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]
The Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans endorsed Catherine Cortez-Masto for United States Senate at her campaign office in Las Vegas earlier this week. NARA President and IBEW 1245 retiree Tom “T” Bird read and delivered the letter of endorsement, and then they celebrated Social Security’s 81st birthday with some delicious cake. “In her speech after the… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 retiree Ron Borst once again challenged the members of the Reno/Sparks Retirees club to collect as many fans as they could in order to donate them to low-income seniors in the area. “Temperatures in the Reno/Sparks area can exceed 100 degrees, and many seniors cannot afford to pay for air conditioning,” said Borst. The club… [Read More]
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Weakley Hall has a wide selection of unique union memorabilia on display, but nothing compares to the one-of-a-kind coffee table that IBEW Local 1245 retiree Ron Borst recently hand-crafted out of the IBEW old union logo that used to hang over the reception desk. Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell came up with the idea… [Read More]
A person could be forgiven for thinking that when she sits down with someone to get help with her 401(k) that the person doing the helping is actually, well, helping. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. But now, thanks to anew rule from the Department of Labor, working people can rest a little easier.
IBEW Local 1245 retirees and Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans members attended the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Western Regional Conference on Senior Issues in Las Vegas in March, along with ARA members from seven Western states. NARA State President and IBEW Local 1245 Retiree Tom “T” Bird had the honor of introducing Robert… [Read More]