BY BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
LABOR DAY PICNICS (2) – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4th
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American Labor Movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the many, many contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. There are two picnics scheduled on Labor Day and all Local 340 members and their families are invited to attend. This is a great day to mingle with members of all trades and their families to celebrate Labor and Unions. Hope you will try and make it to one of these picnics.
Sacramento – Fairytale Town in William Land Park / 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. (Sponsored by the Sacramento Central Labor Council, Labor Unions and the Building Trades). You and your family members will have full access to Fairytale Town and enjoy the free food and live music. The picnic starts at 5:00 PM and will conclude at 8:30 PM. See ad in this bulletin for more information.
Redding – Anderson River Park / 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Sponsored by Five Counties Central Labor Council and the Labor Unions of Northern California) – Great Food, Live Music, Bingo, Raffle Prizes, and fishing on the Sacramento River. Contact Brother Andrew Meredith at 530-241- 2468 to get tickets and more details on this picnic.
IBEW/NECA GOLF TOURNAMENT
We will be raffling off four golfing spots to Rank and File members who will represent Local 340 in a foursome at the 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday October 27th at Rancho Murieta Country Club. If interested in playing, come to the meeting on September 6th and enter for a chance to win a spot. All Active and Retired members are invited to enter the drawing.
LOCAL 340 PICNIC – New Info
RSVP’s have been received and it is looking like the September 16th annual membership picnic at Elk Grove Park is going to be filled with some brand new volunteers as well as those that help every year! If you signed up for a job, you will receive an email and/or phone call with instructions as to the time and the duties of your volunteer job.
Also, if you would like to donate a raffle prize to the Picnic “Members Only” Raffle, your family will be listed on our Sponsor Board as a picnic sponsor and will be displayed at the Picnic. The raffle prize should be worth at least $25.00 and must be received in the Business Office prior to Thursday September 7th. The will allow us the time to have your name printed on the sponsor board. Thank you!
In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding volunteering or donating a raffle prize, contact our secretary Reyna Kwong at 916-927- 4239 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget about the Picnic Horseshoe Tournament on September 15th (the evening before the Picnic) at our own Horseshoe Pits behind the Training Center. The tournament is being organized by Sister Sandi Abbott. All members are invited to play. Call the hall or email email@example.com to add your name to the Shoe-Players list or just show up on Friday night at 6:00 PM. Food and beverage is provided.
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS
The current 9th District Sound & Communications collective bargaining agreement expires on November 30th and negotiations have begun. If you work under this agreement, be on the lookout for a mailing/survey and please make every effort to attend your Unit Meeting on Tuesday October 24th @ 5PM here at the Hall. As per a motion made at your last meeting, a meeting notice will be mailed to all S&C members 2 weeks before the Unit Meeting, but mark your calendars now!
ORGANIZING LEAD CONTEST
All it takes is 5 organizing leads to put you in the raffle for a specially designed “swag bag” filled with tools and other Union made goodies.
Contact Jillian Elliot at Jelliot@ibewlocal340.org with the leads or call her at 916-532-2888. All members, active and retired are invited to participate in this organizing drive.
We are in the process of contacting this year’s Pin Recipients for the November Pin Presentation scheduled for Saturday November 4th. Further details of this event will be posted as we get closer to November.
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB NEWS:
The Annual 340 Sportsman’s Club Raffle will be held at the September 6th Membership Meeting. The top prizes will be:
- Henry Lever Action .44 mag Rifle
- Benjamin Trail NP2 hunting air rifle
- A $500 fishing rig (Avet reel, Seeker graphite rod)
- Engraved IBEW Local 340 75th Anniversary Buck Knife
There are also runner up prizes, so don’t miss out. Get your tickets to win and help support your 340 Sportsmans Club!!!
$5 each or 5 for $20. Call Brother Chris Tillery 916-225-4578 for more information. Tickets will be sold at the meeting. Good Luck!
CONGRATULATIONS 340 SOFTBALL TEAM
I had the pleasure of watching our team take the Division Championship on Friday August 11th. 340 has a very strong team and are now headed to the 9th District tournament in September. Good Luck Guys! I know you will represent us well.
Brother Zackery Collins is a new Dad! His son Robert Wayne Collins was born on July 22nd and weighed in at 8 lbs 1 oz and was 20 1⁄4” long. We know Grandpa Rob is looking down on his grandson and smiling real big. Congratulations Zack and Stephanie.
ACCIDENTS & ILLNESSES:
Brother Michael Bonito appreciates the well wishes and prayers being sent his way after his very serious motorcycle accident on Father’s Day. His recovery is going to be a long one but Brother Bonito is working real hard towards his rehabilitation. He says to keep those prayers coming!
REST IN PEACE BROTHERS
Since our last article, we have been notified of the passing of the following members:
Brother Zachary Pugh – 4 year member / 34 years of age
Brother Chuck Row – 28 year member / 78 years of age
Brother Ted Hepworth – 58 year member / 81 years of age
Brother Jack W. Melton – 74 year member / 95 years of age
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – 6PM
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesday’s – 6:00 PM
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT S&C MEETING Tuesday October 24th @ 5PM
CIVIL SERVICE UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 3RD Thursdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall. NEXT CIVIL SERVICE MEETING Thursday October 19th @ 5pm!