From the desk of Dave Tafoya:
BAC Local 3 kicked off the New Year with our 23rd annual Sullivan-Kraw Crab Feed in Vallejo. The event was a success with members and supporters filling the hall up. There was about 230 people that attended. We raised over $5,500 dollars in raffle sales and over $34,000 dollars in donations and tickets.
This fundraiser is a great way to have our members and family apply for a Scholarship to help with debt that is obtained through college loans. The raffle is always the highlight of the night with great prizes. We had a pellet smoker, Go Pro, Oculus and many more fun prizes. This event just keeps getting better every year.
Thank you to Benesys Administrators for donating the 75-inch TV, and to everyone else that donated prizes, it is greatly appreciated. This event just keeps getting better every year. I would like to thank all our Building Trades Affiliates for their support. A special thanks to our office manager Carmen Olivo-Garcia and all our Local 3 staff for their hard work and dedication that gets put into this event every year.
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers also offers a scholarship program for BAC members. The 2022 US Bates scholarship program will select three students to receive a stipend of $5,000 per year for up to four years – up to $20,000 total.
To be considered for the 2022 US Bates scholarship, a student must:
- Be a senior in high school and planning to enter college in the fall of 2022
- Be the child or stepchild of a US member in good standing of a US BAC Local
To learn more and apply online, please visit: https://bacweb.org/bac-journal/us-bates-scholarship. The application deadline is March 31, 2022. If you have questions, please call the International Union of BAC at 1-888-880-8222, ext. 3112 or ext. 3116, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish to express our condolences to the Family & Friends
Allen “Skip” Gainer