Attention Golfers Start making plans to play in the 3rd Annual Bob Martinez, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America. View the flyer for all the details with all the information you’ll need to either play or be a sponsor for this year’s exciting fundraiser.
BREAKFAST JUST GOT INTERESTING
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Century II, Convention Hall
Buffet lines open at 7 a.m. Program: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
$16/ticket or table of eight for $128 We’ve got our work cut out for us. Join us to see how a business breakfast can be more than bacon, eggs and a program.
RSVP by Sept. 4 online at unitedwayplains.org/kickoff or call Brittany at 267-1321.
Reservations received after Sept. 4 will be open seating.
Cancellations made after the deadline and no-shows will be billed to cover the cost of food ordered.
Be qualified for careers in aviation. View the flyer for a list of training courses, start dates and contact info if you or you know someone who is interested in furthering your education or wanting to get into the field of aviation.
Save The Date: 2014 Labor Day Picnic
Saturday August 30th, 2014
Noon to 4:00pm
FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card
FamilyWize is a prescription discount card that can reduce the cost of prescriptions for people who are uninsured or underinsured. You can even use it if you have health insurance. Simply present the card to your pharmacist when you pay for your prescription. The card can help lower the cost of prescription drugs during deductible or waiting periods before you are eligible for an insurance plan, and for medications not covered by your insurance plan. Customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine 80% of the time.
Print the card.
There are no forms to fill out, waiting period, registration or costs to obtain the card. Print your card.
Who can use the FamilyWize card?
These cards can be used by everyone in the community, not just people without insurance. They can even be used by people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare.
Where can I use the FamilyWize card?
The card is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. Visit FamilyWize and select "Pharmacy Lookup" to find a participating pharmacy in your community.
How much will I save?
You can save an average of 35%. The FamilyWize card cannot lower the co-pay for medicine covered by insurance. To price a specific drug, visit FamilyWize and select "Drug Price Lookup".
What if I have more questions?
Visit FamilyWize FAQ or dial 2-1-1.
2014 United Way Labor Campaign kick-off! This year were planning a different type of Campaign Kick-off event – We all invest in the AFL-CIO & United Way partnership, a partnership that began nearly 70 years ago! And we hear each year the good works that United Way does in the community by supporting individuals and families through programs at area agencies, over 90 programs at 36 different agencies.
This year we are giving you an opportunity to see first-hand the work that United Way does in the community and the impact it has on the life’s of individuals and families.
Join us for a tour of a United Way funded agency, followed by lunch.
When: Tuesday September 9, 2014
Where: United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas
5111 E. 21st Street
Attendance limited to the first 25 reservations per tour
I hope to see you there!
AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
Department of Labor Participation
United Way of the Plains
tel 316.267.1321 ext 4209
United Way of the Plains expanding free book program for preschoolers in all of Sedgwick County
Any child under five years old in Sedgwick County is now eligible for a free age-appropriate book once a month. United Way of the Plains has expanded a program to all of Sedgwick County that it previously offered in a few areas of Wichita. Since 2011, United Way has been locally funding the program called Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and has distributed over 52,000 books to children.
"We want every child to experience the joy of books even if their families cannot afford them," said Patrick J. Hanrahan, president of United Way of the Plains. "We know if children get exposed to reading early, they will learn more quickly and every aspect of their lives will benefit."
In addition to Sedgwick County, United Way provides books in Sumner County, Andover and Augusta. Parents can register these ways:
- sign up online at United Way Imagination Library
- call 2-1-1 (United Way's 24-hour information line)
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a national program started by Dolly Parton to inspire children to learn to read. The experiences of thousands of families, as well as research in child development, affirm the benefits of early learning experiences for children. Research shows that activities such as reading regularly with children, beginning in infancy, can produce a significant growth in I.Q., which lasts a child’s lifetime.
Anyone interested in helping fund the program can send a donation to: United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202. If by check, make it out to "United Way of the Plains" with "Imagination Library" in the memo line.
Start making plans to play in the 3rd Annual Bob Martinez, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America. View the flyer for all the details with all the information you’ll need to either play or be a sponsor for this year’s exciting fundraiser.
To the membership of Local Lodge 733 and Local Lodge 774
The Beechcraft and Cessna Union Negotiating teams are currently meeting to compare both contracts.
We would like to stress that we are not in contract negotiations at this time with the company.
We are taking the livelihood and security of all our members and their families very seriously, in an effort to secure all of our futures.
We will continue to communicate to you any updates or changes that may arise in the future.
View the flyer
District 70 held it's 2nd annual Bowling Tournament Benefiting Guide Dogs of America at North Rock Lanes on June 21st, 2014.
Everyone had a good time bowling, winning prizes and eating while raising money for Guide Dogs.
View a Slide Show taken during the tournament.
Secretary-Treasurers from AFL-CIO-affiliated unions across the nation received a front row seat to the IAM’s premiere showing of “Pensions 101: Surviving Bankruptcy,” an introductory video to a new program the IAM is building to teach unions and union representatives how to better protect their members at companies facing corporate bankruptcy.
One of the people interviewed for this video is Kelly Cleaton a plant chair for Local Lodge 733 at Beechcraft.
District 70 Communicator Larry Wilson, second from right, won the Robert J. Kalaski Award for his dedicated service as a communicator at both the local and district levels. From left, Southern Territory GVP Mark Blondin, General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., International President Tom Buffenbarger, Wilson, and Southern Territory Communications Representative Bob Wood.
IAM District 70 Communicator/Local 733 Communicator and Recording Secretary Larry Wilson received the 2014 Robert J. Kalaski Special Performance Award for his “distinguished and effective communication efforts promoting the mission of the labor movement.”
Larry Wilson also won several other awards at the 2014 Communicators Conference.
First Place for General Excellence - Websites
First Place for Layout and Design - Websites
Local Lodge 733
First Place for Layout and Design - Websites
Third Place for General Excellence - Websites
View the video that was produced by the communication department from International during this year's conference
MAPP, or rather the Machinist Advantage Partnership Program, is charting a new course in Kansas. The brainchild of District 70 in Wichita, this discount program is making big strides to save money for the nearly 13,000 machinists that call this community home.
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!
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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