April 23 – Bricklayers Local 1 food drive in conjunction with KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio from 2-6 p.m. at Maggie O’Brien’s restaurant, 2000 Market St., St. Louis to help aid children, working adults, and seniors across the region who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Local 1’s union hall is located on the top floor of the restaurant. KSHE host “Lern” will broadcast live from the event to encourage listeners to come by and make a contribution. “Layoffs and job losses caused by the pandemic have hurt people across our region, including members of Labor,” said Mark Savage, recording secretary and field representative for Local 1. “We want to do our part to help, and this will be a fun way to do it.”
April 24 – IBEW Local 1 Bass Tournament will be held at Rock Harbor Resort at 973 Rock Harbor Road in Sunrise Beach, Mo. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes cash prizes for 1st to 15th place (based on an entry of 100 boats) plus drawings for additional prizes. The entry fee is $100 per boat and an optional $10 for the Big Bass Jackpot. Food and refreshments will be served after the tournament. You can download the entry form at edocr.com/v/kxqxnnvq/IBEW1/2021-bass-tournament-entry-form-local-1-ibew.
April 30 – May 1 – NAWIC Midwest Region Spring Forum at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark at 1 S Broadway in downtown St. Louis. This two-day conference for women in the construction industry will focus on education, professional development, community outreach and networking, and will also include an awards gala. NAWIC members and non-members may participate in the event either in person or virtually. For more information and a list of speakers, visit nawicstl.org/2021-spring-forum.html.
May 2 – 41st Annual Robert O. Kortkamp Union Prayer Service and Mass, honoring workers who had passed away or were killed or permanently injured on the job, will be held at the Shrine of St. Joseph at 11th and Biddle streets in downtown St. Louis. It will begin with an interfaith prayer service at 8:30 a.m. outside the church, followed by a 9 a.m. mass inside the church. Brunch will be held afterward at Maggie O’Brien’s at 2000 Market St. in downtown St. Louis. Tickets for the brunch are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.
May 14 – 13th Annual Labor/United Way Trap Shoot and BBQ from 8 a.m. to noon at Gateway Gun Club, 13547 Missouri Bottom Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Shooters need to be at the trap range no later than 10 a.m. The barbecue will be held after the shoot at Machinists District 9 Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton. Covid health and safety precautions will be in place. The annual trap shoot is sponsored by the St. Louis Labor Council, St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council and Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council. It is the major fundraising event for the annual Labor/United Way Campaign. Tickets are $70 and include two rounds of trap and the barbecue. Sponsorships run from $125 to $1,000. For more information, contact United Way Director of Labor Engagement Rose McCowan at 314-539-4191, Rosemary.McCowan@stl.unitedway.org; or United Way Labor Liaison Terry Knoth at 618-509-6204, Terry.Knoth@stl.unitedway.org.
Oct. 16 – Jefferson County Labor Club Comedy Night fundraiser. The yearly event benefits the Jefferson County Main Event Committee, which raises funds for local charitable foundations. Last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Main Event Committee has raised $40,000 since 2007 and has provided assistance to the Arnold Food Pantry, BackStoppers, Boy Scouts of America, Jefferson County Rescue Mission, Kade’s Playground, MS Society, Peace Pantry, Ride On St. Louis and St. John’s Food Pantry. Additional information will be released closer to the event.
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