DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF UNION DELEGATES TO THE AFGE NATIONAL CONVENTION MEETINGS; DETERMINE IF DELEGATES CARRY ALL VOTES PRO RATA; DETERMINE COMPENSATION FOR DELEGATE EXPENSES
Local 1613 will hold a membership meeting at 7 p.m. on July 10, 2018 at the American Legion Post 731 (7245 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego, CA. 92111). During this meeting, members will be asked to determine the number of delegates it wants to represent Local 1613. Local 1613’s seven (7) elected officers have already been designated as delegates. If members authorize additional delegates, then a subsequent meeting at a later date will be held to nominate and elect such additional delegates.
Members will also be asked to determine if the selected delegates will carry all of Local 1613’s votes on a pro rata share, which if approved would preclude the need for alternate delegates. If members do not approve this proposal, then there will be a subsequent meeting at a later date to nominate and elect such alternate delegates.
The designated delegates will represent Local 1613 at the AFGE National Convention to be held in August 2018.
AFGE/NBPC Local 1613 is working with El Cajon Border Patrol Station Welfare and Recreation to raise money to purchase a stand up motorized mobile unit for Border Patrol Agent Anthony “Tony” Ponzio.
On December 5, 2015, Border Patrol Agent Anthony “Tony” Ponzio was struck by a vehicle while bicycling off-duty in Alpine, CA. Due to the extent and severity of his injuries, Tony was emergency-airlifted from the scene to Sharp Memorial Hospital suffering from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding. Agent Ponzio survived the accident but after three months in various hospitals, multiple surgeries, intense inpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy, he is now confined to a wheelchair. Additional surgeries, coupled with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy continue to be necessary. Tony’s insurance does not cover this type of expense.
The standing machine itself promotes increased bone density and aids in preventing bone fractures paraplegics often suffer. Standing also aids in digestion and circulation adding to the users well-being and possibly preventing unwanted blood clots which is a common risk due to spending an inordinate amount of time sitting.
This device would drastically improve Tony’s quality of life and allow him to have more movement. The doctor believes that this would possibly improve his overall mental and physical health.
The total cost of the device is $24,999.00.
Donations can be made to:
Cabrillo Credit Union.
Cabrillo members can transfer funds directly into:
Account number 90300, ID: 08, Name: Welfare
Make checks payable to El Cajon Welfare and Recreation and mail to:
8404 N. Magnolia Ave Ste. I. , Santee, Ca. 92071.
If you have any question you can contact:
Terence L. Shigg
NBPC Local 1613 President
800.620.1613 ext 80
The human line of protection at the border
By Vanessa Yurkevich
There's already a wall along the entire southern border with Mexico -- just not the one President Donald Trump pledged to build. Over a disjointed 1,300 miles where there's no fence or concrete structure, there's just men and women in green uniforms -- border patrol agents who call themselves the "green wall."