Attendance was good at our last two meetings. We had 43 at our October meeting and 60 at our November meeting. Glen Shuck and Terry Shrek from Oregon Military Support Network were our guest speakers at the October meeting. Trish Newbury, Senior Program Manager, Benefits Department, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was the guest speaker at our November meeting. Her presentation included benefits available for the retirees health programs offered by the International.
October Birthdays were Al Marino and Jack Lewis. November Birthdays were Lawrence Murahashi and Kenneth Kerns.
Our next meeting will be held December 7th at Joe Edgar Hall. On December 8th our Christmas luncheon will be held at the Refectory. The address is: 1618 NE 122nd, Portland, OR. Social hour will begin at 11:00 am, followed by lunch at noon.
If you know a retired Teamster who would like to join our Association, please let us know. The initiation fee is $5.00 and the $25.00 per year dues entitles you to receive the Oregon Teamster paper and the Teamster magazine. Our benefits include a Christmas luncheon for two and a $3,500 accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy. Remember, to receive these benefits, you must be a paid-up member of the Retirees Association.
Dues can be paid at the meetings, or you can send them to:
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
Retirees Association, c/o Jackie Davias
PO Box 2133
Fairview, OR 97204
Our prayers go out to trustee James McKee’s family. James was in a serious hunting accident and is still in the hospital as of this writing.