Mohawk Welding Course

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Memo: Local 18 Members:

Mohawk College offers a Basic Welding course (Course # WELD 10073) that is a great option for our members to take. Course description as listed on Mohawk Continuing Education:

Basic Welding– Develop skills as a hobbyist or explore a new career with this introductory course for the beginner welder. Provides instruction on basic welding theory and hand-on practical welding skills. Helmets will be provided. Materials included. Students must supply their own safety glasses with side shields, safety boots and welding gloves”

Upcoming Dates: are listed on the Mohawk College webpage.

Registration and courses are all completed through Mohawk College, please visit their Continuing Education website for more information and how to register: Basic Welding Mohawk

Should any Local 18 members be interested in taking external courses, such as the above Welding course at Mohawk, please ensure you contact Local 18 hall to be pre-approved by the manager for any reimbursement amounts prior to registering in the course. For more information on reimbursements for courses, please contact us.

Local 18 Vacation Pay Handout

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Members: Local 18’s semi-annual vacation pay issue is THIS Friday, December 6th 2019 at our Hamilton Hall from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Member ID is required for pick-up, please have it ready on arrival. Please note that any cheques not picked up by 4:00pm will be mailed promptly that evening. See you Friday!

Local 18 Christmas Kids Party – Weather / Gifts on Hold

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Notice to Local 18 members who Registered for Kids Party, and were unable to attend due to the unfortunate weather on Sunday, December 1st:

If you were unable to attend the Christmas party on Sunday, please note we are holding your child’s gift at the Hamilton Hall for pick-up on Friday, December 6th. Any questions, please contact the Hall.

Local 18 Children’s Christmas Party 2019

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Local 18 Members:

Information and forms have been mailed out for our Annual Christmas Party. Please note the event date is December 1st, and the deadline for registration and payment is approaching. Please return your completed registration forms and payment to either Hall to reserve your desired time-slot. See you all there with bells on!

50 Year Member Honoured

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Congratulations to Antonio D. who received his 50 Year Member recognition at October’s Regular Meeting. Antonio has dedicated 50 years of continued service in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. We are very proud of your accomplishments and dedication.

Award presented by, and shown in photo with Antonio, President of Local 18 Mark DalBello. 

Change: Local 18 Working Dues Slips

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Local 18 members: Please note, we have e-mailed your working dues slip to your e-mail account today, for all of the members that have an email address on file with us. Please have an eye out in your e-mail inbox, or filtered junk mail box, for this dues slip for your records and reference – we will not be mailing a slip to these members who were e-mailed one.

Any member that does not have an e-mail address on file yet with us, we will be mailing your slip to your home address this week. We require all members to register an e-mail address with us at the hall as soon as possible, which will be used for items such as: dues slips, dues notifications, general communication, training course registrations, and in the future, the hiring hall job system. Please ensure you call the office to add an e-mail address to your file so you do not miss out on many important items.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at the office. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Local 18 Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance 2020

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Big News Local 18 Members! We will be holding a Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance on Feb. 14, 2020 next year! This will replace the event normally held in September annually. Tickets will be available for purchase in the coming months, keep your eye out and purchase early to reserve your seat for a great night of food, dancing and love! (Event open for Local 18 members only)

2019 RJW Bursary

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Attention Local 18 Members: Please be advised that the 2019 RJW National Bursary is open to receive applications!  One hundred two thousand dollar ($2000) bursaries will be awarded to supplement the cost of post-secondary education for students who are a child of a union member whose local union has a GPMA or NMA agreement within its jurisdiction.

The application submission period opens September 3, 2019.  For those who would like to submit an application or are seeking more information on this program please visit www.rjwbursary.com. Good Luck. -GPMC Canada

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Vacation Pay Dinner & Dance Tickets

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Reminder to our Local 18 members to stop by either hall and get your tickets to the dinner/dance as soon as possible to reserve your seat- do not miss out on this great evening! The tickets are $30.00/couple (what a deal!) and includes your meals, drinks, dancing and door prizes! Event open to Local 18 members only.

Date: Friday, September 20th 2019

Location: Michelangelos Banquet Centre; Hamilton, ON