On the opening day of District Lodge 141 Chairman’s Conference, District Lodge 141 President Mike Klemm presented Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja a check for $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund, the largest donation in the history of the program.
The DL 141 Executive Board made and approved this motion in response to Transportation GVP Pantoja’s letter to all Transportation Locals urging them for donations to help our members.
“I’m overwhelmed and at a loss for words by the donation from Dl 141,” GVP Pantoja. “I thank the members and officers of DL 141 for their unprecedented donation.”
IAM International President Robert Martinez also hailed the donation at the DL 141 Chairpersons Conference.
“We’ve witnessed over the past few months how the Fighting Machinists are always there for one another, and we just saw an example of this when our membership and this District made the largest contribution to the Disaster Relief Fund in its history,” said IP Martinez.
This historic contribution is just the latest from Transportation Department Lodges to the Disaster Relief Fund. Recently, LL 1725 donated $10,000 and National Group Protection, a firm that provides customized insurance programs for thousands of Transportation Department members, donated $5,000.
To date, IAM Transportation Lodges have donated more than $360,000 to the disaster relief fund.
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