Aug ShurShot

AG. IMP. COUNCIL = Travis Drake & Curt Rosener

The next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the Union Hall. Agenda includes regular order of business and take nominations for one (1) Trustee position.

Nominations will be taken following the August 19th Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM for the open position of one (1) Trustee, due to Jill Scott resigning and transferring to a Salary position.

Election date, yet to be set/approved by the membership, for the following open position of one (1) Trustee will tentatively be held on September 5, 2023, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with a run-off election (if necessary) on September 12, 2023, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Union Hall. All members in good standing, active and retired, are eligible to vote. Bring your union card to vote.

The Trustees of Local 450 are accepting sealed bids on miscellaneous items listed below. Turn in bids to the Union Hall or to one of the Trustees, Jeff Carder (Dept 55) or Curt Rosener (Dept 30W). Bidding closes at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Stop by the Union Hall to look items over. The successful bidder will be notified at a later date.
• Yamaha Powered Mixer, Power Cord, 2 Speaker Cords
• 2-16 ft Speaker Extension Cords
• Realistic 35-Watt Solid State P.A. Amplifier for 2 Microphones
• 4 Channel Stereo Microphone Mixer, Realistic Brand
• 2-Radio Shack Corded Microphones
• 2-AKG Corded Microphones with 15 ft Cable
• Speaker/Mic Extension Cord
• 2-JRX-100 JBL Speakers, 28”x18”
• 2-Dell 14” Monitors

The John Deere Des Moines Works (JDDMW) will have vacation shutdown in 2023:
22 Oct–29 Oct, for All Factory Departments
(Unless notified by Supervisor that you are required to work)
If employees are eligible for vacation, they must utilize their vacation unless directed by their respective Team Leader that they are required to work.
If an employee lacks sufficient vacation to cover the vacation shutdown, via exhaustion of vacation or ineligibility due to length of employment, he or she will be placed on temporary inventory adjustment layoff unless scheduled to work in his or her respective department/overtime group. See Exhibit K, Section 4 of the current labor agreement. For questions, please contact the Labor Relations Department.

Thanks U NOTES
Family of Kate Wishman (Funeral)
Wife of Charles Wishman (AFL-CIO)
Family of Jim Garton (Funeral)
Family of Douglas Hart (Funeral)
Joe Lucas Father-in-Law
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Jul 5: James Ytzen, Dept 90

I want to thank everyone who attended and those who helped out at the Retirees “Christmas in July” Party on July 22nd.. A good time was had by all. The food was delicious along with great social time and music by “The Band Spam.” We had 20/$20.00 Hy-Vee Gift Card winners: Jerry Battani, Scott Bowman, John Crall, Dennis DeJoode, Howard Elscott, Dennis England, Gary Eubank, Freda Hall, Paul Klonglan, Tom Manning, Delmar Nelson, Larry Olsen, Ron Rathbun, Darrell Shook, Gordon Smith, Kevin Thomas, Ron Twedt, Craig Whitaker, Gloria Wilkening, and Walter (Jim) Wittick. The $325 Progressive Door Prize winner was determined he was not a Chapter member, so this will be drawn again at the August meeting from the eligible Chapter members names who were present at the Christmas in July Party.
The next Retirees Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 12:00 Noon with the menu of Chicken and sides from Pizza Ranch, then meeting to follow at 1:00 PM.
We will be taking nominations at the August meeting for the open position of Retirees Chapter Recording Secretary (due to Carol Shores resigning); take office in September.
We’d like to welcome the following new Chapter member: James Ytzen. Please come and join us at our meetings.
Note, John Deere is looking for Tour Guides at the Factory. If you are interested, contact Amy Streeter, Visitor’s Service Lead, (515) 289-8147 for more information.
James Douglas
~Hired 06-19-50 ~Retired 06-30-82 ~Deceased 05-04-23
Jerry Adams
~Hired 06-17-74 ~Retired 07-31-14 ~Deceased 06-20-23

CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……
I came across a story I can relate to having just recently purchased a pair of hearing aids myself. An elderly man had serious hearing problems for a number of years. His family tried again and again to convince him to get a hearing aid. Finally, he relented. He went to the doctor and was fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed him to hear 100 percent. A month later he went back to the doctor. The doctor said with a smile, “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.” The old man replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to their conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!” I read that story and thought how important it is to guard our speech because you never know who might be listening. When it comes to speaking, Mark Twain once said, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” The Bible puts it another way, “Daydreaming comes when there are too many worries. Careless speaking comes when there are too many words.” (Ecclesiastes 5:3) How many times I wished I could retrieve words that were spoken too hastily. We’ve all been there. As an old adage goes, “Lord, help me make sure my brain is engaged before I put my mouth in gear. Think about it.
Monday, September 4th is the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual Labor Day Parade for Union members, their families and special guests. Local 450 will again be participating in this event. We will have a Tractor pulling a “People Hauler” and a few John Deere Gators for the Parade. Parade line up starts at the Iowa State Capitol at 8:00 AM; first come, first in line. Parade kicks off at 11:00 AM. We will march from the Iowa State Capitol to the State Fairgrounds, East on Grand Avenue. Park at the Fairgrounds and buses will be available prior to the Parade to bring you to the Capitol. Following the Parade, there will be a picnic for members, their families and special guests at Labor Union Park (4640 Morningstar Drive in Des Moines). At the Park there will be live music, food and drinks, inflatables, face painting, airbrush tattoos, ice cream trucks, and more! Come join us and enjoy a Union won day off with your Brothers and Sisters from all the Labor Unions in the area.