Brother Herman Giele Retires After More Than 30 Year With The Machinists

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Herman Giele is a Journeyman Fabricator and former Shop Steward for Machinists at Port Machine Works in Port Alberni. He is a long time Member of the Machinist Pension Plan which will provide a reasonable retirement for Herman and his spouse.

Herman put in the majority of his time for Port Machine, coming to Duncan Iron Works after the closing of his former employer. Herman has always stood solidly behind the Machinists. His Brother and Sister at Local Lodge 692 recognized his service with a jacket, presented at Duncan Iron Works by Business Representative Alastair Haythornthwaite.

We all wish Herman the best in this new phase of his life.

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Stan Pickthall To Become Chief of Staff for Canadian GVP, Dave Ritchie

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Long time Directing Business Representative, Stan Pickthall, will take up the duties of Chief of Staff in Toronto in August.

Stan’s Address to the Members of District Lodge 250 is here.

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Reo Elkin has been appointed a Business Agent until December 31.
An election will be held for a full four year term starting January 1st, 2014. Nominations will be at the October meetings of the Local Lodges and the election will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 2013.

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Reo resigned as Vice President of District Lodge 250 so as to assume the duties of a Business Representative.
Bill Macpherson (r), President of Local 1857, was elected to be the new VP and Peter Varga (l) was elected to Bill’s former position as 2nd Trustee.

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Spring 2013 Edition of Our Newsletter Northwest News

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12 page NWN

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District Lodge 250 Holds Delegate Meeting

Delegates from the Local Lodges (11, 456, 692, 1857, 2011) that make up District Lodge 250 met for a regular meeting on May 26, 2012.

Directing Business Representative, Stan Pickthall, reports on the Union's activities since January

At these meetings, held the last weekend of January, May and September each year, Delegates report on Local Lodge activity and hear the latest news from the Business Representatives and Secretary Treasurer.

Dennis Staphanek and Alan Wheatley

This meeting was the last for long time delegate Dennis Stefanek
who is stepping down as LL1857 Representative to spend more time with his family. Dennis was presented a gift from DL250 by President Alan Wheatley in recognition of years of service to his Union. Dennis also received his 25 Year Certificate from the Grand Lodge. John Humphry will replace Dennis as a Delegate for LL1857.

President of DL250, Alan Wheatly and President of LL1857, Bill Macpherson. Alan is presenting Bill with his 25 year certificate from the Grand Lodge.

The Union Music Project was supported with salary support for two District musician / song writers to attend a week long song writing project in Placid Harbor, at our eductional campus in Maryland.

 
 
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Northwest News Publishes Retirement Income Special

The latest edition of our District 250 newsletter focuses solely on Retirement Income. It both describes government programs such as Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan and describes the pensions options available to Machinists in British Columbia.

Click here to download a copy

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