Mahalo to the following Brothers and Sister who stepped up to "Pay it Forward" for our Retired Brothers:
(NEW) Jarett Martin (8A) - Chuck Strohlin
(NEW) Mason Kitamura (16A) - Noa Kaakimaka
Mick Pavao (Retired) - Harry Kiyan
Mick Pavao (Retired) - Jacob Chung
Bryson Kawatamori (9B) - Lawrence Alcosiba
Jason Meyers (6A) - Raymond Camara
Fritz Medalla (2B) - James "Kimo" Lake
Daniel Pagan (1B) - Henry Dutro
John Harvell - Duane Conselva
Korey Chock - Paul Garrigan
Ray Berdon (16B) - Wallace Mason
Halona Felix (4A) - Thomas Narvaez
Mason Kitamura (16A) - Emil Cozo
D. Daniels & P. Gutierrez (8B) - Joe Guilluame
Jason Scanlan (2B) - Robert Flores
Robin Cooper (16A) - Glenn Lono
Gordon Smith (16B) - John Akiona
Kai Chang (16B) - Joe Otineru
Mike Lodge (16B) - George Padeken
Emilio Aguilar (16B) - Francis Behic
Sheldon Sunada (15A) - Richard "Keke" Papa
Harry Lyons (15A) - Anthony "Tony" Senarighi
Brock Whittington (8A) - Rodney Whittington
Garrett Oudraad (2A) - Larry Dixon
Reid Shimabukuro (16A) - Gary Mynatt
Josh Sarsona (15A) - Leonard Sarsona
We are looking for more sponsors! Please spread the word.
FORMER UNION STEWARD RETIRES!
On behalf of the Brothers and Sisters of Local F263 and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), we would like to congratulate Brother Rob Madrigal on his recent retirement. Brother Madrigal and I entered into the Federal Fire Department as recruits back in 1991. It was shortly thereafter that he transferred to Fed Fire San Diego (Local F33). Rob and his family returned to the Big Island where he took a position as a firefighter at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA).
I cannot thank him enough for stepping up and serving our Union as a Steward. His passion for the job and his drive to make things better is just a few of the qualities that I'll miss. Great Job My Brother!!! You deserve nothing but the best in your future!
UNION WEBSITE REGISTRATION!
The following members need to register on the Union website. This will ensure that you receive any mass text or mass email:
Dominic AhNee (PTA)
John Akiona (Retired)
Lawrence Alcosiba (Retired)
John Awong (Retired)
Michaele Badua (RDC)
Francis Behic (Retired)
Manuel Belaski (Retired)
Raymond Camara (Retired)
Eugene Cambonga (Retired)
Dwane Conselva (Retired)
Emil Cozo (Retired)
Ashley Crawford (PTA)
Ikaika Dang (RDC)
Lawrence Dixon (Retired)
Robert Flores (Retired)
Joe Guilluame (Retired)
Ryan Hayden (PTA)
Matt Kaea (PTA)
Leinaala Labatte (RDC)
Kimo Lake (Retired)
Glenn Lono (Retired)
Jensen Maldonado (PTA)
Wally Mason (Retired)
Richard Mitchell (Retired)
Gary Mynatt (Retired)
Thomas Narvaez (Retired)
Joe Otineru (Retired)
George Padeken (Retired)
Richard Papa (Retired)
Matt Sanders (Retired)
Tony Senarighi (Retired)
Rodney Whittington (Retired)
Arnold Yuen (Retired)
If you work with any of these members please have them register at www.ffd263.com Also, please let them know that they need to add their email address, cell number and cell provider.
The 2018 Federal Firefighters of Hawaii Scholarship topic is:
"What is the difference between Right to Work States and States that recognize Collective Bargaining"!
CANCER IN THE FIRE SERVICE!
All members are reminded that 100% of your Union Dues is tax deductible. Total: $520
UNION ELECTION INFO (PRESIDENT)
UNION LAUNCHES "SPONSOR A RETIREE" PROGRAM!
Local F263 recognizes that many retiree's both past and present want to maintain their Union membership but simply cannot due to finances. We have identified 93 Brothers who were Union Brothers at one time. We have created a program to "Pay it Forward".
As a gesture of "good faith" you can select a name from the roster and sponsor their IAFF/F263 Membership for a year. A personal letter will be sent to our retired brother informing him that a current firefighter (name will be included) has "Paid it Forward". If you are interested please contact ANY Union Official.
WANT TO BUY BACK YOUR MILITARY TIME?
Go to the Members Only section to find the link on how it's done!