BUSINESS MANAGER BOB WARD
LOCAL 340 ELECTIONS – NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
At the April 3rd membership meeting Brother Jon Thompson was nominated for, and accepted, the position of Election Judge.
The Notice of Local 340 officer nominations were mailed on April 9th to all active members.
Nominations of Local Officers will be held at the Union Meeting on Wednesday May 1ST @ 6PM at the Hall. Please note that nominees will meet immediately following the May 1st membership meeting with International Representative Michael Meals and Local 340 Election Judge Jon Thompson to go over the rules of election protocol. Good luck to all the nominees.
URGENT – NEED YOUR CONTACT INFO
We are experiencing more and more returned mail. It is imperative that we have your current mailing address on file, especially with all of the events, as well as the Local election, coming up in the near future! Call the Hall now at 916-927-4239 or go online at www.ibewlocal340.org to give us your current mailing address. (If you did not receive the event flier we mailed to all members on March 29th announcing the Open House/Pin Pickup, Picnic and Job Fair that means we do not have a good address on you!) Please contact us now. Thank you.
OPEN HOUSE/PIN PRESENTATION & LUNCH
Hope to see you all at this event on Saturday May 4th. We are handing out years of service pins and there will be lots of new IBEW items to either win or purchase. Bring your families and check out your new Business Office and Union Hall! Starts at 10AM, ends at 2PM.
HARRY BAIN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The 2019 winners of Local 340’s Harry Bain Scholarship are:
Jalen Prasad (son of Brother Jason Prasad)
Kaylee Meredith (daughter of Brother Andrew Meredith)
NEW SCHOLARSHIP – High School Graduates of Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama or Modoc Counties
Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded by the Five Counties Central Labor Council in 2019. Applicants must have graduated high school in the Fall of 2018 or Spring of 2019, attended a school located in the above referenced counties and be either a union member or the child or grandchild of a union member or deceased member. Deadline is June 26, 2019. For an application or more information on this scholarship, contact Brother Andrew Meredith at email@example.com or at 530-241-2468.
The membership picnic will be held at Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova on Saturday September 14th! Plans are already underway, but if you are interested in being a member of this year’s Picnic Committee, call Office Manager Reyna Kwong to volunteer your help. Note: The committee met in March and decided that they are bringing back the Tri-Tip this year, so if you were missing that item on the menu last year, it’s back.
Raffle tickets are now available for the annual Sportsmans Club fundraiser. You can buy them at any meeting or event or from any of the Sportsman Club members. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a book of 5. Also, if you purchase a book of tickets soon, you will be entered into a separate drawing for a spot at the IBEW Day in the Bay Fishing Trip, (that’s a $120.00 prize) so act now!
Raffle Prizes are the same: 44 mag Henry Rifle, USA made Rod and Reel, a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, IBEW engraved Buck knife and much more!
IBEW 340 DAY IN THE BAY – Still some spots left for the Annual Local 340 Fishing Trip (Halibut & Striper) scheduled for Saturday May 25th. Two boats, the California Dawn and the Pacific Dream, will leave from the Berkeley Marina @ 6:00 AM. Cost is $120.00. If interested, call Jason Green @ 916-716-6845 or Jason Prasad at 916-801-6221.
REST IN PEACE:
I am sorry to report the passing of retired Brother Robert Parkyn 92 years of age/54 year member. He is the father of retired Brother Lynn Parkyn.
Also retired Brother Larry Partanen passed away. He was a 62 year member and 90 years of age.
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 23rd @ 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 18th @ 5:00PM – Note: Five (5) members needed to have a quorum.