Brothers and Sisters due to the weather Renews First Annual Screwball Tournament has been moved to the IBEW 124 Retirees Hall. We have food that needs to be eaten. The lunch will be ready at 11 and the ribs and chicken will be ready at 4. There will also be adult beverages. Come and stay as long as you like and enjoy the company of your fellow brothers and sisters.
RENEW 124 is hosting an annual softball event to kick off the summer. We will be providing food, beer,
and games. We have rented the softball field from 2pm – 8pm (with lights) and the shelter across the
parking lot next to the playground the whole day. Here is a list of planned activities:
12pm Lunch of burgers and hotdogs
2pm – 4pm Screwball Softball: Open to all. Teams picked at event. 7 innings. 1 hr limit/game. No score
1st – Full Line-Up (No outs): Everyone gets a chance at bat.
2nd – Dizzy Bat: Batter holds one end of the bat to his/her forehead and the other on the ground,
then spins around three times. After spinning, the batter hits the ball off a tee.
3rd – 4 outs
4th – Chicago Ball: Use a 16 in ball
5th – Reverse bases: Runner goes to 3rd base 1st and 1st base 3rd
6th – 1 pitch: Each batter sees 1 pitch. Ball you walk, strike you’re out.
7th – Reverse hand: Batters bat opposite handed, fielders throw opposite handed.
4pm – 6pm Kickball: Open to all: Teams picked at event. 1 hr limit/game. No Score.
5pm Dinner: BBQ team will start serving chicken and ribs around this time.
6:30 – 7:45 Competitive Play: This one is for the trophy. Teams will be selected ahead of time, so you
must be signed up to play. Space is limited. Let us know which position you prefer to play and an
alternate position you would be willing to play. ASA rules. Open to IBEW Lu 124 members only.
In addition to the field events there will be activities and playground for the kids and tailgate/yard
Participating in the field events is not required for attendance (please still let us
know if you plan on attending and with how many so we know how much food to make)
Family and friends welcome and encouraged to attend.
If you are planning on participating in the softball events, you have to bring your own
glove. Using your own bat also okay.
Dress in appropriate attire for the activities in which you plan to participate (e.g. no
sandals on the field). Plan on being out in the sun.
Tailgate/Picnic rules apply. Bring it if you want it (e.g. lawn chair, shade tents,
Beer will be provided. BYOB on anything special.
There is absolutely no alcohol on the field. Park rules. It kills the grass.
If you have any equipment you can provide for others to use, feel free to bring it.
We will need help with setup, cooking, and clean up. Let us know, or just show up, if
you can lend a hand.
IBEW, Lu 124, and RENEW 124 not responsible for boo-boos or bruised egos.
Last Note: Many people have expressed interest in a more competitive/ league style play. This is an
excellent idea. This is a union wide/ family friendly event, but we were hoping this event would be
primer that could lead into something more. If you want that to become a reality, let’s conversate.
Brothers and Sisters please come and join us as we help our local Boy Scout facilities. We’re looking for volunteers that are willing to spend a little time helping out to support our Boy Scouts. Those of you that know this facility know who they are and what they teach our children, friends, and family about life and the things we will encounter along the way. This particular facility is home to over 6,600 Boy Scouts and 3,000 leaders each summer. The 4,200-acre reservation consists of three camps Lone Star, Sawmill, and Piercing Arrow and the Osage Wilderness Trail. The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation has been a summer home to Scouting and its leadership development program, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say since 1929. You couldn’t even imagine the difference you can make by spending part of your day to make this facility a safer and more up to date establishment for the kids. The Work Day will be Saturday, April 7th and it will start @ 7am. Everyone should meet at the Lone Star Dining Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We need volunteers!! Make sure you don’t forget your hand tools. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Brother Matt Terryberry @ (816) 286-6358 or contact BJ Straw @ (417) 646-8115. Thank You Brothers and Sisters! Have a great Weekend!!!
Meet 7am @ Lone Star Dining Hall
5525 NE Scout Camp Rd, Osceola, MO 64776
Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
IBEW Local 124 Union Hall ( Meeting Hall )
301 E. 103rd Terr.
Kansas City, MO 64114
The Principal Financial Group is committed to helping you make the right investment choices for you and your family. Whether you are preparing for retirement, or need help understanding asset allocation or union-negotiated benefits, this workshop is for you.
Call Brad Stephens at
Toll Free: 866-220-7832
or contact him to schedule a free one-on-one consultation.
SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018
ARRIVE AT 8:30 AM THE WALK STARTS AT 10:00 AM
FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW
Tim Bleil is a 45 year old Inside Wireman for Local 124 initiated into the union in August of 1999. In 2000, Tim was diagnosed with a rare heart condition which causes the muscle to be defective by continuing to add more cells. Much like a person lifting weights the muscle continues to get bigger. Tim has a lot of great doctors who have worked to carefully manage his condition over the years, but they always knew his health would continue to deteriorate and eventually be fatal. His condition finally became critical in December of 2017 and Tim was admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital on the 29th of December. On December 31st he got the call that he was going to receive a new heart and on January 1st, the transplant was successfully performed. This was not exactly the way he had planned to ring in the new year, but what a great gift for Tim and his family. They are very grateful for his second chance to live a long life.
Since the transplant was performed at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee the transplant team requires them to stay in Nashville until they feel comfortable with him coming home to Leavenworth, KS. As you can imagine, they have acquired a lot of medical expenses and lodging expenses by having to stay in Nashville. They are working with a Non-Profit organization called NFT. Their website is www.transplant.org. If anyone would like to donate to help this Brother and his family they could really use it. They are a proud family with a second chance at life, so any small amount would help them to get back on their feet.
Thank You Brothers and Sisters
Brothers and Sisters,
We need our members to contact their legislators in Jefferson City about the negative impact of
reducing Unemployment Benefits to 13 weeks. (HB1409)
You can call, email, write a letter, or make an office visit to express your concern of this bill.
This bill will be on the House floor as early as Monday, January 29, 2018 and then off to the senate.
We can only hope for an amendment to soften the blow.
Our members MUST at some point engage in this process or we will continue to get picked apart.
Below is the link for you to look up your legislator:
So-called â€œRight to Workâ€� laws lower wages for all of usâ€“while also allowing politicians to do the bidding of out-of-state CEOâ€™s by interfering in the workplace and dictating how employers interact with their own employees.
â€œRight to Workâ€� is WRONG for Missouri. We hope youâ€™ll join us today to protect Missouri jobs and families.
July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 21
at 8:00 a.m.
Open for 1 hour and will close promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday. July 21 at 9:30 a.m. Riders meeting place to be
Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Riders leave
Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa for the ride.
Saturday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. Gifts given out
and buffet style dinner with free refreshments.
For the monthly Union Meeting on January 10, 2018, the Renew Committee will be cooking chili and hot dogs. Please feel free to introduce yourself if you haven’t already met them. They are an amazing group of individuals dedicated toÂ inspire the next generation of IBEW workers to become active in their local union by focusing on issues important to younger workers, providing education about the IBEW and the labor movement, and fostering relationships with members and local union leadership. If you have interest in being involved with RENEW, please contact Kevin Smith @ (816) 489-6951.
On Nov. 7, 2017, Kansas City, Mo. residents voted in favor of building a new single terminal at KCI, with 75% saying yes to the project.
Next steps involve finalizing an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Edgemoor Infrastructure, the developer selected through the cityâ€™s procurement process. The City Council would approve the MOU, as well as the final contract. Additionally, Edgemoor has scheduledÂ design open housesÂ to gather community input for the terminalâ€™s final design. The plan calls for constructing the new terminal at the site of the closed Terminal A, with the new terminal opening by the end of 2021.
Read the Cityâ€™sÂ news releaseÂ for quotes from Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte.
The New KCI page has migrated toÂ its own site, where you can find the FAQ and other valuable information.
Here is the link to the actualÂ events with their dates, times and description.