April 26, 2015
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Upcoming MDA Lockup Events

Brother Gillespie is the point of contact for next week's MDA Lockup. There are two opportunities for you to participate. The specifics are in the table below for easy reference. 

Contact Chad with your availability - cgillespie@iaff2819.org.

Gig Harbor

Date: April 29th

Hours: 9:30am to 3:30/4:00pm

Venue: Wesley Inn in Gig Harbor

Cars: Provided

Gas: Provided/Covered

Insurance:  Provided/covered

Lunch: Provided/catered

Bremerton

Date: April 30th

Hours: 9:30am to 3:30/4:00pm

Venue: La Fermata Restaurant

Cars: Provided

Gas: Provided/Covered

Insurance:  Provided/covered

Lunch: Provided/catered

KFFBF Scholarship Announcement

Our Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund opened the application period for two scholarship opportunities today: one for our community members and one for our KFFBF members. Each are $500 awards.

To apply, visit www.thewashboard.org and register your account. The deadline for applications is May 29, 2015.  Notification to the winners is anticipated to be June 8, 2015.

The Kitsap Firefighters Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund Community Scholarship is open to high school seniors who live in Kitsap County. Other eligibility requirements include:  a minimum 3.0 GPA, a copy of an unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Applicants will need to answer a short essay question. 

The Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund Dependents Scholarship is open to dependents of KFFBF members (high school seniors or current college students). Other eligibility requirements include:  a minimum 3.0 GPA, a copy of an unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Applicants will need to answer a short essay question. 

Dependents of KFFBF members are not eligible to apply for the Community Scholarship.

Good luck!

IAFF Service Pins

This June, we will be ordering IAFF Service Pins for those members interested in having one. Referencing our Local's Union Longevity Pin policy, pins will be awarded starting at the ten year mark and every five years to follow.

So how does one make their request? Simply email Brother Thornton by June 1st and provide your total number of years as a member of the IAFF. If you have worked as an IAFF fire fighter with a different agency prior to your hiring here in Kitsap, please include that information to avoid confusion. 

IAFF 7th District Scholarships
Apologies on the late notice but the IAFF 7th District Scholarship program is open for application. These need to be postmarked by March 13, 2015.  Six scholarships in the amount of $750 will be granted. Here is a list of crucial documents.  Good luck! Download:  Scholarship_Application 2015.pdf ,  Scholarship Policy. Read More...
Benevolent Fund Annual Meeting
Our Kitsap Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund will be holding its annual meeting on March 26th, 7pm at the Clover Leaf Bar & Grill. During this meeting, elections for President, Treasurer, and the Board's Directors (up to 21 positions) will be held.  A year-in-review will be presented as will a financial report and a glimpse on future projects/events. Read More...
2015 Legislative Session

Local 2819 represented our members in Olympia this week during the WSCFF Legislative Convention. We met Senators Rolfes, Sheldon, and Angel as well as State Representatives Appleton, Hansen, Griffey, and Young.

Members are encouraged to subscribe to the WSCFF Legislative Updates to learn the progress of VERY relevant bills.

To do this: Login to www.WSCFF.org. Click Member Home on the right. Click Account Settings. Select Legislative Updates check box.

March General Agenda Item Notification
Our next General Meeting will be at 6:00pm on March 12, 2015. Read More...
2015 Young Fire Fighter Conference

The 2015 Young Fire Fighter Conference has been scheduled for May 12-14, in Kennewick, Washington.  This conference is for the "possible" aspiring young Union leader in our Local. 

The conference is part of 7th District VP Ricky Walsh's succession planning for our's and other IAFF Locals' leadership. The agenda is geared towards educating young members about their IAFF, the labor movement and what their role might be, and to give them options on how to serve this great Union.

Please see the attached agenda and registration form.  For more information contact your BU Vice President. The conference is for fire fighters born 1980 and after.  We look forward to seeing your interest.

Download:
 2015 YFF Final Agenda.pdf 

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