Brothers and Sisters:
We will be walking neighborhoods in the 1st District on Saturday, March 28th and Saturday, April 3rd. These are the last chances for us to advocate for OUR Candidate. We will meet at Johnny's Back Yard, located at 1825 Buchanan, North Kansas City, MO at 10:00 AM.
We are also seeking help with phone banks Wednesday, March 25th, Thursday, March 26th and Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30 PM at the Union Hall.
Members can also walk their own individual neighborhoods on their own time. Members should contact Stephen Davis 816.309.9103 with any questions or to a get a list of your neighborhood's individual targeted doors to knock if you are unable to make one of the organized Saturday walks listed above.
Stephen Davis, Political Director
Nominations were taken at the February Union Meetings for Delegates to the 2015 MSCFF Convention which will be held August 9th thru 12th in Branson, MO.
The election was held at the March 3rd and 4th Union Meetings. The following three (3) members were elected to attend this event: Tim Dupin, Gary Reese and Chris Roark.
We are in need of any pictures that you might want to share of our members in action. We will make copies with your permission and return the originals to you. Please contact Secretary-Treasurer John Locke at the Union Hall or via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your photos by March 31, 2015 if you want to have them considered.
Labor-Management Training was held over two days, February 11 & 12, 2015. The training took place at Gladden Hall and was very well attended by all sides of the partnership. This partnership took root in the year 2000 and came to fruition in October of 2001. Some visionaries knew there was a better ways to conducting business and running an organization, other than being adversarial. Now in 2015 we reassemble to continue what was started. Some are old to the process, some are new but we all have the same goals. That goal is to make the Kansas City Fire Department better, and to leave it better than we found it.
If you serve on a committee, please make an effort to show up. If you show up, do the work. And after you do the work, honor and defend what you have accomplished. There are more images from this event in the Photo Gallery: 2015 Labor-Mgmt Training.
The St. Florian Scholarship Fund will be awarding $1,000.00 Scholarships and the Gina Galetti Scholarship will be awarding a Scholarship to the University of Central Missouri at the 60th Annual Fire Fighters Ball on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Argosy Casino.
All applications must be completed and returned to Local 42 offices, located at 6320 Manchester Ave, Suite 42A, Kansas City, MO 64133 no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships you may pick up an application at our office or they are available to all registered members in the All Members Section of our website.
All legal dependents of past or present members of Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters Local 42 who are in good standing will be eligible to receive this award. Grandchildren are only eligible if they are the sole dependents of an an eligible Local 42 member.
What's New at IAFF 42
The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website. This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old. Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.