Custom plates help L-13 scholarship drive
Members of L-13 proudly display the new custom license plate available to Boilermakers and their family members residing in Pennsylvania. Left to right, John Clark, BM-ST; Mike Impagliazzo, president; Tom Green, scholarship fund chairman; and John Bland, scholarship fund trustee and business agent. Also serving as scholarship fund trustees (not pictured) are Dan Drumm, Scott Werkheiser, and Steve Raleigh.
Lodge fundraiser promotes union
BOILERMAKERS LIVING IN Pennsylvania can now purchase custom license plates that promote the Boilermakers union and the Local 13 (Philadelphia) scholarship fund. The lodge recently began receiving orders for the plates, which feature the Boilermaker seal, a unique five-digit number with BM (for Boilermakers), and the words “Intl Brotherhood of Boilermakers.”
L-13 member Tom Green, chairman of the Jeffrey C. Davis Scholarship Fund, said more than five dozen custom plates have been purchased thus far. Member Mike Musiano won a raffle for the plate with 00013BM, signifying the lodge number. Families of Boilermaker members are also eligible to purchase the plates, which are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The specialty organization license plates are available only through Local 13’s scholarship fund. A portion of the purchase price is tax deductible as a charitable contribution, said Green.
The Local 13 scholarship fund provides vocational-technical scholarships and graduate school grants to dependent children of lodge members. Forms for purchasing the plates and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the lodge website at http://boilermakers13.org.
“All of us on the scholarship committee are very excited to be able to offer these license plates to the Boilermakers living in Pennsylvania,” Green said. “Now our members will be able to show their union pride whenever they get behind the wheel.”