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December 09, 2019
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2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS

2019 OFFICER ELECTION

*THIS VOTE WILL INCLUDE BYLAW CHANGES

AND

A DUES INCREASE BALLOT MEASURE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE FUND

BYLAW CHANGES TO INCLUDE THE DUES INCREASE CAN BE VIEWED IN THE MEMBERS-ONLY SECTION AT IAFF244.ORG

IN PERSON VOTING:

DECEMBER 10, 2019

FROM 7AM-7PM

UNION HALL & Stations 8, 17, 33 & 40

Additional Voting Options Available:

*Early Voting: December 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2019

From 9:00am-3:00pm at the Union Hall In accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws Article XI, Section 4

*Absentee Voting:  In accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws Article XI, Section 3. Members who meet the requirements for ‘Absentee’ voting may complete an Absentee Ballot by contacting the Election Committee Chair or Kelly Silvis and scheduling an appointment beginning November 26th-December 2nd 2019.  This option is reserved for members on leave, departmental trip, training status or on paid status at the time of the vote.

 OPEN EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS:

  • GENERAL PRESIDENT 
  • GENERAL SECRETARY
  • COUNTY CHIEF STEWARD
  • COUNTY 1ST  STEWARD
  • COUNTY 3RD  STEWARD
  • COUNTY 1ST  TRUSTEE
  • COUNTY 2nd  TRUSTEE (1 YR TERM)
  • CITY VICE PRESIDENT
  • CITY CHIEF STWEARD (1 YR TERM)
  • CITY 1ST  STEWARD
  • CITY 2ND  STEWARD (1 YR TERM)
  • CITY 3RD  STEWARD
  • CITY 5TH  STEWARD
  • CITY 1ST  TRUSTEE
  • CITY 2ND   TRUSTEE (1 YR TERM)

IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party

Get your tickets for the IAFF Local 244 Christmas Party! 

We will celebrate Christmas and honor our members for Firefighter of the Year (City & County) and Outstanding Leadership on Friday December 13, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the union hall Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm beginning Monday Nov. 4, 2019. Tickets can also be purchased from various Executive Board Officers. Please ensure you book your hotel room by 12/10/19. For more information call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313.

*UPDATE-Link is working again. Please contact Kelly with any future issues. 

Room reservations at the Hyatt can be made the via passkey reservation web link that is set to the special discounted rate of $99 & includes free breakfast: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ALBUQ/G-FFCH

Please submit nominations for Fire Fighter of the Year to: jcheneyiaff@gmail.com  on or before 12/3/19 for the Executive Board to consider. We will honor one member from each chapter with the Fire Fighter/Paramedic of the year and one general member for the Outstanding Leadership award.

PAC Volunteers Needed

Brothers & Sisters,

We need volunteers to assist with Political Action (PAC) efforts, as the Nov 5, 2019 election is approaching. IAFF Local 244 has endorsed three (3) candidates for Albuquerque City Council: Ane Romero, Zack Quintero & Pat Davis. Please see the dates below for scheduled PAC efforts. 

If any IAFF Local 244 Member is available on different dates/times to assist with putting out signs, door knocking or phone banking-for as little as one hour,  please contact General President Cheney at 505-238-3730.

Saturday October 19, 2019  (Ane Romero Door Knock) meet at 9:30a.m. @ Sister Cites Park (6407 McKinney DR NE)

Saturday October 26, 2019 (Zack Quintero Door Knock) meet at 9:30a.m. @ IAFF 244 Union Hall (4100 Edith Blvd)

Sunday November 3, 2019 (Door Knock/Signage for All Candidates) meet at 9:30a.m. @ IAFF 244 Union Hall (4100 Edith Blvd)

Please keep in mind elections have consequences and we must all do our part.

In Solidarity,

Justin Cheney 

President 

IAFF Local 244

P.O. Box 25602
Albuquerque, NM 87125

505.238.3730

Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! 11/2/19

Local 244 Kid’s Halloween Party!! Costumes Welcome!

The 2019 Annual Kid’s Party will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Dave & Buster’s from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Please call/text Kelly @ 505-288-2313 before October 28, 2019 for your family's reservation, an RSVP is required. This year’s event can only accommodate a total of 350 guests & is for 244 members, spouse/significant other & children/step-childrenno additional RSVP’s will be accepted once the 350 threshold has been met.

Members may arrive at 9:45a.m. to begin check-in; food will be served starting at 10:15am.

This event will be closed to the general public and will include a buffet, raffle prizes & a pre-loaded power card to be used in the game area.

*UPGRADE UNLIMITED VIDEO GAME PLAY FOR $5 (ADVANCE COMMITTMENT REQUIRED)

Members may UPGRADE the power card to include unlimited video game play (games that do not give tickets) for the entire day of the event for $5.00 per card, this must be done in advance-when you RSVP. *Please note you must guarantee payment for upgrade at check-in to Kelly (cash/check only).

*To upgrade power card you must commit payment by cash or check, made out to IAFF Local 244, due at time of check-in to Kelly. Members will not be able to add unlimited video play the day of the event. Members who request/commit to upgrade will not be allowed into the event without payment for the upgrade fee.

RECAP:

Date:   11/2/19

Time:   10:00a.m. (check-in at 9:45a.m.)

Where: Dave & Buster’s

RSVP REQUIRED BY: 10/28/19

IAFF Local 244 Per-Capita Dues Increase

Pursuant to action taken at the last IAFF Convention in 2018, IAFF per capita dues for each active and retired-active member is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index (our monthly dues to the International). As a result there is an overall increase in the amount of .12¢ per pay period, which will go into effect the pay period ending October 25, 2019; this Per Capita increase is in accordance with our Bylaws, Article IV, Section 5.

If you have any questions please reach out to an Executive Board Officer.

County PERA Board election

County Brothers & Sisters,

Please remember to vote for Shirley M. Ragin for PERA Board. 

Thank you

Make-a-Wish Charity Golf Tournament

Brothers & Sisters,

Please consider coming out and supporting a worthy cause and have fun at the same time:

The New Mexico Make-A-Wish foundation is holding a Charity Golf Tournament at the Isleta Golf Course on September 19th.  Please see attached flyer for registration details.

Thank you!


Download: Make-a-Wish Golf Tournament.pdf
County Chapter 2nd Trustee Vacancy

The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the position of County Chapter 2nd Trustee for the next 14 calendar days. The Executive Board will appoint a member to serve in this position at the Executive Board meeting on September 19, 2019, until the next General Election; in accordance with the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5. All letters of interest can be turned in to the Union Hall or emailed to iafflocal244@qwestoffice.net on or before September 18, 2019.  

The IAFF Local 244 General Election will be held in December 2019 (Exact Date-TBD)

Attention All Members:

Nominations for the 2019 General Election officially open at the General Membership Meeting on September 12, 2019 and will close at the General Membership Meeting on November 14, 2019.

In accordance with the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Section 4. Elected Officer Terms all ‘Odd Year’ positions will be up for election in 2019There will also be multiple ‘Even Year’ positions up for election for a one year term due to various vacancies. See detailed listing below.

Please refer to the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters IAFF Local 244 Bylaws: Article X, Officer Elections, Sections 1-13 for additional information including Eligibility Requirements. 

GENERAL PRESIDENT

GENERAL SECRETARY

COUNTY CHIEF STEWARD

COUNTY 1ST  STEWARD

COUNTY 3RD  STEWARD

COUNTY 1ST  TRUSTEE

COUNTY 2nd  TRUSTEE (1 YR TERM)

CITY VICE PRESIDENT

CITY CHIEF STWEARD (1 YR TERM)

CITY 1ST  STEWARD

CITY 2ND  STEWARD (1 YR TERM)

CITY 3RD  STEWARD

CITY 5TH  STEWARD

CITY 1ST  TRUSTEE

CITY 2ND   TRUSTEE (1 YR TERM)

2020 IAFF Local 244 Negotiating Teams

Attention Members:

At this time we are accepting letters of interest for the 2020 Negotiating Teams for both City and County Chapters. Please send the interest letters to President Cheney jcheneyiaff@gmail.com and cc your respective Chapter Vice Presidents. Letters are due by September 4, 2019. 
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