communications Department a lot of credit for coming
up with such a good idea, and then being adventurous enough to see it through to completion.
Save the Date! 2012 Retirement Planning Seminars WFEC invites employees who are within 10 years of retirement are invited to attend the 2012 Retirement Planning Seminars. Spouses are encouraged to join in. NRECA will send professional financial advisors to facilitate the programs. 2-Day Seminars The focus is on understanding NRECAs retirement plans, distribution options, estimating retirement expenses, investing before and during retirement, how IRAs work, Social Security, health care costs, estate planning and taxation. Three identical sessions will be held at the Mooreland plant, the WFEC Headquarters in Anadarko and at the Hugo plant. The seminar dates:
2012 RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINARS
Location Date Register by:
Mooreland May 16-17 March 30
Headquarters June 5-6 April 30
Hugo June 7-8 April 30
Outpost crews are invited to attend whichever program works best for them. Spouses are encouraged to join in. Employees will sign up for the seminars through PeopleSoft HR. Youll need to fill in the Course number and the Session number. Here is the path: PeopleSoft HR > Self-Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment > Search by Course number (HR0040) > Pick a Session > Continue > Submit Request. PeopleSoft HR then sends this request to your supervisor. The supervisor will need to log into PeopleSoft HR to approve your request.
The Course number is: HR0040 (for all locations)
The Session numbers are: - Mooreland 0008 - Headquarters (Anadarko) 0009
- Hugo 0010 If you have questions, please contact Marsha Baker in Human Resources at 405-247-4450, or [email protected] Did we mention that spouses are encouraged to join in?
Retirement Planning Seminars - coming soon
Upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Schedule
May 8, Hugo Plant: 11:30 a.m. Breakroom
And the Winner Is. Kari Miller!! With 423 points, Kari won the $3,000 Journey to Wellness drawing held on April 23 at the Anadarko headquarters. Kari is the wife of Steve Miller. Steve is a Lead Powerline Technician with T&D, working out of Anadarko. Miller started on WFECs lines in 1982.
Kari has participated in WFECs Journey to Wellness program for only two quarters, but has worked hard. She has logged many hours
walking and also does strength training. Kari is a Human Resources Specialist at CMS Willowbrook, a construction company in Chickasha.
Additional Winners: $100 each went to Heather Burns (spouse of Roger, Hugo warehouse), Bobby Wallace (electrical/HVAC technician, Hugo), Deborah Cody (spouse of Bobby, journeyman mechanic, Hugo) and Chris Crosley, (mechanic/operator, Anadarko plant).
If you or your spouse 01652 are interested in learning more about the Journey to Wellness program, please contact Marsha Baker at 405-247-4450 or e-mail [email protected] Program details and applications may be found on the WFEC Intranet http://intra, lower left hand corner of
the home page, under Journey to Wellness Program.
Journey to Wellness 1st Quarter Drawing
NewComputers - Appliances -Furniture - Lawn/Garden -Tools - Equipment - Sporting Goods - Misc.
Thru August 31, 2012
100% Purchase Price6.25% for up to 24 months6.75% for up to 36 months7.25% for up to 48 months
Members having more than 30% debt-to-income ratio or have collections and/or late payments within the past 2 years, bankruptcy and judgements will be assessed 1% higher rate than stated rates above.
2012 SUMMER VACATION SPECIALS
ARLINGTON, TEXAS Hurricane Harbor.all tickets. ..$24.75 (Gate Price $32.39) Six Flags Over Texas (ages 3 and over)
1-Day Regular Ticket... $34.48 (Gate Price $61.55)
BRANSON, MISSOURI Silver Dollar City
Adult Ticket. $55.81 (1-day Gate Price $60.19) Child Ticket (ages 4 11)... $45.06 (1-day Gate Price $49.44)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA Frontier City or White Water Bay..$20.00 (Gate Price $37.92 FC) (all ages over 2 years) (Gate Price $35.75 WW)
All tickets available at Cooperative Employees Credit Union
(405) 247-4522 (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF CECU TO PURCHASE TICKETS, HOWEVER, DUE TO SECURITY IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO CALL AHEAD TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ANY TICKETS)
Another round of tornados have swept through Oklahoma recently. Woodward and the surrounding area was hit on April 15. WFEC crews got right to work repairing the damage and restoring power. One structure was destroyed on the Woodward Ft Supply Line, seven structures on the Fargo Jct. Fargo Line, and seven structures were lost on the Fargo Arnett Line. Also, another seven structures were destroyed on the Cherokee Eagle Chief Line, and four on the Cherokee Nash Line. All repairs were made within
Tornado Hits Woodward
It's never too early to start learning the importance of saving and financial fitness. Whether you're teaching them to put coins in a piggy bank or helping them find their first job, there are many opportunities to pass on good financial habits to the younger generation. This month we celebrate Teach Children to Save Day, an annual event focused on teaching kids the importance of saving. Here are a few tips and resources to help you get involved.
Make it fun. Saving doesn't always 04225 make sense to young kids at first, so help them understand and enjoy it by turning it into a game of sorts. One of the simplest ways to do this is with a piggy bank or jar. When the jar is full maybe you get to go out for ice cream, or on a family trip. Having an incentive to save will make them want to save more frequently. Each time they fill up the jar, deposit the money into their savings account and show them how it grows over time.
Give them responsibility. Teach children the importance of earning money by setting up a chore chart and awarding an allowance for completed tasks. Require them to save at least a small portion each week. You can also employ a multi-jar approachwith one for spending, one for saving and one for charityto demonstrate different levels of financial responsibility.
Be open. The best way to help children understand finances is to have open and honest conversations with them about money. Explain how the household bills get paid every month, how you budget, how you balance your checkbook and how you determine to which charities you give, and encourage them to ask questions. The more you communicate your financial knowledge, experiences and principles, the more likely they are to start off on the right financial foot. Source: feedthepig.org
Teach Children to Save
Happy Birthday wishes go out to all WFEC employees enjoying a birthday.
Have a wonderful day! Hal Broyles 4/27 Kim Sokolosky 4/27 Randy Amstutz 4/27 Greg Henagar 4/30 Joe Alexander 4/30 Mike Kinder 4/30 Kelly Abrams 5/01 Ricky Allen 5/01 Jared Cochran 5/02 Danny Thomas 5/03 Hussen Hassen 5/03 Roy Boyer 5/04 Allyn White 5/05 Chris Crosley 5/05 Dan Blocker 5/06 Jimmy Blakley 5/06 Terry Rogers 5/06 Wally Young 5/06 Marsha Baker 5/09 Derek Cocheran 5/10 Diann Stephenson 5/10 Joe Fife 5/10 Johnny Watkins 5/10
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn
Hidden Employee Numbers
Congratulationsto Charlie McLemore forfindinghisemployeenumberinthelastissueoftheUnplugged.Sorry,Angie Lawdidnot.