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Bob Henning April 30, 2018
We are preparing for the annual Stamp out Hunger food drive on Saturday May 12, 2018. Branch 53 has assisted in sending out bags donated by Farm Share and Duke Power to offices all over the state. On Sunday April 29th several members and a spouse shipped food drive cards and bags to offices from Port Orange to Ocala and out to Tallahassee. L-R, Branch President Steve Parris, Shop Steward Bob Broecker, Sarah Thigpen, EVP Jim Thigpen, Bob Henning and retirees Joyce Covert and Lonnie Guillory all worked to make this possible. Thank you for donating your time for this worthy cause.
The FSALC is also preparing for state training at the World Golf Village in St Augustine, June 1 through 3. The agenda is on the FSALC web page. St Augustine Branch President Bill Wilcox is busy making preparations to ensure a successful event. On Sunday June 3rd there will be a session covering retirement. If you are planning to retire this year you don’t want to miss this class. See your Branch President for details.
I will be visiting Branch meetings in the coming months to share current information and will let the Branch Presidents know in advance when I will be there, Let’s all be safe especially on food drive day and we hope for this to be the most successful food drive yet.
FSALC District 4 – January 3. 2018
Hopefully all members and their families had a wonderful holidays and Happy New Year. Already President Trump is starting in on the USPS calling for changes. As employees of the USPS and union members we must be aware of events that will eventually affect your jobs and livelihood. It is now more important than ever to participate in the Letter Carriers Political Fund so that we may support congressional representatives that are in agreement with our issues in an effort to keep the USPS a viable organization. Remember the Letter Carriers Political Fund does not limit contributions to any specific party but to those who support our issues.
To contribute you can go to the NALC.ORG website and look under legislation. $5.00 per pay period is not a lot but if everyone contributes it means so much to ensure we keep our jobs and benefits. You can also sign up for the E-activist messaging where you will be kept up to date on immediate legislation regarding the usps and your benefits. This also applies to retirees, already there are talks about reducing federal retirees benefits. As you retirees already know based on your pension those kinds of changes are not an option for us.
The spring FSALC District 4 meeting will be held in Ocala as follows:
Date: Sunday March 4, 2017
Time: 10AM to 2PM
Place: International Assoc. of Fire Fighters Hall
1013 Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Fl. 34470
We will discuss legislation, A representative from the NBA’s office will update on contract issues, Food Drive discussion, and more. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to the District 4 delegates to the Florida State Association of Letter Carriers for voting in the district election. I would like to thank Frank Marinacci for his many years of service to the State association.
I am currently attempting to schedule a District meeting in October. As District Chairman I will be mailing monthly or bi-monthly reports to the Branch Presidents within District 4 to be posted on the union boards in the offices. I will keep the members updated on current legislation and advise when we need to contact our representatives in the house and senate. I have provided my phone number and e-mail for contact purposes. If you call my cell phone, please leave a message so I will call you back.
I look forward to representing you for the next two years.