October - NALC Branch 78
Regular Branch Meeting 10-09-2002 Call to order: C. Sharp 6:32pm Invocation: Bill Zimmerman Pledge: C. Sharp I. Minutes of September Meeting. J. LeVally. Approved as read. II. Secretary Reports. R. Santavicca 1. Communications: Thank you letters from K. Bethea. MDA. 2. Bills List: Trustees have approved. No questions. Bills are paid. 3. Applications for membership: R. Banks, M. Jones, W. Ray. All three admitted. Recording secretary R. Santavicca presided over officer nominations. Regular order of business suspended. Nominations for Officers and Delegates for the years 2003-2005 were accepted. All present were nominated for delegate. Several declined and were recorded. Those officers running unopposed were declared elected. III. Reports of Standing Committees 1. Education: R. Evangelista. A class is being planned on Advanced Steward Training. A TV will be awarded to the winner of a drawing of those who have mailed ballots for the National Election. Drawing will be held at the November meeting. Question on the Inspection schedule. Classes will be scheduled as needed. 2. Law: R. Rapenport. nothing submitted, no report. 3. Retirees: Absent. The Branch office is keeping in touch with Jack Welch and Howard Henry. Both are hanging in there and would appreciate a call. 4. Health Benefits: R. Kirk. Health plan open season begins Nov. Active rates are down a little. Retiree rates small increase. Best coverage best price. Check it out. 5. Public Relations: R. Solt. No report.