Photos from Local 8 Events
Please visit the website below to view photos taken at the Labor Day parades and picnics, dinner dance, watch presentation and other Local 8 events.

IBEW Sister Meeting

Local 8 Sisters gather
periodically to get to know
each other, discuss volunteer
opportunies in our area and to
talk about the possibility
of traveling together
in the future to find work.

It is an opportunity
to unite with fellow sisters in
the local who may have never
met on the job site.


Electrical Workers
Minority Caucus

The EWMC meets the fourth
Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
at Local 8's hall. 

All Local 8 members in good
standing are welcome to attend.

The next meeting will be 
Tuesday, December 26, 2017.


 Latin Labor Council

The Latin Labor Council
meets on the 2nd Sunday
of the month at 1 pm
at Local 8.

The next meeting
will be Sunday, 
December 10, 2017.
Everyone is welcome

If you have any questions,
contact Rick Jimenez at



 The International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers has created a new opportunity for our
younger members

called the RENEW Initiative.

Reach out and Engage Next-gen
Electrical Workers (RENEW)

was established to encourage
younger members to become
more involved with our union
and our Labor Movement.

The committee is for IBEW
aged 35 years
of age and younger.

The RENEW Initiative meets 
on Thursdays, the week in
between union meetings. The
meetings are held at 6 pm.

All Local 8 members are
encouraged to attend.

The next meeting will be on
Thursday, December 14, 2017.


November Meeting

The Retiree's Club will
celebrate their Christmas
luncheon on Wednesday,
December 13 with a catered
dinner provided by
Fred Malczewski. Social hour
will begin at 11 am with
lunch at 12:15 pm.
Entertainment and door
prizes will be provided.

Contact Shirley Streichert
at 419-893-8219 if
you have any

Reminder: If Rossford
Schools are closed due to
inclement weather, our
luncheon/meeting will be


Local 8 Retirees get
together monthly to
share a meal, socialize,
play cards and plan
events throughout
the year. 

Meetings are
 typically held on the
second Wednesday
of the month, usually
in the union hall
beginning at noon.

A potluck luncheon
is included and the
meetings sometimes
include guest
speakers, 50/50
raffles and more.

Those attending are
asked to bring their
own table service
and usually a side
dish, salad or dessert
to share. Check
the schedule for details.

All Local 8 retirees and
their significant other
are welcome.

Call Shirley Streichert
for more information
at 419-893-8219.

 Local 8 Sports Teams

Are you looking for
something to do during
your spare time?

Do you want to get
back in shape?

Join one of the
sports teams hosted
by Local 8.

Golf Leagues
The Tuesday and
Thursday night golf
leagues play from
spring through late
summer. Contact
John Knapp or Al Szilak
for more information.

Softball Team
If softball is your sport
contact Butch Boulton 
 for all the details.

Hockey Team
The Local 8 hockey team
plays in a tournament
every year. If you
are interested in joining
the team, contact
Bill Box at the Union hall.
He can be reached
at 419-666-8920
or by email at 


Senior Softball Team

Local 8 is putting together a
Senior Softball team.

The team will
compete with other
IBEW teams in the
annual IBEW

You must be 40 years
of age or older to join.

If you are interested
or have any
questions, please
contact Victor Escobar
at 419-490-3042
or 419-866-6220.


Local 8 Motorcycle Club

The Local 8 Motorcycle Club is open to all members (including indentured apprentices and retirees) who own an American-made motorcycle.

Meetings are held on the 
3rd Monday of the month
at 6 pm at the JATC.

If you are interested, contact Brother Everett Burns at
419-261-0340 or Brother Dave Fowler at 419-260-9907.

















Local 8 Christmas Parties

The Children’s Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 16 at the Imagination Station, located at 1 Discovery Way in downtown Toledo, from 6-10 pm. Parking will be available at the Vistula Parking garage (Park Smart) located at the corner of Cherry and Summit Streets. Let the attendant know you are with IBEW Local 8 and parking will be free.

The Members’ Christmas party will be held on Monday, December 18 after the Union meeting.

Adrian Unit - Wednesday, December 13 at the Adrian office at 7:00 pm. Please bring a dish to pass.

Fremont Unit - Friday, December 8 at the Fremont office at 7:00 pm. Please call Local 8’s office at 419-666-8920 by December 1 to RSVP.

Defiance Unit - Friday, December 1 at the Rainbow Room, located at 28083 County Rd 424 in Defiance, OH across from International Dam State Park at 6 pm. Please RSVP to Ron Bergman at 419-467-3009 or Kevin Hurley at 419-704-7046.

Findlay Unit - Tuesday, December 12 at New Riegel Ribs at 7:00 pm. Please call Local 8’s office at 419-666-8920 to RSVP.


Blood Drive

 Thursday, December 21, 2017

2:00 - 7:00 pm

IBEW Local 8
807 Lime City Rd.
Rossford, OH

Sponsored by Leaders Save Lives.

Rossford High School Band Hosting Spaghetti Dinner

Rossford High School band will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, January 26 at Local 8's hall. Dinner will be served from 5-8 pm.


2018 IBEW Bowling Tournament - Dayton, Ohio

The 2018 IBEW Bowling Tournament will be held the weekend of June 8-10 in
 Dayton, OH hosted by IBEW Local 82.

The entry deadline is April 15, 2018 at midnight.

The host hotel is the Marriott at the University of Dayton, located at 1414 South Patterson Blvd in Dayton, OH. Call 937-223-1000 to make your reservations. The cut-off for reservations is 5:00 pm on May 15, 2018.

Visit for complete details and entry forms.



Photos from Local 8 Events
Please visit the following website to view photos taken at the Labor Day parades and picnic and other Local 8 events.

Local 8 Perch Tournament Update

On Saturday, September 9, teams took to Lake Erie in a effort to win the 13th Annual Local 8 Perch Tournament.  Ten boats made way Saturday morning despite the cold temperatures and rough water.  While some we able to get out and fish early, others weren't so lucky. After a long day of getting beat up by the waves, everyone returned safely to the hall for weigh in. The fish were tallied and the results showed that this years tournament champions were the Drifters with a haul of 13 lbs. 6 oz. The Drifters are (pictured above) Brothers Jim Winterfeld, Rob Cousino (Captain), Lee Blakeman and  Butch Boulton.  A big thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered this year; without any of you this event wouldn't be possible. Have a safe off season and we'll see you all next year. 

Tournament Results:

Team Captain                Team Name                      Weight

1. Rob Cousino              Drifters                             13 lbs 6 oz

2. John Nowicki              Polska II                           12 lbs 4 oz

3. Denny Wilhelm           Long Time                        11 lbs 8 oz 

4. Dave Wellington         Clear Your Mind               11 lbs 7 oz

5. Jeramey Frelin           Linda P.                             10 lbs 0 oz

6. Jerome McKinney      Fish-On                              9 lbs 6 oz

7. Steve Mitchell             Jack On                             8 lbs 9 oz

8. Shawn Robie              Driftwood                           6 lbs 14 oz

9. John Rork Jr.               Scary Mary                        0 lbs  4 oz

10. Keith Collins             Bikini Bottom                      0 lbs 0 oz