IBEW 1245 retiree Chip Chadwick has always had a strong desire to help sick and injured veterans. As a military vet himself, Chadwick is deeply connected to his brothers and sisters at the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) hospital. Ever since he retired, Chadwick has been searching for a special way to give back to the servicemen and women… [Read More]
In what has now become an annual tradition, the IBEW 1245 Reno/Sparks Retirees Club once again collected fans to donate to low-income seniors who cannot afford air conditioning. The weather in Washoe County often exceeds 100 degrees in the summer months, and heat illness can be a serious condition among seniors. This year, the Retirees… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 Santa Rosa Retirees Club recently presented a $750 donation to Lower Lake High School. The donation will be used to support girls’ athletic programs. Retiree Red Olin graciously presented the check, and the students expressed their gratitude to IBEW 1245 and the retirees. –Mark McCrea, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Local 1245 retirees showed their support for NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill as he testified against becoming the provider of last resort on Feb. 15, 2017 in Carson City. Pictured from left to right: Local 1245 retirees Ron Borst, Vickie Borst, Don Bagley, Frank Istrice, Rita Weisshaar and Chip Chadwick with NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill (center).
The IBEW 1245 Winnemucca Retirees Club has changed its meeting date. The group will now meet on the first Wednesday of March, June, September and December. The time and location will remain the same (11am, Round Table Pizza, 1043 W. 4th St., Winnemucca). –Tom “T” Bird, Winnemucca Retirees Club
The Reno/Sparks Retirees Club continued their tradition of giving around the holidays in 2016. By selling raffle tickets at its monthly meetings, the group raised $900 and divided the proceeds evenly between three worthy charities — the Ronald McDonald House, Reno Veterans Guest House and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Society.
This holiday season, the Yerington IBEW Local 1245 Retirees Club purchased 10 wreaths for “Wreaths Across America,” an annual ceremony that commemorates fallen soldiers by laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 states. Yerington Retirees Club President Tom “T” Bird and his wife Sue also purchased an… [Read More]
Yerington Animal Protection Society (YAPS) was the happy recipient of $250 for their spay/neuter program in the Mason and Smith Valleys of our community. Gift certificates, food and advice are given out so pet owners remain responsible by spaying and nurturing their pets. The Older Americans of Lyon County (OLAC), affectionately called Yerington Senior… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245’s Reno/Sparks Retirees Club donated $444 — comprised of club funds as well as collections from a hat pass — to Evelyn Mount’s Community Outreach Food Bank. Photo by Chip Chadwick
On Wednesday October 12, 2016, members of the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans (NARA) held a bake sale and press conference at the Social Security Administration office in Reno, demanding that Rep. Joe Heck sign the pledge to protect Social Security. The event was covered by the local NBC affiliate, For the third time in recent weeks,… [Read More]