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July updates

Posted by Lou on July 18, 2016

Brothers and Sisters,

Just a few quick updates and items of interest:

Don’t forget about our Summer Outing – 2016 Summer Outing Flyer. There will be food and fun for all! Some folks have been saying, “But why is it at just a Knights of Columbus hall?” Just a Knights of Columbus hall?!? This isn’t just any Knights of Columbus. It’s got bocce courts, room for volleyball, and it is right next to Governor Notte Park! Notte Park has a beach, playground, tennis courts, fishing access, and a canoe/kayak put-in area!

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! You also get two (yes 2!) hours of administrative leave to attend the outing. We get so little these days, that we would hate to lose our free time off due to low ticket sales.

Also don’t forget about the Local 2881 Scholarship 2016 application packet. Applications are due July 31. More information and instructions are in the application packet.

Pension links, anyone?

As always, feel free to contact any of us with questions and concerns. See you at the outing!

Local 2881 Executive Board

Good news!

Posted by Lou on June 24, 2016

Brothers and sisters,

Nothing but good news in this post! Congratulations are in order for two members of the Local 2881 family! Jordan Ferris (son of Ed Ferris) and Annemarie Martella (daughter of Joe Martella) are 2016 recipients of the Giovanni Folcarelli Scholarship, awarded annually by Council 94. When you see your union brothers Ed and Joe, congratulate them and their children on their achievement!

Also, the details of the summer union outing have been finalized. Full information can be found on the flyer which was e-mailed out today. It can also be seen here: 2016 Summer Outing Flyer. We will be enjoying our outing at the Knights of Columbus at 1675 Douglas Avenue in North Providence. Food will be provided, and there will be access to the beach and playground at Governor Notte Park. Tickets are available from Carmino Paliotta, Joe Antonio, Gina Friedman, Lou Maccarone, and Greg Baribault. The ticket price is $10 for members and $10 for guests and children over 16, with proceeds going toward the Local 2881 Political Action Committee funds. Children 16 and under remain free. Hope to see you there!

Local 2881 Executive Board

June updates

Posted by Lou on June 17, 2015

Hello brothers and sisters,

It’s almost summer, and we have a couple of updates for you.

1) The 2015 Local 2881 Scholarship program is kicking off. Flyers should be arriving at your house shortly. If you do not receive one, you can download it here. if you have any questions, contact Lou Maccarone.

2) We will be having a general membership meeting next Wednesday, June 24 at 4:20pm in the 3rd floor cafeteria of 235 Promenade Street. Items on the agenda include the Ted Siedle pension report, the scholarship program and the summer outing.

Local 2881 Executive Board

Holiday Party reminder

Posted by Lou on November 20, 2014

Hello all,

Just a reminder that our holiday party will be Friday, December 5, at the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post, 1418 Plainfield Street in Cranston. See the flyer here. The only item of business is to vote on the budget that was presented last week. If you have any questions, feel fee to contact a member of the Executive Board.


November News

Posted by Lou on November 10, 2014

Hello brothers and sisters,

1) As you are aware, nominations for Local 2881 officers and executive board were held last Thursday. As a result, there will be no elections due to nominees running unopposed. So our 2014-2017 Executive Board is as follows:

President: Carmino Paliotta
Vice President: Joe Antonio
Recording Secretary: Gina Friedman
Secretary-Treasurer: Lou Maccarone
Executive Board: Greg Baribault, Anthony Esposito, Brian Harrington, Paul Kulpa
Trustee: Ryan Moore

We’re looking forward to serving our membership to the best of our ability over the next three years. And, as always, if you ever have a question or concern, don’t hesitate to contact us. And don’t forget, we’re still looking for volunteers for the social committees and to be stewards.

2) Our next general membership meeting will be held on Friday, November 14, at noon in Room 300 of 235 Promenade Street, Providence. We are trying a different tack to get better attendance at our meetings. The main item on the agenda is presenting the 2015 Local 2881 budget and a presentation by Colonial Life. There will be miscellaneous news and updates also.

3) Our holiday party will be Friday, December 5, at the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post, 1418 Plainfield Street in Cranston. See the flyer here.

September General Membership Meeting

Posted by Lou on September 17, 2014

Just a reminder that our September General Membership meeting is tomorrow, September 18 at 4:20pm in the 3rd Floor Cafeteria of 235 Promenade Street. The following items will be discussed:

1) Meeting scheduling
2) Creating a member e-mail list (personal emails only!)
3) Local 2881 nominations/elections
4) Holiday party
5) Committee recruitment (stewards, social, and elections)
6) Upcoming budget
7) General election candidate endorsement
8) Pension lawsuit update
9) Other

Please bring your issues to the meeting for discussion as well. General membership meetings are also opportunities for your questions and concerns to be discussed, and we welcome input from our membership!

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Hope to see you there!

August news

Posted by Lou on August 11, 2014

Brothers and sisters, here’s the latest news that you need to know.

– Thanks to everyone who came out to the Local 2881 outing at Goddard Park. It was a really good time, in a place we should be proud of because it is cared for by our fellow union members.

– Don’t forget that Friday, August 15 is the last day submit applications for the Local 2881 Scholarship. You can submit it by mail, in person or via email to Lou Maccarone.

– Finally, primary season is raging ahead, and Council 94 is getting ready to play a big role in it. I received the following message from Council recently:

Dear Sisters and Brothers:
The September 9th Democratic Primary Election for Governor has high stakes for our members and our union. The last few years AFSCME employees and their families have taken many hits. Now it’s time to fight back.

Council 94 has endorsed Angel Taveras for Governor and is in the process of launching our most advanced and aggressive political action program to date. We have one goal: elect Angel Taveras Governor of Rhode Island. Like us, Angel knows what it’s like to work for a living. We know he’ll be on our side when it counts. We’re almost there, but to elect Angel Governor we need YOUR help.

Click here to help elect Angel Taveras Governor of Rhode Island.

Tomorrow Wednesday, August 6th, Council 94 will begin direct door-to-door contact with our members, making sure they know just how high the stakes are in September’s primary elections. From Wednesday through Election Day, Council 94 will be in full political mobilization mode conducting member-to-member canvasses, phone banks, or both on a daily basis.

Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift.

With your solidarity and support, Council 94 will elect Angel Taveras!
In Solidarity,
J. Michael Downey
President AFSCME Council 94

2014 Summer outing

Posted by Lou on July 18, 2014

Brothers and Sisters,

You should have received a flyer in today’s paycheck regarding our Summer Outing this year. Based on the feedback we received from our members, we have decided to hold our outing at the carousel at Goddard Park, in Warwick. More details will be forthcoming, but for now:

1) Members and guest – $10, children 16 and under are free.
2) Bring a dessert to share for the dessert bake-off. Winner will get a prize to be determined.
3) There will a be open space for outdoor activities. So bring your volleyball/horseshoes/bean bag toss game equipment for some fun in the sun.
4) Please note that alcoholic beverages are not being provided as part of this outing.
5) Bob Schmidt has graciously volunteered to allow us to use his stereo equipment to play music. If you would like to make a (family-friendly!) playlist, we will have the capability to play it via CD or digital music device (iPod, smartphone, etc.).
6) Golf and horseback riding will be available for a fee

Please see Carmino, Joe Antonio, Greg Baribault or Lou Maccarone for tickets.