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FREE T-Shirt's AVAILABLEWe've got some T-shirt's that were left over from prior years conventions and assemblies. These are brand new and have the CPWU logo on them. Any member can get one at no charge. Just pay for priority shipping of $5.00. Make check out to CPWU and mail it to: Jill Taulbee, Secretary/TreasurerP.O. Box 470998Aurora, CO 80047Please don't forget to state your size.We have a few Medium sizes along with Large, x-large, 2 xl and some 3 xl. Once we are out of a size you will be sent the next larger size until they are gone.
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State ConventionWe had a great turnout at our State Convention in Blackhawk, CO on May 17th thru 19th. It was held at the Ameristar Hotel and Casino. The weather was great and delegates made it in from all over the state and all National Officers were able to make the trek in. I wish to thank Motor Vehicle NBA Jerome Pittman, Maintenance NBA’s Jimmie Waldon and Louis Kingsley for making the trip in. Each held breakouts for their respective crafts on Thursday before they had to leave to attend the California State Convention. Trisa Mannion also came in from the National APWU Auxiliary. She not only talked to the entire group about what the Auxiliary is currently working on but also helped with COPA and the State’s Registration of Delegates. I do wish to thank her for all of her hard work and efforts to making this convention such a success. Also many thanks to Vicki Carios and JoAnn Gehart our Clerk National Business Agents for all the time and effort they put in as well. Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez made it in this year and also addressed the members. He give us the scoop on what is going on in Washington and how we are preparing to go into contract negotiations. Omar did one other thing, he spoke to the delegates, especially the newer and younger ones about how it is important to remember those that came before us. The ones that who really made the APWU what it is today. Omar reminded us all about one person in particular who was in it from the beginning. He also was a tremendous help in getting our Denver Region, along with others up and running. The individual is John Kelly, who the CPWU gives a yearly award to that member who instills unionisn in others. I wish to thank Omar for giving us all a little history lesson regarding John Kelly. This came up after the presentation of this years John Kelly Award winners. Those winners were Dave Steinbach and Ron Malunat. Both are extremely deserving of the award and both received a plaque and $250.00 in cash. Of course special thanks needs to go out to our Secretary-Treasurer Jill Taulbee. Jill not only had to conduct an audit with our trustees, but she had to register the delegates, took care of the COPA drive and made sure the hotel kept us all in plenty of coffee and snacks. She also set up the two great lunches we had along with a fantastic hospitality room for the delegates to enjoy. A special thank you to retired clerk Tom Sullivan from the Colorado AFL-CIO speaking to the body of delegates regarding the current political climate and what we must do in the upcoming elections.Finally, thanks to Jomo Thomas, EAP Consultant for the Colorado/Wyoming District talked to the group about several of the current programs EAP now has. All I can tell you here is that if you need some of this info either see your steward or Local APWU Officer or call 1-800-EAP-4YOU.All in all, it was a great convention and I thank all that attended