RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 99, PROVIDENCE, RI—Retirees and friends enjoyed a beautiful summer outing Aug. 14 at Kempenaar’s Clambake Club in Newport, RI. Bus. Mgr. Allen Durand and Asst. Bus. Mgr. Ron Leddy greeted family and friends of Local 99. Everyone enjoyed good food, entertainment and fellowship. Health screenings also were available. Thanks to Mike D’Amico, the committee and officers for a tremendous job!
We are saddened by the passing of Bros. Paul Stoppello, Raymond A. Laplante, Steven R. Ide and John J. O’Rourke.
Pat Colucci, P.S.
RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 102, PATERSON, NJ—We call ourselves the “Old Timers.” Here are our top eleven: Michael Saraco (born in 1907); Rudy Stys (1912), Russell Jayne (1912), Joseph Lubeck (1916), Francis Rourke (1916), Peter Malloy (1918), Edgar Starnes (1918), O.S. Van Duyne (1918), Sal Guilano (1919), and Sherman Kisner (1919).
Rudy Stys, as a Local 262 member in 1956, was the mover and shaker for the local to start a pension. I started my apprenticeship in 1966 under Rudy’s tutelage. Ever a gentleman, he soon straightened out my “wise-alec” attitude and that kept me in the program (see photo).
Bill Vincent spoke to retirees about our medical plan at our June 2005 meeting. Measures the trustees took last July, plus the increase in contributions, stabilized the health and welfare plan. Two items were adjusted downward: the maximum co-pay for any one prescription and the maximum co-pay for insulin. Vote Nov. 8, 2005.
Jim Moroney, P.S.
RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 103, BOSTON, MA—Five Retirees Club officers attended the Alliance of Retired Americans conference in Washington, D.C. We described our concerns regarding Social Security and Medicare prescription drug programs to elected public officials. We also visited and were kindly received at the new IBEW headquarters and archives.
On our return home we attended the Local 103 retirement dinner where we greeted 150 new members to the Retirees Club. They were treated to a magnificent banquet and presented with handsome engraved IBEW watches.
Pres. Tony Calvino is completing a busy year of Retirees events (which included trips, luncheons and golf dates for the retirees) by planning a year-end banquet in December. Congratulations to all the officers for a very successful year.
Tony Calvino, Pres.
RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 105, HAMILTON, ON, CANADA—Our club had a great year, capped with a wonderful dinner dance at La Salla Banquet Centre in Hamilton. Our guests for the evening were seniors from Local 303, St. Catherines, ON, and Local 353, Toronto. Congratulations to club Pres. Gary Turner for an outstanding year.
Our long-term members were recognized for their outstanding service. Local 105 Pres. Vic Prohaska presented honorees with IBEW pins and watches. Our 50-year members pictured in the accompanying photo are: Dick Gable, Frank Shipton, Don Rummey, Wener Fritsch, Don Fralick and Tom Beattie, former Local 105 president. Fifty-five year members attending were Bud Beamsley and Len Smee. Congratulations to all honorees.
Joe Campanelli, P.S.
RETIREES CLUB OF L.U. 134, CHICAGO, IL—Congratulations to our 50-year members. Our club had a good year and September was a busy month. Club members have enjoyed luncheons, guest speakers, an architectural river tour of Chicago, John Cummin’s golf outing, plays at Drury Lane Theater and more. December brings our corned beef gathering. At year’s end we congratulate our officers for a job well done. Congratulations also to all the committees. These gentlemen are looking for help with club functions. We invite recent retirees to join us.
R. E. Bronars, P.S.
November 2005 IBEW Journal
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