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Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative members can now opt to enroll in the voluntary Roundup for Change program. In this program, your utility bill will "round up" to the next highest dollar amount. This small contribution may seem like only pennies a month, but the dollars add up quickly when many members participate.

Member Contribution The average contribution per program participant is just $6.00 per year, however an estimated $20,000 will be raised each year and awarded by Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative to local community service organizations.

How It Works The Roundup for Change program works like this: Arkansas Valley will round up utility bills of participating members to the next dollar. For example, if your bill were $41.70, it would be "rounded up" to $42. Your maximum contribution per year could be $11.88, but generally will be less than that, averaging $6 per year. By joining this program you are continuing the "neighbor helping neighbor" concept that founded Arkansas Valley years ago. If you decide to participate in this program, thank you.

Major Funding Categories To qualify for funding, projects must generally be related to community service, low-income assistance, education youth programs, emergency energy assistance or disaster relief. Continued on page 2

Willie Wirehand wants you to remember… “In honor of May being Electrical Safety Month, visit The Electrical Safety Foundation website at www.esfi.org for ways to stay safe this spring!” !


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Although there are many worthy charitable and educational projects and community needs in our local area, the limited availability of funds requires us to limit donations to these areas. Roundup for Change funds will never be used for political contributions. Members on levelized billing will not be able to enroll but will have the opportunity to contribute at a later date. For more information, contact Member Services at 1-800-468-2176 or send us an email.

Click the "Enroll Now" button, fill out the form, and submit or print, fill out, and mail to: Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation Roundup for Change P.O. Box 47 Ozark, AR 72949

Properly installed shades can be one of the most effective ways to use your windows for energy efficiency. Lower shades during summer and, in winter, raise them during the day and lower back at night on south-facing windows. Dual shades, with reflective white coating on one side and a heat-absorbing dark color on the other, can be reversed with the seasons and save even more energy. Learn more at EnergySavers.gov. Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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Willie’s World Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corp. 1811 W. Commercial P.O. Box 47 Ozark, AR 72949 PHONE: (800) 468-2176 FAX: (479) 667-9847 E-MAIL: memberservices@avecc.com

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative offices in Ozark, Waldron, Pocola and Van Buren will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. In case of emergency in Ozark, Van Buren or Pocola service areas, call 1-800-468-2176. Waldron service area calls 1-800-468-2152. For automated outage reporting or account information, please call 1-866-TOAVECC (862-8322).

CCoorrrreeccttiioonn!! It was incorrectly reported in the April issue of Willie’s World that the AVECC annual meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2013. The correct date for the annual meeting is June 21, 2013. We apologize for this error.

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May 12 – Mother’s Day May 27 – Memorial Day holiday closing* June 14 – Flag Day June 16 – Father’s Day June 21 – AVECC Annual Meeting* *Cooperative Event

ARKANSAS VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 1811 W. Commercial P.O. Box 47 Ozark, AR 72949

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