The Regular Branch Meeting of NALC Branch 2589, Lubbock, Texas, was called to order by Vice-President Michael Links 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 M. Terral.  M. Terral will be added to the attendance list for tonight due to illness. B. Longoria will be added due to working late. M. Links read the attendance list for the May Executive Board and Steward meetings.  No additional names were added to either list. E. Casias moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting as published in the May, 2018, Newsletter.  The motion seconded by A. Williams. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:  There were no communications.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP:  We have one application for membership: Jeremiah Flores, Louisville Station.  Brother Flores is here tonight and was initiated.  Welcome to NALC Branch 2589.  

COMMITTEE REPORTS: (1) HBR – This concerns Senior Citizens.  New Medicare Cards are on their way.  The cards will no longer use your Social Security number.  If you are on Medicare, you will be getting one, soon.  (2) Convention – Fernando has a couple of updates.  The airline tickets have been purchased.  Now, any changes will be charged to the individual.  Also, as of now, there will be a $30.00 Hotel “late cancellation” fee, if you cancel your reservation.  Do not call the Hotel.  They do not even have the individual names of the delegates at this time.  Everything still goes through the Housing Committee of the Convention.  Call Fernando if there is a problem. Fernando has the SW list of passengers with the flight numbers.  If you are a Frequent Flyer Member, let Fernando know; also with United. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: (1) Sound System – Craig looked on line and found four possibilities. The Executive Board did not have a recommendation. Craig thought someone was going to check with Lubbock Guitar Center.  This was tabled.  Fernando will look into getting an amp. (2) Pens – Craig inadvertently ordered too many pens.  We need a motion to spend another $59.00 for pens.  M. Kuss so moved. Motion seconded by T. Hopp. Motion passed. (3) Outside Maintenance – The Executive Board discussed who we were going to get to repair the outside of the building.  It was their recommendation to use Bengoa Masonry.  P. Gonzales so moved.  Motion seconded by V. DiPaolo.  Motion carried.  (4) Route Counts – Places that have been counted, Stewards need to put in request for the paper work. M. Kuss said he heard they were going to throw all of theirs out and use the six weeks analysis. (5) Coke Machine – M. Kuss contacted the man who works on coke machines.  He doesn’t know how much it will be until he looks at it.  Matt will get back with him.       

NEW BUSINESS: (1) Food Drive – We did better than last year.  The preliminary number is 40,991 pounds and that is not everything. The break down is:  Sunset – 4,280; Monterey – 6,320; Freedom – 11,571; Louisville – 5,199; Downtown – 3,624; Singer – 9,997; Plainview – 3,500.  Downtown will have a little more.  

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION: (1) Work Night – Tommy said we will have a work night next Thursday.  (2)  CCA Round Table – There will be a CCA meeting next Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 P.M. (3) Singer – J. Ramirez, Jr., reported that there is a problem with the AC at Singer.  They don’t know if anyone is doing anything about it. M. Links will report it. (4) Financial Secretary’s Report – The Financial Secretary’s Report is published in the Newsletter.  M. Kuss moved to pay the bills as presented in the Newsletter.  The motion was seconded by J. Ladd.  The motion carried.  (5)  Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer’s Report is published in the Newsletter.  (6) $15.00 Attendance Drawing – Alvin Williams won for May.  


Meeting was adjourned at 7:34 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny Polk,
Recording Secretary