RETIRED MEMBERS OF Local 582 (Baton Rouge, La.) attended their quarterly luncheon meeting at the union hall in January. James Anderson, chairman of the retiree’s club, presented membership pins ranging from 30 years to 65 years of service. Jessie Nelson, pictured in front at far right wearing a suit, received a 65-year pin.
“As you can see from the picture, there’s still enough fire in these guys to build a boiler if needed,” boasts District 5 Manager John M. Simoneaux. “Everyone enjoyed this special day, which consisted of a lot of reminiscing of old times, fine Cajun food, and door prizes.”
Retirees in attendance included James Anderson, Gary Bonds, Charlie Breazeale, Robert Burns, Carl Champagne, Lawrence Gonzales, Herman Hanna, Nelson Hebert, Ira Henry, Ed Hughes, Gerry Kramer, John Landry, Richard LeJeune, Johnny Leveron, C.A. Lewis, Reggie Meyers, John Murphy, Jim Nations, Jessie Nelson, W.D. Newcomb, Horace Newell, Stanley Oubre, Wiley Perkins, Adrian Phillips, Kenny Roberts, Virgil Roddy, Millard Rogers, Terry Saltzman, Ray Stokes, Cline Street, Bobby Strickland, Milton Thomassie, Herman Trahan, Bobby Travis, and Charlie Wilson.