2018 SC AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland Scholarship

July 10, 2018 Admin 0

*Due 08/09/2018*

Locals must be affiliated and in good standing with the SC AFL-CIO.

Anyone in the immediate family of a union member is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Immediate family is defined as: husband, wife, child; including step, foster and grandchildren.

Applicants may reapply each year while attending college; however, only one application per student, per year shall be accepted, regardless of how many union members are in the family.

The names of applicants must be received in the state office by email only with an application and an essay selected from the following events and how this … Read More...

Happy 4th of July!!

July 4, 2018 Admin 0

It’s Independence Day!

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all our members a Happy 4th of July.

If you are off work today we hope you have a fun-filled, happy and safe holiday. If you are working today we recognize you and Thank You for your hard work day in and day out.

Enjoy your day!

 

President:  Mike Jones

Vice-President:  Daryl Current

Recording Secretary:  Helena Thornton

Secretary-Treasurer:  Bud Brown

Trustees:  Lisa Leathers, Mark DeLuke, Joe Behan

Sentinel-Conductor:  Maureen Kelly

Auditors:  O.D. Smith, Chris Johnson, Chris Swaney

Staff

Executive Secretary: Gary Winchester

Webmaster: Todd … Read More...

AFL-CIO Labor 2018 Kick-Off Survey

June 28, 2018 Admin 0

06/28/2018

Members of Local Lodge 1725,

Starting last Saturday, June 23rd the national AFL-CIO  kicked off Labor 2018 Programs all across the country with Labor Walks, Phone Banks, Worksite Leafleting Programs, and more.

Here in NC with your help, we are participating by kicking off a Week of Concerted Activity, distributing the attached Issue Surveys to members and collecting their information as they pledge to be volunteers and an active part of  Labor 2018.

Please Note: The attached PDF has been updated and can now be filled out electronically and forwarded to the State Federation by just clicking the shaded … Read More...

75th Anniversary Brunch and Recognition Ceremony

June 14, 2018 Admin 0

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 was the official 75th Anniversary of Victory Lodge 1725. The weeklong celebration culminated with a brunch at the DoubleTree in Charlotte. Our members were treated to a fantastic brunch menu (did someone say Bloody Mary’s).

75th Anniversary Committee member Mary Goettl spoke to us about the history of our lodge and welcomed Former Lodge Presidents Bob Bynum and Bill Wise who were in attendance. Both were recognized for their years of service to our lodge and the legacies they have left for us to follow. Bill Wise then introduced Bob Bynum after which Bob spoke to … Read More...

Fun Night with Great Food, Music & Dancing!

June 14, 2018 Admin 0

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 members of our Local Lodge got together at the DoubleTree in Charlotte for a fun night of food, fellowship, music and yes, dancing. And yes, there are pictures to prove it!

After checking in our members were treated to appetizers and cocktails before the main event started. The dinner buffet was outstanding! After dinner our very own DJ Mickey Senick fired up the dance floor with an eclectic mix of current hits and classics. There is even a rumor going around that Vice President Daryl Current was spotted on the dance floor but he will … Read More...

Top Golf & Casino Night a Huge Success!

June 9, 2018 Admin 0

06/09/2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 Victory Lodge 1725 continued our week of celebrations of our 75th Anniversary with a night of golf competition, casino games, food, drink and fellowship at Top Golf in Charlotte. All proceeds from the night went to Guide Dogs of America.

Turnout was outstanding and everyone had a great time competing in Top Golf (yeah, there were a few ringers there .. we know who you are!) as well as living out dreams of hitting it big in Vegas with the casino games such as blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’em, etc. We also had a special guest … Read More...

Political Training Class at Winpisinger

May 31, 2018 Admin 0

Political Training Class

I was invited by our Distict 142 President, DaveSupplee to attend The Political Training Class at W3, (William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center).  I was thrilled and pleased to attend and represent our local. 

This class focuses on MNPL, elections, legislative issues, the political process, and the relation and importance of our involvement to politics and government.

Our class started off by assigning members to a group that would create a faux candidate and a campaign operation to get them elected. Every person in our group was assigned particular jobs that actually exist in campaigns. As … Read More...