Happy New Year!
The new year is off to a faster than normal start here at the Branch. On January 3rd Executive Vice President Walter McGregory, Vice President Joe Golonka and I were invited to attend Allen Park Branch 4779's Branch meeting. The purpose of which was to make a presentation on behalf of a merger between Branch 2184 and Branch 4779. When their meeting was finished I was informed by Allen Park Branch President Kris Shaw and Vice President Mark Owen that their membership had passed a motion, setting up a merger vote for Allen Park at their February 7th meeting. In accordance with the NALC National constitution each Branch involved in a merger vote must give their members at least 30 days' notice. In this edition of the "Speaks " you will find the meeting notice for the proposed vote along with the proposed merger agreement language. The vote to merge with Branch 4779 will be held on Wednesday March 6, 2019 at our regularly scheduled Branch meeting.
120 plus Years and Counting!
On December 7th, EVP Walt McGregory and I paid a visit to 70 year member Bill Bauman and his wife Peggy Bauman 52 year life member both from the Plymouth Installation. After we presented Bill with his plaque and letter from President Rolando we were able to have a visit and talk about their days of carrying mail. They both had some great stories to tell and we very much enjoyed visiting with them. Before leaving Peggy
had a surprise gift for us to take back and to keep with our Branch archives. It was her original mint condition Letter Carrier issued winter coat from the 1970s, with all the trimmings including the matching hood and brass buttons. On behalf of the Branch I would like to congratulate them both for their many years of dedicated loyal membership to the NALC and Branch 2184.
-- Mark Judd
Wayne County, MI
AFL - CIO
January / February 2019