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International wins three ILCA awards

History book, convention Web site capture first-place prizes

THE BOILERMAKERS’ COMMUNICATION department received two first-place awards and an honorable mention at the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) convention in New Orleans Oct. 20.


Heart attack claims life of IVP Othal Smith Jr.

IVP Othal Smith Jr.

OTHAL SMITH JR., 60, International vice president for the Stove, Furnace, Energy, and Allied Appliance Workers (SFEAW) Division, passed away Oct. 16, 2007, following a heart attack near his home.

Smith was appointed to serve as International vice president on March 1, 1999, following the retirement of Thomas Kemme. He was elected to this office at the subsequent Consolidated Conventions.


Canadians launch national health and safety committee

Attending the first meeting of the Canadian Health and Safety Committee are, l. to r., Dan Langlois, L-680; Braydon Anthony, L-580; Carl Ellsworth, L-359; Ernie Aker, L-73; Jason McInnis, national safety director and committee co-chair; Andre Fleury, IR; Cheryl Hamer (on behalf of L-146); and Eric Zimmerman, L-555. Also attending but not pictured are Grant Jacobs, national training director and committee co-chair; Jim Tinney, L-128; Rob Lauzon, Dist. Lodge D11; and Richard MacIntosh, IR.

Group will share knowledge, develop initiatives among lodges

CANADIAN BOILERMAKERS launched a national health and safety committee this summer as a way to share best practices and develop joint initiatives among all lodges and across all industries where their members are employed: field construction and shops, cement, and shipyards.

Jason McInnis, Canadian National Safety Director, and Grant Jacobs, Canadian National Training Coordinator, co-chair the committee.


Local 92 earns praise from owner, contractor

Members’ rigging and welding skills dazzle observers

IT WAS A dirty job that fell into the capable hands of Local 92 members (Los Angeles). A dirty job that when completed earned kudos from both the owner and the contractor.

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Western States holds 20th apprentice competition

Leo Seitz, right, and Thomas Baker accept the first- and second-place awards in the Western States apprentice competition May 7.

Seitz wins first place, Baker places second

LEO SEITZ OF Local 11 (Helena, Mont.) won the James F. Precht Award as the top apprentice in the 20th annual Western States Area Outstanding Graduate Apprentice Competition held May 6 and 7 at Local 4 in Page, Ariz. Seitz also received the Greg Streblow Scholastic Award.


How to apply for a Boilermaker Scholarship

BOILERMAKER SCHOLARSHIPS are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation and who are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing.

A dependent may be a son, daughter, legally adopted child, or other dependent of an active, retired, disabled, or deceased member.


Other scholarship winners

Local 83 presents scholarship awards totaling $15,000 to dependents of six Local 83 members. L. to r., front row, scholarship recipients Steven Alagna, Cassadie Urie, Stephanie Novich, and Amanda Branscum; back row, BM-ST Randy Cruse, Pres. Larry Horseman, Special Funds Committeemen Frank King (chairman), Dave Leimer, and Joe Lewandowski. Not pictured are scholarship winners Nicole Givens and Benjamin Kellogg.

Local 13 awards 29 grants totaling $208,800

LOCAL LODGE 13, Philadelphia, announces the winners of 28 scholarship awards, each totaling $7,200, to dependents of Local 13 members who participated in the local’s annual competition. Winners were selected based on the results of a college aptitude test administered and graded by St. Joseph’s University. The grants will be awarded over a period of four years — $900 per semester for eight semesters. The Local 13 scholarship committee does not release names of scholarship winners for publication.


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