BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS
Thank you to Election Judge Brother Jon Thompson and Election Tellers: Sister CC Moore and Brothers Tony Hellwig, Seneca Silva, Charlie Gaston, Art Mendoza, Jason Green, Earl Tolson and Richard Boyer. They spent six (6) hours counting and validating all Local 340 election ballots received on Saturday June 1, 2019. The following are the results of this Election. New Officers will be sworn in at the July 3rd membership meeting and will serve for the next three (3) years.
President – Mark Steelman
Vice President – Mitchell Newman IV
Recording Secretary – Emiliano “Cochise” Silva
Financial Secretary – Bob Ward
Treasurer – Michael Franklin
Executive Board – Rustin “Rusty” Johnston
Khalid Slim Saleem
Examining Board – Zackery Collins
Delegates at Large to IO Convention – Bob Ward
Rustin “Rusty” Johnston
Emiliano “Cochise” Silva
For the Brothers who did not run again this time, or did not get elected, we want to thank you for everything you have done for the Local. I also want to welcome the new Officers to the team. I look forward to working with each and every one of you.
LABOR DAY PICNICS – Monday September 3rd
The Sacramento Central Labor Council Picnic will be held on Labor Day from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Fairytale Town in William Land Park. Redding’s Central Labor Council Picnic will be held at Anderson River Park starting at 11:00 AM. Both of these picnics celebrate working men and women in all trades. These are very family-friendly events with lots of food and entertainment. Show your Union support and stop by if you are looking for something fun to do on Labor Day.
Wanted! Local 340 worksite pictures that include the jobsites, the actual work and the members working on that job. We are building a master picture data base to add to our collection of pictures to be used for reference, for the Labor Bulletin or Electrical Worker publication, as well as for slideshows! We know our members have the best pictures in their phones. We will be changing up the marque in the Hall with these pictures from time to time, so if you think you have some favorite or interesting photos, just email them to Administrative Secretary Justine Villasenor at email@example.com. Please include the names of the projects, as well as member names, if you have them. Add to Local 340’s history.
CONGRATULATIONS LOCAL 340 PIN RECIPIENTS FOR 2019
Thanks again to everyone who attended the Open House/Pin Presentation on Saturday May 4th to pick up your IBEW years of service pins, especially the retirees who were celebrating over 50 years of service. On behalf of the Officers and members of Local 340, I thank these veteran members. It is because of your hard work and dedication to the IBEW that we can continue to do what we do to grow the Local.
IBEW PERCAPITA DUES INCREASE FOR “A” MEMBERS ONLY
Future dues increases were approved at the 39th IBEW International Convention held in 2016, and in accordance with Article IX of the IBEW Constitution all “A” member’s per capita dues will increase by $1.00 per month effective with January 2020 dues. If you pay in advance, please be sure to include the increase with your payment. We will be sending reminders to the membership in the Fall.
The membership picnic will be held at Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova on Saturday September 14th! Look for your flier and RSVP in the mail and get it back to us immediately so that the committee can plan accordingly for food and giveaways. This is going to be a fun picnic with the carnival games, “Richie the balloon guy”, bingo, the member only raffle, music, tug of war, etc. It’s all free for all members! If you have not attended one of our picnics, this is the year to do it!
Also, if you can volunteer an hour or so that day, we can always use your help. Just mark your RSVP accordingly and the committee will get back to you. Thank you!
LABOR DAY PICNICS (2)
Sacramento Central Labor Council Picnic will be held on Labor Day at Fairytale Town-William Land Park from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Redding’s Five Counties Central Labor Council will also hold their Labor Day Picnic again this year at Anderson River Park starting at 11:00 AM.
Both of these picnics celebrate working men and women in all trades on Labor Day. They are very family friendly events with lots of food and entertainment. Show your Union support and stop by if you are in the area.
ANNUAL IBEW DAY AT THE BAY FISHING EXPEDITION
This year’s fishing trip in the Bay was a huge success. Both boats were full of IBEW members and their families. Between the Pacific Dream and the California Dawn, the trip on May 25th brought in 112 halibut, 12 striped bass and even one leopard shark. That’s a good day in the Bay. Thanks to the Brothers Jason Green and Jason Prasad for organizing this annual event.
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Raffle tickets are still available for the annual Sportsman’s Club fundraiser. You can buy them at any meeting or event or from any of the Sportsman Club members. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of 5.
Raffle Prizes are the same: 44 mag Henry Rifle, USA made Rod and Reel, a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, IBEW engraved Buck knife and much more! The raffle will be held at the September 4th Membership Meeting.
STATE FAIR BOOTH
Don’t forget! We are manning the Union Booth at the California State Fair on Saturday July 13th. Stop by to get your freebies and say hi to the Brothers and Sisters representing Local 340 on that day.
ACCIDENTS & ILLNESSES
Brother Justin Gomez has finally been cleared to apply for a 2nd kidney transplant. He is now going thru the acceptance process again and is hoping this time no problems will arise. Good luck Brother.
Brother John Williams is still on the mend.
Brother Shirish Gandhi spent a few weeks back in the hospital with complications from a stroke.
Brother Michael Bonito is living in Forest Hill and said he “doing fine”.
Our Projects Coordinator Patty Paterson is home recuperating from what she hopes will be her 5th & last arm surgery of the year.
Please continue to keep Patty and all Local 340 members going thru health issues in your prayers. Thank you.
REST IN PEACE
Retired member Brother Robert Furniss passed away. He was a 62 year member and 80 years of age.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES MEETING RESCHEDULED!
As per Article IV, Sec.7 of the current Bylaws, “The Executive Board shall meet with the Joint Executive Committee at Sacramento on the fourth Saturday in January and July, unless specifically called. The place and time of such meetings shall be decided by the Executive Board. The Local 340 Joint Executive Committee shall consist of all Local 340 Officers and Business Representatives, all members holding unit offices, all trustees and all members of committees designated by the President of the Local Union.”
This year, we have run into a conflict of meeting schedules, so the regular July meeting will be held on Saturday August 3rd here at the Hall. Notices will be mailed to all who are required to attend this mandatory Joint Executive Committees meeting.
HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURES The Business Offices (Sacramento, Redding and Chico) as well as the Sacramento Area Electrical Workers Trust Office will be closed on the following days. Enjoy your Holidays and please be safe.
Independence Day, Thursday July 4th
Labor Day – Monday September 2nd
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 1st Wednesdays @ 6PM – 10240 Systems Parkway, Sacramento 95827
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – Redding Union Hall @ 5:30 for Northern Area business and then join in the Sacramento meeting @ 6PM via webinar
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT QUARTERLY S&C MEETING Tuesday July 23rd @ 5:00 PM – Note: Only seven (7) members needed to have a quorum.
CIVIL SERVICE UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 3RD Thursdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall. NEXT QUARTERLY CIVIL SERVICE MEETING Thursday July 18th @ 5:00PM – Note: Only five (5) members needed to have a quorum.