January Meeting

Due to the current circumstances of the pandemic. Leadership has decided that it is in the best interest of our membership to postpone any in-person meetings until further notice. If you have any question or concerns please let your stewards know and us. We will do our best to address any issues. Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you all soon. 

December Meeting

It is in the best interest of our membership that we postpone the final meeting of the 2020 year. We will reevaluate the situation next month to see if it would be a good idea to host a meeting then. We hope for all our membership to be staying safe and are very sorry to make this call. For any question or concerns, reach out to us or your stewards. 

Postponed November Meeting

Due to the increasing infection rates in the state of Colorado and increasing restrictions in various counties, leadership has decided that the best course of action is to postpone our monthly Saturday meeting for the month of November. With any questions or concerns please contact us or your designated steward.

July Meeting

It has been decided by Local leadership that a July meeting, on Saturday the 11th at 10 a.m.,  would be something that members could attend at the Local 47 hall. Mask and social distancing of six feet at minimum are expected of our members, to ensure the safety of all our members. As always we look forward to see our members once again. 

Postponed IAM 40th Grand Lodge Convention

In the midst of the global pandemic, it has been decided by the IAM Executive Council that it is in the best interest of the membership to postponed this years 40th Grand Lodge Convection, which was originally from September 6 till the 11, to September 12 to the 17 of 2021 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Resort. 

In the words of our IAM International President, Robert Martinez:

“This decision was not made lightly and our Executive Council shares in the disappointment we all have about not being able to join together as one union at our convention this year …, I want to especially thank General Vice President Gary R. Allen, the Western Territory and the 2020 Host Committee for all the work they have done to prepare for this convention.”

“I am also extremely grateful for our membership’s patience as we continue to navigate this extraordinary time and the challenges it poses to our union,” said Martinez. “For now, your health is our paramount concern, but I very much look forward to the convention in 2021 and continuing the democratic traditions of our union. Stay safe, stay strong, stay united—together, in solidarity, we shall overcome.”

Alternative Grand Lodge Convention Processes

As the world changes day by day, we have too slowly begin to modify how things were once done. In order to maintain the health and safety of all our members, meetings have been cancelled till the month of June. This also means picking our delegates for the 2020 Grand Lodge Convention has changed. Some of the suggestions offered by IAM Leadership have been to:

  • Nominate and vote for delegates and alternative delegates through mail.
  • Submit proposed changes to Local Lodge’s Committee on
    the Revision of the Constitution by mail.
  • Propose resolutions to the Local Lodge’s executive board by mail. 

These are simply recommendation by IAM leadership. If it does not contradict social distancing directives and the Local Lodge Executive Board come to an agreement that membership can meet safely in person and utilize the procedures within Official Circulars 874, 875 and 876. A Lodge does not follow the regular procedures, it is recommended that they follow the alternate procedures that have been suggested.