BY BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
About 40 members and family members came out and marched in the Arden/Arcade 4th of July Parade. A big thanks goes out to Secretary Lyndsey Gonzales for organizing that march. We were very well received by the community and the kids loved the red/white/blue thundersticks and balloons we handed out to everyone watching the parade. We also want to thank Brother Joe Bonacorso who allowed us to store the picnic giveaways, tables and decorations at a Whittington project right across the street from Howe Avenue Park the night before the parade. It sure saved us a lot of time the next morning.
Another big thanks goes out to Brothers Warren Adsit, Rob Saragoza, Eric Meredith, Nick Baldwin and Mike Franklin (and his wife, a union teacher) for manning the Union Booth at the California State Fair on Saturday July 15th. The NECA/IBEW fans we designed to keep people cool were everywhere you looked on that hot day. Brother Greg Larkins did an amazing job in setting up the Union Booth this year and it was greatly appreciated by members of all trades.
This year’s Sacramento Labor Day Picnic will be held on Labor Day September 4th at Fairytale Town in William Land Park! Free to all members and their kids. There will be food and live music and the kids have complete access to Fairytale Town. The picnic will be from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This is a great day to mingle with members of all trades and their families to celebrate Labor and Unions. Hope to see you there.
LOCAL 340 PICNIC
Fliers and RSVP’s are now coming back for the September 16th annual membership picnic at Elk Grove Park. We had a great meeting and the members who attended offered and have scheduled the next meeting for 4PM on Wednesday August 30th here at the Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, just give our secretary Reyna Kwong a call at the Business Office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Picnic Horseshoe Tournament will be held at our own Horseshoe Pits behind the Training Center on the evening before the Picnic and will be organized by Sister Sandi Abbott. We schedule it the night before so that the horseshoe players can enjoy the picnic the next day with their families, as well as volunteer at the picnic. Any member, active or retired, interested in playing “shoes” on Friday Evening September 15th, call the hall or email email@example.com to add your name to the list or just show up on Friday night at 6:00 PM. Food and beverage is provided.
ORGANIZING LEAD CONTEST
Still looking for those leads! If you know of any electricians or electrical contractors that we could talk to, be sure and get those leads to us. If you notice jobs going up in your communities, call us. For any 5 leads you provide, you will be entered into a monthly drawing to get some nice Union Swag.
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. Remember, as Union members, we are all organizers and your help is needed and welcomed! Thank you.
The next Pin Presentation for members receiving 50+ years of service pins and certificates will be held on Saturday November 4th. Look for further details of this event in the future. In the meantime, congratulations to the following 39 members who will receive pins this year.
50 years: Thomas Becker, Dwight Evans, Ronald Jarnagin, John Jeffcoat, Stephen Mulherron, Roy Ridley Jr., Michael Riordan, Dave Sittman.
55 years of service: Dan Briggs, Talmage Burnett, Ronald Derobertuis, Craig Gildart, Gary Grosse, Tom Melavic, Thomas Murry, William Myre, Ira Sharp, Jim Strain and Keith Williams.
60 years: Clifton Cox, Lewis Crockett, Marcus DelRincon, Eugene Fischer, Robert Frank, Robert Furniss, Delbert Garner, Richard Hall, Gerald Harwood, Gary McDowell, Larry Partanen, Waldemar Peppel, Joseph Quintana, Robert Watkins, Wendell White.
65 years: Ray Kercher, Edgar Patton, Gilford Sisk, Donald Smith, Clyde Treece.
Joint Executive Committees Meeting / New Date!
Notices have been mailed and emailed to all Committee and Trust members for the next mandatory Joint Executive Committees Meeting. the meeting will be held on Saturday August 5, from 8-Noon at the Hall.
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB NEWS:
If you haven’t purchased your tickets for the annual Sportsman’s Club Raffle, you still have time. The drawing will be held at the September 6th membership meeting. Purchase them at the Union Meetings, at the Business Office or from a member of the Sportsman’s Club.
Brother Bill Delgado has a beautiful new baby boy. Nicodemus Vicente Delgado was born on July 18th and weighed it at 8lbs 5oz. Mom Leti and baby are doing great.
ACCIDENTS & ILLNESSES:
Brother Michael Bonito was in a very serious motorcycle accident on Father’s Day. He has been moved to a physical Rehab facility in the Bay Area. Is able to communicate well but is unable to move lower extremities except for one arm. He is very positive that he will recover from his injuries and appreciates the prayers and positive thoughts.
JATC Instructor Matthew Nootenboom is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment but has returned to work at the JATC for the summer and seems to be doing well, although a bit tired. Very appreciative of everyone’s prayers and thoughts.
Bill Vice is slowly but surely healing from his New Year’s Eve accident when he broke his back and appreciates all of the prayers and positive vibes coming his way. He doesn’t think he will be managing the sodas and waters at this year’s picnic, however, so if anyone can take over for him, he would greatly appreciate it.
REST IN PEACE
Brother Ron Manas has passed away. He was a 56 year member and 79 years of age.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – 6PM
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesday’s – 6:00 PM 5
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!