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AUXILIARY of UTU TIMES REACHING FOR THE FUTURE Volume 8 PROTECTING OUR FUTURE APRIL 2006 It will not be long before the flowers and They definitely go the extra mile for the trees begin to bloom with spring blossoms. sisterhood/brotherhood of the Auxiliary of the Our world is full of color and life as we look UTU. forward to the rejuvenation and refreshing days ahead. In the midst of preparing for the Board Meetings and the Annual Audit, updating our As with any group or organization it is officers’ list , and making preparations for necessary for Grand Lodge to take steps to the Convention, we made good use of our keep moving forward. The Board of Directors “action tree” and achieved a “victory” by and Board of Trustees did just that when they upsetting the railroad carriers’ plans that met in Cleveland, Ohio in February. would have ended the craft of conductors. This was a very important issue and needed Auxiliary Board of Directors our immediate attention. Why? If this plan Carol Menges had been successful the Railroad Retirement International President System would have been in jeopardy and that Joan Montgomery would have affected each and every one of International Secretary/Treasurer. us! I am so proud of your efforts and hard Patricia Shacklette work. I thank you for making a difference. Chairperson of the Executive Board See what we can accomplish when we work Jacqulyn Price together. We make things happen! UTU Chairperson of the Board of Trustees President Paul Thompson sent a letter of Charlie Belden thanks when the official victory was National Legislative Director announced. (See President’s letter on page 2) Auxiliary Board of Trustees The results of our efforts were even sweeter Jacqulyn Price when on March 10th Judge Patrick Murphy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees ruled that the UTU has no obligation to Kathleen Cole bargain with the Carriers regarding crew size Secretary of the Board of Trustees on trains. He also stated that since Congress Kathy McIntyre is not a party to the agreement, the Federal Alternate Member the Board of Trustees Employees Liability Act cannot be made a Mary MacLellan, Canadian Member part of the negotiations. A great victory for was unable to attend because of health issues. railroad workers and their families! The Board of Trustees met for many days working hard to audit the financial books of In Sisterly Love, the past year and balancing the financial Carol S. Menges records. I am very proud of our fellow Board International President Sisters as they take their responsibilities very seriously even when the hours grew long. A MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR Thank you. Thank you for your hard work, your Absentee ballot or arrange for some form of persistence, and perseverance in keeping the NMB transportation. Below is the Election Office information from eliminating the craft of Conductor and for each state, phone number, and web page. Please jeopardizing the solvency of RR Retirement (at least feel free to share it. for now). We hope each one of you understands how important your efforts played in this success. Yours in Sisterly Love, Charlie Belden Once again, we need to start on voter registration. Let National Legislative Director us try something. Have each member of your family Auxiliary of the UTU and/or friends, pick five people to ensure they are Phone: (540) 972-4627 registered to vote, are informed, and if they are not Fax: (540) 972-4627 able to get to the polls, make sure they either vote Email: email@example.com REMEMBER Contribute to UTU PAC - The best way to help elect representatives that understand the concerns of UTU members. WHERE WE ARE ACTIVE……..WE ARE EFFECTIVE __________________________________________ Election Office Information Alabama Kansas Mississippi Oregon Phone: 334-242-7210 Phone: 785-296-4561 Phone: 601-359-6353 Phone: 503-986-1518 www.sos.state.al.us www.kssos.org www.sos.state.ms.us www.sos.state.or.us Arkansas Idaho Montana Pennsylvania Phone: 501-682-3419 Phone: 208-334-2300 Phone: 406-444-4732 Phone: 717-787-5280 www.sosweb.state.ar.us www.idsos.state.id us 888-884-8683 www.dos.state.pa.us Alaska Illinois sos.state.mt.us Rhode Island Phone: 907-465-4611 Phone: 217-782-4141 North Carolina Phone: 401-222-2340 www.gov.state.ak.us/ltg 312-814-6440 Phone: 919-733-7173 www.state.ri.us/ ov/elections/homepage.h www.elections.state.il.us www.sboe.state.nc.us South Carolina tml / North Dakota Phone: 803-734-9060 Arizona Indiana Phone: 701-328-4146 www.state.sc.us/scsec Phone: 602-542-8683 Phone: 317-232-3939 www.state.nd.us/sec South Dakota www.sosaz.com www.in.gov/sos Nebraska Phone: 605-773-3537 California Kentucky Phone: 402-471-3229 www.sdsos.gov Phone: 916-657-2166 Phone: 502-573-7100 www.nol.org/home/SIS Tennessee www.ss.ca.gov www.sos.state.ky.us New Hampshire Phone: 615-741-7956 Colorado Louisiana Phone: 603-271-3242 www.state.tn.us/sos Phone: 303-894-2200 Phone: 225-342-4970 webster.state.nh.us/sos Texas www.sos.state.co.us www.sec.state.la.us New Jersey Phone: 512-463-5650 Connecticut Massachusetts Phone: 609-292-3760 800-252-8683 Phone: 860-509-6100 Phone: 617-727-2828 www.state.nj.us/lps/elect www.sos.state.tx.us www.sots.state.ct.us www.state.ma.us/sec ions/electionshome.html Utah District of Columbia Maryland New Mexico Phone: 801-538-1041 Phone: 202-727-2525 Phone: 410-269-2840 Phone: 505-827-3600 800-995-8683 www.dcboee.org www.elections.state.md. www.sos.state.nm.us elections.utah.gov Delaware us/ Nevada Virginia Phone: 800-273-9500 Maine Phone: 775-684-5705 Phone: 804-786-6551 www.state.de.us/election Phone: 207-624-7650 sos.state.nv.us www.sbe.state.va.us Florida www.state.me.us/sos New York Vermont Phone: 850-245-6200 Michigan Phone: 518-474-6220 Phone: 802-828-2363 www.dos.state.fl.us Phone: 517-373-2540 www.elections.state.ny.u www.sec.state.vt.us Georgia www.michigan.gov/sos s Washington Phone: 404-656-2871 Minnesota Ohio Phone: 360-902-4180 www.sos.state.ga.us Phone: 651-251-1440, Phone: 614-466-2585 www.secstate.wa.gov Hawaii 877-600-8683 www.state.oh.us/sos Wisconsin Phone: 808-453-8683 www.state.mn.us/ebranc Oklahoma Phone: 608-266-8005 www.hawaii.gov/election h/sos Phone: 405-521-2391 elections.state.wi.us s Missouri www.state.ok.us/~electi West Virginia Iowa Phone: 573-751-2301 ons/index.html Phone: 304-558-6000 Phone: 515-281-5865 800-669-9683 www.wvsos.com www.sos.state.ia.us www.sos.mo.gov Wyoming Phone: 307-777-7640 soswy.state.wy.us DEPARTED SISTERS Lodge Name Date of Lodge Name Date of Death Death 014 Ruth E. Cerveny 01-07-06 398 Harriet Fisher 09-09-05 014 Charlotte C. Reinheimer 01-30-06 398 Dorothy R. Snyder 01-13-06 028 Emma V. Kubiak 01-21-06 419 Lillian S. Wagner 01-27-06 028 Viola A. Scofield 11-23-05 430 Letitia Fisher No Date 077 Sara J. Conrad 01-22-06 431 Eva M. Stevenson 01-15-06 108 Mae Rose Labiche 12-22-05 442 Mary B. Hanson 01-16-06 120 Lillian E. Loguisto 12-14-05 456 Jessamine Shutts 12-23-05 120 Ruth H. Tisdall 12-16-05 457 Dorothy E. Hendrick 01-17-05 156 Madeline Biggs 11-21-05 509 Iva M. Leonard 12-10-05 176 Goldie Mace 02-26-06 565 Lucy A. Saam 01-21-06 176 Dessie G. Phillips 01-23-06 565 Helen M. Schmidt 01-28-06 176 Loretta V. Siebel 03-06-06 580 Louise H. Spurlin 01-08-06 197 Nellie Dragland 11-24-05 580 Cleta M. Williamson 02-01-06 197 Deana L. Millar 01-30-06 609 Bernice L. Bowles 12-28-05 197 Janet Neely 12-25-05 610 Kim Kulb 12-31-05 200 Leola M. Dennis 11-04-05 610 Sabrah E. Richard 01-13-06 200 Genevieve Loucks 12-04-06 619 Grace Brown 12-26-05 219 Dorothy E. Brenneman 02-28-06 619 Myrtle M. Ridley 02-08-06 219 Constance H. Walker 02-03-06 626 Fay D. Johnson No Date 258 Ethel Riley 12-22-05 694 Fern E. Pfanenstiel 03-01-06 259 Mary F. Morgan 10-04-05 725 Marie L. Rawlings 02-16-06 259 Lauretta S. Tracy 11-22-05 725 Ruby H. Smart 03-01-06 264 Dorothy S. Maness 12-18-05 732 Lillian England 01-21-06 264 Ruby O’Neill 01-06-06 738 Bonnie J. Feickert 01-25-06 265 D. Marie Maniss 02-02-06 752 Patricia L. Carr 02-17-06 289 Swannora Saal No Date 752 Dorothy L. Sprague 01-08-06 289 Ruth J. Walsh 01-11-06 770 N. Dorothy Moseley 01-09-06 314 Genevieve Culkin 12-18-05 774 Clyde D. Clark 12-00-05 314 Ruth Lee 12-24-05 779 Ella L. Truelove 12-22-05 314 Aileen Poje 11-30-05 793 Ruby P. Clark 03-03-06 353 Doris Miller 10-16-05 793 Ruth L. Miller 10-15-04 376 Florance M. Folk 12-05-05 803 Shirley Eason 02-07-06 376 Eleanor M. Miller 01-29-06 818 Lonie O. Zimmerman No Date 377 Pauline M. Richardson 01-23-06 846 Mary R. Russell 12-06-05 383 Geraldine B. Mong 01-23-06 863 Martha P. Banks 12-10-05 383 Lillian P. Morrison 12-14-05 897 Dorothy J. Mancinelli 11-29-05 383 Jessie L. Shears 02-03-06 897 Ruth E. McLaughlin 01-12-06 391 Lois Lila Cooper 06-30-05 897 Ruth A. Rich 09-16-05 391 Margaret Hankins 12-02-05 914 Ruth J. Stadelman 12-17-05 391 Lois M. Rogers 11-23-05 958 Edna L. Long 11-20-05 Information concerning our Departed Members is received from Lodge Officers and Minnesota Life Insurance Company. Grand Lodge publishes this information so Lodge records can be updated. Lodge 431 Honors Volunteers Lodge #752 Ottumwa, IA Lodge #431 members will be recognized Through the years “Ottumwas” has shown for their numerous hours of Community their community that they care and support Service during National Volunteers Week, local efforts. Recently the Lodge members April-23 – 29. donated to Hospice and to The Area on Aging for Wapello County. Members will be honored April 19, 2006 at the Railroad Roundup Luncheon. Railroad Keep up the great work! Grand Lodge is spouses, relatives, and friends will join proud of your continuous service to the together to celebrate the 96th Anniversary. community. Lodge #953 Teddy Bear Collection Crossroads Lodge #953 of Victoria, Texas had their annual Christmas Party with 92 people in attendance. Members collected 30 teddy bears that were donated to children’s homes and nursing homes. But they did not stop there. They also collected 135 lbs. of canned goods that were donated to the local food bank. (front row from left to right) Sisters Jane Hutchins, Mary Tekavec, Josephine Medonich, Louise Turley. (back row from left to right) Sister Pam Difatta, Brothers Harold Johnson, Robert (Bobby) Vannest, Sisters Helen Wilson, Linda McComas, Sarah Jane Adams, Peggy Staley, and Lou Markus. Special Volunteer Award During the year Lodge #953 collects food and toiletries for various charities; donates to the Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship Fund; and supports PAC. Grand Lodge can clearly see that your lodge makes things happen Nancy Drummond (801) Wyoming Congratulations on Book Signing Auxiliary State Legislative Director has been chosen as the Sheridan County Vice President of District #6, Sister Patricia Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Shacklette’s husband Norbert Shacklette Year. had a book signing on February 17, 2006. “My Brother, the IC Railroad and Southern We at Grand Lodge are very proud of you Illinois 1936-1942” by Edward J Miller and fortunate to have you as our member with Norbert Shacklette, is available now and working so hard in our behalf. by contacting Sister Patricia Shacklette. AUXILIARY of the UTU Donations will gladly be accepted from SCHOLARSHIP FUND BOARD lodges or individuals. Make checks payable to: “Auxiliary of the UTU Scholarship NOMINATIONS forms for the Board Fund”. Mail to: Carol S. Menges were sent to all Lodge Secretaries in the Treas. Scholarship Fund Board December 2005 Newsletter. 3617 Schott Road On Friday, January 20, 2006, President Jefferson City, MO 65101-9026 Patricia Shacklette drew the nominations (573)635-6415 with Lodge #28 Officers “Victory” St. Louis, MO. as witnesses. The nominees WELCOME NEW MEMBERS were there placed on the ballot in the order “2005 Lodge Challenge” drawn. 28 Sondra Knott BALLOTS were sent to all Lodge 711 Jeannette Barker Secretaries in the February Newsletter for 771 Becky Davis Lodge vote and returned by March 1, 2006. 771 Elissa Helmer On Friday, March 17, 2006, the ballots 771 Nicole Mielcusny were checked for authenticity and counted 771 Ashley Nogacek by President Patricia Shacklette with 771 Diane Nogacek officers of Lodge No. 28 as witnesses. The 771 Holly Nogacek outcome showed that the following sisters 771 Shirley Nogg were re-elected to the Board: 771 Patty Petkosek Jo Fink Glad you have joined us. Lodge No. 5 Cleveland, Ohio Carol Menges UTU – PAC Lodge No. 933 Jefferson City, Missouri The Auxiliary supports U T U – Political Action Committee because jobs, pensions, Congratulations - We know they will and futures of UTU railroad, bus, and continue to carry on our strong commitment airline workers and their families are of aiding in the education of Auxiliary directly affected by the actions of state and member’s family the next three years. national lawmakers. Memorial Donation - Jacqulyn Price gave Our thanks, appreciation, and gratitude go a donation to our Auxiliary Scholarship out to the following for their generous Fund for lodge Sister, Nellie Moynahan’s support: brother. What a wonderful way to show that you care. Lodge No. 170 $ 50.00 Lodge No. 456 39.00 CORRECTION – February Donations Lodge No. 619 20.00 Please accept our apology – the Scholarship Please make donation check payable to: information should have read as follows: United Transportation Union – PAC Lodge No. 793 $ 200.00 Lodge No. 500 20.00 2006 – 2007 Directory The new Directory has been mailed. All Thank You for your continuous support of officers should have received their copy. If you this project is helping future generations have not received a copy of the Directory or if with their education. We greatly appreciate any information in the Directory needs to be all your donations for our worthy project. corrected. Please contact Grand Lodge. U. S. Railroad Retirement Board The 2006 Informational Conferences to be May 12 Denver, Colorado held at the dates and locations listed below. Radisson Hotel Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the Denver Stapleton Plaza programs beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. 3333 Quebec Street and ending at 12:30 p.m. May 19 Ashland, Nebraska April 6 Baldwin, New York Eugene Mahoney State Park Coral House 28500 West Park Highway 70 Milburn Avenue June 2 Albuquerque, New Mexico April 7 E. Hanover, New Jersey Hawthorne Inn and Suites Ramada Conference Center Albuquerque Airport 130 Route 10 West 1511 Gibson Blvd. SE April 7 Williamsburg, Virginia June 9 Spokane, Washington Williamsburg Hospitality Airport Ramada House 8909 Airport Drive 415 Richmond Road June 16 Portland, Oregon April 7 St. Louis, Missouri Hilton Gardens Holiday Inn S. County Ctr. 12048 NE Airport Way 6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd. June 23 Duluth, Minnesota April 21 Eagan, Minnesota Radisson Hotel Best Western Dakota Ridge 505 W Superior Sreet 3450 Washington Drive I-35 E & Yankee Doodle Rd September 15 Ft. Worth, Texas Holiday Inn South April 21 Nashville, Tennessee 100 East Alta Mesa Blvd. Ameri Suites /Airport 721 Royal Parkway October 6 Huntington, West Virginia Ramada Inn Limited April 28 Salt Lake City, Utah 3094 16 Street Holiday Inn 1659 W. North Temple November 17 Metairie, Louisiana Plumbers & Steam Fitters May 5 Little Rock, Arkansas Union Hall Holiday Inn Airport Service Road West 3201 Bankhead Drive (Severn & I-10 Service Rd) May 5 Kansas City, Missouri December 8 Tampa, Florida Clarion Hotel Sports Complex Crowne Plaza Sable Park 9103 East 39th Street 10221 Princess Palm Ave. May 12 Smyrna, Georgia Holiday Inn Express Please share this information with your Vinings /Smyrna members so that they have an opportunity 1200 Winchester Drive to get their retirement questions answered. Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union 14600 Detroit Ave 2nd Floor Cleveland OH 44107-4250 IMPORTANT Carol Menges firstname.lastname@example.org International President Phone: (216) 521-1161 Joan Montgomery email@example.com International Sec/Treas. Phone: (216) 521-2522 INFORMATION ENCLOSED
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