Congratulations to Vistra and the Local 51 members working at Hennepin Power Station! They were presented with the OSHA Star VPP site designation. A lot of work went into this effort from all sides.
Our election results are as follows:
President: Robert D. Colby, Jr.
Vice Chairman: Clay Davidson
Recording Secretary: Stacey Heckman
Treasurer: Dann Haney
Business Manager/Financial Secretary/IO Delegate: Bobby Wedell
Delegates to the IO Convention:
Robert D. Colby, Jr.
Results of the 2019 Golf Scholarship Outing are as follows:
1st place: Colton Beams, Joe Bianco, Zach Overmyer, Walt Westfall
2nd place: Andy Buzzard, Tony Cook, John Lieb, Matt Moore
DFL: Jed Dooley, Amanda Hansen, Patrick Shinners, Bob Wedell
Longest drive: Michelle Taylor and Darren Farris
Closest to the pin: Andy Buzzard
Closest to the pin (2nd shot): Joe Bianco
Dixon Challenge: Matt Moore
Aurelius Challenge: Tony Armstrong
Longest Putt: Corey Stone
Putting Contest: Mark Dunn
Congratulations to the following members and/or their family members. We were fortunate to give eleven (11) $500 scholarships this year:
Camaren Belton, Lindenwood University (Ameren Collinsville)|
Madeline Carter, SIUE, daughter of Ian Carter (Vistra Havana)
Callie Champley, University of Illinois, daughter of Glenda Champley (Exelon Clinton)
Hunter Clifton, Illinois State University, daughter of Murray Clifton (Village of Rantoul)
Sydney Edwards, Ambrose University, daughter of Julie and Mike Cone
Britni Gortner, University of Missouri, daughter of Mark Gortner (Ameren Champaign)
Lauren Pals, Eastern Illinois University, daughter of Aaron Pals (Construction)
Bailey Parks-Moore, Murray State University, daughter of Jason Wascher (Ameren Champaign)
Chloe Reynolds, Illinois College, granddaughter of Ronda Carl (Vistra Havana)
Chesleigh Shreves, Heartland Community College, daughter of Robert Shreves (Frontier)
Kaitlyn Van Pelt, Spoon River College, daughter of Lonnie Van Pelt (Vistra Havana)
Members living in Douglas County your support is needed on the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm.
Thursday, May 30
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. – Free Supper for Project Supporters at Flesor’s Candy Kitchen (right around the corner from the Community Building at 101 W Sale St.).
6:00 p.m. – Public Hearing. Voice your support for the Wind Farm at the Tuscola Community Building, 122 W. North Central Avenue.
Monday, June 3rd
County Board Vote at 9:0a.m.
Committee Vote at 11:-00 a.m.
Full Board Vote at Tuscola Community Building
Douglas County has chosen to limit the speakers to only Douglas County residents, landowners, or business owners/operators in the County. SO, we could really use your help to attend and/or speak.
Cornerstone Open Enrollment for IBEW 51 & 193 has officially begun. All members should be receiving a letter in the mail going over the open enrollment and the coverages available. Open Enrollment closes Friday, June 28, 2019, with coverage going into effect on July 1, 2019. Cornerstone's enrollment line is 224-770-5305. The website link to enroll is live at https://uniondisability.com/groups/ibew-local-51-193/
A recap of the benefits available during this enrollment include:
Short Term Disability:
• Benefit pays on day 15 of injury or illness for up to 24 weeks.
• Flat rate benefit options of either $250 or $500 a week.
• Higher benefit option based off of a members income. 50% of your earnings.
• Stackable with other benefits up to 100% of pre-disability earnings. (Lineco, Decatur Plan, Health and Welfare, etc.)
• Tax free benefit.
Long Term Disability:
• Pays after a 180 day waiting period (Short-term goes for 180 days).
• Flat rate $2,500 benefit option for up to 5 years.
• 60% of income option for up to 10 years.
• Pre-existing conditions covered after 12 months of continually being on the plan.
• Tax free benefit.
Life Insurance w/ AD&D:
• Guaranteed approved coverage for member, spouse, and dependents.
• Member coverage up to $200,000.
• Spousal coverage of $25,000 or $50,000.
• $10,000 dependent coverage.
If a member is currently enrolled in coverage they do not need to do anything; however, changes and/or increase coverage can be done at this time.