September 2005 IBEW Journal
L.U. 319 (u), SASKATOON, SK, CANADA—As of May 2, 2005, the City of Saskatoon Electric Utility changed its name to Saskatoon Light and Power. Local 319 brothers and sisters took a big part in the process of developing the new name and logo.
Local 319 honoured in 2005 the retirement of three longtime members: Bro. Daniel Marshall–39 years of service, Sister Louvaine Muyres–40 years of service, and Bro. Brian Craggs—28 years of service.
With great sorrow we mourn the loss of our brother James Dagenais, who passed away Jan. 30, 2005, after a short but hard-fought battle with leukemia.
Ninko Ostojic, P.S.
L.U. 349 (em,i,mps,rtb,spa&u), MIAMI, FL—In June our local held its election of officers. Officers elected are: Bus. Mgr./Fin. Sec. Bill Riley, Pres. David Karcher, Vice Pres. Pete Garcia, Rec. Sec. John McHugh and Treas. Brian Rappaport. Elected to the Executive Board: Frank Albury, Jeff Brennan, Bill Callenius, Kenny Fennell, Chris Simpson, John Meighan, Charles Merritt and Donny Yoham. Elected to the Examining Board: John Komarmy, Oscar Ordaz and Sal Svolto.
As you noticed one name is missing. After 22 years of service Bro. Marty Chew has retired. He served with dedication for many years as an Executive Board member, vice president and president. Marty, you will be missed.
Newly elected officers were sworn in at the July 7 union meeting. The work picture here is good, with almost full employment.
Frank Albury, P.S.
L.U. 351 (c,cs,i,it,lctt,mt,o,se,spa &t), FOLSOM, NJ—The officers, office staff and members of Local 351 extend congratulations to our members who retired this past year: James R. Batt, Kenneth A. Becker, Robert D. Bickel, Robert B. Blumberg, Willard Caudill, James Clegg, Joseph B. Conklin Jr., John T. Costello, John J. Coverly, William H. Dare, Wilbur T. Dawson, Harry M. Durborrow, Frederick P. Ellis, Gwynn Ericksen, Craig
France, Robert Gath, Kenneth Golway, Michael J. Head, Joseph C. Heitman, Fred Humphrey, Kenneth C. Ingraham, Michael D. Keleher, Joseph L. Littley, William V. McLaughlin Jr., Richard J. Miller Jr., Laurence E. Peachey, Isaac L. Porter, John Ramaglia, James J. Sainsott, Ronald L. Samuels, William R. Shaw, Ronald W. Smith, Gino Tarcaso, John Tweed, Raymond Villegas Sr., Gregory M. White, Andrew T. Windfelder, William E. Worthington Sr. and Frank R. Zanes Jr.
These retirees were honored during our April general meeting and received IBEW watches. We wish them the very best in their retirement, encourage them to stay active in our local and hope they continue to attend our union meetings and special events throughout the year.
Daniel Cosner, P.S.
L.U. 357 (c,i,mt&se), LAS VEGAS, NV—Local 357 is proud to announce the inside journeyman wireman graduates of the class of 2005.
Congratulation to the graduating apprentices: Douglas D. Bauer, Katrina L. Brown, Lawrence P. Casas, Skye D. Cloud, Bonnie A. Cripe, Bradley T. Davies, Justin A. Denney, Thomas E. Dietzel, Tim K. Dougan, Matthew K. Dustin, Roger W. Eisei, Michael C. Fadely, Isaac A. Farnsworth, Karl B. Fuller, Ryan W. Gregg, Robert J. Hadden, Michael J. Heathcock, Jesus M. Hernandez, David R. Jimenez, Gregory B. Johnson, Chad E. Jordan, Steve Kirker, Mark R. Kruse, Thomas C. Link, Kenneth W. Lisle, Aaron Loera, Mathew D. McLay, Thomas M. Michael, Mark H. Morris, Marc D. Natali, Anthony C. Remigio, Kazeem A. Shinaba, Karl R. Turman, Timmie D. Turman, Faith A. Vandruff, Alexander Washington, David A. Wetherill, Ronald L. Whitney, Mark A. Wilkins, Anna E Williams, Jonathan L. Williams and Michael A. Whornos.
The JATC held its graduation ceremony at the Local 357 union hall, where Madison Burnett, Local 357 JATC training director, introduced the special guest speaker, NJATC Executive Dir. Michael Callanan. Best wishes for a successful career to these fine graduates.
Charles T. Stetson, Pres.
L.U. 369 (em,es,i,lctt,o,rtb,rts,spa &u), LOUISVILLE, KY—Local 369 and the Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trades Council have taken on the task of acquiring a project labor agreement with Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The battle is to merely get the company to use local workers on its upcoming project in Trimble County. It has been past practice to employ out-of-state workers and contractors, with little or no regard for the skilled craftsmen who are readily available in the local area. With help from all parties involved we just might be able to make this a reality.
On a lighter note, the Electrical Workers Bowling League will start its 58th consecutive season the Tuesday after Labor Day. We will also be hosting the 62nd annual International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Bowling Tournament June 9-11, 2006.
John E. Morrison Jr., P.S.
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