Dear Auxiliary Member:
There have been many events taking place in the Auxiliary and the Postal Service for the last few months. Our National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July was a success. I want to thank all who attended and tell those of you who were unable to attend that you were missed and in our thoughts. The Auxiliary meetings were attended by 12 Texas Delegates, consisting of Dallas #28, Waco #90, Austin #111 and Amarillo #233. Sixty-seven total voting Delegates were in attendance from 25 states. I am attaching copies of the four days of minutes from the Auxiliary convention. There is a change that was approved by a slight majority in the National By-Laws that will affect us all. Effective January 1, 2015, there will be an increase in National Per Capita from $17.50 to $20.00 annually. The State Per Capita Dues will remain $2.00 annually. Of course, this will not apply to our ?50 Year Members?.
As always, we still must continue the fight for Postal Reform to help keep the Postal Service intact and we must not let down our guard. For every step forward that we make to keep the Postal Service going, there are those who have made it their life to try to tear it apart. Remember that Shannon Faulk, Regional Field Coordinator, is always willing to help with any information on the legislative side and can always get us information on what letters need to be written/sent or phone calls made. She can be contacted at either phone: 202-662-2483 or email: email@example.com for more legislative information.
The TSALC/TSALCA convention for 2015 will be in San Antonio, TX during the week of June 23-26. More details to follow, as they become available. A huge ?thank you? to the San Antonio members for sponsoring the 2015 convention.
If you or your Auxiliary want to give to the State Welfare, we are still donating to Postal Employees Relief Fund which helps postal employees in times of need. Our State Welfare Chairman is Gina Mathews, address: 2022 15th Ave. N , Texas City, TX 77590. (Checks made payable to TSALCA.) .
Remember, if you have not paid your dues/per capita, they are now past due. All per capita to the State Secretary was due by February 1, 2014. All per capita to the National Secretary was due by March 1, 2014. Your local dues are due per your local bylaws. Please pay ASAP, as we do not want to lose any more members or auxiliaries.
Take care and hope this finds you doing well. To those who are able, we will see in Houston, the weekend of February 15-16 (at the tentatively scheduled NALC Region 10 Spring School at the Doubletree Intercontinental Airport Hotel) and those who aren?t, know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks to everyone for all that you have done and continue to do to help our Auxiliary stay as great as it is.