North County Labor Club Picnic renamed the ‘Dick Kellett Memorial Picnic’ in honor of club’s founder, longtime president


Florissant, MO – Union members, family, friends and political leaders gathered June 7 for the Dick Kellett Memorial Picnic, formerly the North County Labor Club’s annual picnic, to remember and honor Kellett, the Club’s longtime president, and former business agent for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, who passed away in February 2020 at the age of 85.

The annual club picnic, which was started by Kellett, serves as an opportunity to connect with and hear from political leaders and catch up with Labor friends.

Among those in attendance were St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, Florissant Mayor Tim Lowery, St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Rita Heard Days, St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Director of Policy Cora Faith Walker, former State Senator Gina Walsh (now serving as deputy director of Heat and Frost Insulators International Union Labor Management and Cooperative Trust), State Representative Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson), former State Representative Tommie Pierson, Sr., his son State Representative Tommie Pierson Jr. (D-St. Louis), Ferguson Ward 3 Councilwoman Fran Griffin, Club President Fred Searcy, who is Local 562’s director of minority recruitment, Club Vice President Randy Schroeder, Kellett’s wife, Kathleen, and many members of the Kelletts’ large family, among others.



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