The Regular Branch Meeting of NALC Branch 2589, Lubbock, Texas, was called to order by President Mitch Terral at 7:03 P.M.  The invocation was given by H. Steffens.  The membership then said the Pledge of Allegiance.  The roll call of officers was taken.  All officers were present except T. Robles and C. Cooley. The following members were added to the attendance list for tonight:  J. Ladd, family emergency; C. Cooley, surgery; and, B. Longoria, medical. M. Terral read the attendance list for the November Executive Board and Steward meetings.  No additional names were added to either list. M. Kuss moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting as published in the November, 2018, Newsletter.  The motion seconded by E. Casias.  Motion carried.


COMMUNICATIONS:  (1) Personal Note – We received a personal note from Craig and Andi Cooley thanking the Branch our donation to the American Heart Association in memory of Mrs. Jody Cooley, Brother Craig Cooley’s mother. (2) Acknowledgment of Donation – The America Heart Association sent us an acknowledgment of our donation in Memory of Mrs. Jody Cooley. 


APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP:  We have three applications for membership: Maria Rivas, Seminole; Gabriel Martinez, Sunset; and Kendra LeAnne Juarez; Littlefield. Welcome to Branch 2589.    


COMMITTEE REPORTS: (1) HBR:  Open Season is November 12 through December 10, 2018.  The NALC Health Benefit Plan covers dental or vision only if it is the result of an accident.  Then it becomes a medical issue. For anything else, you need to get dental and vision policies.  (2)  Election Committee – The votes for Trustee have been counted.  The Trustees for 2019-2020 are Eric Casias, Justin Williams and Joshua Smith.  Congratulations! We thank everyone who ran.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  (1) Building Repair - Settler Construction has started the process to prime and paint the building.  (2) Route Count – The grievances are still in the office.  They are probably going to Step B. (3) LMOU Impasse – We won the Impasse to include the CCA’s in the percentages of carriers allowed off for annual leave. The LMOU has been revised and was signed today.  M. Terral went over some of the changes in the LMOU, especially concerning annual leave and the bidding process. 


NEW BUSINESS:  (1) Toys for Tots – We are participating in Toys for Tots this year. We will collect the toys at the Installation Banquet on December 8, 2018. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.  We voted to donate $250.00 to Toys for Tots. V. DiPaolo volunteered to purchase toys to donate with the $250.00. 


FOR THE GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION: (1) Installation Banquet - The Installation Banquet will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. (2) Financial Secretary’s Report – The Financial Secretary’s Report was not in the newsletter. T. Chrestman moved to pay the bills. The Motion was seconded by V. DiPaolo. Motion carried.  (3) Treasurer’s Report - The Treasurer’s Report was not printed in the newsletter.  (4) $15.00 Attendance Drawing – C. Rabby won for November.  


Meeting was adjourned at 7:36 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,


Penny Polk,

Recording Secretary