My daughter, Nichole, was a 2009 recipient of an International scholarship. After completing her degree in architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), she wanted to show her thanks for the financial assistance she has received by joining AmeriCorps to help other people, before getting on with her professional career. This has been a great experience for her.
IF YOU EVER plan to hike the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail, Dola Holland has some advice. Pack light. Bring rain gear. Plan on cold weather, even in the South.
Holland, a member of Local 29 (Boston) and his 4-year-old black lab, Miss Kay, made the five-and-a-half-month trek in 2013, starting in Maine on June 11 and ending in Georgia on November 23. It was a trip that had captured his imagination for some time, especially as the trail meanders close to his home near Plymouth, Vermont.
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GLOBAL ENERGY INTERESTS are keeping a close eye on operations at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan these days, now that SaskPower has begun operating its rebuilt coal-fired Unit 3 with carbon capture and storage (CCS) capability.
I JUST WATCHED “The Boilermaker Code: Ending the Red Ass Era.” The Boilermaker Code may be the most important survival tool since the inception of the MOST programs. I am so glad to see that we are admitting to and addressing an issue that has cost us untold man-hours and dollars.
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.
Six former “Rosie the Riveters,” including three Boilermakers who worked at Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, Calif., during WWII, finally received recognition at the White House Nov. 10. The Boilermaker Rosies included Phyllis Gould, who organized the trip, her sister Mary Ann Sousa, and Agnes Moore.
IT WAS SUPPOSED to be a cool “save the Earth” type happening. Environmental activists set up an inflatable replica of a coal-fired power plant to protest the use of fossil fuels by Madison Gas & Electric in Madison Wis. To demonstrate their boundless faith in renewable energy, the protesters rigged the inflatable to a solar panel and batteries that had been charged by wind power the previous day.