Thank you to everyone who submitted their names and essays for the 2016 IBEW Local 1928 Scholarship Awards. Congratulations go to the following four applicants whose essays were randomly drawn:
- Sarah Hurley, North Sydney NS
- Brolin Turner, Summerside, PE
- Jacob Pentz, Trenton, NS
- Gary Richard Wagner, Stillwater Lake, NS
All the best in your furture endeavors!
IBEW Local 1928 would like to Congratulate the following newly elected officers:
Business Manager - Jim Sponagle (in by acclamation)
President - Kevin Avery
Vice President - Leo Doran
Treasurer - Carey Boozan
Recording Secretary - Daniel Guthro
Also, we would like to say Thank You to Brother Doug King for accepting the appointed term as Assistant Business Manager of IBEW Local 1928.
Thank You to all of those who ran in the 2016 election as well as the Election Committee for all of their hard work and continued dedication to the Local.
The Local 1928 hockey tournament took place April 8th to 12th at the old arena in Truro. In the 12-team tournament, it was Point Tupper (drawing on reserves from the ULW program at the Springhill campus of NSCC) who carried the day with a win over the team from Emera Utility Services. Many thanks to Daniel Hancock for taking on the organization for this year’s tournament.
IBEW Canada (First District) has developed new TV commercials that continues a marketing campaign launched last spring to instill pride and ownership in the IBEW in Canada and increase the credibility of IBEW to Canadian politicians and the Canadian public. The commercials will be broadcast on Roger’s Hockey Night In Canada (too bad there are no Canadian teams in the play-offs), as well as on TSN, Discovery and Comedy channels. For the first time digital ads will also appear on websites including TSN.ca, RDS.ca, thecomedynetwork.ca, and discovery.ca. For a preview of the commercial, click here and watch for it this spring on TV.
2016 is an election year for IBEW Local 1928 where the membership will decide on the union leaders who will represent them for the next four years. Nominations will be held at the Unit Meetings throughout the month of April (see the calendar on the IBEW Local 1928 website) for the following executive offices: Business Manager, President, Vice-Presdident, Treasurer, Secretary. The elections for these offices will be conducted by mail-in ballot. The ballots will be prepared by the Election Committee and mailed to members in good standing to their last known address in early June for tallying on June 21 and 22. April Unit meetings will also take nominations for your local Unit's executive: Unit Chair, Unit Vice-Chair, Recorder. The election for these offices will take place by secret ballot at your local June Unit meeting.