Four-day event draws 21 from U.S. and Canada
TWENTY-ONE NEW business managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States and Canada attended a training course August 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.
The course was conducted by Construction Sector Operations. It included four days of training on topics such as construction agreements, finance and recordkeeping, union organizational structure, grievance handling, national funds, MOST programs, communications, jurisdictions, political action and legislation, and health and safety.
ED-CSO Kyle Evenson and D-CDS Dale “Skipper” Branscum coordinated the training and led some of the sessions. Other staff members, including International reps and department heads, also participated, along with representatives of affiliated Boilermaker organizations.
Attending the training course were James Chew, Local 28 (Eastampton, N.J.); Tracey Eixenberger, Local 502 (Puyallup, Wash.); Jacob Evenson, Local 627 (Phoenix); Jerry Flaherty, Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland); Eugene Gill, Local 27 (St. Louis); Scot Hammond, Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio); Chuck Hancock, Local 29 (Boston); Anthony Howell, Local 37 (Slidell, La.); James King, Local 667 (Charleston, W.Va.); Jess LaBuff, Local 11 (East Helena, Mont.); Joe Lewandowski, Local 83 (Kansas City); Steve Ludwigson, Local 5 (New York); Daniel McWhirter, Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.); Martin Nicholson, Local 359 (Vancouver); Scott May, Local 454 (Chattanooga, Tenn.); John Petronski, Local 128 (Toronto); John Riel, Local 1 (Chicago); Timothy Simmons, Local 108 (Birmingham, Ala.); Mark Sloan, Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.); Timothy Timmons, Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio); and Daniel Weber, Local 193 (Baltimore).