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MARCH 2014


NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC


COOPERATIVE, INC.


Woodward, Oklahoma Operating In


Beaver, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Woods and Woodward Counties in Oklahoma


TYSON LITTAU CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kenny Knowles, Pres................ Arnett Ray Smith, Vice-Pres. ...............Taloga John Bruce, Jr., Sec.-Treas. ..... Sharon Dean Stone.............................. Buffalo Clair Craighead ..................Woodward Wayne Hall.........................Mooreland Duane Henderson...............Mooreland Lee Huckaby............................Selman Gilbert Perkins. ............................Gate


Jonna Hensley............................Editor Michael W. Mitchel............... Attorney


DATES TO REMEMBER 1st to 10th of Each Month: Pay electric service bill


20th of Each Month: Delinquent collections begin.


NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.


The life of a lineman T


hey wake before the sun, pour steaming cups of coffee, and kiss their fam-


IN CASE OF TROUBLE CALL: 24 HOUR EMERGENCY 1-877-9NOPOWER 877.966.7693


If no answer call: John Kirkwood......................866.3245 Bob Appell ............................273.4088


NOTICE


A copy of NWEC Bylaws will be made available for any member upon request.


Web page: www.nwecok.coop E-mail: nwec@nwecok.coop


Postmaster: Send address changes to: NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC NEWS 2925 Williams Ave. P.O. Box 2707 Woodward, OK 73802.


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ily goodbye. After swinging by the office to get the day’s orders, 25 men climb into their trucks and head out. Our lineworkers form a solid team with one job: to deliver safe, reliable electric- ity. But that job can change in a million ways when rough weather steps in. We often take power—and the men and women who provide it—for granted. Let’s take a moment and stand in their boots. Linemen have to work safely, smart, and effi- ciently—all while 40 feet in the air wearing sturdy, thick rubber gloves. On a typical day, line- workers maintain electrical dis- tribution lines or build service to new homes and businesses in northwest Oklahoma. They have a lot on their plates. But when our dispatch center calls crews with a problem, every- thing else takes a backseat. Power restoration takes precedence on a lineworker’s to-do list. These brave men


are always on call. We have crews standing by to serve you 24 hours a day, in the middle of the night or wee hours of the morning, weekends and holi- days.


Can you imagine getting a call at 3 a.m. telling you to work outside during bad weather? Not many people are willing to face storms. Our lineworkers face harsh ele- ments daily, all to serve you. Lineworkers also focus on safety; the lives of cowork- ers are on the line. Job safety is important to everyone, no matter your occupation. But for lineworkers, there can be no slip ups or careless actions. Mistakes can cost a limb or life. That’s one of the reasons lineman form a brotherhood. When you put your life in the hands of co-workers every day, they become more than col- leagues. They’re family. That sense of family extends to electric co-ops across the nation. One of our principles is cooperation among coopera- tives. We help other co-ops in


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their time of need, and they extend that service to us, too. It’s reassuring to know if a severe storm strikes, a


Tyson Littau, CEO


national team of lineworkers stand ready to answer the call. To be ready to respond no matter the situation or weather conditions, linemen are highly trained. At Northwestern Elec- tric, lineworkers go through regular training to ensure they can work safely with vari- ous kinds of equipment. The equipment gets tested regularly, too.


These highly skilled men light our homes and businesses every day. They endure harsh weather and long hours, all to make our lives better. Today (and every day), please take a moment to thank them. North- western Electric’s lineworkers are the heart of the Co-op Na- tion, proud and strong.


Annual Meeting Registration


egistration cards are mailed separately and should be brought with you to the meeting to speed up registration. Each member, whether it be a single membership or a joint membership, shall be entitled to one vote in any matter which may come before the meeting. All commercial accounts, schools, churches, public entities and towns holding a membership must present the Organization


December 2013 Operating Report 2012


Revenue - Billing............................................... Cost of Power..................................................... Miles of Lines .................................................... Members Connected .......................................... Density per Mile ................................................ Average Member KWH..................................... Average Bill ....................................................... KWH Purchased................................................. KWH Sold.......................................................... Income per Mile................................................. Expense per Mile ...............................................


2,504,007 1,611,629 4,923


11,630 2.36


2,391 215


32,657,674 27,809,223 507 544


Certification below indicating the bearer as the official voting representative of the organization.


This form must be presented by the bearer at the time of registration.


ORGANIZATION CERTIFICATION RESOLVED THAT_________________________________________________


(Person’s name written in ink)


who is a member or officer of said organization, is hereby designated official rep- resentative by _____________________________________________________


(Name of organization written in ink)


to vote for it at the Annual Meeting of the members of the NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., to be held in Woodward, Oklahoma, on April 10, 2014 and any adjournment or adjournments thereof held within sixty (60) days of said date, on all matters which at said meeting of members may properly come before them; the action of said representative and all that he or she may do in this behalf is hereby ratified and confirmed as the act of ______________________ _________________________________________________________________.


(Name of organization) 2013


3,128,441 1,792,493 4,951


11,752 2.37


2,614 254


33,706,855 30,723,167 635 574


(Corporate Seal)


I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and correct excerpt of the minutes of the above named organization enacted at a meeting duly held on the day of _______________________, 2014 at which time a quorum was present and acting and that the above named person is an official or member of the above named organization.


________________________ (President)


ATTEST: ________________________


CERTIFICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL TO BE VALID (Secretary)


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