International offers basic training for local lodge officers

LOCAL LODGE OFFICERS have a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills to enhance their job performance. The Department of Education & Training Services (ETS) will hold five regional training sessions designed especially for new officers.

Coordinated by ETS Director Donald Caswell, these classes target local lodge presidents, financial officers, and trustees, but other elected officers may attend. They provide instruction in how the International and local lodges work together, International policies and legal requirements, bookkeeping and recordkeeping guidelines, conducting the quarterly audit and completing the audit report, occupational safety and health, legislative and political activity, communication skills, and other subjects.

There is no charge for elected lodge officers to attend, but seating is limited, so pre-registration will be required. Transportation and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the lodge. Earlier this month, letters with full information and a registration form were mailed to all lodges. Lodges may send elected officers to any of the sessions described below, except where limits are given.

New Officer Training

For more information, contact Cheryl Harris, 913-371-2640. To register, fill out the online registration form or print out the PDF form, fill it in, and mail it to Cheryl Harris, Department of Education, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Ste 570, Kansas City KS 66101; or FAX it to 913-281-8105, ATTN: Cheryl Harris.


Sept. 8 – 12 – Delta St. John’s Hotel, Newfoundland
For officers of Canadian lodges only.
For info, contact: Kim Matthews, 506-634-8203

120 New Gower St, St. John’s, NL
Tel: 709-739-6404 Toll-Free: 888-793-3582
Guest rooms, $173 per night.

Sept. 22 –26 – Hilton Oak Lawn (Chicago) [CLOSED]
9333 South Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL
Tel: 708-425-7800 Fax: 708-425-1665
Guest rooms $111 per night, two double beds; $123, one king.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 3 – Hilton Oakland Airport
One Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA
Tel: 510-635-5000 Fax: 510-383-4090
Guest rooms $159 per night, single or double.

Oct. 20 – 24 - Holiday Inn Select Bucks County
4700 Street Rd, Trevose, PA (Philadelphia)
Tel: 1-215-364-2000 Fax: 1-215-3647197
Guest rooms $129 per night, single or double.
(Training takes place at Local 13 hall, 2300 New Falls Rd. Newportville, PA)

Nov. 3 – 7 – Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport
4700 Southport Rd, Atlanta, GA
Tel: 404-767-1988 Fax: 404-768-2080
Guest rooms $149 per night, single or double.