IBEW Local 1245’s Yerington Retirees Club presented the Helping Hands organization with a $500 donation towards their program. Helping Hands currently has 160 seniors or disabled clients, who are transported to Carson City, Gardnerville, Fernley, Fallon, Smith Valley and Wellington to doctors’ appointments, pharmacies, shopping, food pantries etc. The nine volunteer drivers only receive $.40… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 Reno/ Sparks Retirees Club held its seventh annual fan drive for Washoe County seniors this spring, collecting a total of 135 fans to donate to those in need. Club President Ron Borst started the fan drive back in 2015 after hearing a radio ad about low income seniors in his area are… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 North Bay Retirees Club members Mike Scafani, Dean “Red” Ohlen, and Ken Rawles with IBEW 1245 Business Reps JV Macor, Mark Wilson and Kim Camatti, presenting 2020-21 donations in the amount of $1850 to Redwood Empire Food Bank. Accepting the donation for the food back was Chief Executive Officer David Goodman.
The IBEW 1245 retirement seminars are back! If you’re nearing retirement, this is a great opportunity for you and your spouse to make sure you’re financially prepared.
If you’re an IBEW 1245 member working at PG&E, and you’re contributing 20% of your pre-tax pay to your 401k without either choosing the spillover option or an after-tax contribution, you may be missing out on matching funds from the company – and those funds can really add up over the years. At PG&E, the… [Read More]
Welcome to Spring, and the start of another election cycle. Elections are a lot like a sports draft. We won’t really know what we’ve got until they are in the game. If a bad draft choice is made, it is an unhappy situation for the fans — but if a bad choice is made in… [Read More]
Yerington IBEW 1245 Retirees’ Club President Tom “T” Bird presented a donation to Mason Valley Fire Department Fire Captain Amy Dodge, to purchase volunteer equipment. Pictured, from left: IBEW Local 1245 retiree and retired Firefighter Jim Hill, EMS Captain Patrick Watson, Yerington High School exchange student Filip Rajpert, EMS Fire Fighter Ron Durst, MVFD Captain… [Read More]
The measure of our life can be summed up by the richness of our retirement years. In our youth, many of us struggled for self-sufficiency. Our goal back then was to find a job, buy a home, raise our children and improve our job skills. Most of us did not have the time nor the… [Read More]
Human nature provides us a license to complain about our circumstances, no matter the quality of our life. As a retired union member my urge, to criticize, is muted by the economic security I enjoy. We learned long ago that, without an opposing force, employers will short change our wages and our personal safety. The… [Read More]
At 82 years young, Ed Beoshanz is one of many IBEW 1245 dues-paying retirees who has chosen to stay involved with the union during their retirement years. An active member of his community, Beoshanz lives in Davis, California, on an 80-acre farm that has been in his family and operating for over 100 years. He… [Read More]