Sunday, September 11, 2005

Three Quick Things

Good Evening Everyone,

Just wanted to throw some stuff out there to everyone as reminders and updates of what all's going on in unionland...

First off, cheers to all who participated in Josh Kleinbaum's hurricane relief poker tournament on Thursday night. He got a great turnout of both union and management, with Naush Boghossian whittling down the competition to take home a hard-won first place. When she won the final hand, those of you out in Ventura and Palmdale alike probably heard her victory cheer.

With your help and donations of both food and prizes (including the universally coveted Lisa Sodders dessert and not-so-coveted possible tsunami map of Long Beach), Josh raised $300 to go to the Red Cross. Since the Daily News disappointingly declined to match the money or even give a nominal donation, the money will be donated via Yahoo!, which does match the dollars. We all owe him a big thanks for coordinating it, as well as kudos to former member Nicole Sunkes, who'll handle the donating through her new job. Good work to everyone who lent a hand

Secondly, we're going to have a happy hour/info meeting on Thursday, once again at El Torito on Canoga. We're hoping to get a few new faces who aren't yet members, so we can explain the particulars of the contract to them and get their input on where we go from here-- spread the word that we'll be there at 6 p.m. until 7:30 or 8 p.m.ish, with appetizers and drinks on us. As always, we'd love to see you there, too, for the collegial atmosphere we've all grown to love.

And lastly, thanks for the suggestions on how to pay the dues going forward. I'm working on a couple solutions and should have an answer for you within a few days or so. Thanks for your patience and stay tuned...

That oughtta do it for this Sunday evening. Hope to see you all Thursday night and keep up the fine work y'all put in every day.



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