Due to the strong response to the previous welding class put on by NEIEP, a second class has been announced. The course runs for 40 hours and will lead to a 3G and 4G certification. Classes are run from June 13th through the 17th and June 20th through the 24th from 5:15 to 9:15. Any IUEC Local 17 member interested in participating must deposit a $500 check to guarantee attendance. If you are interested, then please contact Business Agent Tim Moennich at 216-431-8088 or at TMoennich@iueclocal17.org.
The 2011 Local 17 Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, June 11 at Mallard Creek Golf Course, 34500 East Royalton Road, Columbia Station. The outing will start at 9 am and the cost will be $90 per person. Of course, there will be food and drink at the turn and at the end of the day dinner and door prizes. To reserve your spot, call Mike Hogan at 440-427-0004 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEIEP is offering an online training and licensing course called “Rigging and Signalperson.” The course takes three to four hours to complete online. When the student takes the exam they must score at least 70 percent. After successfully passing the online exam, a written and participation exam will be given by the NEIEP area coordinator. The student must pass the written test with an 80 percent and a 100 percent on the hand signals. The rigging and signal persons card is good for three years.
Local 17 is proud to announce the annual Retiree’s Dinner will be held on April 15th at Frank Sterle’s, 1401 East 55th Street. As always, cocktails are served at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30. Retiree’s are free and active members pay $30 at the door.
The Union Sportsmen Alliance is an association of union members who enjoy the outdoors. The Alliance gives members the opportunity to join fellow union sportsmen to create a better future for hunting and fishing while providing money saving deals and other great benefits.
On May 14th in Pittsburgh, PA the USA will host its Second Annual Clay Shooting Competition. Deadline for entry is May 9th. If you are interested then call Tim at the hall for further information.
Lift Magazine is the educational supplement for NEIEP. It is published periodically and covers specific topics like brakes, landing systems and, in the upcoming issue, new technologies in the trade. They are currently looking for people who are interested in sharing their knowledge by contributing content to the magazine. You do not need to be a professional quality writer, just have the ability to clearly communicate your knowledge on subjects. Contributors are compensated for their work. If you are interested, please submit your resume to Jon Henson at email@example.com or call 508-699-2200 extension 6115.