Benefit to be held for Roy Skinner Jr.

On June 28th, friends of Roy Skinner Jr. will hold a benefit pig roast to help pay for upgrading Roy’s home with wheelchair access. Roy, 35, is a former member of IUEC Local 17 who left the trade after an August 2011 motorcycle crash left him paralyzed from the waist down.

There will be games, door prizes, a 50-50 raffle along with a Chinese auction of gift baskets. Those attending are encouraged to bring side dishes in disposable containers. A portion of the cash donations will be given to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Foundation at Metro General Hospital.

The fundraiser will start at noon at 8983 Westlawn Blvd., Olmsted Falls, Ohio. For more information on the event and how you can help out, contact Kathy Caruso at or RSVP at by June 15th.

Funeral Services For Goggin Set

It is with deep sadness to report the passing of Local 45 Brother James J Goggin. Brother Goggin is the son of Brother James F Goggin, the brother of Brother Tom Goggin and Nephew of Brother John Goggin. The family will receive friends at Green Family Funeral Home, State Rt. 44 and Pioneer Trail on Friday 4-8pm. Funeral service will be Saturday 9:30am at the Funeral Home.
Tim Moennich
Business Rep.

Retiree’s Dinner Date Changed

The date for the 2014 IUEC Local 17 Retiree’s Dinner has been changed from April 18th to May 16th.  The change is the result of Good Friday falling on the scheduled day of the dinner.  The event will still beheld at Frank Sterle’s Slovenian Restaurant at 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland and will run from 5:30 until closing.  If you have not sent in your response, please contact Business Manager Tim Moennich at the hall at 216-431-8088, email him at or Entertainment Chairman Mike Hogan at

IUEC Children’s Christmas Party Set

The 2013 IUEC Local 17 Children’s Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 21st at 1 pm at our hall located at 3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Children up to and including 12 years old will receive gifts. Mothers are asked to bring baked goods while beverages will be provided by the local. A slip is included in this quarters dues to secure your child’s gift for the occasion.

Deadline for responses is November 22nd. You can mail the form to Mike Hogan, 26962 Southwood Lane, Olmsted Township, OH 44138 or email him at

Local 17 member, Tim Keating, killed in car crash

Local 17 member Tim Keating was killed in a single car crash late Sunday night on North Reed Road in Eaton Township. Also dying in the crash was Paul D. Sonego, a neighbor of Keating’s.

Keating was a mechanic working for Kone and his passenger an Executive Chef for AVI Food Services.

No details are available on services for either man.

IUEC Local 17 Begins Apprenticeship Recruitment

The International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 17 (Cleveland) is beginning its recruitment process for the apprenticeship program administered through the local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) and the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP).

To be eligible the applicant must be 18 years old, hold at least a high school diploma or GED and send a letter requesting an application to Jeff Burns, NEIEP Area Coordinator, 433 Little Canada Rd, Little Canada, Mn 55117.  All requests for applications must be received no later than July 10th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact IUEC Local 17 Business Agent Tim Moennich at 216-431-8088, through email at or through the mail at 3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.



Retiree’s Dinner Date Set

On Friday, April 19, 2013 IUEC Local 17 will honor our retired members at Frank Sterle’s Slovenian Restaurant, 1401 East 55th Street.  Refreshments will be served at 5:30 and dinner will begin at 6:30.  As always, this is a members only event.  The cost at the door is $30 per person and includes the family-style dinner.


Please contact Business Agent Tim Moennich at the hall, 3250 Euclid Ave, at 216-431-8088 or by email at for your reservation.

IUEC Sets Up Sandy Relief Fund

From the International:

In an effort to assist our members affected by Hurricane Sandy, the IUEC has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund.  We will be working closely with the local unions of those members affected.

Donations should be made payable to:

IUEC Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund and mailed to the International Office:

International Union of Elevator Constructors

7154 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046


Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.


Thank you,




Michele Ryan

Office Director



410-953-6169 (fax)