Monthly News
From the desk of Financial Secretary, Michael Leong

February 6, 2008

First of all, the Carpenters Trust Fund deeply apologizes for inadvertently sending letters to retirees informing them of the status of their pension checks.  They are truly sorry for any inconviniece it may have caused.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Trust Fund.  Their phone number is listed below.

It's still the rainy season.  Remember, the roads are still slick, so be careful when you are driving.  Be cautious of your surroundings and the other drivers around.  Keep with the speed limit.  Drive responsibly. 

It is your responsibility to keep current with your information with your Local Union.  Please inform us of any address and phone number changes as soon as possible.  This must be done in person.  So please, inform you Local Union office of any changes by coming to the Hall and fill out a Change of Address form.

On a lighter note, the Local Union has a variety of sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, tee-shirts, and knit caps.  I amde the motion again, that you when you pay your dues six months in advance, you will get a free tee-shirt or hat.  If you pay your dues twelve months, you either get a choice of a sweatshirt or two tee-shirts.  You msut come to the Union Hall to pick them up.  It is too costly to mail them.

Annuity Seminar.  To self direct your Annuity account, you must either attend an Annuity Seminar meeting or an online class.  We will have a Self Direct Annuity seminar here at the Local Union Hall on March 26 at 6:00 PM until around 7:00.  A member can self-direct as much or as little as he or she wants.  You can put half or all future contributions.  It's all up to you.

Pre-Retirement Seminar.  Jill Tracy from CFAO and myself will be talking to you about your future retirement.  Learn the process of retiring and what you may need to do now to secure your future.  This seminar will be held on April 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM at Local Union 46.

Journeylevel Training.
Layout and Leveling Instruments
   February 22, 2008

   March 11, 2008

Aerial Lift
   March 15, 2008

Total Station
   March 28, 2008

Scaffold Refresher
   April 8, 2008

Construction Calculator
   April 22, 2008

Blue Print Residential
   May 5, 2008

The next regularly scheduled Carpenters Local Union 46 Meeting is on March 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM.  This meeting is Feed Night and Francisco Ramirez is cooking.  The menu will be Carnitas.

Roll Call is on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 AM through 12:00 PM.

Trust Fund Representative, Jill Tracy will be here on the following dates:  March 5, June 4, September 3, and December 3, 2008.  Each meeting is scheduled for 20 minutes.  Please call and make an appointment.  There are no walk-ins.

Disability or Workers Compensation.  If you are injured on or off the job, please notify your Local Union immediately.  The Local has a small benefit and the Trust Fund has Health and Welfare and disability benefits, as long as you meet the requirements.  It doesn't matter where or what you were doing, as long as you meet the requirements.

Carpenters Trust Fund (888) 547-2054

Local Union 46 (916) 614-7901