Following the By-Laws of our Lodge, elections for executive board positions shall take place every two years. At our February 6, 2019, meeting, nominations for executive board positions took place. The President, 1st Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer went unchallenged. Two other positions need to be voted on, 2nd Vice President and Sgt. at Arms.
Not Challenged and elected by default:
- President: John Shields: (Past 1st VP, unchallenged).
- 1stVP:Nick Mercurio (Past Chaplain, unchallenged).
- Secretary: Greg Sprints (unchallenged).
- Treasurer: Alan Stewart (unchallenged).
The following positions were challenged and require an open election.
- Seeking seeking to be elected for 2ndVP:
- Mike Settles,
- Charles Stemple (incumbent).
- Seeking to be elected for Sgt at Arms:
- Carlos Smith,
- Giddy Lopez.
Electronic Ballots will be sent out during the week of February 18, 2019. The closing date will be March 5, 2019.
Brothers and Sisters of Arizona Federal Lodge,
The past eight weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster, and the uncertainty continues with a possible shutdown in the works. Two weeks ago I sent out an email stating until the government shutdown was fully resolved, dues would not be collected. Instead, dues would be deferred until everyone’s pay was paid up to date.
At this month’s lodge meeting, the topic was brought before the members for discussion. Members were asked to consider;
- Should the Lodge pay for January’s dues or
- Defer the dues as planned.
After a brief discussion, a motion was sent before the members to pay the January dues. The measure passed with everyone voting for the measure.
So, you will not see any deduction for your January dues. However, should there be another shutdown, and dues are deferred, members will be responsible for dues and the deferment payments.
Should you have any questions, please ask.
Peter Shepard, President
Do you have a spouse, child, grandchild or are you attending or about to attend college, junior college or a vocational school? If so, Arizona Federal Lodge is awarding five (5) $1,000.00-dollar scholarships to eligible members or family members. Applications are due by March 15, 2019, for further information, click on Scholarship Information located in the menu bar.
VERIZON announced that it will work with Federal employees affected by the government shutdown. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CLICK ON VERIZON BELOW.
Due to the government shutdown, executive board members, along with our partners with the ALC and the law firm of Yen, Pilch and Landeen, have agreed to defer our membership dues for the foreseeable future. CLICK ON THE MEMBERSHIP DUES ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW TO VIEW FULL DETAILS.
We are thankful to Jim Mann and Sean Mattson, for reviving our old website. Information contained on this site may limited and not be up to date. We are working on updating the information, but we are not web masters and it is a slow process.
Our new website, is being built and should be up and running in March. We are also pleased to announce, go along with our new website, coming in May, we will be adding an APP. This will make staying in touch and accessing member benefits easier.