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, August 22, 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, 
August 20.
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, August 17, 2017.


August Meeting

The Retirees' Club will
meet on Wednesday, 
August 9 at noon.
The club will provide
pulled pork sandwiches; please
bring a side dish, salad
or dessert to share.
Wear your favorite baseball
team's colors.

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.
















  Latin Labor Council

The Latin Labor Council will have a meeting on Sunday,
August 20 at 1 pm at the union hall. Everyone is welcom.

Fremont/Findlay Picnic

The Fremont and Findlay Units will host a picnic on Saturday, August 19 at the Carroll Township Hall located at 11080 W. Toussaint East Rd in Oak Harbor, OH at 12:30 pm.

The units will provide the meat; please bring a side dish to share and your beverages.

Spouses and children are welcome. Please call the Business Office at 419-666-8920 to RSVP.

Adrian Unit Picnic

Members for the Adrian Unit will get together on Saturday, August 19 at 2 pm for a cookout at the home of Retiree Charlie Condon. Charlie's home is located at 6541 Hallenbeck Hwy at Round Lake in Manitou Beach, MI.

The meat will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Spouses are welcome.

Members of the Local 8 hockey team competed in a fundraiser with members of the Toledo Jeep hockey team. The clubs raised over $3000 for the Michigan Warriors Hockey Program.


 Wireman's Golf Association

IBEW Local 683, (Columbus, OH), will host the Wireman's Golf Association from
August 16-18, 2017. The scrambles tournament will be held on Tuesday, August 15.
Visit http://wiremensgolf.org/ for details. 


Labor Day Parades Scheduled in Our Area

The annual Labor Day parade will be held on Monday, September 4 in downtown Toledo.

After the parade, the annual picnic will be held at the shelter house located behind the Industry Building on Lime City Rd.

Volunteers are needed downtown on the morning of the parade and afterward at the picnic. If you are interested, please contact Keith Warnimont at 419-936-0147.

Thanks to all those who have volunteered in the past. Local 8 events could not take place without your help. We appreciate all you do.

The Fremont parade will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017. Line-up for the parade will begin at 9 am on N. Front. St. with the parade beginning at 10 am.

The Monroe parade will be held on Saturday, September 2 at noon. Line up for the parade will begin at 11 am on Jones Ave. across from Kroger. Festivities will immediately follow the parade at St. Mary’s Park.

Volunteers are needed to plan the Monroe County Labor Day Parade. Committee meetings will take place over the next few months. If you are interested, please contact Jason Matthews at 734-363-3216.    

If you plan on participating in any of the parades, call the union hall at 419-666-8920
to order t-shirts.
The deadline to order t-shirts is Friday, August 11. 



The 13th Annual Local 8 Perch Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The cost is $120 per team of four.  Each team must consist of at least one IBEW member. 

Enter by August 1 and receive 4 tickets for a chance to win a Made-in-the USA St. Croix fishing rod.

Click on IBEW Local 8 Perch Tournament 2017  for order forms, rules and deadlines. Registration forms and payments can be dropped off at the Local 8 Business Office. Checks should be made payable to "Local 8 Perch Tournament".

This year's tournament chairman is Jake "Tank" Meier.  Contact Jake at 419-575-4919 or cjmeier79@gmail.com










Photos from Local 8 Events
Please visit the following website to view photos taken at the 2017 Local 8 Dinner Dance and the 125th Anniversary Celebration along with other Local 8 events.