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Local Lodge 60

Peoria, Illinois

Phone: (309) 266-7144

L-60 inspector is an angler, too

L-60 Inspector Joe Eppy places 16th in his first professional fishing tournament

JOSEPH EPPY, inspector for Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.), has not quit his day job, but he has taken on what most fishing hobbyists would consider a dream profession. On Aug. 20, he participated in his first professional fishing tournament at the Central Division FLW Stren Series Tournament held in Fort Madison, Iowa. He received a check for placing 16th out of 100 pro anglers. A 2004 graduate apprentice, Eppy joined the Boilermakers union 12 years ago.

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Local 60 awards 12 $500 scholarships

Fund-raisers finance education program

LOCAL LODGE 60 (Peoria, Ill.) announced the recipients of its fifth annual scholarship award on Sept. 3. A total of $6,000 was awarded to 12 scholarship applicants. The one-year, $500 grants were awarded to every 2009 candidate — all Local 60 Boilermakers or their dependents. Only Local 60 members — or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Local 60 member — are eligible for this scholarship award.

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Local 60 apprentices graduate

THE OFFICERS AND members of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) offer their congratulations to the September 2009 graduate apprentices. L. to r., front row: Jason Lusk, Jeff Yaple, Charlie Evans, and Gary Lusk Jr. Back Row: Nicholas Wood, Scott Vandak, Bruce Hahn, and Jeremy Rodda.

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2009 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Great Lakes Area contestants include, front row, l. to r.: Matt Smith, Local 363; Brady Blotske, Local 647; Noel Springhart, Local 1; and Wayne Hayes, Local 60. Back row, l. to r.: Ryan Woods, Local 27 (runner-up); Jeffrey Rose, Local 107; Timothy Esparza, Local 374; Josue Fuentes, Local 169; and Matthew Vodraska, Local 744 (winner).

Northeast & Great Lakes

Toth and Buskey win Northeast; Vodraska and Woods win Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 23rd annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 4-8 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 27-Oct. 1.


Local 60 apprentices graduate

THE OFFICERS AND members of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) offer their congratulations to the March 2009 graduate apprentices. L. to r., front row: Kristopher Hahn, Lonnie Imel, Douglass Pratt, Nathan Pribble, and Kelly List. Back row: Jason Pribble, William Embree, William Herman, Sidney Dove, Wayne Hayes, and Jon Tortat.

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Members of Congress join delegates at reception

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, third from right, with (l. to r.) IR Dave Bunch; Dir. of Political Affairs Bridget Martin; Gary Aycock, L-627; Keola Martin, L-90; and IVP Warren Fairley.

Boilermakers build relationships with legislators

DELEGATES TO THE 41st annual LEAP conference welcomed legislators, congressional aides, and other guests to the Boilermakers’ congressional reception March 18 to continue the work of building good relationships.

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Reporter  V48N2

Locals award service pins

Local 1 — Chicago

John Skermont, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

40 Years – Thomas C. Patterson;
35 Years – Thomas E. Hartley; and
30 Years – Greg C. VanHaren.

Local 34 — Topeka, Kan.

Kenneth Nelson, Local 34 rec. sec., Topeka, Kan., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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L-60 apprentice moonlights in union-made gear

Bill Herman, a third-year apprentice with Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.), holds one of the T-shirts he designed for his company, Union Boilermaker Gear.

BILL HERMAN BECAME a field construction Boilermaker apprentice in 2005, joining Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) in Sept. 2006. Throughout his four-year apprenticeship, his frustration grew in his search to find union-made clothing and gear. When he graduated in March 2009, he did so with the hope that no other Boilermaker would have to go through such an exhausting search, not now that he has opened his own online company called UnionBoilermakerGear.com.

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Construction BMs train in Kansas City

New business managers from the U.S. and Canada attend training in Kansas City July 27-31.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN U.S. and Canadian business managers met in Kansas City, Mo., July 27-31 for new officer training. The event was hosted by Construction Division Services (CDS) in conjunction with the Education and Training Services Department.

“We had an excellent group that stayed focused the entire week on the curriculum we developed for new business managers,” said CDS Director Skipper Branscum. “Our goal was to introduce these leaders to the various programs and resources that are available to help them succeed.”

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