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The branch will be setting up phone banks for the upcoming Presidental election.  We will need at least 20 volunteers.  This is very important to your future as it affects your job!  We must get a labor friendly administration into office!
 
You will be given a script to follow when making these calls.  You will have a support person in the room with you.  The calls will be made at the union hall.
 
 
 
 
 
FOOD DRIVE TOTALS 2008
MPO                  17,694
GREEN RD          5,051
LIBERTY              5,115
SALINE                3,942
DEXTER                  895
MILAN                  5,850
CHELSEA           12,180
 
TOTAL                 50,727
 
GREAT JOB BRANCH 434, I WILL POST LAST YEARS TOTALS WHEN I RETURN FROM VACATION NEXT WEEK.

MDA
 
Thanks to Ozzie Williams, who pulled together another successful bowl-a-thon.  Branch 434 raised $5,406. for 2008.  Way to go Branch 434 and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 
Dianne Kuhl won the 50/50 drawing and donated the entire $115.00 back to MDA.  For a total of $230.00.  Thank you Dianne!
 
Marv Ford won the grand prize, an I-Pod shuffle.  The grand prize tickets were given to fund raisers who raised $200.00 or more.
 
The MDA committee will be meeting soon to smooth out some details for next years Bowl-A-Thon.
 
Thanks to: Ozzie Williams, Jane Grant, Dana Howe, Dianne Kuhl, Bill Dawson, Kevin Harden, Joanne Pawlick, Mike Hainline, Brian McAttamy and Tom Pendleton for your hard work the night of the Bowl-A-Thon. 
 
A special thanks to Bruce Strait who delayed his vacation plans a day to be at the Bowl-A-Thon to count all of that money!!
 
The MDA Committee for Branch 434 will be looking into other fund raisers for 2009.  If you are interested in being on the committee come to the general membership meeting and let us know!
 
NALC Branch 434 Picnic
The branch picnic will be September 7, 2008 at Independence Lake park in Whitmore Lake. 
 
Remember to bring your $$ for a MDA 50/50 drawing!
 
 
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
 
Thank you to Dianne Kuhl for setting up the bell ringing for the past few years.  Dianne spends the entire evening running buckets and bells around town, then rings bells on two different nights in Ann Arbor and Chelsea.
 
The totals for 2007 were:
Nickels Arcade     $152.77
TJ Max                 $188.69
Bello Vino            $  48.50
Chelsea                $148.37 and    $458.33  Thanks to Tom Scibor who rang bells several times in Chelsea through out the holiday season.
 
Our Branch has trouble filling the 12 one hour spaces for bell ringing.  Please donate one hour of your time this year to ring bells!
 
Due to the low number of bell ringers we will only have two areas to cover in 2008, Dianne will choose the areas by the number of participates at a location over the past couple of years.
 
 
The Salvation Army not only helps people during disasters, but also houses veterans for up to two years, helps the homeless, including mothers and their children, and performs many other  services in our community.
 
The Salvation Army needs volunteers.  Last year The Salvation Army had to pay people to ring the bells.  The money used to pay the bell ringers is taken from the money raised to help people in need.
 
Letter Carriers have alway been involved in community service.  With the state that our country has been in the past few years our help is needed more than ever.  Please give an hour of your time, this is an easy way to help those less fortunate in our communities. 
 
 
 

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVISTS
 
I would like to thank Branch 434 members for responding quickly when we were asked to call our Senators and  encourage them to sign onto S. 1457.
 
If you are receiving e-mails from the NALC/President Young, then you are signed up as an e-activist.  Please respond quickly to the e-mails, the NALC does not contact us often, and when they do it is important.
 
If you are not signed up, sign onto www.NALC.org.  If you are not online the officers and stewards will let you know when you are needed.
 
We may not be finished. We will need to contact the State President and find out if we should still be calling our Senators.  Check this website soon and we will give you an update.
 

601 S. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-747-9172