1725 Retirement Celebration 2022

September 8, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

On Wednesday September 7th the Local had a celebration for all of our recent retirees from the last three years. It was amazing to see so many familiar faces and to share stories from proud union members that have spanned the many transitions of the aviation industry. Check out the photo gallery to see the wonderful time had by all.

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Time To Celebrate Our Retirees!!!

August 22, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

Victory Loge 1725 is Elated to to host an event to celebrate our retirees. We have had a vast number of our members hang up their kneepads and lock their tool boxes over the last few years, and due to the pandemic we weren’t able to adequately celebrate these sisters and bothers. The time has come to rectify that and show these members how impactful their service has been in our local. The event will take place on Wednesday September 7th from 11am-7pm at The Red Fez Shrine Club Lake Wylie. We ask that all who plan to attend to … Read More...

Congratulations to Mike Martin on his Retirement

April 17, 2020 Admin 0

The membership of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to extend our congratulations to CLT Line Maintenance Lead Mechanic Mike Martin on his retirement!

Mike took advantage of the recent VEOP from American Airlines and now moves onto the next phase of his life after a 41 1/2 year career in aviation.

Mike, we sincerely hope you enjoy your retirement and think about us every now and then. You are always welcome to come back and visit us anytime and you will remain a member of our lodge with full retiree rights.

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Congratulations to Mike Cash on his Retirement

April 13, 2020 Admin 0

The membership of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to extend our congratulations to CLT Line Maintenance Mechanic Mike Cash on his recent retirement!

Mike had a long and interesting career in aviation. He was hired in December of 1977 by PSA and through mergers and moves he worked for USAir, US Airways and American. Mike retired on April 1, 2020.

Mike, we hope you will enjoy this next chapter in your life and remember us fondly. You are always welcome to come back and visit us anytime and you will remain a member of our lodge with full retiree rights. … Read More...

Congratulations to AMT Joe Smalls on his Retirement

February 10, 2020 Admin 0

We would like to extend congratulations to CLT Engine Shop Mechanic Joe Smalls on his recent retirement!

Joe began his career in Pittsburgh in the sheet metal shop and retired on February 7, 2020, having completed 40 years of service.

Joe, we hope you will enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest. You are always welcome to come back and visit us anytime.

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Congratulations to Mike Carroll on his Retirement

January 16, 2020 Admin 0

Please join us in wishing Line Maintenance AMT Mike Carroll a very Happy Retirement!

Mike retired from American Airlines on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. He began working with Piedmont Airlines before the mergers with US Air and American and witnessed many changes, mergers and moves over his 33 year career.

Mike, you are always welcome to come back and visit us at the local lodge. We hope you enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest. Best of luck to you and yours!

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Congratulations to Todd Duggins on his Retirement

January 13, 2020 Admin 0

Please join us in wishing a very Happy Retirement to Victory Lodge member Todd Duggins!

Todd worked in Stores at the Offsite Facility. He began his career with Piedmont Airlines and worked through the many mergers to finish out his 35 year career with American Airlines.

Todd, please know that you are always welcome to visit and participate in Local Lodge activities. We hope you’ll come back and see us sometime and enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest.

Todd Duggins (on the left) receiving his Retirement Watch and Pin from CLT Maintenance & Related Grievance Committee
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Congratulations to Bob Csanyi on his Retirement!

January 8, 2020 Admin 0

Join us in wishing our very own Bob Csanyi a Happy Retirement!! Bob retired January 2, 2020 with 35 years of service. Bob started his career with Piedmont Airlines.

Bob is also a recipient of the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award which honors mechanics with 50 years in aviation.

Bob, you are welcome to come back and see us at the lodge anytime. Enjoy your retirement and we wish you the best!

L – R: Kenny Geis – CLT Grievance Committee, John Bidoglio – CLT Grievance Committee, Bob Csanyi, Joe Behan – CLT Grievance Committee
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Roger Thompson Receives Retirement Watch

Congratulations to Roger Thompson on his Retirement!

December 4, 2019 Admin 0

Congratulations are in order for Roger Thompson on his retirement. Roger retired Tuesday, December 3, 2019 with a ceremony at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance Hangar. He worked as a Lead Mechanic on 2nd Shift in the Composite Shop.

Roger began his career in aviation maintenance in 1967 and went to work for Piedmont Airlines in 1973. He received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award in 2017, having completed 50 years as a mechanic. He retired with 52 total years in aviation, with 46 of those years being with Piedmont Airlines, USAir, US Airways and American Airlines.

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