District 751 Machinists Hailed for Volunteer Work

The White House has honored IAM District 751 and eight of its members for outstanding community service in 2010.

The union was awarded a gold-level President’s Volunteer Service Award for the 6,197 hours that 684 members volunteered in 144 different community service projects sponsored by the Machinists Volunteer Program last year. These included food drives, holiday bell ringing for the Salvation Army and building 10 wheelchair ramps for home-bound people around Puget Sound.

Rob Curran of Eatonville won a silver-level service award for the 268.5 hours he donated last year. Receiving bronze-level awards for donating more than 100 hours were: George Braun of SeaTac, Robley Evans of Kent, Clark Fromong of Enumclaw, Tom Lindberg of Buckley, Chris Louie of Edmonds, Vennie Murphy of Puyallup and Terri Myette of Edgewood.

“Our union has two goals,” said District 751 President Tom Wroblewski. “We want to make the places we work better, and we want to improve the communities where we live. The outstanding work done by our union MVPs is making a difference, and making our corner of America a better place.”