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 2015 Executive Board meeting, Tim Haas was chosen as this year's recipient. Tim is an Engineering Tech Apprentice for Alliant Energy out of Mineral Point. Tim was awarded the Charlie award for giving back to his community through his volunteer work for the Village of Linden as Fire Chief and Iowa County Rescue. He was a part of a committee that developed MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) which provides mutual aid to neighboring communities.
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 2016 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)