BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
We are reaching the end of another year, around this time we are usually surrounded by family and friends, holiday parties and gatherings but as we are all experiencing a new time in our lives, I would like thank and send much gratitude to each and everyone of our members and their loved ones during this trying time. The work all of our Brother and Sisters have dedicated during this unprecedented time is much appreciated. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. We hope even though we are not able to gather around for our normal Union Holiday festivities you take this time to relax and enjoy some well-deserved time to yourself.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS BASKET
By the time this reaches you the raffle will have already been held. We would like to thank all of our members and contractors who participated in this year’s Operation Christmas Basket Raffle. It is times like these where we pull together to help out our Brother and Sisters in need and what it truly means to be a part of the Union Brotherhood.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
The next scheduled New Member Orientation class is set for January 23, 2021. The first class starts at 9 am and is for the CECW and Sound & Communications classifications. We will be sending a reminder for all those scheduled a week prior and the zoom invite will go out the day before. If you missed the last class you should be receiving a reminder for this one. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending.
DEFERRED SAVINGS DEPOSITS
The Trust Office is running into some issues regarding member’s account deposits. We ask that you be sure when completing your EFT form you also submit a check or direct deposit slip, it is required to ensure they get the correct routing and account numbers to make a deposit. Their office will be sending out letters to those member’s whose accounts were rejected. If you still have not completed your EFT form please contact Teresa Raney at email@example.com to get one submitted.
HEALTH & WELFARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
Open enrollment is currently in progress and a packet should have been mailed to your home. If you are thinking of changing health care providers now is the time. Please contact Teresa Raney at 916-923-0666 or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IBEW Local 340 Harry R. Bain Scholarship Award – For Dependents
Local 340 is going to award 2 (two) college scholarships ($1,000 for 1st prize and $500 for 2nd prize). These scholarships are available to sons, grandsons, daughters, granddaughters or legal dependents of members of Local 340. The General Rules and Instructions, as well as the application, can be requested from the Sacramento Business Office or the Redding Office. You can either call or email the Office Manager, Reyna Jimenez, at email@example.com or 916-539-0412 to have them sent to you. Please note: the completed application must be received in the Sacramento Business Office by March 12, 2021 to be considered.
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, 2019). 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, 2021.
Our office will be closed the following days:
Christmas Holiday – Thursday & Friday, December 24th & 25th
New Year’s Holiday – Thursday, December 31st & Friday January 1st
REST IN PEACE
We do not have any deaths announce this month and we hope everyone continues to stay safe.
UPCOMING MEETINGS – CURRENTLY CANCELLED FOR DECEMBER
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 October 27th @ 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 October 15th @ 5:00PM – Note: five (5) members needed to have a quorum.