2003 IBEW Journal
Newest and Oldest
Attending Local 363's swearing
are from left, front row, Rec. Sec. John
Leichter; William Moreno, Exam. Board; Exec.
Board members Frank Dollbaum and Pat E.
Damiani Jr.; Ray Frosco, retired asst. bus.
mgr; Bus. Mgr. Joseph Maraia; John A.
Maraia, Exec. Board; Richard McGinley, Exam.
Board. Back row, Joseph Damiani, Exam.
Board; John Dispensa, Exec Board; Robert
Dizzine, Exec Board; Pres. Timothy Riley;
Treas. Michael Bradford; V.P.. Michael
Maguire; and Richard Gilmore, Exec. Board.
Not pictured is Exec. Board member Robert
L.U. 363 (catv,em,govt,i,t,u&ws), NEW CITY, NY-At a dinner
dance June 21 we honored graduating apprentices and our newest retirees.
Among the dignitaries attending was Int. Vice Pres. Donald C. Siegel,
who assisted with the presentation of diplomas and watches. Congratulations
to the graduates and retirees.
Local union officers were sworn in at our regular monthly meeting
on June 24. We were privileged to have past president and retired
assistant business manager Ray Frosco serve as master of ceremonies
for the swearing in. Thank you, Ray, for the honor.
TIMOTHY POULIN, P.S.
A Tribute to Chuck Huggins
L.U. 387 (em,lctt&u), PHOENIX, AZ-On Labor Day we celebrate
the achievements of the American labor movement. This year Arizona
IBEW Locals 266, 387, 518, 570, 640, 769 and 1116 gathered in Globe
to celebrate this great day. Our brothers and sisters at the Four
Corners Power Plant celebrated with a parade and other activities.
Arizona locals dedicated Labor Day 2003 to IBEW Bro. Chuck Huggins,
who passed away Aug. 5, 2003. Bro Huggins, former IBEW Local 518
business manager and retired Arizona State AFL-CIO secretary treasurer,
was to have been grand marshall for the Globe parade.
Congratulations to Jimmy Watson, the 2003 Outstanding Apprentice
Lineman, and George O'Meara, 2003 Outstanding Apprentice Polyphase
Work has been steady for the line and generation departments. As
another hot summer comes to a close, the brothers and sisters have
done a safe and excellent job. Be safe at work and home.
SAM HOOVER, Pres.
L.U. 401 (c,i,o,rts&st), RENO, NV- Apprentices turned journeymen:
Michelle Abell, Luis Alvarez, Robert Cobb, Mike Farley, Travis Hawkinson,
Joshua Kemp, Lancer Maciel, John Marsh, Kyle Miller, Richard Morley,
Pat McCormack, Ralph McCoy, Jess McDaniels, Jarrett McElvain, Steve
McHenry, Joe Togliatti, Robert Radosevich, Mike Adkins, Ken Andrews,
and Chris Halvick. Congratulations to the class of 2003.
Hats off to the softball team! They took 1st place-a first for LU
401. The Golf Tournament was held in Carson City at the Eagle Valley
Local 401's own Wendy Jones has retired. Months after receiving
her 50-year pin, she decided May 31st would be her last day. Asked
what the retirement plans were, she said remodeling her house and
traveling. Well, Wendy, we wish you and Stan the best retirement
that life has to offer. A retirement party was held September 26,
at the Reno Hilton.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the
following members: Stan Shaw, Vietnam Vet (USMV) and brother member
for 28 years; Brandon Lower, a third year apprentice; Adam Males,
a young journeyman; Charles Pap, a journeyman.
J. GABRIELLI, P.S.
Hospitality for Travelers
Local 405 graduating class of
2003 at the
Apprenticeship Appreciation Dinner.
L.U. 405 (em,i,rtb&spa), CEDAR RAPIDS,
IA-We completed negotiations for our new residential agreement.
The process involved going to the C.I.R. but was worthwhile, as
we received a favorable ruling. Thanks to Zach Casey, B.J.
Durgin, Heath Engelbart, Dan Brady, President Greg Grant, and Asst.
Bus. Agent Glen Henry for their efforts. The VDV (Voice/Data/ Video)
contract negotiations are now underway. Glen Henry will be our voice
at these statewide meetings.
Last summer, many Local 405 members found it necessary to work as
guests in other locals. We extend a heartfelt thank-you for
all the hospitality afforded us while away home-with a special
thanks to Local 22, which provided work for so many members.
JIM SHEPHERD, P.S.
L.U. 415 (c,govt,i&u), CHEYENNE, WY-This year Local 415 proudly
celebrates 100 years in the IBEW. As we go to press, a number
of members and spouses are busy putting the final touches on what
will be a very special occasion. Their time and effort will help
bring us all together to understand how blessed we are to belong
to such an honored and respected organization.
Congratulations to our retired IBEW 50-year members: Elmer Bechtholdt-
51 years' service; Paul Bixby-62 years; Franklin Carter-51 years;
David Cave-57 years; Leonard Dietz-50 years; Gale Edgar-57 years;
Payton Gates-50 years; Cyrus Grim-51 years; and Harvey Humphrey-55
years; John Kahler-53 years; James Keating-56 years; Lowell Luebke-55
years; Robert Mathews-51 years; Maurice Mayer-51 years; Roger Richardson-50
years; Nicolai Tranas-54 years; and Paul Turley-50 years. If I have
omitted anyone please let me know in time for our next article.
Please remember in your prayers the brothers and sisters who have
gone before us.
Thanks to apprentice Jason Pressnall and his brother for their work
on our annual picnic. We all had a great time. We hope more members
will step up and help next year. I'm told Rick Michon will head
up the Christmas party this year. To help out, call Rick or the
Work is still slow with very little major work forecast for the
near future. Organize the unorganized! Continue to do the
very highest quality work and the customer will be banging down
our door to do their electrical. Register and vote-we must
give this country back to the middle class!
JOHN J. OCCHIPINTI, P.S.