BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
IMPACTS OF THE COVID 19
As you all are aware from the most recent news, we are still not “out of the woods yet” with the current pandemic of COVID 19. I hope by the time this reaches you we are at a better place. The Business Office itself remains closed but as mentioned in last month’s article we are still conducting business as usual. Should you need to contact the hall you may do so by calling us at 916-927-4239, please be sure to press 7 for our directory to get connected to the appropriate personnel. We continue to send remain positive during this pandemic and hope to return to a “new” normal soon.
LOCAL 340’S BUSINESS OFFICE
With the current pandemic we are seeing happen around the world our staff is currently still working to provide our members with any help and guidance needed during this difficult time. Our dispatch is ever changing and adapting to fit the needs of our membership. Online signing has been going well and we have received an influx of job calls even during this time. If you need to reach our dispatcher you may do so by calling the hall at 916-927-4239 ext 1007 and speak with Mike Franklin or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage our members to become familiar with our website (ibewlocal340.org) to pay dues, update contact info, check job call information and other Office news. You can also find our staff directory on the Contact Us page to reach anyone of our clerical staff and/or organizers.
DEFERRED SAVINGS DEPOSITS
I would like to remind our members who fall under the Inside Wireman, CECW, or Material Handler classifications you will need to turn in your EFT form to Teresa Raney at our Trust Office in order to receive your direct deposit. If you have not completed and turned in this form you may be receiving funds from January thru March in the form of a check very soon. For questions regarding bank deposits or to verify if you completed this form please contact Teresa at 916-923-0666.
IBEW Local 340 Harry R. Bain Scholarship Award –For Dependents
This year’s current winners are
First Place: Aimee Milota – daughter of Active Member Jeffrey Milota
Second Place: Mariah Sarabria – granddaughter of Retired Member Sylvester Wirtz
We would like to thank the applicants for entering this year. This is never an easy decision to make as all were excellent applicants. We hope to have the winners speak at an upcoming meeting when possible.
IBEW Founders Scholarship – For all IBEW members (not dependents)
The IBEW Founders’ Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on November 28, 1981. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned. The award is for $200 per semester credit hour at any accredited college or university toward an associate’s, bachelors or postgraduate degree in an approved field. The maximum distribution is $24,000 per person over a period not to exceed eight years.
Any member interested in applying for the IBEW Founders Scholarship can do so by going on-line at www.ibew.org. Click on “Resources and Links” at the top, scroll down to the box labeled “Founders Scholarship”. You will receive information on this scholarship as well as be able to download the application. These applications can also be picked up at the Business Office. This scholarship is for any member who has been in continuous good standing and paid dues (without an Honorary Withdrawal for the four years prior to May 1, 2020). This is not a scholarship for your dependents. All applications and required information must be mailed directly to the IBEW in Washington, DC and must be postmarked May 1, 2020.
Five Counties Central Labor Council Scholarship – For Dependents
The application deadline for this scholarship has passed.
REST IN PEACE
We are sad to report the death of, Retired Member Paul Curdy’s mother, Nelli Curdy.
Also, Retired Member Richard Skapinok’s wife recently passed on April 7th.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all our members and their families during these times of uncertainty.
UPCOMING MEETINGS – CURRENTLY CANCELLED FOR MAY
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 28th @ 5:00 PM – Note: 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 16th @ 5:00PM – Note: five (5) members needed to have a quorum.