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Local Lodge 83

Kansas City, Missouri

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

Phone: (816) 523-8300

Film captures story of Boilermakers

Boilermakers pose during re-enactment of a riveting scene for a new film. L. to r., Jack Dufur, Local 101; Nick Demaria, Local 83; John Standish, lead instructor with the Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program; Joseph Fross, Local 101; and Brent Hendrix, Local 101. All but Standish are fourth-year apprentices.

Apprentices become “actors” for riveting scene

A NEW FILM being developed by the Boilermaker History Preservation Department (BHPD) will help tell the story of Boilermakers past and present. Produced by Wide Awake Films, the documentary-style video includes live footage as well as still images, narration, and music.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-83, L-101

2009 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Great Lakes Area contestants include, front row, l. to r.: Matt Smith, Local 363; Brady Blotske, Local 647; Noel Springhart, Local 1; and Wayne Hayes, Local 60. Back row, l. to r.: Ryan Woods, Local 27 (runner-up); Jeffrey Rose, Local 107; Timothy Esparza, Local 374; Josue Fuentes, Local 169; and Matthew Vodraska, Local 744 (winner).

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.


Letters to the Editor

Stimpson family is grateful for support

While I have never met many of you, I want to let each and every one of you know that I, along with our young son, have been overwhelmed with your warm words of comfort and your generosity during our time of loss.

I always wondered why you are called “brothers,” and now I know. All of you are Terry’s brothers and you will forever be in my heart and prayers. Again, I thank you so very much and pray each of you stays safe.

Alex and Isaac Stimpson
Peculiar, Mo.

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-83, L-524, L-667, L-726
Reporter  V48N1

L-83 hosts man working 50 jobs in 50 states

Career-seeker Daniel Seddiqui, second from left, gets some first-hand experience with a tube beveling machine at Local 83 in Kansas City, Mo. From left are welding instructor Mike Anderson, Seddiqui, welding instructor Clayton “Lumpy” Knepp, and BM-ST Randy Cruse.

Daniel Seddiqui adds “boilermaker” to list of occupations for new book

LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) hosted a most unusual guest the week of January 5-9 — a man who hopes to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V48N1

MOST holds project management training

Project management training, Jan. 18-23, Embassy Suites Hotel, Kansas City, Mo.

MEMBERS FROM 17 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the Kansas City International Airport Jan.

Reporter  V48N1

Dietsch, Carpenter win top spots in SE contest

Southeast area apprentice contestants include, first row, l. to r.: Brian Coln, Local 263; Christopher Carpenter, Local 667 (runner-up); Herschel Brown, Local 26; Brent Sexton, Local 105; and Asbury Waltz IV, Local 687. Back row, l. to r.: David Tidwell, Local 108; William Dietsch, Local 40 (winner); Jason Abeln, Local 83; Zachary Sisk, Local 455; and Richard Walker, Local 453.

Local 40 places first for third consecutive year

FOR THE THIRD year in a row, a Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.) member has won the Paul D. Wedge Memorial Award for the Outstanding Graduate Apprentice of the Southeast Area. William Dietsch took the top honor at the competition, which was held July 28-31 at Local 433 in Tampa, Fla. Christopher Carpenter of Local 667 (Charleston, W.Va.) was the runner-up.


2008 local lodge and CFL scholarship winners

Katie Foster

Local 13 awards 33 grants totaling $264,000

LOCAL LODGE 13, Philadelphia, announces the winners of 33 scholarship awards, each totaling $8,000, to dependents of Local 13 members who participated in the local’s annual competition. Winners were selected based on the results of a college aptitude test administered and graded by St. Joseph’s University. The grants will be awarded over a period of four years — $1,000 per semester for eight semesters. The Local 13 scholarship committee does not release names of scholarship winners for publication.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-D579
Reporter  V47N3

How to apply for a 2009 Boilermaker Scholarship

BOILERMAKER SCHOLARSHIPS are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation.

A dependent may be a son, daughter, legally-adopted child, or other dependent of an active, retired, disabled, or deceased member.

Winners are chosen based on a variety of criteria that include grades, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and a written essay on an assigned topic.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146
Reporter  V47N3

How to apply for a 2009 Boilermaker Scholarship

BOILERMAKER SCHOLARSHIPS are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation and who are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing.

A dependent may be a son, daughter, legally-adopted child, or other dependent of an active, retired, disabled, or deceased member.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146
Reporter  V47N3

New contract summaries

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

National Transient Division/L-83

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Reporter  V47N3

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