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L-191 retirees receive 60-year pins

RETIRED MEMBERS OF Local 191, Victoria, British Columbia, received pins acknowledging their 60th year of membership with the union during ceremonies recently. Group photo, left to right, Local 191 BM-ST Jim Fitzpatrick and retirees Roy Gallop, Wes Morhart, Stan Betts, Darrell Walker, and Ernie Smith. In accompanying photo are 93-year-old Howie East, left, and Fitzpatrick. Not pictured are 60-year members Corky Bryant and Art Holland.

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Boilermaker retiree and friend build soldier’s statue

 L-237 retiree Rudy Diaz, right, and partner Danny Pardo stand before the statue they created for display in Cape Coral, Fla.

L-237’s Diaz pays tribute to U.S. military

THE SACRIFICES MADE by U.S. soldiers are not lost on Rudy Diaz, a retired member from Local 237 (Hartford, Conn.) now living in Cape Coral, Fla. A few years back, Diaz was inspired to honor those serving in the armed forces by designing and building a bronze statue.

Diaz’s concept would include an Iraq war-era American soldier and an Iraqi boy standing and saluting the American flag. The boy’s salute would symbolize his appreciation for the courage and service of the soldiers who fought to free his country from tyranny.

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L-154 opens renovated retiree center

L. to r.: Pres. Abe Hughes, trustee Don Habedl, Vice Pres. Dale McFetridge, BM V

LOCAL 154 (PITTSBURGH) retirees are enjoying their newly remodeled meeting and recreational facility located near the lodge’s union hall. BM Ray Ventrone joined with retiree officers for the formal opening and dedication on Jan. 29. In addition to providing space for L-154 retirees, the building includes a grand ballroom for the lodge’s social events and public rental. The facility also includes additional classroom space for apprentices and trainees.

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Reporter  V50N2

Boilermaker retiree brings ministry to auto racing

IN LATE 1999, John Roberts faced a life-changing decision. After being diagnosed with Hepatitis C years earlier, he needed a liver transplant to survive. The retired Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio) member said he made a pact with God — if God would see him through the transplant, Roberts vowed to “spend the rest of my time serving Him.”

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Reporter  V50N2

Local 128’s Nadeau spends retirement volunteering

Jean-Marie and Florence Nadeau are pictured with children wearing Local 128 hats and T-shirts at the Marsh Orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico.

Couple travels to Mexico to teach children, maintain orphanage

FLORENCE AND JEAN-MARIE Nadeau, a retired member of Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), are living part-time in Mazatlan, one of Mexico’s greatest vacation destinations. Their time, however, is not spent at an exotic resort, but in volunteer work at some of Mexico’s poorest regions.

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Reporter  V50N1

L-27 holds 20th retiree reunion

L-27 BM-ST David Snead, center front, attends the 20th annual retiree reunion, an event he formed in 1989.

Lodge honors retired BM-ST Snead

LOCAL 27 (St. Louis) held its 20th annual retiree reunion August 1 and honored the event’s founder, David Snead.

Snead, who joined the union in 1970, was elected president and made a business representative in 1987. In 1989, he established the Retirees Reunion, an annual day of reminiscing, dinner, attendance prizes, and service pin presentations for all field construction retirees.

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L-105 retiree receives military honor

L-105 retiree Roscoe Cartwright

RETIRED LOCAL 105 (Chillicothe, Ohio) member Roscoe Cartwright Jr., 66, was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor for his service during the war in Vietnam. The induction ceremony took place May 1 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

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