Shur Shot November 2019


TUES, NOV 11, 2019 

Thank a Vet! 


Nov 28-29, Thanksgiving 

Dec 23-Jan 1, Christmas Shutdown 

(Return to work Jan 2, 2020) 

 The Executive Board and Shop Committee would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 



The next Regular Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Union Hall.  Agenda includes regular order of business. 



Local 450’s Trustees will accept bids from Local 450 members for the janitor duties at the Union Hall which includes weekly cleaning of the restrooms, kitchen area, offices and Hall.  Bids must be made for the entire year of 2020, paid monthly (which includes withholding taxes, because taxes will be withheld and you will receive a W-2 at the end of the year.  If it’s a business, we will need your Tax ID number and you will receive a Form 1099). Your bid must be submitted to the Union Hall no later than 4:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  The successful bidder will be notified at a later date.  For a more detailed list of duties, call (515) 283-1784 or stop by the Union Hall. 



Again this year we would like to have all our UAW members and retirees bring their kids and grandkids down to the Union Hall for the Children’s Christmas Party. 

WHEN:Sunday, December 15, 2019

 WHERE:Local 450 Union Hall 

TIME:12:30 PM to 3:00 PM 

ACTIVITIES:  There will be refreshments, games, presents for kids ages 12 and under, bags of candy, your picture taken on Santa’s lap and drawings for the adults; need not be present to win. 

If you would like to attend or if you can’t make it but your spouse can, please fill out the slip below and return it to your Steward or Committeeman or drop it off at the Union Hall. 

We need slips returned no later than Thursday, December 12th so we can plan the party accordingly. Anyone interested in helping with the Christmas Party, please email: 

[email protected] 


{   }   I would like to attend. 

{   }   I cannot make it but my spouse can. 

Number and ages of Children: 

____Girls _________Ages ____Boys _________Ages 

Member’s Name___________________________________ 

Clock No._______________ 




UAW Local 450 is honoring Veterans on Saturday, November 9th starting at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Union Hall, 4589 NW 6th Drive in Des Moines. The Vets Committee will be serving lunch for all Veterans and their families; Wage, Salaried, Active or Retired.  Family and friends are all welcome.  If you know a Veteran or the family of a Veteran, please bring them along. 

We will have a Chair for you!!! 

The Local will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, with chips and some side salads; refreshments will also be provided.  Anyone that wants to help, the Vets Committee will be there at 10:30 AM. 



Our next Retirees Potluck/Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with the Ladies making “Soups, Chili, & Sides”; Meeting to follow immediately at 1:00 PM at the Union Hall. We’d like to welcome new Chapter member Jason Wasson. Come join us!  The 2/$10.00 door prize winners in October were Bill Morlan and Henry Van Roekel. Sam Bradley Jr. and Dennis Sutherland’s names were drawn for the $60.00 progressive door prize, but they were not present.  Mark your calendars, the annual Retirees Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 Noon; watch for upcoming special newsletter and save the date. 



Nov 1: James Wasson, Dept. 55 



Daylight Saving Time ends November 3rd.  Reminder to turn your clocks BACK one hour. 



Date:2nd Tuesday of every month 

(Nov 2019 thru Apr 2020) 

Time:9:00 AM Coffee & Social Time, 11:00 AM Lunch 

Place:Old Country Buffet 

6624 E. Southern Avenue  Mesa, AZ 

(West off of Power Road in Mesa) 

All Deere Retirees, including salary and wage, are welcome to attend.  For more information, contact: 

“Mouse” Schmidt(319) 296-5529 

Bob Kerns(623) 214-8366 

Bob Wirtz(319) 504-0799 



American Heart Association (Donation) Memory of Ted Haney (Raymond Haney’s Father) 

University of Iowa Hospital (Donation) Memory of Carole Kraber (Mark Kraber’s Mother) 

EveryStep Care & Support Services (Donation) Memory of Patricia Mullin (Brian Mogle’s Grandmother) 


CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney…… 

Pastor R. Duane Gryder shares what he is thankful for when he writes: I AM THANKFUL...I am Thankful that we only elect Presidents once every four years. I am Thankful that teenagers will grow up and that one day they will have children that will become teenagers of their own. I am Thankful that I am not a turkey this month. I am Thankful that the space available for messages on T-shirts and bumpers is limited. I am Thankful that hugs and kisses do not cause us to gain weight or cause cancer. I am Thankful that TVs, Radios, CD Players, and Computers can be turned off. That goes for Smartphones as well (though many people think they could not exist if they did). I am Thankful that God’s love never fails and that He will never stop loving me (and you). The Apostle Paul, when writing about the resurrection of the dead, says how that knowledge should affect us: "All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God." Imagine how different this world would be if we spent as much time being thankful as we do complaining (I'm including myself). Hmmm. Just saying. Think about it. 



If you know or work with any of these people, invite them to join our Union: 


Never Joined: 

Dropped Out of Union: 

Royan Bradley D/40A 

Edward Curry, Jr. D/40A 

Charles Faber D/38 

Dylan Danielson D/40A 

Michael Kendall Jr. D/09R 

Gilbert Decena D/40A 

Logan Klein D/40A 

Mark Eddy Jr. D/38 

Charles Runyon D/30W 

Thomas Francis D/40C 

Celsey Rynearson D/09R 

Gary Hockey D/40A 


Jerzy Hofman D/40A 

Probationary Employees: 

William Irvine D/30W 

Michael Adams D/30W 

Ryan Kellerhals D/40A 


Travis Lehman D/38 

Dropped Out of Union: 

Mark Leisure D/23 

Stephanie Anderson D/40A 

Timothy Mallory D/88 

Ted Brown D/17 

Gary McKnight Jr. D/40A 

Edgar Burke Jr. D/23 

Jasmin Nuhanovic D/40A 

Toi Cam D/23 

Tam Pham D/40C 

Douglas Clouse D/42 

Randy Rhoads D/55 

Christopher Conrad D/38 

Aaron Rist D/30A 

Michael Cook D/40A 

Jeffrey Robbins D/43 

Joseph Cortez D/54 

Steven Ryun D/40A 

Jesse Cowling D/40A 

Chris Sorensen D/05F