Teamsters Local 492 would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd annual Membership Appreciation Cookout held on September 20th, 2014. Click Here to see all of the photos. An estimated 400 Members and their families came to the event from a wide variety of crafts and companies which included (in alphabetical order) ABF, AmeriPride Linen, Creamland, Movies, Sysco, TeamOne, UPS, UPS Freight, and YRC. There were many Teamster Retirees that also attended as well as New Mexico Attorney General Gary King. The Executive Board and Business Agents and office staff were there and enjoyed meeting and talking to the Members in this social atmosphere which also gave the Members a chance to have quality time to ask questions and get to know the 492 E-Board & BA’s better.
Teamster Members and their families were treated to Hamburgers & Hotdogs, Teamster T-shirts that commemorated the event, along with other Teamster Local 492 items. Attendees were also able to get an up-close look at the Teamster Joint Council #3 Tractor/Trailer which was brought down from Colorado by Retired Vice President of Local 455, Jim Adams.
There was a raffle held for the 84 members that signed up; Frank Lesku of ABF won the 32 inch TV, Yellow retiree Tony Tellez won a Blue tooth speaker set and Armando Hernandez of Creamland also won a Blue tooth speaker set.
John Wegrzynek of UPS won 1st place in the car show with his Silver & Red Mustang, Tony Tellez a Yellow Retiree won 2nd with his Green Truck, and David Snow of Creamland won 3rd place with his White Mustang.
We would like to thank Brother David Snow who is a Union Steward at Creamland for donating his time and jumper for the kids to play in on Saturday. As you can see from some of the photos, the kids had a great time.
Finally, Teamsters Local 492 would like to thank the volunteers that helped make the 2nd annual 492 Membership Appreciation event possible and so successful, which include Brother Joseph Carrillo of ABF and special thanks goes out to Brother Kevin Pohl and Brother Moises Ortega for organizing the event.
Thank you to all who participated and attended this event, we truly enjoyed seeing all of you and meeting your families and we hope to be able to do this again next year. On behalf the Teamsters Local 492 staff, Business Agents and Executive Board, we truly appreciate the Members of this Local Union and everything you do to make this Union great, and all the hard working Union Stewards that do such a great job helping their fellow Members, Thank you Teamster Brothers & Sisters.