Louis Gilmore wins Vice President Election!

September 10, 2020 Admin 0

The election for Vice President of Local Lodge 1725 was held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6am to 6pm. The results are as follows:

Vice President – Louis Gilmore  
2nd place – Todd Day 
3rd place – Jim Hendershot

Congratulations to Louis! We wish him the best of luck as he steps into his new role at our lodge.

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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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Congratulations to John Wahlgren on his Retirement!

November 5, 2019 Admin 0

A retirement celebration for John Wahlgren was held Monday, November 5, 2019 at the CLT Heavy Maintenance Hangar.

John retired with 50 years of service and worked in Facilities Maintenance at the CLT Hangar. John was an active member of the Ground Safety Committee and worked tirelessly over the years to promote safety in the hangar and Offsite Facility.

The members of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish John a Happy Retirement and we hope he enjoys this next phase of his life to the fullest.

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Congratulations James Talis on your Retirement!

September 24, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate James Talis on his retirement!

James retired with over 32 years of service and worked in the Offsite Engine Shop on 2nd Shift.

Congratulations James and we hope you enjoy this next phase in your life to the fullest. Come back and visit us at the Local Lodge anytime.

The photo below is James receiving his retirement watch from Shop Steward Steve May.

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Congratulations Wayne Joyce on your Retirement!

September 12, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Wayne Joyce on his retirement!

Wayne worked in the Engine Shop and retired with 41 years of service!

Thank you Wayne for your years of dedicated service. You are always welcome at a union meeting or event and we hope you enjoy this next phase in your life and stay healthy and happy.

Below are photos of Wayne receiving his commemorative IAM watch from Victory Lodge Vice President Joe Behan.

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Congratulations Cathy White on your Retirement!

June 27, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Cathy White on her retirement!

Cathy worked as a Material Planner for American Airlines in CLT Base Maintenance.

Cathy, thank you for your years of service and we hope you relax and enjoy your retirement. The doors of our lodge are always open for you and we hope you will come back and visit us sometime.

Below are photos of Cathy receiving her watch from Victory Lodge 1725 Vice-President Joe Behan. CLT Heavy Maintenance AMT Jim Hendershot presented Cathy with a plaque from the membership as well.

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Congratulations Rick Russo on your Retirement!

June 17, 2019 Admin 0

All of us would like to congratulate former Victory Lodge 1725 President Rick Russo on his retirement!

Rick leaves behind a long legacy of service to the IAM on the local and district levels.

Rick we hope you will come back and see us from time to time and enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Thank you for your years of service.

Below are photos of Rick receiving his watch and certificate from Victory Lodge 1725 President Craig Vanderhoof.

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