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June 2018

Guild Family Picnic

June 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Krause’s Grove, 2 Beach Road
Halfmoon, 12065 United States
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Save the date: Sunday, June 17, 2018. New venue: Krause’s Grove, 2 Beach Road, Halfmoon, NY. Noon to 6 (Food served till 3:30)

All members in good standing are invited to attend with their spouse and children. Singles bring a guest. Dads also get in free in honor of Father’s Day.

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July 2018

Third Thursday Summer Edition: Valley Cats & Fireworks

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Joseph Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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Join your colleagues for a Valley Cats game & Fireworks on Thursday, July 19 at The Joe and Enter to win 4 box tickets.

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September 2018

September Guild Mixer at Dinosaur BBQ

September 13, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Relax with your colleagues after work. 5:15–7 pm at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy Refreshments provided!  Supported in part by a generous donation from the estate of Marv Cermak.

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December 2018

Guild Holiday Party (and Annual Meeting) at Wolf’s 1-11

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolf’s 1-11, 111 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Friday, December 7 from 6–9 p.m. at Wolf’s 1-11 on Wolf Road.

Join your fellow Guild members for drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Guild members are invited to bring one guest.

The Guild will also be holding its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., just after the start of the Dec. 7 holiday party at Wolf's 1-11. There is no defined agenda and nothing requiring a member vote at this brief meeting, but it will be a chance to hear from and ask questions of your Guild officers. Topics will include healthcare, buyouts, and a contract update.

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January 2019

Membership Drive

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Labor Temple, 890 3rd St.
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Join your colleagues to help in a phone drive to reach out to other Times Union staffers with a short survey. We’ll be having pizza and soft drinks while we make calls from our 2nd floor office at the Labor Temple. Bring your cell phone!

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June 2019

Monthly Executive Board Meeting

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Labor Temple, 890 3rd St.
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Our monthly Executive Board meetings normally take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Labor Temple. As always, these meetings are open to the membership.

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Membership Meeting & Election of Guild Officers

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
BVMC Church Hall, 250 Old Maxwell Rd
Albany, NY 12110
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The Newspaper Guild of Albany will hold a membership meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the BVMC Church Hall across the street at 250 Old Maxwell Rd. Two open seats on the Executive Board are up for election after the departures of President Brian Nearing, and Board Member at Large, Jennifer Rodd. 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 Executive Board meeting, held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Board members develop bargaining proposals, make decisions on health care and other proposals, and decide on any grievances or other issues that arise.  Also, this will be an opportunity for members to raise any issues or concerns, and to hear about any potential new approaches toward reaching a new contract.   Election Information: The vacant positions are President, and Board Member at Large. The term will continue through December 31, 2019.  Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at office@albanyguild.org. If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee will be appointed and a mail-in ballot election will be held.  Nominations for any office may be from the floor, by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with the local Secretary at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.

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