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...

North Carolina State Council of Machinists Spring Convention

May 29, 2018 Admin 0

The NC State Council of Machinists gathered at Pine Knolls, Atlantic Beach, NC on 26 April for its convention.

We had a two day session of business with speakers from the IAM, AFL-CIO as well as a candidate for office.

Communications Director Bob Wood presenting a banner to Rory Brown and other members of “Smoke Nation” who were there. The presentation was the official induction of “Wimpy” (William W. Winpisinger) as an honorary member

We discussed the upcoming primaries and the screenings we accomplished throughout the state to vet candidates. A discussion was held on the funding and means to … Read More...

Happy AMT Day!

May 23, 2018 Admin 0

In 2001, the FAA created the created the prestigious Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award to honor AMTs, who had served at least 50 years in aircraft maintenance.  The following year, California Senator Knight introduced a resolution honoring Aviation Maintenance Technicians annually in honor of Charles Taylor’s birthday.  Charles Taylor was the machinist who built the engine to turn the Wright Glider into the first powered aircraft.

Thursday, May 24th  is AMT Day – a day we honor the AMTs who ensure we have a safe aircraft for us to fly on, for our family and friends to travel on … Read More...

Raising Wages NC Coalition: Statewide Lobby Day in Raleigh

May 12, 2018 Admin 0

05/12/2018

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The Charlotte area Raising Wages NC coalition would like to invite you to join us in Raleigh on May 22nd for a statewide lobby day. We will be urging state legislators that the time to raise the minimum wage is past due. Can we count your organization to send folks? We will be organizing a carpool or bus depending on participation. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

 

Please register here: https://raisingwagesnc.org/

 

We are joining together across the state to raise the minimum wage in our state to $15 an hour in 5 … Read More...

New Bylaws Link in Main Menu

May 3, 2018 Admin 0

05/03/2018

With By-Law Proposals on the agenda I have had several requests to make our current Local Lodge Bylaws easier to find. The link to our bylaws resides on the Resources page but in addition I have added a direct link on the main menu, under the Resources drop-down menu. Please see the image above! This link will open the Bylaws document in a new Tab or Window. To close simply “X-Out” of that Tab or Window.

I hope this helps everyone as they do research on our Bylaws! And thank you for your suggestions. They help me make your … Read More...

DL142 Louis L. Gray – Robert M. Moore – Frank Score Scholarship Awards – 2018

May 3, 2018 Admin 0

The officers and staff of District #142 are proud to announce one (1) award of $2,500 and five  (5) awards of $1,000 each for the 2018 scholarship competition.

 

The First Prize awardee of $2,500.00:    Local Lodge 1782 – Mariah Hoskins

 

The $1,000.00  awardees are:

Local Lodge 2909 –   Christian Davis         Local Lodge 1487 –   Zoe Brown

Local Lodge 2559 –   Hailey Ferguson        Local Lodge 1894 –   Genesis Manis

Local Lodge 2909 –   Bianca Martinez

 

Honorable Mentions :

Madison Weller           Hunter  Orloff             Alexis Yeager             Sabina Almodiel

Joseph Coveny            Luke Thomas              Janene Feliciano          Anthony Romaniello

 

Congratulations to the Read More...