Building Tradesman

April 11, 2014


The monthly union meeting will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Lansing hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911, at 7:30 pm.

Union meeting for May will be held on May 21, 2014 at the Lansing hall, 5405 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911 at 7:30 pm.

The Lansing Training Center is open daily from 7am to 4pm for anyone interested in coming in during the day to practice welding. Members can also utilize the Jackson Hall on a daily basis. Contact Terry or Joni. (517) 784-1106

Weld classes for all three regions will begin the week of March 31. Members wishing to sign up for a weld class will be required to be $100.00 prior to starting the class. This $100.00 can be paid at the members respective halls. With 80% or better attendance you will receive $75.00 dollars back with the other $25.00 dollars going towards consumables. The list for each region will be established by those individuals who pay their $100.00 prior to classes starting.

Hoodies and tees are available at all three halls. Lansing, Jackson and Battle Creek; hooded sweatshirts are $30 and short sleeve tees are $15.

The Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 Eleventh Annual Retiree Golf Outing will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The outing has a new home this year; it will be at the Royal Scott Golf Course, 4722 West Grand River, Lansing, MI. The fun starts at 9:00 AM when registration for the day begins. Play starts at 10:00 AM with a shotgun start. Cost is $35.00 per person and includes eighteen holes of golf with cart, coffee and donuts, lunch, and prizes. For information or to sign up please contact Dick Keck, 517-487-0016; Jim Cody, 517-515-8447, Abe Rahar, 517-703-9094 or Joni at the Jackson Hall, 517-784-1106. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Kirk Pierce was the winner of the attendance drawing. He was not present.

Local 333 Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be available April 1, 2014 in all three union halls or by calling Joni 517-784-1106 to have copies mailed. Please note – completed applications must be postmarked no later than June 27, 2014 and in the Jackson office by June 30, 2014.

The Annual Local 333 Family Picnic will be held Saturday June 14, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Michigan Trap Shooters Association, Located at: 1534 W. Service Rd. Mason, MI. More detailed information about the picnic is forthcoming and will be mailed to the membership along with RSVP cards. The committee members in charge of organizing the activities for the picnic have asked that a reminder to all the members who plan to attend, to please return the RSVP cards as soon as possible. This will allow us to make sure that there are enough prizes and goodies for the little ones and that there will be adequate portions of food for all who plan on attending. Kid’s games and activities will start at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 12:00 noon. Carnival Midway opens at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be catered by Saites Brothers. Please bring a dish to pass and show off your culinary expertise. If your last name begins with the letters A - M ~~Please bring a SALAD *** If your last name begins with the letters: N – Z~~ Please bring a DESSERT. We will be having a DESSERT COMPETITION, so anyone that is interested in participating please bring your favorite desert to share. There is Overnight RV and Tent camping with full hook-ups and water are available if you are interested. You can choose either 1 or 2 nights for $20 per night. Please call the Lansing Hall at (517) 393-5480 to reserve your site. Payment for the sites can be made the day of the event. New this Year: SKEET SHOOTING COMPETITION from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon - Flights start at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in participating in this competition, please contact: Foye Pierce at: (517) 749-1240.

Local 333 Golf Outing will be held August 2, 2014 at the Eldorado Golf Course 3750 W. Howell Rd. Mason, MI. 48854. Shotgun starts at 9am (Scramble Format). $75 per person/ $300 per foursome. This includes 18 holes of golf, cart, chicken and steak dinner, (lunch at the turn) and lots of prizes for everyone. Registration forms are at the Lansing hall, all teams and individual golfers must have their forms at the Lansing hall no later than July 1, 2014.

Congratulations to Jon and Lisa Krueger who welcomed a baby daughter Zoe Nicole on March 18, 2014. Zoe weighed 6lbs. 9oz, and was 21 inches long. Best wishes for many years of fun and joy to the family.

A memorial service for Dee Guisbert has been scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2013 at the Harmony Baptist Church, 6475 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson, MI at 5:30 p.m. Anyone needing directions to the church please contact Joni at the Jackson Hall, 517-784-1106.

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Merwyn Ellis. Merwyn passes away March 23, 2014. He was a member of Local 333 for fifty-eight years. Our heartfelt prayers are with Mrs. Ellis and family.