In 2010, IBEW Local 965 began recognizing members and/or retirees for giving back to our communities through volunteering. We have established the "Charlie Award", which is named in recognition of the first recipient, Charlie Wilhelm. Charlie inspired the need to recognize members giving back to our communities through his involvement with Habitat for Humanity and other charitable activities.
At the January 2016 Executive Board meeting, Tom Faull was chosen as this year's recipient. Tom is a retiree of Alliant Energy. Tom has been on the village board of Linden for over 50 years, serving as Village President for the last 25 years. Tom is an active member of the VFW. He also donates his time to work with the Masonic Lodge and to the local SUN program. Tom has been on the Linden Fire Department since he was 16 years old. Tom is also an executive board member of our IBEW 965 Retiree club.
We will award another recipient next year. If you know of someone that should be considered, feel free to submit an application or contact the Union office before the January 2017 Executive Board meeting. You are able to submit your own name for consideration.
2010 original recipient
Samuelson (left)--IBEW 965 Retiree Club President
Mike Pyne--IBEW 965 Assistant Business Manager (left)
Holly Kaiser, Vice President (left)
Ed Ullerich (left)
Tony Bartels, Business Manager (left)
Keith Hulbert, Chief Steward Mineral Point & Unit 6 Chair (left)
Tom Faull (left) presented by Tony Bartels (right)