TCU Local Lodge 427
June 2013 Articles6/30/2013
June Union Meeting Highlights, 06/30/13
TCU Lodge 427 Meeting
Lodge 427 met at Blind Tiger June 11, 2013. The meeting opened in regular form with President Vega calling meeting to order and Vega 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 A
Secretary: Kim Minson P
Board of trustees: Chairman, Russell Valentine P; Members: Mary Douglas P, John Fisher P
Protective committee members: Samuel Wittmaier A, Jim Northrup P, Greg Shaffer P, Kevin Lattimer P
Sargent of Arms: Mark Gellar A
Inner guard: Linda Stacey A, due to work.
Outer guard: Wendy Giron P
All officers were present except Poles, Smith, Wittmaier, Gellar and Stacey.
Secretary's Report Reading of April minutes-Approved.
FST Report April wages, May wages(RR Taxes April, May); expenses April, May; April meals,no May meals. Lost Wages-Burger, Out of pocket expenses-Burger, Total for Community service conference' Dues from Grand Lodge, Interest, Totals CD, Checking, Grand total. Approved.
Board of Trustees Report Valentine reports 3% raise July 1.
Local Chairmans Report Egnoske reports 1)claims filed in crew. 2) 3 waivers, 1 fired, some investigations.
Attendance count: Retired 2 Active 31
Unfinished Business: none.
New Business: 1) Vega asks that we don't go to management if we have complaints or conflict with each other. Go to union first.
2) Montana Dale having fundraiser June 23 and will forward information by email.
3)Valentine reports Poles needs website service for website class. 3 plans-12mo $6.95/mo, 24mo $5.95/mo, 36mo $4.95/mo. Privacy plan $9.99/yr. Backup plan $19.99/yr. Northrup moves that we pay for 1yr plan and privacy and backup plans for 1 yr. Raney asks that we pay by Visa debit through account instead of reimbursement to Poles. Dan seconds motion, approved unanimously.
4) Egnoske has had requests to answer questions.
5)Protection comes 6yrs after anniversary date.
6)Member asks confirmation of confidentiality.
Prize drawing winners: Topeka-Dan Kostelecky, Julaine Garcia, Kathy Calvin, Dan Munzer, Kim Minson, Mark Combs, Russell Valentine, Jeremy French, Jeff Egnoske, Kevin Latimer, Brian Mapes, Kelly Chapman. Out of town-4
New members introduced: Kelly Chapman, crew, Montana Dale, revenue mgmt, Rachel Elwell, collections.
Next meeting on July 9, 2013 at Blind Tiger.
President Vega gives closing prayer and closes the meeting.
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Make Sure Met Life Beneficiary Information Is Updated, 06/19/2013
Thinking about your life insurance beneficiary is easy to overlook. Please take a few minutes to verify that the beneficiaries listed on your policy as still up to date. You can contact Met Life at 800-310-7770. They will send you a form to change beneficiaries information and you can send it back to them. It is a good idea to double check all of your insurance policies. Over the years, it is an easy thing to forget about.