Teens can have a meaningful spring break by signing up for United Way Youth Days of Caring
Students can make their spring break meaningful for themselves and for others by volunteering at one of 40 projects during the 21st annual United Way Youth Days of Caring, March 17 - 21. Projects at over 27 local nonprofit organizations include helping children with crafts, demonstrating Wii games to senior citizens, sorting clothing, mending fences, yard work and more.
Students can participate in volunteer projects throughout the week, from Monday through Friday. All participants will receive a free United Way Youth Days of Caring T-shirt.
"Volunteering is a great way for youth to gain a sense of self-worth by helping others," said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president. "What they learn on this day will have impact on the rest of their lives."
Projects are available for middle school and high school students (minimum age 12, depending on the project) and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register online at http://www.unitedwayplains.org/youth-days-of-caring. Those without computer access can call 2-1-1 (United Way's 24-hour information line). Sign-up ends March 10.
Ninth Annual Local Lodge 733 Spring Classic Golf Tournament. Benefiting Guide Dogs of America. June 7, 2014 at Sand Creek Station Golf Course. 920 Meadowbrook Dr. Newton, Ks. 67144. View the flyer for all the details Sign up today. Four man scramble format. Ask your Plant Chair or Union Steward for additional information or a registration form.
DISTRICT LODGE #70
I bet many of you didn’t know that we have a Retirees group that meets at District 70! Well, we do! This is a club that has been in existence for many years. We get together once a month, eat some great food that has been brought by our members and then have our meeting where we do our monthly business. But, one of the best parts is meeting new people and even running into some old friends.
This is a group where you can get involved, stay informed on topics that are important to retirees and have fun in the process. The officers of the club are elected annually, so there is a great opportunity to be a leader as well!
2014 Union Label Chili Feed. View the flyer Please mark your calendars and plan on attending to spend an evening enjoying good food, having fun, winning prizes and visiting with friends and co-workers. At the Machinists Hall 3830 S. Meridian. 5:30 till ?
Union Label has changed the date for their annual Chili Feed. View the flyer for more information. The new date is Saturday February 22nd, 2014.
Local Lodge 733's Community Services Committee is sponsoring a morning and afternoon of fun at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Ok. just outside of Tulsa, Ok. on March 29th, 2014. Join us for a day of fun. View the flyer
Proceeds to benefit Mario's Food Pantry.
Congratulations to all the winners of this years Needy Family Chirstmas Raffle Drawing.
View A List of all the Winners
Prize winners can claim their prizes today between 2:00 – 5:30pm. At our building on Byrd St.
Congratulations to Tony Johnson winner of the $200.00 prize for signing up new members.
Congratulations to Brian Thomas winner of the $50.00 prize.
Congratulations to all the winners in the December 7th, 2013 MNPL drawing. Thank you to all the winners for being sponsors in 2013 to MNPL.
1st Prize Winner
Prize donated by Rody Rodehorst
2nd Prize Winner
Prize donated by Pat and Leroy Lehman
Below are the miscellanous prize winners
Shaun Junkins, Grant Holderman, Kurt Holtz, Robert Welch, Keith Adair, Gary Barnes, Martin Pedersen, Jody Hines, Roderick Adkinson, Linda Ligons, Larry Wilson, Darren Holland, Joe Ewers, Terry Cleveland, John Wright, Rodney Singletary, Paul Garrett, Raymond Johnson, Kevin Rogers, Brian Martinez, Kathy Dye, Joe Hicks, Shelly Smith, Robert Hunt, James Reed, Gregory Bjorde, Robert Hollis, Juice Bruner, Tim Franta, Kurt Giles, Ralph Raulk, Joe Cook, Mike Covey, Donovan Walker, Kevin McHaffey, Tony Johnson, Allen Johnson, Sam Humble, Derrick Davis, Kelly Cleaton, Teresa Peart, Linda Callen, Greg Reynolds, Bob Randolph, Valery Barker, Kathleen Hynes, Dave Dunnavent and Rick Greene.
Congratulations to the following people who were elected Saturday December 7th, 2013 to attend leadership classes during 2014.
Click here to view the classes and their schedules for 2014
Saturday June 22nd, 2013 at North Rock Lanes. District 70 held it's first annual bowling tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America. Everyone enjoyed a great evening of bowling, good, winning great prizes while helping raise money benefiting GDofA. Thank you to everyone that participated. Hope to see you again next year. Tell all your friends, family and co-workers and be prepared for the 2nd annual bowling tournament next summer.
Political activist and retired 41-year IAM member Pat Lehman of Wichita, KS is the recipient of the National Federation of Democratic Women’s 2013 Humanitarian Award. Lehman, a former Grand Lodge Representative who retired in 2006, was recognized at the organization’s annual conference on Saturday, June 14 in Charleston, WV.
Lehman was the first-ever female Tool and Die Maker at Beechcraft and the first woman or union member to serve as chair of the Kansas Democratic Party. At the IAM, she served in several capacities including organizer, District 70 Secretary-Treasurer and eventually Grand Lodge Representative. She was a delegate for the National Commission on the Status of Women and has traveled to Indonesia to study working conditions of female employees.
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Help us decide which programs to fund
United Way is seeking volunteers to join its Citizens Review Process. The volunteers evaluate local agency programs and recommend funding. Volunteers will receive training and will be asked to give about 20 hours of their time during the fall, most of it during the workday. To learn more or sign up, click here.
Buffenbarger: The U.S. Air Force's Billion Dollar Mistake
In an op-ed published today in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger calls on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force to reconsider their decision to award a contract worth billions of dollars to a foreign-owned company. The contract in question ignored formal procurement processes to award a foreign company the manufacture and delivery of 20 light air support (LAS) aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, and is set to expand to hundreds of aircraft over time.