I canâ€™t believe summer is already coming to an end! We have an exciting year of monthly meetings and events ahead of us and will kick off the season with the 73rd Annual Golf Outing at Cog Hill Golf Course. There are still a few select spots for foursomes on the world-renowned Ravines and Dubsdread courses, so donâ€™t miss out on this event!
The annual Oktoberfest meeting is also fast approaching. The Oktoberfest meeting will be taking place October 16th at Local 399 Union Hall. We have sponsorships still available for this event, so if you are interested in this opportunity please contact Rachel at 708.293.1720.
Before we know it, the Chicago winter will be here, and I encourage Chiefs to think about servicing their boilers to make sure they will be ready for our typical 20-30 degree days this winter. It is vital to stay on top of maintenance ahead of time to ensure a warm winter! Donâ€™t forget to take stock of your winter weather supplies and gear and make sure that you are fully stocked before winter arrives.
Donâ€™t forget to utilize your Quick Shopper guides to ensure that you are supporting and taking full advantage of our associate members and what their organizations offer. I strongly encourage everyone to use our members as resources and go to them first.
And finally, thank you to all of the men and women who have served, and are currently serving out nation. September 11th is a sobering reminder of how many of our citizens are fighting for our protection and freedom, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Have a great month; I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming golf outing and monthly meetings!
Joseph Weber Jr.Â