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Local Lodge 454

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Phone: (423) 756-6000

New BM-STs complete training course

Newly-elected BM-STs attend 4-day training session in Kansas City, Mo., August 11-14.

Four-day event draws 21 from U.S. and Canada

TWENTY-ONE NEW business managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States and Canada attended a training course August 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.

Reporter  V53N3

Area competitions test graduate apprentices

Great Lakes Area Competition

Events determine finalists for national title

THE U.S. NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition marks the highest level of skills and knowledge testing for Boilermaker graduate apprentices. But before the finale, contestants are selected at the local lodge level to compete in their geographic areas.

In 2013, 37 graduate apprentices reached their area competitions, from which eight were selected by judges to enter the nationals.


2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress...

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Reporter  V52N2

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

John Skermont, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 35 YEARS — Timothy Craddock, Robert M. Kosola, James Shue; and
  • 30 YEARS — John M. Riordan.

Local 433 • Tampa, Fla.

James Barnes Jr., BM-ST of Local 433, Tampa, Fla., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-433, L-454, L-502, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V51N4

L-454 members complete steward training

Local 454 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) members completed steward training in August. Seated, l. to r., Michael Hawkins, Jared McCosh, Lamar Elrod, Julian Black, and Jeremiah Johnson. Standing, Billy Cornelison, Chris Leitner, Ted Smith, Chris Newsom, Von Caylor, Jason Bailey, Larry Ezell, Michael Blanchard, Michael McCarthy, Shannon Bates, BM-ST Bobby Lunsford, and Director of Construction Division Services Dale “Skipper” Branscum (trainer).

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Reporter  V51N4

Conference recognizes top CAF, LEF donors

Local 107’s Gerald “Mozzy” Maciejewski (center) was the top individual fundraiser for CAF. He is pictured with IVP J. Tom Baca and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2011 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., April 23-26.

CAF stands for Campaign Assistance Fund. As the Boilermakers’ political action fund, CAF money goes to support worker-friendly candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.

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Reporter  V51N2

Boilermakers host congressional reception

Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), center, with Local 193’s Jeff Baerlein and Matt Maelsick.

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of attending conference sessions and visiting the Hill to lobby for Boilermaker priorities

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Locals award service pins

Retired Local 83 member John A. Cicutto received his 70-year service pin during

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-83, L-169, L-374, L-433, L-454, L-647
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L-454’s Littlejohn has doctor daughter, lawyer son

JAYNE LITTLEJOHN (second from left), daughter of Ross Littlejohn of Local 454, Chattanooga, Tenn. (second from right) and his wife, Ellen (at left), graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia with a Doctor of Medicine degree May 22. Her brother, Dylan (at right), is an attorney practicing law in Atlanta. Ms. Littlejohn began her internship in internal medicine in June at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital located in Philadelphia. Ross Littlejohn retired in 2007 after 30 years of service and resides with his wife in LaFayette, Ga.

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2009 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Northeast & Great Lakes

Toth and Buskey win Northeast; Vodraska and Woods win Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 23rd annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 4-8 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 27-Oct. 1.


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