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Local Lodge 83

Kansas City, Missouri

Website: http://www.bml83.org/

Phone: (816) 523-8300

LEAP honors CAF, LEF contributors

Northeast Section IVP D. David Haggerty, center, presents L-154 delegates with a Capitol Dome Award for achieving the highest CAF donations by a local. Left to right, delegates Tom McKittrick, Paul Price, IVP Haggerty, Ray Doria, and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2013 received recognition during the 46th annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1. The awards went to vice presidential sections, individual lodges and individual members.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V53N2

Locals award service pins

HANS HOOGENDOORN, right, receives a watch commemorating his 55-years of membership in Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.) from BM-ST Mark Sloan. Chartered in 1983, L-549 is a shop, ship building, and metal working lodge.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 45 YEARS — James G. Hagan, Robert F. Schwartz.

Local 40 • Elizabethtown, Ky.

MICHAEL AUTRY, BM-ST of Local 40, Elizabethtown, Ky., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Reporter  V53N1

MOST conducts project management training

Project management training, January 12-17, Kansas City, Mo.

Week-long class held in KC

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM eight Boilermaker lodges attended the MOST project management class held in Kansas City, Mo., January 12-17.

MOST stands for Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training. Created in 1989 as a joint labor-management trust fund operated by the Boilermakers union and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), MOST administers 17 programs to ensure the highest standards of excellence in the Boilermaker craft.


Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 40 YEARS — Thomas E. Hartley;
  • 35 YEARS — Christopher A. Pranger;
  • 30 YEARS — Steven A. Lambert; and
  • 25 YEARS — John C. Nolan.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

GARY LUSK, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-193, L-647, L-696, L-1510
Reporter  V52N4

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.


Locals award service pins

Two members of Local 587 (Spring, Texas) received pins during a ceremony at the lodge recently. Bobby Baggett Sr., left, was presented with his 50-year pin, and L-587 President Melvin Green, at far right, received his 60-year pin. Taking part in the ceremony are, second from left, Lone Star District BM-ST Clay Herford; third from left, District Rep Mack Wilburn; and retired L-587 BM-ST B.E. Herford.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 45 YEARS — James P. McIntyre;
  • 40 YEARS — William J. Holmes, John D. Mooney;
  • 30 YEARS — Dennis G. Bjorgo; and
  • 25 YEARS — Michael Lewandowski.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

Gary Lusk, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-374, L-502, L-587, L-647
Reporter  V52N3

Local 83 special fund awards five $3,000 scholarships

Scholarship recipients, family members, and L-83 union officials take part in the lodge’s annual award presentation in Kansas City, Mo. Front row, left to right, Heike Talkington, recipient Kimberly Talkington, Dennis Schissel (recipient Danielle Schissel unavailable for photo), Darrell Manroe, recipient Shylo Manroe, Kathy Harlan, recipient Katy Harlan, Michael Harlan, and recipient Jacob Calvert. Back row, Missouri Business Agent Joe Lewandowski, BM-ST Scot Albertson, President Tom Dye, Vice President Chris Urie, Gerald Calvert,

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V52N3

International announces scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V52N3

L-83 member’s 2-year-old needs donor

Two-year-old Conon Kennedy battles Crohn’s disease.

Severe case of Crohn’s disease could be fatal

THE 2-YEAR-OLD son of Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) member Kris Kennedy is struggling with a severe case of Crohn's disease that threatens his life. The only hope for little Conon (nicknamed “Con Man” by Kris and his wife, Melaina) is a stem cell transplant, but thus far, no exact match has been found.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

30 YEARS — August Pusateri.

Local 7 • Buffalo, N.Y.

Dan DeCarlo, BM-ST of Local 7, Buffalo, N.Y., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-7, L-83, L-169, L-433, L-500, L-502, L-549
Reporter  V52N2

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