Building Tradesman June 6, 2014





The next union meeting for June will be held on June 18, 2014 at the Lansing hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911 at 7:30 pm.

July’s union meeting will be on July 16, 2014 at the Lansing hall, 5404 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911

The membership body voted on May 28, 2014 for the allocations of the raise effective June 1, 2014. The membership approved to reinstate Class Level 2 & Level 3 dental benefits. These benefits will go into effect approximately August 1, 2014. We will confirm the August 1 projected date. If you choose to have dental procedures done before this date, there is no insurance and the cost will be at your expense.

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 test is scheduled for June 7th, 2014 at 8am at Jackson's facility, 3101 Allied Dr. Jackson, MI. 49201. Pretest required the week before at any one of the weld classes prior.

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.

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.

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alan Brockway, who passed away on May 17, 2014. Alan received his 55 year continuous award in February of 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during their time of sorrow.

Deepest sympathies to Joanette Francisco wife of Peter Francisco and his family. Peter passed away on May 18, 2014. Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you during this time of sorrow.

Congratulations to Kenny Behl, and Roger Hollier in placing at the Annual Union Shoot hosted by the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, on May 15, 2014. There were eight entries for the event. Kenny place 2nd and Roger place 4th. Congratulations guys, you did a great job!!!!

Get well wishes to Ann Glinke, wife of retired member Dan Glinke had surgery on her neck. We wish you a very speedy recovery.