TCU Local Lodge 427
December 2012 Articles12/31/2012
Highlights: December 2012 Minutes,
Lodge 427 met at Blind Tiger December 11, 2012. The meeting opened in regular form with President Vega calling meeting to order and Smith invokes the opening prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Attending:
President: Lori Vega P Vice President: Brenda Poles A due to work. FST: Sandie Raney P Local chairman: Jeff Egnoske P Chaplin: Peggy Sue Smith P Secretary: Kim Minson P
Board of trustees: Chairman, Russell Valentine P Members: Mary Douglas A; John Fisher P
Protective committee members: Samuel Wittmaier P, Jim Northrup P, Greg Shaffer P, Kevin Lattimer P
Sargent of Arms: Mark Gellar A Inner guard: Linda Stacey P Outer guard: Wendy Giron P All officers were present except Poles, Douglas and Gellar.
President None. Secretary's Report Reading of November minutes-Approved.
FST Report given for November wages, expenses, meals, receipts-dues received from Grand Lodge, Interest, Totals CD, Checking, Grand total; Approved.
Board of Trustees Report Valentine reports FDIC making changes to non-interest bearing accounts so will affect insurance on accounts. Local Chairmans Report Egnoske reports 1)9 time claims submitted. 2)Email being watched-be careful. 3)Employee released due to stealing time-smoke breaks. 4)Traveling to KC for ergonomic claim.
Unfinished Business: Fisher requests attendance count: Retired Active 36
1)Union members striking in other states; auto workers, teachers, etc. 2)Material dept. expanding-clerk job posted and closed. New Business: 1)Valentine wants to inquire on usage of website. Suggestion of newsletter semiannually. 2)Motion to buy laptop for FST Raney and Internet services-Stacey 1st, Dan 2nd, Motion approved. 3)New email filter installed so looks for SSNs, curse words, jokes, etc. 4)Vega congratulates Nina Taylor on retirement.
Prize drawing winners: Topeka-Kostelecki, Lattimer, French, Sabias, Shaffer, Davis, Sanchez, Gutierrez, Combs, Raney, Bryant, Valentine.
Next meeting at Blind Tiger-January 8, 2013. Chaplain Smith gives closing prayer and President Vega closes meeting.
AMTRAK ADVANCES PLANS TO ACQUIRE NEW HIGH-SPEED TRAIN SETS FOR NORTHEAST CORRIDOR , 12/14/2013
In order to better meet strong and growing ridership demand on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), Amtrak is advancing plans to acquire new next-generation high-speed train sets and ending its plans to purchase 40 additional high-speed passenger cars to add to the existing Acela Express fleet.
"Go to Amtrak Plans New Train Sets"
Flexible Medical Spending Account Deadline Announced
The deadline to set up a flexible medical flexible spending is December 7, 2012. Please contact United Healthcare (UHC) at 800-842-9905 for further information.