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 NEW  01/05/04
JERRY KOSIBA
WINS A HOG
YOUR SHOP COMMITTEE
FOR 2004
PRINCE MEMBER
AWARDED PLAQUE
GERALD L. FOX RETIRES  NEW  01/10/04
EVERETT JOHNSON RETIRES
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

JERRY KOSIBA WINS A HOG

Jerry Kosiba, Siouxland Lodge 1426 member since June, 1988, was the winner of a 2003 "Anniversary Edition" Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster. Brother Kosiba works in the welding department at Prince Hydraulics. An avid boater, Jerry thinks that he will probably sell the motorcycle that was provided by Wilwert's (a Harley-Davidson distributor located in Dubuque, Iowa). Brother Kosiba was notified of his lucky ticket on January 1, 2004 via a telephone call by District 6 Business Representative Wayne Laufenberg, who spearheaded the fundraiser. Proceeds from the raffle went to Guide Dogs of America - an organization founded by a machinist which raises, trains and provides seeing-eye dogs for the visually impaired. Congratulations Jerry!

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YOUR SHOP COMMITTEE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2004


Gilbert (Gil) Nelson - COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (1st Shift)
giljohealth@aol.com

Glen D. Smith (2nd Shift)
gdsmith@cableone.net

Kurt Lambing

Scott Frazee

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Prince Member Awarded Plaque for His Volunteer Work 
Don Schinke, a 30 year member of our lodge was awarded a plaque at our October 11, 2003 membership meeting. The plaque reads: "Presented to Donald E. Schinke by the membership of Siouxland Lodge 1426 IAMAW in appreciation of the volunteer service in the outside care and upkeep of our lodge.  2003"

Brother Schinke is employed at Prince Hydraulics. He has been doing the mowing and snow removal for our lodge on a volunteer basis for a number of years.

In a statement when he received the plaque he said, in part, "The pay I've received comes from the representation this Lodge, District and International has given me as a member. And volunteering is my way of repaying the membership and lodge."

On behalf of the membership of Siouxland Lodge 1426, I want to say thank you to Brother Schinke. More members with his attitude is exactly what this lodge needs.

For photos visit our delegate reports page.

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Gerald L. Fox Retires after 39 years

Photo courtesy of Prince

Gerald L. Fox, 61, retired from Prince Hydraulics Division in November of 2003 after more than 39 years of service. Brother Fox, a IAM member since November of 1966, is one of a "dying breed" of Machinists - both in Sioux City and nationwide. Gerry worked in the tool room his entire career, (hired 08/21/1964), and became a skilled craftsman able to handle any task put before him - a talent that is being lost through a lack of apprenticeship programs and increased outsourcing.

The people that Brother Fox worked with were in agreement on the type of person Gerry is.

"Gerry would stop whatever he was working on to help out a fellow brother and/or employee to get things done," said Glenn Smith.

Dave Molstad added, "Gerry is an excellent machinist who is always willing to help whenever needed. He always took a real interest in his fellow employees."

Gerry's contribution to the company was recognized at a retirement party, by Prince management, staff and his co-workers.

With his years of participation  in the IAM Pension and Social Security. Gerry will enjoy a comfortable retirement. He'll have an income greater (by 17.5%) then when he was working. One more reason to look into having the IAM pension negotiated into your contract.

We congratulate Brother Fox on his years of service and wish him health and happiness on his well-deserved retirement.

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Everett Johnson Retires after 31 years
 

Everett Johnson retired from Prince Hydraulics in December after more than 31 years of service to the company. Brother Johnson was initiated in Siouxland Lodge 1426 July, 1972 and a member until taking a Withdrawal Card in January, 1989 when he transferred to Hydraulics Components Incorporated (a sister plant of Prince in Hartington, NE). Everett returned to Prince and was reinstated into membership in June of 1993 where he worked in the castings department until his retirement. 

Congratulations and good luck on your well deserved retirement.


FORMER MEMBER PASSES AWAY

HINTON, Iowa -- James D. "Jim" Young, 74, of Hinton died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. Brother Young was a member of Siouxland Lodge for a number of years and worked at Sioux Tools and Wilson Trailer before retiring from Prince Hydraulics in July of 1993. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family and friends.


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