The cooperative's 81st Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day was held Saturday, April 28. Crowds were greeted by a large American flag displayed between two bucket trucks when they entered the civic center grounds. Booths ranging from glucose and cholesterol testing to wood turning were set up for members to visit. The co-op also provided valuable information about services for members including outage texting, surge protection and the new mobile app which allows members to pay their bill, update their account
information and more on their phone or tablet.
Musical entertainment was provided by The Cedar Creek Band and co-op employees served popcorn and snow cones for the crowd to enjoy while listening to their bluegrass sound. 86852002
The meeting started with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegience and National Anthem and the colors were presented by Chipley High School ROTC students. Mike Bjorklund, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Florida Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA)was the guest speaker at the event. He explained the role FECA plays on behalf of co-ops like WFEC - specifically how they represent the co-op's interests in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. and how they coordinate crews to help restore power and provide other assistance during storm restoration.
Russell Dunaway, WFEC EVP & CEO, spoke about the importance of the job the linemen of the cooperative perform on a daily basis. He emphasized the importance of their safety while restoring power and spoke about the training necessary to become a lineman. During his remarks, he recognized Clark Feltman, a recent graduate of Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC) in Trenton, Georgia. Clark was ranked first in his class at SLTC over 202 other students. He also received the SLIM award at SLTC. Read more about Clark and his awards in next month's issue of the Current Light Flashes.
Energy Efficiency Tip
Choose wisely when replacing incandescent bulbs from recessed light fixtures. Heat buildup can shorten the life of spiral CFLs.