The Insulation Industry International Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) held its annual New Local Union Officers Training event in late October. On Oct. 21, the IIIATF welcomed 30 newly elected officers to the week-long training, which was held at the Maritime Institute Conference Center in Baltimore, MD .
Designed for newly elected Local Union Business Managers, Business Agents, Presidents and Financial Secretaries, the training helped attendees learn how to succeed in their new positions.
The training program, which began in 2005, provides an education to prepare the newly elected officers, who are beginning their terms, with vital information on the duties, roles and responsibilities of their positions. Throughout the training, attendees listen to a wide variety of speakers, who educate the new leaders about essential International procedures and introduce them to the contacts who will assist in the processes.
Training topics included jurisdictional and International agreements, political affairs, fiduciary and trust responsibilities, apprenticeship procedures, Roberts Rules of Order (to help run an organized meeting), the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, legal responsibilities and organizing measures.
General Secretary-Treasurer Greg Revard attended the training and addressed the new Local Union leaders. Revard included a breakout activity for the attendees on cases and trials and the way they should be conducted. Each activity engaged and encouraged participants to be active thinkers in the matter. Revard encouraged attendees to ask questions, so they could talk more indepth about the procedures.
“We have to train the next Officers so they can run Locals,” Revard said. “Our Union is built on training, and there is no reason it should stop when the members get into office.”
In addition to the new officers, many staff from the International Office were on hand to present various topics. Other presenters included LMCT Executive Director Pete Ielmini, Director of Government Affairs Chip Gardiner, Jurisdictional Director John Conroy, Organizing Director Todd Dunnahoe and IIIATF Administrator Tom Haun.
Congratulations to the following recently elected officers who attended the new officer training: Local 4 Financial Secretary John Fadely, Local 8 Business Manager Terry Burke, Local 10 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Jeramy McCoy and President Tracy Tustison, Local 12 President John Bohlmann and Business Agent Christopher Cook, Local 14 President Dennis Kilderry and Business Agent Stephen Roberts, Local 17 Business Agent/Financial Secretary Thomas McGrath, Local 24 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Brian Cavey and President Robert McCourt, Local 27 President Charles Martin, Local 36 President Michael Thomas, Local 47 President Walter Wilson, Local 50 Financial Secretary Kenneth Craft, Local 53 President Maximus Perdomo, Local 62 President Joshua Hammons, Local 73 President Rudy Jaramillo, Local 81 Financial Secretary Bennet Brummit, Local 84 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Damon Wrobel, Local 89 Financial Secretary Andrew Osinchak, Local 90 President Joe Joyner, Local 110 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Kevin Lecht and Business Agent Derek Stock, Local 114 Business Manager Glenn Lovelace, Local 116 President Angus MacDonald, Local 120 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Robert Sample, Local 127 Financial Secretary Jeffrey Witt, Local 135 President Aaron Quiroz and Local 137 President David Roberts.