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    The Guild Picnic is Sunday, June 4th at Lanthier’s Grove

    Location: Lanthier’s Grove (4 Dunsbach Ferry Road, Latham) Come out for a day of fun, friendship and fellowship. The picnic is open to members of our union and their immediate families. Singles can bring a guest. All You Can Eat Picnic. Kitchen Open: Noon–5:00, Beverages till dusk. Menu: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Veggie Burgers, Pulled Pork on a Roll, Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches, Raw Clam Bar, Chicken Wings, Spare Ribs, Clam Chowder, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Potato and Pasta Salad, Pickles, Potato Chips, Watermelon, Cookies, Beer and Soda. Recreation: Softball, Volleyball, Bocci Ball, Horseshoes, Basketball, a Game Room and a Pool Table are available. Join with your union colleagues for a…

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    Membership Meeting and Election of Guild Officers

    time: 12:30 pm date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 location: Colonie Town Library The Newspaper Guild of Albany will hold a membership meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Colonie Town Library. Three open seats on the Executive Board are up for election after the departures of President Tim O’Brien, 1st Vice President Mike Huber and 2nd Vice President Cindy Schultz. The terms are for the remainder of their 3 year terms. All board seats are up for election in September 2019. In the event of an uncontested election, should any new board vacancies arise, we will also fill them at this time. The positions require attendance at the monthly…

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    Wishing Tim well

    As many of you know, longtime Guild President Tim O’Brien is leaving the Times Union to take a job as a public information officer for the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Tim has been a fixture with the Guild for more than two decades, serving on its executive board and later as President for almost 18 years, making him the longest-tenured leader in the history of our local. He has been a steadying force during difficult times and has devoted untold hours to work on behalf of all Guild members. The Guild is hosting a gathering for Tim starting at 6 p.m. April 5 at Wolf’s 1-11, on Wolf Road.…

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    Guild President Tim O’Brien bids farewell

    Dear Colleagues: It’s with strong emotions I write to let you know that I am leaving the Times Union, and my role as your Guild president, for a new job as a public information officer for the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Governor’s Task Force on Traffic Safety. While I am excited about this new opportunity, I will deeply miss so many friends I have made here as well as the work I have enjoyed so much. I will also miss being your president. I have held the office for more than 17 years, the longest tenure in our local’s history. It has enabled me to get to…

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    Committee recommends how to use Marv Cermak bequest

    Members are invited to an Executive Board meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Colonie Public Library to discuss the proposal. The Guild established a committee to discuss and recommend what to do with the $50,000 bequest the union has received from longtime reporter Marv Cermak. Here is the recommendation in the committee’s own words: “After much discussion, all seven members agreed that offering a Guild award yearly to two outstanding Times Union employees (who are also Guild members in good standing) is the best suggestion we can offer for the funds. The Cermak Award, consisting of $1,000, would be awarded to one Guild member in Editorial and…