June 2023

Listed below are the results of our recent General Election.  We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the election.  The following people will be installed at the June 17, 2023 Membership Meeting at 9:00 AM:
PRESIDENT – Justin Limke (by acclamation)
1st VICE PRESIDENT – Ray Casper 
2nd VICE PRESIDENT – Steve Nelson 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY – James Kingery (by acclamation)
TRUSTEES – Jill Scott, Curt Rosener, Jeff Carder 
SGT-AT-ARMS – Jacob Lane
GUIDE – Amber Billings
SHOP COMMITTEE – Keith Chada, Travis Drake, Josh Overton, Jeremy Mouchka; 1st Alt, Jill Scott; 2nd Alt, Billy Romine; 3rd Alt, Jon Vaughan. 
SAFETY COMMITTEE – Brian Evans, Jeff Carder 
Tues, May 30, 2023, 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Local 450 Union Hall
Jessie “Diesel” Johnson
Neely Turner
The next Stewards Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM and the Regular Meeting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Union Hall. Agenda includes regular order of business and swearing in of new Officers.  Nominations will be taken for the following delegates:  Deere Council (1), Ag. Imp. Council (2), Skilled Trades Committee (3), and Drug & Alcohol Committee (1).  
Nominations will be taken following the June 17, 2023 Regular Membership Meeting at 9:00 AM for the following delegates of Local 450 UAW: Deere Council (1), Ag. Imp. Council (2), Skilled Trades Committee (3), and Drug & Alcohol Committee (1).  
Election dates, yet to be set/approved by the membership, for the following positions will tentatively be held on July 11, 2023 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM with a run-off election (if necessary) on July 18, 2023 from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Union Hall.  All members in good standing, active and retired, are eligible to vote.  Bring your union card to vote. DEERE COUNCIL (1), AG. IMP. COUNCIL (2), SKILLED TRADES COMMITTEE (3), and DRUG & ALCOHOL COMMITTEE (1).
The national and public health emergencies declared during March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are ending. The public health emergency will expire on May 11, 2023.
• After May 11, 2023, the Company will suspend all COVID-19 guidelines, to include testing requirements.
• COVID-19 related absences will be treated like all other illnesses.
• The change in policy reflects the end of the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The next Retirees Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 14th at 12:00 Noon with the menu of Sonny’s Pizza, then meeting at 1:00 PM. With the ongoing Covid-19 Virus, no Potluck will be held. We want everyone to be safe. DO NOT BRING FOOD IN unless it’s in a store-bought prepared package/box.
The $25.00 door prize winners in May were Darrell Spaulding and John Crall.  Anthony Leto and Peter Marts names were drawn for the $275.00 progressive prize, but they were not present.
Costco has many benefits for non-members. The Hearing, Optical, and the Pharmacy departments can be used by anyone. You need not be a member. You have to pay for your hearing aids and then submit a medical form along with the receipt. Call UHC, the number is on the back of your UHC card. Ask them to send you a reimbursement form and you should receive almost all of your costs!
And reminder, newsletter will be going out for the upcoming “Christmas in July” Party set for Saturday, July 22nd, so mark your calendar!
Sam Bradley, Jr.
~Hired 02-08-60 ~Retired 03-31-00 ~Deceased 05-04-23
Keith Woodward
~Hired 06-10-74 ~Retired 06-30-09 ~Deceased 05-12-23
JUNE 18, 2023
Family of Anthony Stewart (Funeral)
Family of Mallory Keary (Funeral)
Todd Lester’s Daughter
Family of Gregory McBurney (Funeral)
Jerry McBurney’s Brother
Apr 29: Anton Halamar, Dept 40P
May 31: Douglas Fenton, Dept 42
Jun 30: Connie Langerak, Dept 40P
CHAPLAIN CHAT by Curt Forney……
A week after purchasing a pair of glasses for her husband, the wife decides to take them back to the optometrist. The person behind the counter wants to know the reason for the return so she asks, “What seems to be the problem, ma’am?” To which the wife replies: “I want a refund for these glasses…my husband’s still not seeing things my way.” We all wish, to some degree, that everybody would see things our way. We have our different opinions on politics, religion, culture, and a whole host of other things. AND we think our opinions are the right one. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but where we get into trouble is when we confuse an opinion with a conviction. Rick Warren says, “An opinion is something you hold; a conviction is something that holds you. An opinion is something you’ll argue about. A conviction is something you will suffer for and, if necessary, die for.” It’s been said, "Have convictions, but be sure your convictions are convictions, not prejudices." When it comes to convictions we should follow the advice of The Bible when it says, "Show proper respect to everyone:…fear God, honor the King" (1 Peter 2:17). Good advice, especially as we move into another political season. 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:

Charles Faber D/38

Thomas Francis D/40C

Hyves Irumva D/40A

Tonja Galvan D/05C

Logan Klein D/17

Lori Greenwood D/40P

Javier Santana D/30P

Devon Greer D/43


William Irvine D/05S

Rehired but Didn’t Rejoin:

Ryan Kellerhals D/40A

Charles Runyon D/30W

Renee Koehlmoos D/30A


Darrell Kruse D/88

Dropped Out of Union:

Travis Lehman D/38

Stephanie Anderson D/40A

Tracy Marshall D/30A

Alex Bentley D/30A

Gary McKnight Jr. D/40A

Ted Brown D/23

Tam Pham D/05Q

Edgar Burke Jr. D/23

Leonard Poels D/95

Toi Cam D/23

Aaron Rist D/30A

Christopher Conrad D/38

Jeffrey Robbins D/43

Michael Cook D/30A

Alexander Smith D/40A

Jesse Cowling D/20A

Christopher Sorensen D/05F

Edward Curry, Jr. D/40A

Stephen Sweerin D/90

Dylan Danielson D/40A

Steven Thompson D/38

Gilbert Decena D/05S

Donald Townsend D/43