IBEW Local 2228 Step-Up Sponsorship Program

IBEW Local 2228 Step-Up Sponsorship Program
The National Officers are pleased to announce a new, trial basis program, aimed at supporting our members who step-up and invest in their community.
Something I’ve consistently heard from members in my time as an officer with our union is the topic of getting value for the dues that we all contribute each month. That value is most obvious when a member is experiencing difficulty and is being represented, or if a volunteer is attending a conference, training or other event.
For those who don’t experience conflict at work or are unable to volunteer as a union activist, the value to each individual is less tangible. Those members, who make up the vast majority, simply continue to contribute, hopefully knowing the union will be there when they need it.
We recognise that all of our members deserve their union’s support. So, we are introducing a way we can do that for those who are involved in their community. Beginning 18 November 2019 members can apply online for small funding grants from the local in order to support groups, charities or other non-profit organisations or events in their community. If you volunteer, coach, participate, fund raise, or are otherwise involved in a worthwhile activity, you likely qualify.
The program ends on 31 March 2020 or when the approved total funding of $10000 has been paid to successful applicants. The Executive Board will evaluate the program at our next spring meeting and determine if it is viable to continue in the future, and what if any changes may be required.
Further details and the online application form can be found at the link below. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact me.
Supporting members is what the union is all about. I’m very pleased to announce this new way that we can do just that.
In Solidarity,
Dave Cupples
President, IBEW Local 2228
Application Form - click here