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 March 2014 Executive Board meeting, Christopher Esser was chosen as this year's recipient. Christopher is an Alliant retiree out of Cassville. Chris has been volunteering at Stonefield Historic Site in Cassville for the past 10 years. He helps with clean up of the grounds every spring and mows lawn all summer into the fall. The picture was taken at the Retiree Club meeting on May 12, 2014.
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 2015 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)