General Information

August 24, 2022

Dear Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter Member:

This letter is to update you regarding your retiree chapter.

We hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your retirement years. I was fortunate to celebrate my nineteenth year of retirement on July 1, 2022.

We currently have 221 members. We normally meet four times a year. The meeting location is Denny’s located at the corner of Tustin and Lincoln in the city of Orange, Denny’s1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865. The next scheduled meeting for the SWCAL Retiree Chapter will be Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 11 AM.

National APWU elections are happening. Ballots will be mailed during the period of September 10 through September 15 of an election year. During this voting cycle, you will have an opportunity to vote for the National President, Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and Retiree Director.

 

Your Retiree Chapter met on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, and reviewed the candidates for four positions and endorsed four people.

All retiree chapter members are encouraged to vote.

The Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter officers’ nomination of officers and election will occur in January of 2023. We will vote for President, Treasurer, and three Trustees.

Retiree Chapter Meeting – Denny’s located at 1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865. The meeting starts at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

We wish all of you a happy holiday season.

Bobby Donelson
Chapter President

 

 

Locals Endorsed candidates for 202 National APWU Elections

August 24, 2022, Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter Endorsements  

Retirees ($36.00 Department Members) will have the opportunity to vote for the following officers: President, Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and the Retiree Department Director.

Ballots will be mailed during the period of September 10 through September 15 of an election year.

Every retiree is encouraged to vote in the 2022 National APWU Elections.

2022 SWCAL Retiree Chapter Endorsement Completed at Retiree Meeting on 8/24/2022.

President
John L. Marcotte, Gaylord Local (MI)

Legislative/Political Director
Thomas Benson, Lake Geauga Area Local (OH)

Human Relations Director

Daleo Freeman (I), William H. Burrus, Cleveland Area Local, #72 (OH)

Retiree Director
Nancy E. Olumekor (I), Nation’s Capital Southern MD Area Local (MD)

** Western Region Retiree National Delegate Dr. Pat Williams was unopposed and therefore elected.  Her home Retirement Chapter is Greater Los Angeles Retiree Chapter.

Retiree Chapter General Meeting Wednesday, August 24,2022.

Retiree Chapter General Meeting Wednesday, August 24,2022.
We currently have 221 members. We normally meet four times a year.
The meeting location is Denny’s located at the corner of Tustin and Lincoln in the city of Orange, Denny’s1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865.
The next scheduled meeting for the SWCAL Retiree Chapter will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 11 AM.
National APWU elections are happening. Ballots are due in early September.
You will have an opportunity to vote for the National President, Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and Retiree Director in September of 2022.
Your Retiree Chapter reviewed the candidates for these four positions. We will vote and decide who to endorse.
Thank you and be well,
Bobby Donelson.

Retiree Chapter General Meeting Wednesday, August 24,2022.

Retiree Chapter General Meeting Wednesday, August 24,2022.

We currently have 221 members.  We normally meet four times a year.  The meeting location is Denny’s located at the corner of Tustin and Lincoln in the city of Orange, Denny’s1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865.  The next scheduled meeting for the SWCAL Retiree Chapter will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 11 AM.

National APWU elections are happening.  Ballots are due in early September.  You will have an opportunity to vote for the National President, Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and Retiree Director in September of 2022.

Your Retiree Chapter reviewed the candidates for these four positions.  We will vote and decide who to endorse.

Thank you and be well, Bobby Donelson.

2022 National APWU Election

The Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter will discuss endorsements of candidates at our July 20, 2022, Regular Retiree Meeting.  We take that responsibility very seriously.

(m) Members of the APWU Retirees Department who pay thirty-six dollars ($36.00) per annum and retired as members of the APWU-represented bargaining unit, shall be eligible to vote for the three (3) APWU General Officers: President, Executive Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer, and three (3) resident department officers: Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and APWU Health Plan Director, excluding all local, state, and national resident and craft/division officers not specifically listed herein, or in any matter pertaining to National Agreement ratification, Local Memorandum of Understanding, or proposed work stoppages.

Retirees ($36.00 Department Members) will have the opportunity to vote for the following officers: President, Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and the Retiree Department Director.  The Southern Region retirees can vote for the Southern Regional National Convention Delegate.
The APWU Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Health Plan Director, and Central Region, Eastern Region, Northeast Region, and Western Region Convention Delegates were all unopposed and considered elected.
Ballots will be mailed in early to mid-September.  Please encourage all members of the APWU to vote.
Retirees who pay full dues will be able to vote for members as they did in the past.
These are the announced candidates for 2022 are:
President
Mark Dimondstein (I), Greater Greensboro SCF Area Local (NC)
John L. Marcotte, Gaylord Local (MI)
Legislative/Political Director
Judy Beard (I), Detroit District Area Local (MI)
Thomas Benson, Lake Geauga Area Local (OH)
Human Relations Director
Daleo Freeman (I), William H. Burrus, Cleveland Area Local, #72 (OH)
Doris Simmons, Atlanta Metro Area Local (GA)
Retiree Director
Nancy E. Olumekor (I), Nation’s Capital Southern MD Area Local (MD)
Robert L. Jeffrey, Jr., Oakland Local (CA)
 Retiree National Convention Delegates Southern Region
Patricia A. McGriff (I), Northeast Florida Retiree Chapter (FL)
Kim H. Guy, Greater Smokey Mountain Area Local (TN)
 In closing congratulations to all unopposed officers who are considered elected.   
 
Good luck to everyone seeking office for the 2022-2025 Term of Office.

 

Bobby Donelson
bd62748@aol.com
9692 Canton Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
Phone: 714 206-5947
Cell: 714 206-2931
Date of Postal Strike – March 18-25, 1970.
Postal Reorganization Act -Public Law 91-375 – August 12, 1970
American Postal Workers Union formed – July 1, 1971
Southwest Coastal Area Local Chartered – August 1, 1973
Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter Chartered – September 10, 2004
Retiree Chapter’s Web Site – https://swcalretirees.org/
“We are not the Enemy”

July 20, 2022, Retiree Chapter Meeting

July 2022 Retiree Chapter Meeting

The Southwest Coastal Area local will have it regular January Retiree Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, July 20,2022.
Meeting times is 11 AM to 1PM.  The meeting normally is an hour or so.
Meeting Location is Denny’s located at the corner of Tustin and Lincoln in the city of Orange.  Denny’s1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865
The Retiree Chapter will cover your breakfast or lunch.
Please RSVP at this e-mail address or at 714 206-2931.
We will be discussing the 2022 Union Elections.  Retirees can vote for some positions.
Bobby Donelson, Chapter President

Retiree’s 2022 Resolution

Constitution Amendment
ARTICLE 6
REPRESENTATION

Southwest Coastal Area Local, APWU

WHEREAS, as the mothers and fathers of the American Postal Workers Union, retired members are a storehouse of knowledge, battle-tested experience, and wisdom to be utilized as a valuable American Postal Workers Union asset, and

WHEREAS, a majority of American Postal Workers Union Retiree Department members paid dues for decades, and

WHEREAS, calculating some estimated 35,000 Retiree Department members, paying full dues an average of just twenty-five (25) years, equates to close to a million years of full dues-paying members in the American Postal Workers Union history, and

WHEREAS, currently with five (5) elected national retiree delegates to the American Postal Workers Union National Convention, one in each region, the average representative voting strength is 1 for 8,000 members, therefore be it

Resolved, to amend the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & By-Laws Article 6 “Representation” by adding a new Section 6 and changing current Section 6 to Section 7.   New Section 6 to read: Whenever in Article 6, Section 1. there are references to National Conventions, local, state, or regional affiliates, organizations voting strength/representation such provisions will apply to Chartered Local and State Retiree Chapters with the exception that retiree chapters’ voting strength/representation will be one (1) vote for one-hundred (100) members or fraction thereof.

Retiree Department members who do not dwell within the jurisdiction of a Local or State Retiree Chapter shall be afforded the same cited proportionate representation in accordance with Article 6, Section 1. (f).

I hereby certify that I am the President/Secretary/Secretary-Treasurer of the above named APWU Retiree Chapter.  

 Name:  ____Bobby Donelson______________________                           

 Title: ______Chapter President______________________

April Retiree Chapter Meeting

The Southwest Coastal Area local will have it regular January Retiree Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, April 20,2022.  Meeting times is 11 AM to 1PM.  The meeting normally is an hour or so.

Meeting Location is Denny’s located at the corner of Tustin and Lincoln in the city of Orange.  Denny’s1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865

The Retiree Chapter will cover your breakfast or lunch.

Please RSVP at this e mail address or at 714 206-2931.

Bobby Donelson
Chapter President

Delegates for the 2022 State APWU and National APWU Conventions.

The following will be delegates for the 2022 State APWU and National APWU Conventions.

 
There are three categories:  
 
Automatic Delegates: Will Khong, Phil Khong, Desirey Benavides, Garrett Jenkins, Joe Lucero, and David Lugo
 
Five Additional Funded Delegates: Valounny De La Cruz, Rebena Balisacan, Quynh-Anh Tran, James Taylor, and David Chang
 
Non-Funded Delegates:  Reggie Rose, Frank Townsend, and Bobby Donelson
 
 
The SWCAL Retiree Chapter is also has four delegates:  Walter Lovett, Carrie Zeller, Richard Cantu, and Wilma Arriaga 
 
Our local will be well represented at the conventions.  Both California State APWU & National APWU Conventions were cancelled in 2020.