WHEN NORM ROSS accepted his appointment as an Intl. rep for the Boilermakers union in Oct. 2006, he had to step down as business manager of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A Local 555 member since 1969, Ross had served his local first as an assistant business manager for seven years, then as its business manager and secretary-treasurer for 10 years. At this year’s April monthly meeting, members of Local 555 gave Ross a gift in appreciation of all his efforts on their behalf. Mark Lanagan, a retired L-555 vice president, presented the gift —a print by Canadian wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman.