Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brevard Workforce Resume & Interviewing Help Class

Brevard Workforce Flyer

Brevard Workforce is having a class on February 2nd in Titusville to help you hone your resume and interviewing skills. Seating is limited and registration is required to attend the event. The attached link has the information required to contact Brevard Workforce to register for the event.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I.A.M NATIONAL 401(K) PLAN USA Participants

This post concerns only members who signed up for the optional I.A.M. National 401(k) plan , not the standard USA/Vanguard 401(k) plan.

As per the collective barganing agreement, USA has terminated participation in our optional I.A.M National 401(k) plan. Currently, Prudential Retirement is the plan administrator. You may contact them at 1-877-778-2100 reguarding your account.

At this time Prudential is still showing the accounts as active as they have not been updated on the status of USA's servicing termination. Information I received via phone by customer service, was that as long as I am employed by USA, the money cannot be rolled or cashed out. The agent informed me when the status changed from "Active-Eligible for Ctbs" to "terminated" I could then move the funds. They also did not know if or when the status will change since USA has not notified them of any changes in plan participation. If you are a participant in the optional 401(k) plan be sure Prudential has your current address and contact information, which you can update on their website.

Future updates will be posted here on the blog as the information becomes available.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

A local family has been chosen to receive a new house via Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC Network). They are looking for skilled volunteers to help build the house.
In order for the build to be a success we need a few things: time, heart, and supplies. This is a community effort, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and LifeStyle Homes know that we can’t do this without the great people of the Space Coast. There are many ways to get involved with this project, just look below.

Our Local is full of members with the exact skills they are looking for and this is a nice way to give back to our community by volunteering to help. In the link above there is a sign-up form for skilled and unskilled workers to sign up to help. The shifts appear to be 6 hours long with multiple start times and days to conform to most every schedule.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Financial Secretary Murray Hill Resigns

Brother Murray Hill, longtime Local Lodge 2061 Financial Secretary has submitted his resignation effective January 1, 2011. Murray has accepted a position with the IAM&AW as a Grand Lodge Auditor responsible for Locals and Districts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Murray's departure leaves a large void in the Local. For years, Murray has been the heart beat of this organization, attending to local business while often times assuming responsibility for numerous other duties. Murray has set the standard for IAM&AW F/S's and it will be difficult to replace him in the near term.
The Local By-Laws state in event of a vacancy in office, the President may appoint a replacement until such time as an election can be held - typically not to exceed three (3) months. Consequently I will make that appointment in the near future. Per the By-Laws, the election will be duly noticed at the January 4th membership meeting followed by nominations at the February 1st meeting with an election, if required, March 1st. If you are interested in being considered for the appointment, please contact me (321 446-7092).
In closing, I wish to thank Murray for his service, unselfish commitment and friendship. Your wisdom and advice will be sorely missed, Brother. We all wish you well in your new career.