BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
NEW BUSINESS OFFICE & TRUST OFFICE LOCATION
We are getting closer to our move to Rancho Cordova and want to remind everyone that when the Business Office, Trust Office and the LMCC office moves, you will receive a postcard with the actual move date. In the meantime, it is business as usual at El Centro Road. Note: The JATC is not moving with us this summer. Our training center will remain, at this time, on El Centro Road.
Quarterly Unit meetings are held for our Sound & Communications members and our Civil Service members who work for the City and County of Sacramento. We prepared for these meeting in the months of January, April, July and October. However, in order to hold a Unit meeting exclusively for these classifications, the IBEW Constitution defines a quorum for union meetings as seven members unless that classification is less than 75 individuals, at which that would be five members needed for a quorum. In other words, we need members showing up at the quarterly meetings to have the meeting.
At the April 19th Civil Service Unit meeting over 5 members attended and since we have less than 75 members in that classification, we were able to hold that meeting. However, at the regularly scheduled S&C unit meeting of April 24th, only 1 member showed up (we needed at least 7 since at present we have 196 Sound & Communication members). Therefore, no quorum, no meeting.
If you want to be involved with issues pertaining only to your classifications, you need to make it a point to attend your Unit quarterly meetings. Thank you.
This years’ winners have been notified and will be presented with their scholarships at the Membership Meeting scheduled for July 11th. It was a very hard decision this year as the applicants were incredible. They were so good, that the Executive Board gave out a 3rd place award, instead of just 1st and 2nd. Please come to the July meeting to congratulate these young women and to hear them read the essays they wrote on “Why Unions are good for America”. Congratulations to:
1st Place – Michele Amber Campbell (granddaughter of 60 year retired member Brother Burt Campbell)
2nd Place – Jasmine Aliah Prasad (daughter of active member Brother Jason Prasad)
3rd Place – Esperanza Marie Damian (daughter of active member Brother Gilbert Damian)
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB NEWS:
IBEW 340 DAY AT THE BAY
This annual Fishing Trip is currently scheduled for Saturday August 11th. Tickets are $140.00 each (which does include a T-shirt commemorating the day). If interested in receiving more information or getting a spot on the boat, contact Brother Jason Prasad @ 916-801-6221 or Brother Jason Green @ 916-716-6845.
ANNUAL SPORTSMAN’S CLUB RAFFLE
Tickets are now available for the annual Sportsman’s Club Raffle. Prizes are a Henry Rifle, USA made Rod & Reel, a Shotgun, a specially designed IBEW knife and much, much more. Drawing will be held at the September 5th membership meeting. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Purchase them at the Union Meetings, at the Business Office (cash only) or from a member of the Sportsman’s Club.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC – SATURDAY 09/15/18
We’re still in the planning stages, but from the last meeting, it looks like this year’s picnic is going to be the best one ever. Remember, if you want to be part of the Picnic Volunteer Committee, call Reyna at the Hall. Help in the planning of the picnic and help on picnic day is always needed and greatly appreciated. The fliers and RSVP’s will be mailed to you in early July.
Brother Justin Gomez is still recuperating but from the looks of it, he is keeping his positive attitude regarding receiving a 2nd kidney transplant. We hope it will be soon, Brother. Please continue to remember Brother Gomez in your thoughts and prayers.
REST IN PEACE
I am very sorry to report on the passing of the following members:
Brother Scott Davidson – 26 year member / 51 years of age. – Celebration of life will be held on Friday June 15th @ 6PM Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Dr. Cameron Park – Wear Scott’s favorite color – Orange!
Brother Marvin Simmons – 70 year member/94 years of age. (Services were held in April)
Brother Roger Teel – 34 year member / 57 years of age (No services)
NOTE! The Business Offices and Trust Office will be closed on Independence Day, Wednesday the 4th of July. No Union meeting or Executive Board meeting that night. These meetings have been rescheduled to be held on Wednesday 7/11/18.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 1ST Wednesdays @ 6PM – Sacramento Hall – NOTE! JULY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH, the 2ND Wednesday of the month due to the 4th of July falling on a Wednesday this year.
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – 5:30 PM – Redding Hall – Note: see above regarding the July meeting.
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT QUARTERLY S&C MEETING Tuesday July 24th @ 5:00PM – Note: 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 19th @ 5:00PM! – Note: 5 members needed. to have a quorum