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37th IBEW International Convention

The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus will meet at the International Convention on Saturday, September 9, 2006.


            Location:          Crown Plaza Hotel

            Date:                Friday, September 9, 2006

            Time:                9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

            Breakfast:         8:00 a.m.


The 37th International Convention Events & Activities Schedule is attached.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting. 


Let me know if you are a delegate to the convention and if you plan to attend the Saturday meeting.

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EWMC Executive Committee Appointment

Please join us in welcoming Brother Douglas Griffith to the EWMC Executive Committee.  Brother Griffith accepted the position vacated by Sherilyn Wright. Brother Griffith is a long time member of the EWMC and he serves as a Business Representative in the Construction Department at Local 3 in New York.


EWMC Executive Committee Vacancy

This is your official notification that there is one vacant seat on the EWMC Executive Committee. The vacancy is created by Brother Edwin Lopez’s resignation.


Brother Lopez was recently appointed as Manager of the New York City Chapter of NECA. Edwin’s new job keeps him very busy.  He enjoys his work.  He says it is a great and challenging experience


If you want to be considered for appointment to the vacant position, please submit a resume to the Executive Committee c/o Secretary/Treasurer, PO Box 642, El Cerrito, CA 94530, no later than September 5, 2006.


Please review the EWMC Operating Bylaws, Article VII, and Officers – Election, for more detailed information.


17th Annual EWMC National Meeting Announcement

Please plan to attend the 2007 national meeting in St. Louis Missouri.


The 17th annual national meeting starts on Thursday, January 11, 2007. Plenary sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and formal EWMC business will be conducted Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Awards Banquet and Scholarship presentation will be Saturday evening, and the Conference will end no later than 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.



The registration fee is $190.00 and includes meeting materials, dinner on Saturday, plus 2007 EWMC membership dues ($40.00). Article IV, Section 4, requires payment of the current year’s membership dues before admission to the meeting.


We are currently in discussions with the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Additional information will be provided at the conclusion of negotiations.


Bylaws Amendments

In accordance with the provisions of Article IX, Section 2 proposed Bylaws Amendments and proposed resolutions must be received at PO Box 642, El Cerrito, California, 94530, no later than 12/28/06.



Members interested in serving on any of the committees described in Article VI (Registration; Rules and Order of Business; Resolutions/Bylaw Amendments; and Sergeant-At-Arms) should submit a written request to President Robbie Sparks no later than 12/1/06, c/o Secretary/Treasurer at P0 Box 642, El Cerrito, CA 94530.


2006 Scholarship

The EWMC will award its fourth annual scholarship to the child of a member in good standing of the National EWMC at the 17th Annual National Meeting in St. Louis.


A scholarship candidate must be the child of National EWMC member and a high school student who has graduated or will graduate in 2006.  A copy of the diploma or a letter from the high school confirming graduation in 2006 must be attached to the scholarship request.  Scholarships are approved for enrollment in a state certified trade school or a college certified by the Department of Education and accredited by the local accrediting association.


Only those scholarship request letters mailed to the EWMC at PO Box 642, El Cerrito, CA 94530 by certified, return receipt mail and postmarked no later than 12/31/06, will be eligible for consideration for the 2006 scholarship.




Robbie Sparks

EWMC President

P. O. Box 642

El Cerrito, CA 94530



August 2, 2006