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New Resources & Benefits Available to Veterans

January 17, 2020 John Hurst 0

The Veterans Administration has extended access to Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR beginning this January.

Eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers will have access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Read the entire article by clicking the graphic/link below:

The VA also recently released a list of its most popular free Vet Resources of 2019. Click the graphic below to read the full list!


Community Service Committee Feeds Teachers at Renaissance West

January 14, 2020 Helena Thornton 0

The Community Service Committee sponsored a “Feed the Teacher Day.”

The teachers of Renaissance West STEAM Academy was very grateful for the lunch provided by the Community Service Committee.

Not only do we take care of the kids but we take care of the teachers as well! Because without them who will teach our children….

In Solidarity, LL 1725 Community Service Committee 

Some Photos from the event:

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Shop Stewards & Grievance Committees Sworn in.

January 13, 2020 Admin 0

One of the highlights, every year, of the January business meeting is the swearing in of new Shop Stewards. This year also saw the swearing in of the new Grievance Committees for Fleet Service and Maintenance & Related.

As our lodge grows in membership so do the numbers of shop stewards. We are proud of all our new and returning stewards who have dedicated themselves to serving our members in every capacity that they are able.

Likewise the swearing in of new Grievance Committees is an important milestone every two years. Our Grievance Committees count on the support of all … Read More...

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019 Admin 0

We would like to wish all the members of Victory Lodge 1725 and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving.

What are we thankful for here? We are thankful for YOU! Our members are our union and our local.

If you are traveling this holiday please be safe and save us a piece of pumpkin pie!


Victory Lodge 1725 Executive Board & Staff.


Human Trafficking Awareness & Training

November 26, 2019 Renae Miller 0

November 26, 2019

The following letter was sent to Brent Cagle, Aviation Director at CLT by Women’s/Human Rights Committee Chair Renae Miller:

To whom it may concern,

In light of the recent events involving the white van lurking around catering, it is at this time I ask that ALL airport employees receive training on how to recognize Human Trafficking. 

Charlotte is rapidly becoming one of the largest cities for human trafficking. We as employees want to come in and out of work without fear of abduction. Most of us enter or exit the parking lots predawn or late night unescorted. … Read More...

Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend

November 25, 2019 Admin 0

Woofstock 2019 was held in Las Vegas, NV November 21 – 23.

This fundraising event, “Three Days of Peace and Pups,” featured events such as the Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride, Sporting Clay shoot, Golf Tournament and a Charity Banquet.

We’ll have fundraising totals for you soon! In the meantime here are some pictures from our Guide Dogs of America Committee Chair Mark DeLuke. You can also check out our lodge’s Facebook page for more photos from District Lodge 141 Communicator Dave Lehive.


Raffle Winners from Solidarity Day!

October 17, 2019 Helena Thornton 0

Hourly Drawing Winners:

11:00 am – Louis Gilmore

12:00 pm – Donald Kuraur 

1:00 pm – Helena Lima 

2:00 pm – Joe Lukewitz 

3:00 pm – Frank Ortiz  

4:00 pm – Skip Bryce 

5:00 pm- Donna Barnett 

6:00 pm – Chris Johnson 

All winners received a gift card….

Again, thank you to everyone who came out for Food, Fun and Unity…Hope to see you at the next Business Meeting November 14th, 2019 at Noon….


Reminder: Solidarity Day October 12 at the Local Lodge!

October 8, 2019 Admin 0


All Victory Lodge 1725 Members in good standing are invited (and encouraged) to come by our local on October 12, 2019 from 10 AM to 6 PM for Solidarity Day.

This event is for you the members to fellowship with one another and have a fun day with your families. Food will be catered by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. There will be Live Music, fun and games, bounce houses and face painting for the kids.

This is great opportunity for those members who’ve never been to our local lodge to stop by, check it out and have some … Read More...

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.