November 2016

Local 532 Annual Christmas Party Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 3 to 8 PM, Local 532 Training Center
As is the custom, all Local 532 members, retirees, spouses/significant others are invited to Local 532 from 3:00 to 8:00 for a holiday open house with food and beverages of one’s choice. Good times are had by all and it’s a great time to catch up with old and new friends as the year draws to a close. Mark the date on your calendar and we hope to see you there!

Local 532 Retiree Group held their 2nd Annual Classic Car Show on September 10th. There were several entries in various categories this year. Burgers and Hotdogs and Brat lunches were available for $4. T-shirts were designed and sold to raise money for the group and are still available at the hall for $15. Photos of all the cars and trucks are on display at the hall if you want to drop down and take a look. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and efforts in making this a successful event again this year.

What’s your email?
With the new Labor Power Express software the Local is using to keep track of membership data, dues processing, etc. we hope to utilize the web mail capabilities in the future. Almost everybody out there has an email address anymore and those don’t seem to change as frequently as your physical address does…We want to try using email to keep our members more informed. So if you think of it…send us a line from your email and we will add you to our mailing list…and if you want to reach one of us specifically, our addresses are listed below.

2016 LU 532 Membership Snapshot
37 New Inside Members
16 New Outside Members
14 New MT Limestone Members
11 Newly Retired Members
We Mourn the Loss of the Following Members:
Marvin Mathison, Groundman Initiated in Sept. 1975. Honorary Withdrawal in 1986. Passed away 7/29/16.
Kenneth Krell, Journeyman Lineman initiated the second time in March, 1970. Traveled his ticket to LU 44 in 1973. Passed away 8/19/2016.
Arthur Jenness , Jry Wireman started his wireman apprenticeship in Dec. 1949. Turned out in Nov. 1954. Retired in 1996. Passed away 8/20/16.
Lon Hauge, Jry Wireman left LU 532 in 1981. Rejoined in June 1994 and worked as a Jry Wireman until his death 9/7/16.
Michael Dempsey, Jry Wireman became a member of LU 532 in May, 2008. He returned to his native Ohio in September 2015 and put his card in the I.O. He passed away 9/9/16.
Orville Burger, Jry Wireman Initiated 6/20/67 and started working in our jurisdiction in 1981. He was a member of Local 860 and then 185, which amalgamated into 233. He retired in October of 1999 and passed away 9/28/16.

In an effort to get service pins to the membership, a schedule was put out in the last newsletter for pin presentations to members who had a 5 year anniversary date in the year 2016. Past year anniversary pins may also be presented. Those having an anniversary date in 2017 will receive their pins at upcoming meetings next year. Please watch for the 2017 schedule in your next newsletter.
40 & 45 Yr Pins-Nov 9, 2016 Regular Meeting
50 & 60 Year Pins Special Years of Service Luncheon, Sept. 8, 2016

Congratulations to the following retirees receiving 50 , 55 and 60 year membership pins!

Emmett “Skip” Kent—50 years
David Michaels—50 years
Donald Regli—50 years
Patrick Vaughn—50 years
Dale Depauw—55 years
Lou Harwood—60 years
David Weaver—60 years

2017 IBEW International Dues Increase
The Delegates of the 39th IBEW International Convention, which was conducted in St. Louis Missouri, during the week of Sept. 19-23, 2016, approved several amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. Accordingly, effective Jan. 1, 2017, there will be an increase of two dollars ($2.00) for the IBEW Pension Benefit Fund (PBF) contribution, which applies to “A” members only. There will be no change in the per capita that is paid to the General Fund, and there fore, the rate for all “BA” members shall remain the same. The following rates will apply to the international office portion of all monthly dues payments for January 2017:
A Members BA Members FP—Fee Payers
Per Capita $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
Pension Fund 18.00 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Total: $36.00 $18.00 $18.00

The Local portion of your monthly dues remains the same. (Example: Jry Wireman= $18 Per Cap + $18 PBF + $9 Local = $45)
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the hall to clarify.

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