BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
THE BUSINESS OFFICE & TRUST OFFICE HAS MOVED!
We have moved into our new building at 10240 Systems Parkway as of the week of of August 20th. There is still some remodeling to do, but the Business Office and Trust Office is fully functional and our staff (including our new receptionist/secretary Ms. Justine Villasenor) welcomes all of you to stop in and check out your new Local Union Hall!
The membership meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 5th will be held at the new Hall. Did you know that Local 340 organized 14 new employers in the first 7 months of 2018? Did you know that we now have 2,081 members (1,607 active members and 474 retired members)? Did you know that the local pension is now at $6.25 per hour effective August 1st? Come to the meetings because that is where you hear first-hand what your Local is doing. Hope to see you there on September 5th.
LABOR DAY PICNICS – MONDAY 9/3/18
Sacramento Central Labor Council Picnic will be held on Labor Day from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM at William Land Park – Inside Fairytale Town.
The Redding Labor Day Picnic will be held at Anderson River Park starting at 11:00 AM on September 3, 2018.
Both of these picnics are very Union and very family friendly. All are invited to attend.
PIN PRESENTATION – Saturday 10/27/18
We have received the pins and certificates from the International Office for 40 members who will be presented their 50+ years of service pins at a pin presentation scheduled for Saturday October 27th at 10 AM at our new Hall. The names of these recipients will be posted in next month’s article.
PREPARING TO RETIRE – SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 11/03/18
At 9:00 AM on the morning of Saturday November 3rd the Local and the Trust Office will be sharing a day at the new Hall in Rancho Cordova in order to offer Local 340 members information on all of our current pension plans. There will be speakers from each organization who will summarize the plans and answer all of your questions. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend this event with you. Whether you are retiring in the next few years, or 20 years from now, take advantage of this “Get Ready to Retire” Seminar now. More information will be forthcoming in the next few months, but if you want to sign up now, call Reyna at the Hall with your name and contact phone number and then save the date!
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB RAFFLE – WEDNESDAY 9/5/18 @ THE NEW HALL
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 have received the RSVP’s and we are now in high gear making arrangements for this picnic to be held at Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova. This park is only 3 ½ miles from our new hall and we are looking forward to seeing you there. There are plenty of shade trees and picnic benches at the Pavilion site we have rented. It is the first picnic site you will come to on the left when you enter the park. Note! We’re still looking for help for the day of the picnic, so if you feel you, or a family member, would like to volunteer for at least an hour that day, call Office Manager Reyna Kwong at 916-927-4239 to sign up.
Local 340 Recording Secretary Brother Warren spent several days in the hospital in early August. I am happy to report that at the time of this writing, August 9th, he did not require surgery and is home now and responding well to the medications. Get well soon, Brother!
Brother Miguel Martinez who was very seriously injured in a car accident several months ago has been moved to a care facility. Prayers are appreciated for this young man.
REST IN PEACE
Brother Jess Bermudez passed away in early August. He was a 53 year member and 77 years of age.
I am also very sorry to report the passing of Brother Dean Reid’s parents, Jim and Lynn. They passed away within one week of each other. Please keep Brother Reid in your thoughts and prayers.
We have also been notified that the owner of one of our 340 North contractors, Blaine Hudson, was killed in a recent accident. He was the owner of H3 Construction Services Inc.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
SACRAMENTO MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 1ST Wednesdays @ 6PM – 10240 Systems Parkway
REDDING UNIT MEETING – 1st Wednesdays – 5:30 PM – Redding Hall
SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 4TH Tuesdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall – NEXT QUARTERLY S&C MEETING Tuesday October 23rd @ 5:00PM – Note: 7 members needed to have a quorum.
(There was no quorum at the July meeting.)
CIVIL SERVICE UNIT MEETING – Quarterly on the 3RD Thursdays of January, April, July & October at the Hall. NEXT QUARTERLY CIVIL SERVICE MEETING Thursday October 18th @ 5:00PM! – Note: 5 members needed. to have a quorum