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Local Lodge 83

Kansas City, Missouri

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

Phone: (816) 523-8300

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, Director, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 35 YEARS — David L. Ordway.

Local 1 — Chicago

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

Tags  Local News
Reporter  V54N1

Apprenticeship areas plan 2015 contests

Local 456 will host national event

U.S. AREA APPRENTICESHIP committees have scheduled competitions for 2015. The events will be held as follows: Western States, May 4-7, at the Local 101 Training Center in Denver; Northeast/Great Lakes, June 1-4, at the Local 154 Training Center in Pittsburgh; and Southeast, June 28-July 2, at the Local 456 Training Center, Rock Hill, S.C.

The Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Competition will be held August 30-September 3 at the Local 456 Training Center.

Reporter  V54N1

L-83, American Legion help vets in need

Lewandowski, right, presents a donation to Suthers at the Local 83 union hall.

MARK SUTHERS, A retired Local 83 member who now commands American Legion Post 598 in Kansas City, Mo., hoped he could count on his lodge to come through with help for veterans in need this past February, and the lodge didn’t let him down. Business Manager Joe Lewandowski presented Suthers with a donation that paid for enough personal hygiene items to fill two pick-up trucks. Lewandowski and Suthers delivered the items to St. Michaels Veterans Center, a newly-built facility that offers permanent housing to nearly 60 formerly homeless vets in the Kansas City area.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V54N1

IEC scholarship committee announces local, CFL winners

L-83 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS are pictured with the lodge's scholarship committee. Front row, l. to r., Vice President Tom Dye, Megan Speichinger, Hayley Nash, Sarah Matthews and BM-ST Joe Lewandowski; back row, l. to r., Inspector John Seward, Trustee Chairman Casey Jensen, and President Scott Campbell.

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for three local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).

The committee selected Victoria Wren Kuefler, daughter of Ken Kuefler, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the lodge. Victoria is a graduate of Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks, Alberta. She is attending Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and plans to pursue a career in health care. (Attendance deferred for one year.)

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-40, L-83, L-105, L-108, L-146
Reporter  V53N4

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-83, L-193, L-647, L-1510
Reporter  V53N4

Boilermakers back Wounded Warriors fishing event

Marlin Gatlin, left, a wounded warrior from Mississippi, stands with fishing partner Larry Horseman, a retired L-83 president.

L-83’s Horseman partners up with Army vet from Mississippi

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION and Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) made substantial donations to the annual Wounded Warriors “Fishing for Freedom” tournament on Truman Lake recently, becoming one of the event’s primary sponsors, along with IBEW Local 124, also of Kansas City.

Hosted by the Leavenworth, Kan., Bass Fishing Club, the tournament matches up wounded veterans with boat-owning volunteers who want to give something back to those who have given so much in the service of our nation.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V53N4

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 40 YEARS — Louis Benz; and
  • 25 YEARS — Jeffrey Deinema, Michael Hagan.

Local 83 • Kansas City, Mo.

JOE LEWANDOWSKI, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-83, L-104, L-363, L-374, L-647
Reporter  V53N3

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

L-83 dedicates blood drive to member’s son

Red Cross Worker Pennie Rockhold collects blood from Kris Kennedy during the drive.

A LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) blood drive conducted August 8 at the lodge’s training center held special meaning for those who donated to the Red Cross effort. The collection was named for Conon Kennedy, the two-year-old son of member Kris Kennedy and his wife, Melaina. Conon passed away Jan. 15, 2014, following a struggle with Crohn’s disease. Conon had received a bone marrow transplant and numerous blood infusions before succumbing to the disease.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V53N3

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

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