A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer - Dave Lucas
We again hosted the Annual Retirees Picnic. This event is to honor our Retirees for all that they have given us, like the 40 hour work week, vacations, health benefits, pensions and every other advantage that we enjoy as Union Members. The picnic was attended by approximately 300 Retirees and Active Members. I want to thank all the volunteers and those members that attended. We look forward to your continued support.
We also held our 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic. As most of you know, this event was renamed in 2012 to the David Randolph Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic as David was instrumental in the creating and running of this event. David was also a very dedicated Business Agent and cared very much about this Local Union. All proceeds from this event go directly to the children of our Members and grandchildren of our Retirees. I want to thank all of the members that volunteered their time to this event’s success.
Another undertaking I am very excited about is I along with Secretary-Treasurer of Local 1150, approached the International Teamsters Training Department and requested they do a specifically designed training session on organizing. We were very specific on what we wanted to come from this training. I am happy to report that we now have 10 members between the two Locals that are fully trained in what the requirements are to properly go out and organize new members. We need to organize in our traditional industries and we need to go out of our comfort zone and organize in different work places. These ten members will be the start. We plan on holding more training sessions in the future. Watch your bulletin boards and the website for more information.
I am also very proud to announce that the New England Teamsters Pension Fund has appointed me as one of the Union Trustees. I hope to take this opportunity to work with the other Trustees and continue to provide some of the very best pensions to our members. I want to thank them for considering me for this position.
Our Monthly Meetings have started up again and I urge all of you to attend these meetings so you are aware of what is happening in YOUR Union.
As always, if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at the Union Hall or via email.