The Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union has a Lodge here in Spokane and was started in the fall of 2009.
Members of the Auxiliary all have a common bond, railroad life. As it is hard for others around us to understand the hours and schedule, the Auxiliary unites the families of our local UTU through support. Our meetings have ranged from potlucks and bunco to having speakers inform us on hazardous materials, year-end tax information, credit/debit cards and thermography as an alternative to mammograms.
There is also a college scholarship available to children/step-children and grandchildren/step-grandchildren of members of the Auxiliary who have been members for one year. The scholarship is for $1,000.00 per year for 4 years.
The cost is only $12.00 per year to be a member of our local Auxiliary.
Now, more than ever, we need to stand together as one. I hope that you will consider being a member of the Auxiliary.
Dawn Voelker, President/Treasurer
Jayne Seaboldt, Vice President
Krystel Winship, Secretary