Teens can have a meaningful spring break by signing up for United Way Youth Days of Caring
Students can make their spring break meaningful for themselves and for others by volunteering at one of 40 projects during the 21st annual United Way Youth Days of Caring, March 17 - 21. Projects at over 27 local nonprofit organizations include helping children with crafts, demonstrating Wii games to senior citizens, sorting clothing, mending fences, yard work and more.
Students can participate in volunteer projects throughout the week, from Monday through Friday. All participants will receive a free United Way Youth Days of Caring T-shirt.
"Volunteering is a great way for youth to gain a sense of self-worth by helping others," said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president. "What they learn on this day will have impact on the rest of their lives."
Projects are available for middle school and high school students (minimum age 12, depending on the project) and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register online at http://www.unitedwayplains.org/youth-days-of-caring. Those without computer access can call 2-1-1 (United Way's 24-hour information line). Sign-up ends March 10.
DISTRICT LODGE #70
I bet many of you didn’t know that we have a Retirees group that meets at District 70! Well, we do! This is a club that has been in existence for many years. We get together once a month, eat some great food that has been brought by our members and then have our meeting where we do our monthly business. But, one of the best parts is meeting new people and even running into some old friends.
This is a group where you can get involved, stay informed on topics that are important to retirees and have fun in the process. The officers of the club are elected annually, so there is a great opportunity to be a leader as well!
Make plans now to attend this year's Community Services Conference being held in Wichita, Ks.
View the flyer for more information.
2014 Union Label Chili Feed. View the flyer Please mark your calendars and plan on attending to spend an evening enjoying good food, having fun, winning prizes and visiting with friends and co-workers. At the Machinists Hall 3830 S. Meridian. 5:30 till ?
Union Label has changed the date for their annual Chili Feed. View the flyer with the information that has the date change. The new date is Saturday February 22nd, 2014.
Local Lodge 733's Community Services Committee is sponsoring a morning and afternoon of fun at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Ok. just outside of Tulsa, Ok. on March 29th, 2014. Join us for a day of fun. View the flyer
Proceeds to benefit Mario's Food Pantry.
Saturday June 22nd, 2013 at North Rock Lanes. District 70 held it's first annual bowling tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America.
Everyone enjoyed a great evening of bowling, good, winning great prizes while helping raise money benefiting GDofA.
Thank you to everyone that participated. Hope to see you again next year. Tell all your friends, family and co-workers and be prepared for the 2nd annual bowling tournament next summer.
Help us decide which programs to fund
United Way is seeking volunteers to join its Citizens Review Process. The volunteers evaluate local agency programs and recommend funding. Volunteers will receive training and will be asked to give about 20 hours of their time during the fall, most of it during the workday. To learn more or sign up, click here.
Buffenbarger: The U.S. Air Force's Billion Dollar Mistake
In an op-ed published today in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger calls on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force to reconsider their decision to award a contract worth billions of dollars to a foreign-owned company. The contract in question ignored formal procurement processes to award a foreign company the manufacture and delivery of 20 light air support (LAS) aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, and is set to expand to hundreds of aircraft over time.