LL 1863 Update/News

100_4542 100_4543Our LL 1863 Retiree Club gave out new hats to all paid up members of our club. This is what our hats look like. Hoping our paid up members will be wearing them at our Champion/Volvo reunion  July 20,2014.  This will be our 5th. year from when Volvo closed the plant here in Goderich.
It should be a good time to meet ,reunite and see what each other has been doing over the last five years.
We had our LL 1863 Retiree Club annual  golf  tournament Sat. June 21, 2014 . There was 36 turned up for the 18 hole golf and a roast Beef Dinner. Everyone had a good time and the weather was perfect . We had it at the Maitland Golf Course here in Goderich.
So we have been busy this year with our LL 1863 Retiree Club and anyone from our LL 1975 IAMAW union , District 78  or any local is welcome to come to our meetings the second Wed. of each month. Breakfast at the Goderich Grill at 9 am. and meeting at the Goderich 109 Legion on at 10 am.
John White
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June LL Meeting

*JUNE LL 1975 MEETING*

 There will be a regular meeting Monday, June 9th, 2014 at the Labour Center.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.

A 2nd reading of the proposed bylaw changes will be conducted at this meeting as per the IAMAW Constitution and LL 1975 bylaws. There will then be a vote on each submission.

Each proposal must be considered and voted upon separately. A majority affirmative vote by those present and voting is needed for adoption. Every member has a voice. Exercise your rights. It is “OUR UNION!”

 

 

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LL 1863 Retiree Club News

We had 2 Union Brothers pass away on May 15, 2014  and one, April 29, 2014
Charles (Chuck) Horton     ,   Born  Dec. 14, 1961  ,  Passed away May 15, 2014  ,   Charles was hired May, 1, 1985 , at Champion / Volvo in Goderich On. as a welder,  He was an IAMAW member of LL 1863 now LL. 1975.   A Celebration of life will be held on Sat. May 31, 2014 at the Goderich Legion from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.   His family has received a Bible  from our LL. 1863 Retiree Club.  
James A Hayes    , Born March 16, 1929,   Passed away May 15, 2014    James was Hired Feb. 16, 1965 , at Champion / Volvo  in Goderich On. in the machine shop,   He was an IAMAW member of LL 1863 now LL. 1975,  His funeral was May 20, 2014, at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home .  His Family has received a Bible from our LL. 1863 Retiree Club. 
  Melvin F. (Rick) Passmore   (The Singing DJ )    Passed away April 29, 2014         Hired March 19, 1973 , machine shop,  at Champion / Volvo  in Goderich On.   Born  Jan. 1, 1954,   He was a member of IAMAW  LL. 1863 now LL 1975 .   His funeral was May, 2, 2014 in Alvinston  On.  His family will get a Bible from our LL 1863 Retiree Club. 
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*MAY LL 1975 MEETING*

There will be a regular meeting Monday, May 12th, 2014 at the Labour Center.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.

Proposed bylaw changes will be read at this meeting. A second reading and submission will commence at the June  LL meeting in accordance with LL 1975 bylaws and the Constitution of the IAMAW. There will be a vote at the June LL meeting on the recommendations from the bylaw committee.

Each proposal must be considered and voted upon separately. A majority affirmative vote by those present and voting is needed for adoption. Every member has a voice. Exercise your rights. It is “OUR UNION!”

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Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)'s photo.

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Day Of Mourning – STDLC – St.Thomas

St. Thomas & District Labour Council

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Location: Pinafore Park, Elm Street, (at the Monument)

Speaker: David Kerr, President, St. Thomas and District Labour Council

Contact: David Kerr: 519-318-3861

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IAMAW LOCAL LODGE 1863 RETIREES VISIT VOLVO’S SHIPPENSBURG PLANT

As part of its program of events, the IAMAW Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club organized a bus trip to the Volvo Plant in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Included in the plans was a visit to the American Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg.
 
On April 7, 2014, forty-six members, some with their spouses, arrived at the Volvo plant in Shippensburg and were greeted by company representatives at a small hospitality reception. Before the plant tour, the visitors were shown movies about the company’s current activities and ideas for the future. As the visitors walked in the main plant they saw a Volvo front end loader with a Canadian flag painted on the side, and this was used for a photo-opportunity.
 
The plant is very big and is the only  factory in North America building Volvo heavy equipment products. In the future, excavators (high-hoes) and trucks will also be built there. Meeting and greeting the visitors during the tour were people who worked in Goderich and were transferred to the Shippensburg operation. After the plant tour the visitors enjoyed a hearty meal paid for the company, who also financed the cost of hiring the coach.
 
In Gettysburg the visitors went on a guided tour of the American Civil War battlefield, which included a movie and a look through the museum. The complete tour took approximately five hours and was very interesting. It was a very busy but rewarding trip, and Ken of Cherrey Bus Lines was an excellent driver. Everything couldn’t have gone any better and everyone enjoyed the four day trip.
 
To all L.L. 1863 DRMCO (Champion) employees, a reunion will be held on Sunday, July 20th, 2014, at Harbour Park. For tickets and details, contact any L.L. 1863 Retirees Club member.
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IMPORTANT LL 1975 MEETING

There will be a regular meeting Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the Labour Center.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.

This date is also important for the election of the IAM International President and General Secretary Treasurer. The executive of LL 1975 has endorsed the current proven leadership team of R. Thomas Buffenbarger (IP) and Robert Roach, Jr. (GST).

The voting will take place as per correspondence mailed out to all members. Times are from 1pm – 3pm and 7pm – 9pm on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the Labour Centre. Please bring the letter from Grand Lodge with you and support the proven, current leadership. THEY HAVE YOUR BEST INTERESTS ON THEIR SLATE!

 

 

 

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ELECTIONS -APRIL 2014

In April 2014 there is a critical election for the positions of International President and General Secretary/Treasurer.  As these individuals direct the future of your union, it is imperative that you vote. You may vote in person or by absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests were mailed to your home for this vote. You must completely fill out, sign and return these to your Local Lodge Recording Secretary in order to get an absentee ballot. If you did not get a letter please call the Grand Lodge 301-967-4500.

If you prefer to vote in person please contact your recording secretary for times and locations.

NOTE: There is a deadline for these requests.

If you need further help please do not hesitate to email at iam1975@execulink.com.

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Champion/Volvo LL1863

Brother  Douglas W. Mohring  passed away March 17, 2014  in his 63rd. year . He was Born May 5, 1951. He started Champion/Volvo in Goderich On. Nov. 5, 1970. He was a member of LL. 1863 now merged into LL 1975. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014  at 1:00 pm at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home in Goderich. Our LL 1863 Retiree club will be giving his family a bible.

John White

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