Greetings from Mid-Michigan – The Great Lakes State!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS,
HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY KWANZAA
I’m trying to cover everything, but I’m sure I missed someone. Christmas Day & New Year’s Day are on Sundays, so you will get Monday off with pay. If you are working a job that is 4 -10’s, you will get 10 hours for Monday and if you are in a per diem area you will get per diem for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You’ve got to love your Union when you stop and look at what we get because we are Union.
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. Dalai Lama
Our Family Union Meeting is December 2, 2016. We can hold about 140 people in our new union hall, but if we move it to fall next year we could have seating for about 200 by opening the three French doors to the deck and gazebo. I can’t wait to see the faces on the families when they come to the new union hall. I think it’s beautiful and not like any other union hall I’ve ever seen. Dinner will start around 5 pm and the meeting around 6 pm (we wait if people are still coming in). No one complains about starting a little late because everyone is having a great time catching up with old and new friends. I’m pretty sure we will have 3 classrooms completed for the kids to watch movies during the meeting and chow down on popcorn and candy. It’s only once a year, let the kids have some fun on your Local Union. There will be gifts for every kid and door prizes provided for the members provided by our signatory companies and Local 85. The food will be coming from the same place we have used every year, why change something when it works so well and everyone loves the food and deserts. I think I have your attention. I hope everyone will come to see the new building, classrooms and to have a fun night out. See you on December 2nd, until then be safe, please RSVP (517-882-0100), so we have enough gifts and food for everyone. The officers and I are excited to show everyone around the building.
IUEC Local 85, 15694 S. Old US 27, Lansing, MI 48906
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
December dates to remember:
December 2, 2016 Family Union Meeting starting at 5:00 pm
December 7, 2016 Traverse City/Gaylord Family Union/Dinner Meeting @
Smokin Hot BBQ, 990 North Center, Gaylord
December 8, 2016 Marquette Family Union/Dinner Meeting @ NMU
December 15, 2016 JAC Meeting, 9:00 am
December 15, 2016 Westside get-together, Ironwood Bar & Grill, 2501 Wilson Ave,
NW, Grand Rapids
Big Buck Contest:
Don’t forget to send in your picture of your Michigan buck taken this season. We also need number of points and inside spread. All pictures must be into the Union Hall by January 2nd, 2017.
If you haven’t attended a Continuing Education class yet plan to sign up for one in the spring semester. We are the best because we work to be the best and that includes school!
Golden Rail Club:
Kalamazoo: 12.7.2016 First Wednesday at 10:00 am, Theo & Stacey’s. This is the annual meeting where the retirees bring their wives and the wives of members that have passed get together.
Grand Rapids: 12.20.2016 Third Tuesday at 9:00 am, New Beginnings, 1455 Michigan Street, NE, Grand Rapids
Lansing: 12.21.2016 Third Wednesday at 9:00 am, Zeus Restaurant, 6525 Pennsylvania, Lansing
In Unity There Is Strength,