Eleven (11) outstanding high school seniors from Region 2-B UAW families have been awarded a $10,000.00 college scholarship by the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Awards Program. The scholarships were presented at a luncheon Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Ken Lortz, President of the Scholarship Awards Program and UAW Region 2-B Director.
The Gosser Scholarship Awards Program, named in honor of the late UAW Vice President and Regional Director, Richard T. Gosser was established in 1962.
This year, seven (7) Scholarships will be awarded in the name of Richard T. Gosser and one (1) Scholarship each will be awarded in the name of Ruthann Gosser-Harrison, Joseph Tomasi, Jack Sizemore and Lloyd Mahaffey.
Including the 2012-2013 winners, 286 students have received Gosser scholarships. An additional 95 students have received runner-up scholarships. In all, $1,983,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 1962.
Gia Marie Mancini, a senior at Girard High School, Girard, OH, who ranked 1 out of a class of 123 students. Her father, Franko Mancini, is a member of UAW Local 1112 and works at GM Lordstown, Lordstown, OH.
Hannah Leigh Tilley, a senior at Pettisville High School, Pettisville, OH, who ranked 6 out of a class of 47 students. Her father, Roy Tilley, is a member of UAW Local 86 and works at Tenneco Autmotive, Napoleon, OH.
Luke William Recker, a senior at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Ottawa, OH, who ranked 24 out of a class of 138 students. His father, Donald Recker, is a member of UAW Local 1327 and works at Tower, Bluffton, OH.
Sierra Bernadette Miller, a senior at Upper Sandusky High School, Upper Sandusky, OH, who ranked 2 out of a class of 127 students. Her mother, Kathy Miller, is a member of UAW Local 1588 and works at PPG, Delaware, OH.
Benjamin Frederick Oberhaus, a senior at St. John's Jesuit High School, Toledo, OH, who ranked 8 out of a class of 195 students. His mother, Tammie Oberhaus, is a member of UAW Local 12 and works at Mercy St. V's RN, Toledo, OH.
Brooke Michelle Wininger, a senior at Kokomo High School, Kokomo, IN, who ranked 6 out of a class of 455 students. Her father, Christopher Hardy, is a member of UAW Local 685 and works at Indiana Transmission, Kokomo, IN.
Noah Charles Stanley, a senior at Margaretta High School, Castalia, OH, who ranked 8 out of a class of 92 students. His father, Charles Stanley, is a member of UAW Local 1216 and works at Ventra, Bellevue, OH.
Zachary John Oberhaus, a senior at St. John's Jesuit High School, Toledo, OH, who ranked 5 out of a class of 195 students. His mother, Tammie Oberhaus, is a member of UAW Local 12 and works at Mercy St. V's RN, Toledo, OH.
Amanda Kay Parsons, a senior at Wapahani High School, Selma, IN, who ranked 1 out of a class of 97 students. Her father, Arlie Parsons, is a member of UAW Local 977 and works at GM Marion, Marion, IN.
Damon Andrew Birkemeier, a senior at Kalida High School, Kalida, OH, who ranked 9 out of a class of 51 students. His father, Jason Birkemeier, is a member of UAW Local 1219 and works at Ford Lima, Lima, OH.
Alex Jay Von Lehmden, a senior at Fort Jennings High School, Fort Jennings, OH, who ranked 5 out of a class of 34 students. His father, Brent Von Lehmden, is a member of UAW Local 1219 and works at Ford Lima, Lima, OH.
Director Lortz commented, "It's always such a rewarding day when we hold this luncheon, we all look forward to it every year. It's heartwarming to meet kids whose work ethic was obviously passed down through their hard-working parents, our members. We're so happy to be able to assist and reward these kids as they start their academic careers."
The Region 2-B Retired Worker's alsp lend a helping hand by awarding six (6) $1000 scholarships to the runners up. This year's recipents are:
Halie Marie Doyle, daughter of Richard Doyle, member of UAW Local 2192
Nicholas Allan Markovitch, son of David Markovitch, UAW Local 1112
Adam Joseph Andrews, son of Jerry Andrews, UAW Local 1112
Jared Lloyd Sizemore, son of Kenneth Sizemore, UAW Local 12
Emily Jane Hunt, son of Richard Hunt, UAW Local 2075.Read more >>>
The Region 2-B Competitive Shops/IPS Council will meet in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, May 31 - Sat. June, 1, 2013.
Cindy Estrada, UAW International Vice-President will address the council which expects to conclude its business by 12 noon on Saturday.
Attached inside is the call letter and registration forms and hotel information.
The deadline to register for this important meeting is Friday, May 24, 2013.Read more >>>
The much anticipated Region 2-B 54th Annual Singles Golf Tournament has been announced by Regional Director, Ken Lortz.
Golfers willl tee off on June 23, 2013 at two locations this year: Thunderbird Hills North golf course in Huron, Ohio and Hawthorne Hills in Lima, Ohio.
The tournament is open to all UAW active members, retirees and spouses. No International Representatives are eligible to golf.
This is an 18 hole, stroke play event and members must register as a foursome. Tee times will be assigned in a window of 6:30 a.m. through 12 noon.
Attached inside is the official call, registration forms and golf course websites.
The deadline to register is June 7, 2013. This event is held on a first-come-first-served basis. Spots fill quickly, so do not delay!Read more >>>
REGION 2-B LEADERSHIP WEEKS AT BLACK LAKE SCHEDULED
We are receiving lots of questions from active and retired worker members alike: When is Region 2-B going to Black Lake this Year?
July 28 - Aug. 2, 2013 and
Sept. 15 - Sept. 20, 2013.
Watch this site for the call letter and further information in the upcoming months.
The 10th annual Richard T. Gosser Invitational Golf Classic will tee off with a shotgun start this year at 9:00 am on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at beautiful Thunderbird Hills Golf Course in Huron, Ohio.
Initiated in 2003, the golf classic is the only fund raising activity that supports scholarships being awarded on a merit basis to children of our active membership.
Since the scholarship program's inception in 1962, and including the eleven (11) $10,000 scholarships awarded in May of this year, 286 Region 2-B kids have been awarded this college tuition assistance.
Always a beautiful and fun day, local unions, units and companies can field teams of four (4) for $1000 which includes recognition signage in the clubhouse, 18 holes, 2 carts, a team photograph, lunch on the course and a great steak dinner and beer at the awards banquet after the game.
Men's and Women's longest drive and closest to the pin awards are presented, along with the three (3) top finishing teams on a north and south course both.
If you don't want to golf but still want to make a $1000 donation you are welcome to do so, or you may donate $200 to purchase a hole sponsorship which includes recognition signage at the hole.
Other than the paying the cost of the event, 100% of the proceeds go toward the scholarship foundation.
Only 72 teams will be fielded. This event is very popular and fills quickly, so make your reservations now.
The deadline to submit entries is June 14, 2013.
Attached inside is the brochure and registration form. Feel free to reproduce and share with your company for a corporate team sponsorship.
Also linked inside is information about the scholarship program itself, for which any Region 2-B local union can be a member for a one time fee of $0.60 per member.Read more >>>
At the request of many local unions and supporters, and by action of the Gosser Scholarship Membership at the May 2012 meeting, a program was conceived which allows those interested to financially support the scholarship program.
The program was originally set-up in 1962 to be supported by UAW Region 2-B local unions who wished to participate. They could do so by making a one-time contribution of $0.50 per member. This was later raised to the current $0.60.
In 2003 an annual golf outing was initiated to grow the assets of the program, and last year the Continuing Supporter Program was added.
CAP Councils, Retired Worker Chapters or other organizations or individuals can make a contribution and receive recognition here and in the annual luncheon program. Local Unions can make graduated contributions of: Associate - 0.25 cents per member; Baccalaureate - 0.35 cents per member amd Master's - 0.45 cents per member.
We would like to recognize the following Individual Supporters;
Lloyd and Sharon Mahaffey
Judge Timothy Kuhlman
Ken and Karen Lortz
UAW Local 2308
UAW Local 70; UAW Local 164; UAW Local 211: UAW Local 402; UAW Local 977; UAW Local 1112; UAW Local 2269.
Thank you all so much for your generous support of this very worthwhile program that rewards the hard-working children of our members as they start their college lives.
This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech," delivered with the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.
A little known fact is that the Dr. King delivered a preview of the speech in Detroit, MI after having led a freedom walk of 125,000.
To commemorate this event, the UAW and the NAACP will join hands to lead a march in Detroit, on June 22, 2013. The march will commence at 9:00 am at Woodward and Forest, proceed to Hart Plaza and end with "a celebration of the dream" of King for a fully integrated America.Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B Director, Ken Lortz has worked with WTOL, a Toledo television station to develop a great, upbeat message about the hard work done over the entire Region. The message has a special emphasis on all of the great work our members do giving back to the communities we live in.
We work hard, we pay our dues, we do the right thing by "giving back" and our communities directly benefit. Check this out and see if you don't agree that our Regional Director knows what we're all about!
The 2013 UAW Family Scholarship weeks have been announced:
July 7-12 (available in Spanish)
These three, one week sessions are offered on a once-in-a-lifetime basis to UAW active members and their families, and are held at the Walter & May Reuther Family Education Center (Black Lake) in Onaway, MI.
But make no mistake, this week is open to single active members and couples as well...
The programs get the whole family involved and active, learning about labor history, UAW history in particular and current issues facing families today.Read more >>>
The 104th annual NAACP convention will convene on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Orlando, FL..
Attached inside is the call letter and registration form.Read more >>>
The 2013 UAW International Women's Conference will convene on Aug. 4, 2013 at the Walter and May Family Education Center (Black Lake).
The conference, which runs until Aug. 9, is a dynamic and exciting event every year! It's loaded with great speakers and high energy. The call letter and registration forms are attached inside.
The deadline to register is July 19, 2013.
Hurry! Space at this conference fills quickly!Read more >>>
UAW Region 2-B Director, Ken Lortz will host a series of five (5) leadership meetings during the month of May, 2013.
The meetings will take place May 20 - 23 in Maumee, Parma, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and South Bend.
Local Union Presidents, Bargaining Chairs and CAP Chairs are encouraged to attend and may send a designee if unable to attend.
Click inside for the call letter and registration forms.
These meetings are purposely scheduled to fall on the heels of International Executive Board meetings - so be sure to attend for all of the latest info/updates.Read more >>>