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One of the discussions during the March 2012 NERC Audit centered around the ability of employees to anonymously report violations. This can be done in several ways. First, violations can be reported to WFECs Compliance Officer Caleb Muckala. And/or secondly, they can be reported directly to me via my confidential email address, [email protected], phone 405-247-5630, or arrange a confidential private visit or send a note marked confidential.
While Caleb is directly responsible for NERC interaction, almost any type of information can be sent to me. It is always confidential.
Between the compliance officer, compliance specialists, records coordinator, subject matter experts, and others, we find a significant portion of WFEC involved in day-to-
day interaction with compliance issues. This interaction will continue and likely reach all parts of the company before too much longer. WFEC has a Board Policy (3-9) and a Board approved compliance plan that can help guide each of you in dealing with compliance issues.
WFEC is committed to meet NERC, FERC and other compliance goals. Sometimes that does not happen, but the goal is to be compliant. Over time, these goals will become a part of each of our daily work lives and become routine in nature.
In the meantime, if you need assistance or have any questions, please arrange a discussion with Caleb. Our goal is to improve as we go, but always try to get better and learn from our experiences.
May 11, 2012
Recently, representatives from 15 Oklahoma Cooperatives along with OAEC, KAMO and WFEC came together and hosted a reception on April 30 in Washington DC during the NRECA Legislative Grassroots Conference. The reception was held to thank the OK congressional delegation along with their staffs for their efforts representing Oklahoma.
This was the first reception that the combined OK Cooperatives have hosted in over 10 years. This years reception was held in the House Agriculture Hearing Room that is located on Capitol Hill in Washington. OK Congressman Lucas is the chairman of the House Ag Committee. There were close to 80 people in attendance at the event which included staffers from the Congressional offices, NRECA staff including Glenn English, and representatives from the Oklahoma and New Mexico Cooperatives.
This years meeting focused on the Grassroots efforts and the effectiveness of the cooperatives when working with their Congressional staffs. Some issues that were addressed with staff during the visit were: coal combustion residuals benefits, electric cooperative financing and power marketing administrations.
Reception Held in Washington
Earth Day-EveryDay Event Hosted by WFEC and Co-ops
Close to 2,000 area school students recently had the opportunity to explore variables related to Earth Day, as well as energy and energy conservation, all in one location during the first Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Earth Day-Every Day event. WFEC and several of our member distribution cooperatives recently teamed up with select groups of individuals and industry-related vendors to offer this learning experience for area students at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha.
Member co-ops invited 24 schools for a total of 90 classes from schools within their service territories to take part in this two-day event. These cooperatives include Cotton Electric Cooperative, Walters; Rural Electric Cooperative, Lindsay; Caddo Electric Cooperative, Binger; and Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Norman.
Volunteers from participating distribution cooperatives and WFEC helped throughout both days of the event in various learning centers, as well as assisting with lunch, registration and with an assortment of other duties.
WFEC has sponsored other Earth Day activities in years past, primarily at wind farm locations. This year marked the first for this type of expanded format.
Scott Williams and Kalun Kelley help prepare CFL Charlie to meet and greet close to 2,000 students at Earth Day-Every Day event.
Pam Hicks and Lorre Ervin help feed the children from area schools during the recent Earth Day event held at the Grady County Fairgrounds.
Justin Soderberg and Clem Cassmeyer present information about WFEC and power generation and fossil fuels to the students attending the event.
Erika Stubbs, daughter of lead power line technician, Sammy Stubbs was a member of the Mooreland High School Girls Golf Team that recently competed in the State Championship. Erika is pictured, kneeling second from the left.
The class 2A state championship was held at Trosper Park in Del City on May 2 and 3.
This is Mooreland High Schools12th consecutive year to make it to state tournament, but the 10179 first time for this group of young women to make it, since last years team consisted of all seniors.
Mooreland finished 6th and Hinton won 1st place in the competition.
Mooreland High School Ladies Golf Team Competes in State Championship
The smoker/grill pictured in the background of the photograph was designed and built by WFEC employees. Plant employees have collected scrap material for several years hoping to build a nice smoker/grill. Maintenance mechanics along with the help of apprentice mechanics fabricated and welded the smoker/grill. The apprentice mechanics used the fabrication and welding experience to help meet their apprenticeship training requirements for fitting and welding. The smoker/grill will be used by WFEC for special occasions and will be enjoyed for
many years to come.
Hugo employees named the smoker/grill Unit 2. The smoker/grill contains three grills for a total of 12 square feet of grilling surface for cooking burgers and hot dogs. 60 burgers can be cooked at a time and it has 36 square foot of smoking surface for smoking brisket, ribs, etc. Pictured: Gary Gilleland, David Sonntag, Jimmy Blakley Back Row (l to r): Willy Hubbard, Allan Ousley Photo by: Ron Cunningham
Hugo Employees Ready for a Cookout
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)
Its Graduation TimeIts time once again to honor our graduates in the Summer edition of the EnerCom. If you have a son or daughter graduating from high school, college or technical school, please fill out the information below, attach the students photo and send to Sondra Boykin or Maria Crowder by June 1. Or, if you have a high quality digital photo, you can email that, plus the below information to [email protected] or [email protected] Thanks.
Name of Student: _____________________________________
Parents & Employees Title: _______________________________
Name of School: ______________________________________
If College Degree Earned: _____________________________
Future Plans: ___________________________________________
Congratulations to the Rattan High School Boys Baseball Team. They won the Class A State Baseball Championship 10211 on Saturday, May 6 in Oklahoma City. Tyler Anderson (back row, 6th from the left) is a member of the High School Baseball Team. He is the son of Rusty and Christie Weaver. Rusty is a Lead Mechanic at the Hugo Plant.
Rattan Wins State
Sunday, May 13
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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.
Identical sessions will be held at the WFEC Headquarters in Anadarko and at the Hugo plant. The seminar dates:
2012 RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINARSLocation Date Register by:
Headquarters June 5-6 April 30Hugo June 7-8 April 30
The deadline to register for either session is this Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
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 both locations)
The Session numbers are: - Headquarters (Anadarko) 0009 - Hugo 0010 If you have questions, please contact Marsha Baker in Human Resources at 405-247-4450, or [email protected]
(The Mooreland Session will be held May 16-17. Registration for that session is closed.)
Find the Cat - Win a Prize
Find the cat hidden in the photograph and win a prize
from the logo room.
Email me with the correct location of the cat at
[email protected] The first employee to send a correct answer will win a
The Numa Tap & Substation is located east of Medford and west of Deer Creek. Numa Tap consists of seven structures, all of which were damaged by the recent tornado that swept through the area. As seen in the photos much of the distribution lines were also destroyed. The line taps off of an OG&E line half a mile north of the substation. The crews on hand were Anadarko, Mooreland, Elk City, Hennessey, & Comanche. The repairs were complete on our tap line Friday morning May 6. However, OG&E was still busy repairing their H-structure line to the north & expected to be done sometime that
Friday evening. The crews worked long, hard hours to get service restored. WFEC crews are especially thankful to the people of Kay Electric Cooperative for bringing them refreshments and providing some meals.
Tornado Damage Repairs Continue Near Medford
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2012 Touchstone Energy Golf Social Registration(REGISTRATION DEADLINE MOVED TO JUNE 1)
WHEN: Saturday, June 16 8 a.m. - Tee Time Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. (Shotgun Start)
WHERE: Boiling Springs Golf Course 5283 State Highway 34cWoodward, OK (580) 256-1206
FRIDAY MEAL: Boiling Springs State Park South Shelter207745 Boiling Springs Rd. Woodward, OK
Located near Golf Course Meal: 6 p.m. ENTRY FEE: $60/Person: Friday night meal; green fees; cart rental; lunch and gift bags.
(Practice round on Friday at 1 p.m. at your leisure and expense. Mulligans will be available for purchase at registration.(Half of the mulligan money will go to prizes.)
LODGING: 30 rooms are available @ $89.99/night. The Northwest Inn will hold a Touchstone Energy Golf room block until Friday, June 1. (580) 256-7600, 3202 1st Street & 270 in Woodward, OK.
THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED ALONG WITH APPLICABLE FEES BY FRIDAY, JUNE 1. FIRST 72 GOLFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Please list each player and their normal score on a Par 72 course. Teams will be randomly selected, placing an A, B, C and D flight golfer on each team. Special pairings of two-family members will be allowed. The rest of the teams will be drawn randomly. Please specify if you would like to play with one family member. NAME SCORE $60.00 FEE 1.___________________________________________________________________________2.___________________________________________________________________________3.___________________________________________________________________________4.___________________________________________________________________________
Will you be playing with one family member Y or N ______ Name: _________________
RSVP: TOTAL NUMBER ATTENDING FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER: _______
_____ Check here if you are a member of Boiling Springs Golf Course. Non-Player Fee to Attend Friday Night Mixer ($10 Ea. Guest) $ _______
Make Checks Payable to: WFEC Golf Attn: Maria CrowderMail Registration and Payment to: PO Box 429 Anadarko, OK 73005If you have any questions, please email or call Maria Crowder at (405) 247-4371, m_ [email protected]
Happy Birthday wishes go out to all WFEC employees enjoying a birthday.
Have a wonderful day! Randy Goodman 5/13 Howard Fleshman 5/15 Kevin Roark 5/15 Caleb Muckala 5/16 Billy Young 5/18 Dana Cravens 5/18 Jason King 5/18 Pam Hicks 5/22 Rodney Palesano 5/23
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Hidden Employee Numbers
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