Members of the IAM Local 1863 Retirees Club recently visited Ken McGee’s remarkable collection of automotive memorabilia.
A party of nineteen club members and spouses visited Ken’s enterprise on MacEwan Street, Goderich. Ken introduced his visitors to his business of selling sales and service literature; then he showed us into a room full of quality made scale model vehicles of all kinds. The highlight of the tour was viewing Ken’s classic car collection at close quarters. There was a fascinating story behind every model; including a very rare 1941 four-door convertible Cadillac. Ken entertained his guests with the history of his family’s automobile dealership business and welcomed the many questions from the car enthusiasts in the party.
Ken was delighted to show his collection, and the club members were equally appreciative of the opportunity to see it.
If you ever worked at Champion/Volvo and want to join the club to get in on trips, special guest presentations and fellowship with your old workmates, you are welcome to come to the Goderich Legion the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. where free coffee is available.
For any further information, call John White at 519-524-7527.
Press release and accompanying image are submitted by Barry Page
1-62 Cambria Road North, Goderich, Ont. N7A 2P3. Tel: 519-524-2355
We had Brother Jim Kingsley Pass away on Oct. 27, 2013 He started Champion here in Goderich on 10/25/1968 . He was born 4/10/1942 Retired 1/31/2006 He was a LL 1863 ( now LL 1975 ) member for 40 years and was our Treasurer for over 10 years. Jim and I went to Winpisinger Center together for leadership 2 and 3 , and he also went down for a treasurers class I think. I will be getting a bible to his family today from our Retiree Club and The Celebration of Jim’s Life will take place on Sat. Nov. 9, 2013
There will be a local lodge meeting Monday, November 11th, 2013 at the Princess Banquet Hall & Convention Centre located in St.Thomas, 18 Princess Ave.
Executive meeting starts at 7pm with general meeting to follow at 7:30pm.
Nominations for two shop stewards will be held at this meeting along with all normal business brought before the lodge.
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Business Representative, Derek Ferguson reports that the 26 members of Local 2330 employed at H&H Manufacturing in Burlington recently ratified a new collective agreement. Highlights include annual increases to their wages and the IAM Pension during the 3 year agreement.
H&H Manufacturing fabricates a complete line of attachments including excavator buckets and couplers for heavy equipment used in the construction industry.
Good Jobs. Better Lives. Unions stand up for Fairness!
There will be a local lodge meeting May 13th, 2013 at the Princess Banquet Hall & Convention Centre. The executive meeting starts at 7pm sharp with the local meeting at 7:30pm.
There will be a local lodge meeting April 8th, 2013 at the Princess Banquet Hall & Convention Centre. The executive meeting starts at 7pm sharp with the local meeting at 7:30pm.
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
I.A.M.A.W. (GKN SINTER METALS)
There will be a special union meeting to discuss and ratify on the proposed new Collective Agreement for both the Hourly Bargaining Unit and the Salary Bargaining Unit this Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 9am at the Princess Banquet Hall & Convention Centre (formerly the Labour Centre). It is very important that all attend so that every voice can be heard at this crucial vote. The Union will have a copy of ALL changes to both economic and non-economic language for everyone to read.
Your Negotiating Committee
There will be a regular meeting Monday, February 11thth, 2013 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.
Nominations will be held for (3) three members to attend the upcoming OPCM convention.
Nominations for Vice-President (VP) will be held next month in March with election to follow at April’s local lodge meeting as per election guidelines. The members must be in good standing with accordance of the IAM Constitution to be eligible to represent the lodge at this convention.
Happy 2013. The lodge welcomes everyone back for the new year. We have some challenges ahead as far as labour is concerned. One doesn’t need to look far in the news to hear what the government is trying to implement with the teachers and what Hudak is proposing for labour in general. We need to stand united and let our elected officials know our issues.
Executive meeting will be at 7pm with the regular lodge meeting following at 7:30pm. Meeting at The Princess Banquet Hall & Convention Centre (formerly the Labour Centre) in downtown St.Thomas, 18 Princess Ave. Come out and welcome the new leadership of the local lodge.
The “stage” has been set with the close of nominations. There will be a vote for the next Local Lodge President at the next lodge meeting in December. Come out and support the candidate that will lead the local lodge for the next three year term. You do have a voice – use it and be heard!