February 2022


Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent election. The results are as follows:

Recording Secretary = Jill Scott

Trustee = Daren “Double-D” Davis

Election Committee = Stacie (Spaur) Severin, Steve Becker

Shop Committee = Pat Garcia

Pension Board = Travis Drake, Justin Limke, Lance Elmquist



The Yappy Hour Event was held on Saturday, January 29th, sponsored by the Women’s Committee.  Brittani Robbins was lead on this event, so good job!  It was a very fun and busy night! I know not everyone won what they wanted, but thanks to everyone that came.  We will be able to donate $1,000 to both Animal Lifeline of Iowa and Forever Home Dog Rescue.  Thank you again for your donations, support, and help so we could be successful.  Blessed with the best!



The next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Union Hall.  Agenda includes regular order of business.



Date:  Sunday, February 20, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Great Escape, 655 NE 56th St, Pleasant Hill, IA

Entry Fee: $30.00 per person

  • Open to Members, Retirees, and Family
  • 4 Games, Prizes for Doubles & Teams Only

Come on out and have a good time!

Contact: Steve Manchester (Dept 40P) with any questions. [email protected]



Just a reminder that if you received more than $600.00 in Strike pay, you will be receiving a 1099-Misc Form from the International Union.



Civil and Human Rights Committee is having a blood drive. Blood drive will be February 26th from 8:00 AM-12:00 Noon at the Hall. You can sign up at: https://donor.lifeservebloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/177556

There will be a 50/50 raffle and a mystery gift basket for those who donate.  A supper will be sered from 5:00-7:00 PM, or until food runs out. Good will donation and b.y.o.b. Friends and family are invite


The Trustees of Local 450 are requesting bids to mow the Union Hall property. Also include in your bid a separate amount for weed/fertilizer in the Spring/Fall.  The area to be mowed is all of the grass inside the fenced property.  Make your bid for the entire mowing season ending in the Fall of 2022.  The Trustees reserve the right to reject any or all bids.  Bids must be submitted by 3:00 PM, March 8, 2022 to the Union Hall.  The successful bidder will be notified at a later date. (Note, 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.)               

         CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……

A farmer noticed a highway department truck pulling over on to the shoulder of the road. A man got out and dug a hole, then got back into the truck. Then the other occupant got out, filled up the hole and got back in the truck. Every fifty yards this amazing process was repeated. ’What are you doing?’ the farmer asked. The driver replied, ’We’re on a highway beautification project, and the guy who plants the trees is home sick today.’ What’s the bottom line? There can be a lot of activity with no productivity! Everybody has to do their part. It is amazing what we can accomplish when everyone understands the important role they play and we work together. Vance Havner once said: “Snowflakes are frail, but if enough of them get together they can stop traffic.” Someone once said, "If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feelings in the world." The Bible says it best when talking about unity and working together, "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor,... Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." When it gets down to it, we need each other more than we sometimes realize. Think about it.